As personal injury attorneys we are the first to remind you in any way possible to leave your cell phone alone at all times while you are driving. No matter what you have going on it can wait. Worse yet, if you have teens or pre-teens in the car and you are using your cell phone you are unintentionally telling them that driving while using the phone is acceptable at certain times while the reality is the exact opposite. With that being said when should you use your phone in relation to your car?
We recently had a situation arise where our client was given false information at the scene of their accident in the form of a fake driver's license. Nothing about this license was even close to real and we were not even all that upset! It seems that even in the time of turmoil and upset she remembered that her cell phone has a camera that could capture both still images and video... she remembered to do both! She had pictures of the damage on her car, the damage on the car of the person at fault, the car license plate of the person at fault and even a picture of the actual driver responsible. Using this information we had our private investigator do just a little work and we had what we needed.
When the time comes to use your phone by all means use it! Your phone can call for help, can record conversations, take pictures, take video and even give you longitude and latitude with a time and date stamp. All of these can be extremely helpful in the case of an accident and may mean the difference between supporting your facts or not. Never use your phone to record anything if you feel threatened and if you feel threatened call 911 and tell them so and request an officer be dispatched.
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