Cell Phone Use in New Brunswick Truck Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations prohibit the use of a cell phone while operating any commercial motor vehicle. Under Title 39, truck operators are only permitted to use a Bluetooth or hands-free device while they are operating a vehicle.

Talking on the phone or texting while driving a truck can cause an accident much more serious than a car crash. When you are hurt by a truck driver who was using his/her phone at the time of the crash, reach out to an experienced truck accident attorney. The insurance company may try to contact you first, but do not speak with them until you have had the chance to contact an attorney who is experienced with cell phone use in New Brunswick truck accidents.

When a truck driver is not fully focused on the road because he/she was using a cell phone, their reaction times will be slower than those of a driver who was not using their phone.

Evidence Needed in a Truck Collision Claim

Cell phone records are some of the most important pieces of evidence in a truck accident claim because they establish usage of a cell phone at the time of the crash. If the distracted truck driver will not provide his/her records, the injured person could subpoena them directly from the cell phone carrier. This evidence could be used to establish the commercial vehicle driver’s negligence.

During a case, cell and text evidence can be used to cross-examine the defendant driver about their attentiveness at the time they were operating the vehicle. These records can prove the driver violated federal and state statutes regarding the use of cell phone devices while operating a commercial motor vehicle.

A lawyer in New Brunswick who handles cases involving cell phone use in truck accidents could help an injured party obtain the evidence they need by taking several steps. First, they could send a Notice to Produce to the driver, which asks for the cell phone number and provider and asks basic questions about whether he/she was on the phone at the time of the incident. That information could be cross-checked by obtaining the driver’s cell phone company’s records.

Get Help From a New Brunswick Attorney After a Truck Accident Involving Cell Phone Use

Driving while using a cell phone without a hands-free device can lead to serious accidents. All it takes is a moment of inattention. When you are injured because a commercial vehicle driver was distracted by his/her cell phone, contact us. Our personal injury lawyers have experience with cell phone use in New Brunswick truck accidents and could get you the compensation you deserve.

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