The Law Offices of Arnold S. Levine
View Our Practice Areas
  • Free Consultations
  • Home & Hospital Visits
  • Downtown Parking
  • 513-823-3257 859-208-0546

How can anyone prove a distracted driver caused an accident?

Distracted driving is extremely common despite Ohio laws put in place to discourage it. Distracted driving leads to over 300,000 injuries a year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If you were injured in a car accident, it may be reasonable to suspect the accident was caused by another driver texting or being otherwise distracted from the road, but how can it be proven?

Police report

Police reports can be one way to prove another person was distracted while driving. This is because police reports provide all the details of the incident and sometimes list a preliminary assessment of fault. If the police report indicates the other driver was distracted, it may be helpful to you in court.


Witnesses can also be useful when trying to prove that another driver was distracted. Witnesses can include the police officer who responded to the crash, if he or she saw the other driver being distracted from the road. The police officer may have also taken witness statements following the accident. These bystanders can be subpoenaed to testify about what they saw.

Cell phone records

Cell phone records are another popular way to prove a driver was using his or her cell phone at the time of the accident. While this may not do much for your case if the driver was distracted with something else, it can be very valuable if the driver was texting or talking on the phone while driving.

Having serious injuries because of a car crash can have a big impact on your health and finances. If you think the accident was caused by another person’s distracted driving, it may be appropriate to seek compensation for your injuries. However, it is good to have an understanding of how distracted driving can be proved because you may be asked to prove that the other driver’s distraction actually occurred.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact The Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

The Law Offices of Arnold S. Levine

  • Free Consultations
  • Home & Hospital Visits
  • Downtown Parking

324 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: 513-823-3257
Phone: 859-208-0546
Fax: 513-241-1615
Cincinnati Law Office Map