Distracted Driver Accidents
Chicago Distracted Driver Accident Lawyers
There have been enough public reports about the dangers of distracted driving that all Americans should know to put down their cellphones and focus their attention on the road. Yet, distracted driving continues to be a growing problem on our roads as cellphones become more advanced and texting remains a primary form of communication.
If you have suffered an injury or the death of a loved one because someone was distracted while driving, you’re not alone. At Anesi Ozmon, in Chicago, our distracted driver accident attorneys are prepared to help you hold the driver accountable and find the financial relief you need to cover your medical bills, income loss, emotional pain and other damages.
For more than five decades, we have stayed up-to-date on injury law and protected the rights of the injured in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Contact us to discuss your case in a free consultation.
The Dangers of Distracted Driving
Distracted driving has always been a risk factor for auto accidents. According to the government, distracted driving has caused more than 3,300 deaths in each of the past three years and hundreds of thousands of injuries.
Distracted driving comes in many forms. Drivers may fiddle with radio dials, light cigarettes, look at maps, become distracted by unusual things they see out the car windows or focus their attention on interacting with passengers.
Perhaps the most dangerous form of distraction, however, is electronic distraction — use of cellphones/smartphones and mobile devices such as GPS devices, on-board computer systems and tablets have been identified as increasingly dangerous distracters. So dangerous, in fact, that the government is trying to outlaw them.
Like you, we believe this reality is unacceptable. No one deserves to become injured or lose a love one due to distracted driving. At Anesi Ozmon, our dedicated attorneys are ready to help you. Please call 312-372-3822 or toll free at 800-458-3822, or contact our office online to schedule a free consultation.
Illinois Texting While Driving Law
Texting while driving or use of hand-held cellphones while driving is prohibited by law in Illinois. Only hands-free cellphones are allowed, and even these cannot be used in construction zones.
Cellphone records help accident reconstruction experts determine whether a driver was distracted at the time of a crash — not only for the criminal case but also for the personal injury case.
Did Distracted Driving Cause Your Car Accident? Our Illinois Lawyers Can Investigate
We initiate investigations on behalf of people injured in car accidents in Chicago. We look at every aspect of a crash, including whether a driver was distracted by cellphone use or other factors. Our law firm has been handling car accident investigations for many decades. We know what information we need to win your case and will do what we can to determine liability, prove fault and recover full compensation for you.