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How can I prove that another driver was distracted?

Distracted driving is gaining an increasing amount of attention as phones and social media become more central to our lives. The use of phones are not the only types of distractions that can prove to be dangerous in a vehicle, however. Studies have shown that children in the car can be very distracting and potentially more dangerous than the use of a hands-free phone.

If you have been involved in a car accident and you have reason to believe that the other driver was distracted at the time of the incident, it is important that you are able to prove your claim. It might be that you saw the other driver turning around to tend to their children shortly before the incident occurred, or that you saw them talking on the phone. However, claims such as these can become situations where there is no proof and only denial. It is important, therefore, that you understand how to influence the decision-makers when it comes to placing the blame.

Gather witnesses

If it is possible, you should try to gather the contact details of other people at the scene. Many people may have witnessed additional behavior that would constitute distracted driving. In addition, if two people have witnessed the same distracted behavior, it becomes much more compelling evidence.

Take advantage of other evidence

If you have reason to believe that the other driver was on the phone at the time of the collision, analyzing call logs may be able to prove this.

It is important that you do what you can to make sure that distracted drivers are held accountable for their actions.

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