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You’ve Suffered Injuries in a Car Accident Where the Other Driver Was Using Their Cell Phone, Now What?

You have had a car accident and suffered injuries due to the other driver using their cell phone while driving, and are not sure what to do. It is vital that you contact a car accident lawyer in Illinois.

Chicago Cell Phone Laws

Chicago law declares driving while holding a cell phone to your mouth or ear to talk or listen is illegal. Texting while driving is also illegal. Although the use of hands-free devices are legal for most drivers, drivers under the age of 18 and school bus drivers are not allowed the use of those either while driving. If you have been involved in a car accident and suffered injuries while the other driver was on their cell phone you should call a Chicago car accident lawyer immediately.

Why You Need Help with Illinois Personal Injury Law

Illinois personal injury law is very complex and hiring an Illinois accident attorney can ensure you receive appropriate compensation for the injuries you have received during a car accident where the other driver was using their cell phone. Compensatory damages include loss of earnings, medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. An Illinois auto accident attorney will know the best avenues to pursue to ensure you are awarded an appropriate settlement amount.

Your Illinois Accident Attorney is On Your Side

Although you may have an accident report and medical proof of the injuries you sustained in a car accident where the other driver was using their cell phone, this does not mean you will be awarded a proper settlement by the insurance company. The other driver may deny being on their cell phone at the time of the collision to avoid facing negligence charges, and insurance company may refuse to pay. This is when having an Illinois auto accident attorney on your side can matter most. Your Chicago car accident lawyer may subpoena telephone records in order to prove the other driver was on the phone at the time of the collision, which will help prove your case. If the insurance company refuses to offer an appropriate settlement despite the evidence, your Illinois accident attorney may file suit to ensure you are heard in court and your damages are properly compensated.

Focus on Getting Well

Rather than trying to sort out the complexities of Illinois personal injury law and trying to take care of the details on your own, hiring a Chicago car accident lawyer allows you to focus on getting well after your car accident. This is a time when you need to channel your energies on healing rather than trying to build a case for personal injury compensation.

Call an Accident Lawyer in Illinois

It is enough that you have sustained injuries in a car accident when the other driver was on their cell phone you do not have to handle your case on your own. Call an accident lawyer in Illinois to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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