Cell Phone / Texting While Driving Accidents
Chicago Texting While Driving Accident Attorneys
Although it is illegal, texting while driving remains a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents in Illinois. Texting is dangerous because the driver must take his or her eyes off the road for almost 5 seconds in order to read or write a text message. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in an accident with a driver using a cellphone, it is important to hire a knowledgeable attorney, who is experienced at handling these types of cases.
At Anesi Ozmon, we have been fighting for and protecting the rights of injured people in Chicago and throughout Illinois since 1955. We have built a reputation as tough litigators and have helped our clients recover millions in verdicts and settlements.
How a Distracted Driver Increases Your Risk of a Car Accident
Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, texting behind the wheel impairs a person’s ability to drive a car the same as having a blood alcohol content of .08. People who text and drive are 23 percent more likely to get into a car accident than those who don’t.
Injuries Caused by Accidents Involving a Cellphone
Car accidents caused by cellphone often result in serious injuries to occupants of passenger vehicles. At Anesi Ozmon, our lawyers represent people who have suffered many different kinds of injuries, including:
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injury
- Whiplash and other neck injuries
- Spinal cord and other back injuries
- Loss of limb injuries
- Internal injuries
- Wrongful death
After an accident, you must report the accident to your insurance company; however, before you make an official statement, you should call us. Insurance companies frequently try to use these statements to minimize claims. Even more importantly, do not accept a settlement until after speaking with a lawyer. It may take a long time to know the full extent of your injuries.
We have extensive experience litigating on behalf of individuals and families. We know how to take on insurance companies, trucking companies and other authorities. To schedule an appointment, contact our law office at 312-372-3822 or toll free at 800-458-3822.