I have previously written about the risks of texting while driving, but more tragic evidence of the truth of these risks is given by the latest news from the National Transportation Safety Board ( NTSB). Check The Chicago Law Network.
The NTSB is investigating the recent Los Angeles Metrolink commuter train crash, which resulted in 25 deaths and 128 people injured. According to recent news, it is believed that the engineer of the train was text messaging when the train ran a stop signal and crashed into an oncoming freight train.
Serious injury / accident attorneys in Virginia often have the right to show that a driver who caused an accident was texting.
At the beginning of a case, attorneys will actually request a subpoena for the driver’s cell phone records from the provider by acquiring the driver’s cell phone number.
Injury lawyers from Conscientious Virginia should also be sure to inquire if the person accused of causing the accident has a working phone or uses more than one phone. If so, these providers should also be subpoenaed.
Also, Virginia accident lawyers should inquire as to whether the driver accused of causing the accident has a blackberry computer in addition to his / her phone. If so, these documents should be accessed.
In addition, an experienced Virginia accident attorney will ask about the passengers in the car of the person suspected of causing the accident and also collect their cell phone records.
It is a well-known fact that by “dictating” messages to their passengers to be sent, drivers often text “via” passenger devices.
All of these mobile phone records would show the time and text message was sent or received, as well as the same type of information for telephone calls. These documents can also show that at the time of the crash, the at-fault driver was on the job, which may make a lawsuit against the employer of that driver. As we all understand, many companies provide staff with mobile phones and/or blackberry devices and do not restrict their usage to only regular working hours.