With the increase in the use of smartphones, more and more people are texting while driving thus increasing the number of accidents of distracted drivers. The most important thing while driving is to focus on the road to avoid injury. In Louisiana, it is against the law to text with a maximum fine of $175.00 for violating the cell phone law. You may use your phone while driving, only you have a hands-free mechanism such as a bluetooth.
If you are involved in an accident and notice the other driver was using a cell phone, it is important to tell the police. The time recorded on their cell phone may be evidence that they were indeed distracted and may be used in court to prove they were responsible for the accident. It is important to contact Upton Law Firm to ensure that a thorough investigation is conducted to establish the cause of the accident. The cell phone records may be subpoenaed to prove that the negligent driver was using their phone when the accident occurred and was distracted. Tim Upton will evaluate the merits of your case and work diligently so that you will receive entitled compensation through a Louisiana accident lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact this experienced personal injury lawyer. He will work with you and schedule a free consultation to review all the pertinent information regarding your accident. Visit the Upton Law Firm for more information.
The Upton Law Firm, LLC
304 East Boston Street
Covington LA 70433
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