How Will a Lawyer Use Phone Records as Evidence?

We may use phone records to help prove fault in car accidents. By using these records, we can compare the timing of the other driver’s cell phone use to the timing of the accident.

If the other driver disputes fault for the accident, we may use a cell phone forensics expert who can determine how the other driver was using the phone, how long the driver was on the phone, and other activity based on the driver’s cell phone records.

Besides cell phone records, we may gather other evidence to support your claim. The evidence may include:

  • Your medical records that show the nature and extent of your injuries
  • Photographs of your injuries
  • Photographs of the accident scene
  • Video footage of the accident
  • A police report of the accident

Will the Police Report Say Whether a Driver Was Using a Cell Phone?

Not necessarily. The officer investigating your accident may not have the driver’s cell phone information in the accident report unless:

  • The driver admitted to using a cell phone prior to the crash.
  • The driver’s passengers witnessed the driver using the phone.
  • Eyewitnesses to the accident saw the driver using the phone.
Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.