On police reports, there is a specific spot for officers to note whether a driver who caused a car accident was using a cellphone. Officers know that this is a cause of accidents that is becoming more common, as texting or e-mailing is against the law for anyone behind the wheel of a motor vehicle in Utah.
Utah recently became one of many states to create tougher laws against drivers who choose to text or e-mail behind the wheel. Utah Code, Section 41-6a-1716, prohibits the use of a hand-held wireless communication device while operating a moving motor vehicle.
A "hand-held wireless communication device" is considered to include any of the following:
At Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, we represent injury victims who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents caused by texting drivers. These are accidents that could have and should have been prevented. Our car accident lawyers are highly experienced in personal injury cases and will help you seek full and fair compensation for damages suffered.
For a free evaluation of your accident case, call us in Provo, Utah, at (801) 370-0505 or toll free at (800) 898-4878. You can also contact us online, and we will promptly reply. There is no obligation to hire, and we collect no fees unless we make a recovery or settlement on your behalf.
Did you or a witness see the negligent driver sending text messages leading up to the car accident? Did that spot on the police report indicate that the negligent driver was indeed using a cellphone at the time of the accident?
What if gathering the facts is not quite so easy? Our attorneys have extensive experience handling car and other motor vehicle accidents. We know the importance of the investigation process. We know that getting details may require some digging such as obtaining cellphone records that show the exact time when text messages were being sent.
Whether you are certain that a texting driver caused your car accident or not, speak to an attorney. Contact our Utah distracted driver accident attorneys to learn about your rights and options. For a free, no-obligation consultation, call us toll-free at (800) 898-4878 or contact us online today.