Texting and driving is illegal in Illinois, yet almost 10,000 distracted driving crashes occur each year in the state, with texting being a factor in many of those accidents. Proving that an at-fault driver was texting at the time of a car accident can be challenging, but it is not impossible. If you have been injured in a distracted driving accident, the following are some of the ways an Illinois personal injury lawyer can prove the other driver was engaged in texting when the crash happened.
Police Report and Witness Statements
Even if the crash appears minor, law enforcement should be called to come to the accident scene. The responding officer will be required to file a police report, and that report can be a key piece of evidence in proving liability.