Chicago Cell Phone Accident Lawyer
Cell Phone Car Accidents in Chicago, Illinois
At one time or another, most of us have driven a vehicle while talking on a cell phone. Some of us are even guilty of texting while driving. But the following data provided by 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 more than 330,000 car crash-related injuries. Professor David Strayer, a participating researcher for the study, found reflexes and reaction time are dramatically slowed by cell phone usage. That means someone who is 20 years old who talks on a cell phone while driving will display reaction times similar to someone who is 70 years old.
Hands-Free Devices and Cell Phone Accidents
Even though talking on the phone might be more socially acceptable than drunk 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 are injured in a pedestrian, bicycle, car, or truck accident, and the driver at fault was on the phone or texting when it happened, you need the advice of an expert personal injury attorney in Chicago. The highly educated and skilled auto injury lawyers at Steven J. Malman & Associates will counsel you on what your rights are and help you file a case against preoccupied cell phone drivers.
Call Our Experienced Auto Accident Law Firm
We provide considerate and thorough help for people who have been wounded as a result of distracted drivers. If you decide to work with our cell phone accident lawyers, you will not be required to pay us unless we win your case through a verdict at trial or through settling out-of-court. We will stand up for our clients’ rights—fighting against dishonest underwriters, wealthy trucking corporations, and other defendants who are uncooperative or selfish. To learn about some of our phone accident and other auto injury verdicts, please see our success stories page.
In these cases, timeliness is extremely important. Do not hesitate 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 chances that you’ll give poorly-thought out statements to insurance companies will only increase.
Schedule your free case evaluation for an 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.