Proving Negligence in a Pennsylvania Car Accident

When an individual is involved in a car accident, they may sustain very serious injuries. Unfortunately one of the major causes of motor vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania is driver negligence. Drivers have the obligation to make sure they are aware and alert as they operate a motor vehicle. When a driver fails to uphold this responsibility and becomes distracted by sending a text, making a phone call, putting directions in a GPS, or some other form of distraction, they can cause a very serious accident.

When the injured party wishes to bring a personal injury case against the negligent party in an effort to seek damages, they may be subject to the burden of proving that the other driver’s negligence caused the accident. In the event that the injured party needs to prove that the driver was texting and driving, for example, they have several options to look for evidence. When trying to prove liability, the injured party may wish to collect evidence that may include the following:

  • Testimony from any witnesses to the accident
  • Surveillance footage of the accident, if accessible
  • Cell phone records to determine whether messages were sent or received at or around the time of the accident
  • Police reports from the accident
  • Dash cam video footage from nearby vehicles, if available

If you have been the victim of another person’s negligence in Pennsylvania, contact our firm today to discuss your case. It is important to retain the services of an experienced attorney that can effectively investigate the accident and hold the responsible parties liable.

Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.