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Cell Phone Accident Lawyers and the Legality of Dialing and Driving

It’s been well documented—people who are driving while using their cell phones are more distracted than those who aren’t. While driving while using your cell phone is technically legal, it depends on the circumstances, and in many cases it still isn’t permitted. What that means for you, then, is that you should never take a chance when you’re injured in an auto accident and the other driver was on his phone at the time. Instead, you should contact a cell phone accident lawyer that knows the ins and outs of these laws, which continue to evolve along with cell phone technology.

Illegal Cell Phone Use

Cell phone driving laws vary from state to state, and in Illinois, driving while using your cell phone is perfectly legal—sometimes. It all depends on who is using the phone, how they are using it and where they are using it. For example, it is illegal to use your cell phone to read or compose electronic messages like e-mails, texts or tweets while you’re driving—you can even be pulled over for it. While you’re generally allowed to talk on your phone while driving, you can’t do it in certain areas, like active school zones. And finally, the age of the driver influences the legality of talking while driving—drivers under the age of 19 are not permitted to talk on their cell phones while operating the vehicle.

How Your Car Crash Attorney Steps In

If you’ve been involved in a car accident with a person who was using his cell phone, even if that person was using it legally, a cell phone accident attorney may be able to help. Car crash attorneys are used to conducting investigations and determining what happened during an accident, particularly when it comes to determining fault. Even a person that uses a cell phone legally while driving has his driving ability arguably compromised, and a car crash attorney may be able to demonstrate that you were not at fault in your accident. If you have reason to believe that you were not at fault in a car accident and the other driver was using a cell phone at the time, contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible.

Finding a Cell Phone Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been involved in a car accident and suspect the other driver was at fault, contact Malman Law today.

Firm Awards & Recognitions

Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list for 2018-2019.

  • Only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.

    Prospective members of The NTL are carefully screened prior to receiving an invitation for membership.

  • Top Attorneys Diamond Member

  • Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020

  • The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only professional organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state. These attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications of an attorney. Each attorney must meet stringent qualifications as a civil or criminal trial attorney. These attorneys practice in a variety of fields to help and promote the ethical and elite practice of law. Selection is based on a thorough multi phase process which includes peer nominations and third party research. Each member must be in good standing with their local compliance organization. Membership is extended to only a select few in each state and/or region.

  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

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