January 25, 2022
Americans spend an average screen time of 5.4 hours on their mobile phones daily.
There are many reasons car accidents occur. If, however, an individual is involved in a car accident while using a cell phone, they have a higher probability of being sued for driver negligence.
Whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant, an expert witness can provide the expertise required to scientifically prove who is at fault in a car accident case.
Cell Phone Legislation
While laws vary by state, the prevalence of new research has led to an increase in legislation concerning cell phone use while driving.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 36 states and Washington D.C. have banned all cell phone use by novice or teen drivers, while 18 states and D.C. prohibit any cell phone use among school bus drivers. In addition, 24 states prohibit drivers from using hand-held devices while driving altogether.
In 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration implemented a ban that prohibits drivers from texting while driving. Unfortunately, new car accident injuries continue to happen every day because of distracted driving—exactly why an expert witness should be consulted whenever negligent phone usage is to blame in a car accident case.
Getting Help with Your Case
A cell phone expert witness can assist a car accident case. For example, if someone is accused of negligent driving because of talking on a cell phone during an accident, texting or even watching video, an expert witness can analyze cell phone data to determine if a cell phone was in use during the course of events
Saponaro, Inc. has a network of credentialed cell phone expert witnesses that focus on car accident cases involving (but not limited to):
- Texting while driving
- Cellular phone usage
- Global Positioning
At Saponaro, Inc. we offer the most dedicated and experienced team of professionals in the nation. If you are looking for a qualified cell phone expert witness to help win your case, contact us today.
Note: This post was originally published on January 18th, 2017.