Cell Phone Accidents
At one time or another, we have all driven a vehicle while talking on a cell phone. Some of us are even guilty of texting while driving. But the following data from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society may make you think twice: A recent study confirmed that per year, cell phones are the cause of over 2,600 car crash-related fatalities and 330,000 injuries. Professor David Strayer, one of the researchers who conducted the study, found reflexes and reaction time are dramatically slowed by cell phone usage. A 20-year-old who drives while talking on the phone will display reaction times similar to those of a 70-year-old.
Hands-Free Devices and Cell Phone Car Accidents
While talking on the phone might be more socially acceptable then drink driving, the risk factors are the same, if not greater. It has been proven repeatedly that there is not much difference in terms of inattentiveness. If you've been injured in a car, truck, bike, or pedestrian accident, and the driver who hit you was chatting on a cell phone or texting at the time, you need the advice of an expert Chicago personal injury attorney. The highly educated and skilled automobile injury lawyers of Steven J. Malman & Associates will counsel you about your rights and help you file a claim against preoccupied cell phone drivers.
Call Our Experienced Auto Accident Law Firm
We provide considerate and thorough service for clients who have been wounded as a result of distracted drivers. If you decide to work with our cell phone accident lawyers, you will pay nothing unless we can collect for you through a verdict at trial or out-of-court settlement. We will stand up for your rights – against dishonest underwriters, wealthy trucking corporations, and other uncooperative or heartless defendants. For a partial list of cell phone accident and other auto injury verdicts, please see our success stories page.
Time is of the essence. Do not wait to file your claim against inattentive Illinois drivers who caused your cell phone accident. As the days go by, it becomes increasingly difficult to prove your case and obtain compensation for accidents, and the chance that you may give poorly advised statements to insurance companies will only increase.
Schedule your free case evaluation for cell phone accidents or related auto injury in Illinois. Call our office to speak with a cell phone accident attorney. If you can't come to us, we'll go to you. Attorney Steven J. Malman is available to his clients 24/7.