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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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