Rochester, New York, Car Accidents Caused By Social Media

Jed Dietrich, Esq., and His Team of Aggressive Rochester Car Accidents Caused by Social Media Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Will Work Tirelessly to Obtain the Highest Reward Possible for Individuals Who Have Sustained Injuries in Social Media-Related Car Accidents in Rochester, New York.

Social Media and Car Accident Social media has revolutionized communication in many ways, from allowing for the exchange of important information among the public to enabling family and friends who live in different parts of the world to connect with one another. It would be an understatement to say that having an account on one or more social media channels is commonplace today. If you find yourself absently scrolling your feeds and timelines when you are trying to pass the time, you are far from alone. According to the Pew Research Center, over seven in ten Americans use social media. True Creative, a design and social media consultancy based in Rochester, New York, estimates that the number is closer to eight in ten.

In Rochester, approximately 85% of households have a computer. Of those, three-quarters have access to the internet. While social media use is far from uncommon in our modern world, our attachment to it bears its own consequences. Some statistics show that one in five drivers admits to being distracted by social media while driving, while others show that as many as one in two drivers admits to the same. In either case, the exponential rise in smartphone ownership in recent years has correlated with an increase in distracted driving. For instance, seven in ten drivers admit to engaging in smartphone use while driving. Interestingly, however, drivers under thirty have self-reported decreased texting and driving rates in recent years.

Being injured in a car accident due to someone else's use of social media can undoubtedly be a life-altering experience. If you have been hurt in a car accident due to another driver's negligence, our team of top-tier Rochester car accident attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. are here to help you navigate your case with compassion and expertise. Jed Dietrich, Esq., has been representing individuals in personal injury cases since 1999. He has acquired $175 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients, including individuals injured in car, truck, and SUV accidents in Western New York.

If you, or a loved one, were injured in a social media-related car accident in Rochester, New York, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today by calling 585-939-3939 or visiting us online for a free consultation. Our team of Rochester car accidents caused by social media attorneys in Rochester, New York, is prepared to advocate for you. We will never charge you until we have obtained a judgment in your favor. Our office is open 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.

Proving Social Media Use

Taking a Picture in a Car Thousands of Americans are killed in distracted driving accidents in a single year. However, while defensive driving is always advisable, there is not much you can do to prevent the recklessness of others on the road. Examples of distracted driving include checking your email, talking on the phone, and, of course, using social media. If you were injured in a car accident due to another driver using social media at the time of the collision, you are likely wondering how you might be able to prove the other driver is liable for your injuries. Luckily, obtaining proof of the other driver's social media use can be straight-forward; here are some of the ways you can go about doing so:

  1. Admission: The simplest way to prove the other driver was using social media at the time of the accident is through their acknowledgment of fault at the time of the crash. While admission may seem unlikely, it is not unheard of, and some at-fault drivers do admit to being on their phones when giving their statements to the police.
  2. Witnesses: Failing admission by the at-fault driver, eye-witness testimony from other drivers, and bystanders who were present at the scene of the crash can be instrumental in determining whether the other person was on their phone. If possible, be sure to gather the names and contact information of those who witnessed the collision.
  3. Check Social Media: If the other driver was using social media at or around the time of the collision, their posts and any other time-stamped activity could help to prove their liability.

Proving that another driver's social media use caused your injury may seem complicated or even impossible, but it does not have to be. Our team of top rated Rochester car accidents caused by social media attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will walk you through your case and help you gather the evidence you need to obtain the judgment you deserve. Call us today at 585-939-3939 or visit us online for a free consultation. Remember, we will never charge you a fee until we have won your case.



Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 585-939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We do not charge you until we WIN for you!

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