I Was Hit And Injured By A Car That Ran A Stop Sign. I Think The Driver Was Distracted Or On Drugs. How Can I Prove That?
Many people tend to drive distracted or intoxicated. Unfortunately, either one can lead to a crash. People assume that driving while talking on a cell phone or texting is better than driving while impaired on drugs or alcohol; however, many studies indicate that driving distracted is just as dangerous as driving intoxicated. The point is that drivers who are on drugs or are distracted can do the same amount of damage on the road.
Unfortunately, you may not really ever know if the driver was on drugs or texting or emailing at the time of the crash. If you saw the driver on his or her cell phone, you should tell the police officer. However, if you are just assuming that the driver was distracted or on drugs, it may be difficult to prove. Again, by telling the police officer of your concerns, he could ask the other driver or look for signs of drugged driving.
When a person is driving drunk, it may be more obvious because you might smell alcohol on his or her breath. If this is the case, you should ask the police officer to test the driver’s blood alcohol concentration level. If your injuries are severe and you want to pursue the case to trial, your lawyer will be able to subpoena cell phone records and get testimony from witnesses about the other driver’s behavior. For this reason, it is always a good idea to collect the names and phone numbers of any witnesses at the crash scene.
For help pursuing your case and collecting the compensation that you deserve, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld to speak with a South Florida personal injury attorney in a free consultation today. You can reach us at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].