Text Messaging

  • Text Messages As Evidence In Court Proceedings

    … One of the most common means of communication used today is text messaging. An interesting question regarding text messages is whether they can be admitted into evidence in proceedings involving personal injuries, auto accidents or other claims that are resolved through the civil court system. What Evidence Can Be Considered? Whether or not a text…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 25 readers -
  • Distracted Driving is a Leading Cause of Car Accidents

    … of their participation in the study, which begs the question as to whether these trends are even higher amongst the general public. This trend persists despite the fact that multiple states have enacted laws making it a criminal offense to use one’s cell phone while operating a motor vehicle. Illinois bans text messaging while driving and also bans: All cell…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 23 readers -
  • 7 Reasons for Teen Car Accidents

    … of teens in America own a cell phone, and almost half of them have smartphones. Consequently, texting and driving has become a major cause of auto accidents involving teens. Aside from text messaging, social media use creates the same level of distraction for young drivers. How a Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help It is important to guide teenagers…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 32 readers -
  • Top 25 Crash Causes: Distracted Driving

    … be the one who suffers the consequences of that other driver’s distraction. Other Dangerous Distractions Every year, thousands of people are killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. In 2013 alone, there were approximately 424,000 injuries related to distracted driving. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 32 readers -
  • How Can I Prove a Driver Was Texting?

    …. will travel approximately one hundred yards during those five seconds which means a driver is distracted, but driving for a distance almost equivalent to the length of a football field.7 The Federal Communications Commission, which compiled the studies conducted by Virginia Tech and the NHTSA, reports that statistical findings show there is a steady…

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