Thursday, May 13, 2010
Charlottesville Car Crash and Cell Phone Use
Recent reports from Charlottesville news providers indicate that cell phone use, whether for a phone call or for text messaging, were a cause in a recent fatal car accident. This growing problem has been addressed by the Virginia legislature and texting while driving is not permitted. However, it is still a common to see drivers using their cell phones to read text messages and reply. As an experienced personal injury lawyer, I always obtain the cell phone records of a defendant driver to see if they were distracted at the time of the accident. Many car wrecks and truck accidents are caused by inattention because of the use of a cell phone. So getting the records is the primary way of proving that the driver was using the phone at the time of the accident. Once confronted with such proof, many defendants admit their fault. The Virginia legal system provides several different ways to obtain these records and I use them all.