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How can you prove a distracted driver caused your accident?

On Behalf of | Apr 11, 2022 | Personal Injury |

Being involved in a car accident can leave you injured and facing significant costs. This, combined with the pain and suffering you experience due to your injuries, can be overwhelming.

If a distracted driver caused your injuries and you want to recover compensation, it’s up to you to prove that’s what happened, which is also called the burden of proof. Keep reading to find out what evidence you must have to prove your case.

Admission of fault from the other driver

If the other driver apologizes or admits fault in any way, you can use this as proof that the accident was their fault. Unfortunately, this rarely happens, but it can be beneficial when pursuing compensation.

The accident report

When the police arrive at the scene, they will analyze what happened and assign fault. A driver will receive a citation in some cases, which is common for distracted driving cases. This can be used in your lawsuit to show the other driver was distracted when your accident occurred.

Medical documentation

After an accident, it’s good to go to the emergency room or your doctor to have your injuries evaluated. The documentation offered by the medical provider can be used as proof in your case and help show how severe your injuries were.

Witness statements

If someone saw the accident occur, their testimony can be used for your case. This will help show that the other driver was at-fault for your accident and injuries.

Proving a distracted driver caused your accident

Cases involving distracted driving can be complex; however, you will have a good chance of a successful lawsuit if you have the evidence above. This also means you may be able to recover the damages deserved for your losses and injuries. 

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