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Distracted Driving

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Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Experienced Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers in Chicago, Illinois

Distracted driving may be the single greatest crisis threatening Illinois motorists today. Studies have estimated that as many as 90% of auto accidents involve some form of distraction, and many of these crashes cause serious injury or even death.

Of course, the most glaring example of distracted driving on the modern roadway is texting while driving. The advent of the smartphone has triggered an explosion of dangerous behavior, rivaling drunk driving as one of the deadliest perils in public life.

There are many other types of distractions, though, and even those who resist the temptation to text can succumb to other, less obvious forms of distraction. This page will explore some of those distractions in greater detail.

Regardless of the particular distraction that might have been involved in your accident, though, it is important for you to understand your rights to compensation under the law.

Distracted driving is always negligent driving. Getting behind the wheel of a car represents an enormous responsibility, and the State of Illinois expects motorists to take that responsibility seriously. That means keeping one’s eyes, mind, and focus on the road at all times.

In the hands of a distracted driver, a vehicle is an incredibly dangerous instrument. It threatens the lives of cyclists, pedestrians, passengers, and drivers alike.

At Malman Law, we believe that by holding negligent drivers accountable for the damages they inflict, we can make Illinois a safer place for us all. That’s why we provide aggressive legal representation to each of our clients, seeking maximum financial compensation in every single case.

If you’ve been injured by a careless driver, the experienced Chicago distracted driving attorneys at Malman Law can help. Please get in touch with our office as soon as possible.

Examples of Distracted Driving in Illinois

Common examples of distracted driving in Illinois include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Any other negligent use of a cell phone or tablet
  • Eating or drinking
  • Adjusting the radio / stereo system
  • Reading or writing
  • Studying a map
  • Focusing on billboards
  • Rubbernecking
  • Navigating with a GPS system
  • Adjusting air conditioning or heating controls
  • Operating a sunroof or moonroof
  • Turning around to address children in the backseat
  • Talking with other passengers
  • Engaging in horseplay while driving
  • Applying makeup or other cosmetics
  • Grooming / styling hair
  • Students rushing to finish assignments on the way to class
  • Trying to access items in the passenger areas
  • Many more

Distractions can be hard to prove. That’s why it is so important that you choose a lawyer with the experience it takes to competently litigate and negotiate your claim.

The Chicago accident attorneys at Malman Law have spent the last twenty years fighting the biggest insurance companies in Illinois on behalf of the injured people of Chicagoland.

Whatever the specific distractions or injuries in your case might look like, you can count on us to make a compelling case for the damages you’re owed pursuant to Illinois personal injury law.

Free Consultation with Experienced Chicago Distracted Driving Attorneys

There is never an excuse for distracted driving. It is a choice — one that subjects irresponsible drivers to financial liability.

Unfortunately, the victims in these cases often have a hard time recovering the compensation they deserve because the insurance companies do everything they can to reduce their obligations. That’s where we come in.

Malman Law has helped scores of distracted driving victims achieve substantial settlements and verdicts after suffering unfair injuries on the road. We understand these cases, we know what it takes to make insurance companies act fairly, and we are prepared to pursue the money you are owed aggressively.

Please never fear that you can’t afford the cost or headache of a lawsuit. Our goal is to shoulder every bit of the stress for you. And thanks to our Zero Fee Guarantee, you will never have to pay us anything unless we achieve a successful outcome in your case, either in the form of an in-court victory or an out-of-court settlement.

Please contact us at any time — day or night, 24/7 — to ask questions about your case. Our team is more than happy to talk you through your experiences, answer your preliminary questions, explain your rights, and identify any potential time limits that might apply to the filing of your claim. We can help you decide whether you’d like to pursue a lawsuit. The consultation is free, so please don’t delay — contact us right away.

Simply call 888-625-6265 or complete our online consultation form to schedule a free appointment with our Chicago distracted driving attorneys 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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