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Cell Phone Accidents

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Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

When You Need a Cell Phone Accident Attorney

If you’re in an auto accident with someone who was using his or her cell phone at the time, you may need a cell phone accident attorney. In Illinois, different types of cell phone use are illegal while driving. For example, drivers under the age of 19 are not permitted to use handheld cell phones while driving, and no driver of any age is permitted to text message while driving. No driver in Illinois is permitted to use a handheld cell phone while driving in a school zone or highway construction zone, either. Whether or not the phone was being used legally, if it caused an accident, the driver may be liable for damages.

Determining Liability

In virtually any car accident, whether or not someone is injured, the question of liability comes up. For example, if a person is found solely responsible for a car accident, his insurance will have to cover the cost of the damages. If a person is found solely responsible for an accident that left people injured, a lawsuit with injury attorneys may find the driver responsible for medical expenses.

The use of a handheld cell phone while driving, whether or not it is done legally, may impact whether or not the driver is liable for damages and/or medical expenses. For example, even if the driver is using his handheld cell phone legally, a case may find that he was too distracted by his phone use and caused the accident out of negligence. If he was using his phone illegally, like in a school zone, then his impairment is significantly more serious. This is why you need a cell phone accident attorney who can make the case that your accident was caused by another driver’s negligent phone use behind the wheel.

Working with Injury Attorneys

If you are considering legal action after an accident, you should call an injury attorney right away for a consultation. There is no substitute for an attorney’s opinions and advice, particularly when it comes to documenting the facts of your case. Contacting a cell phone accident attorney with expertise in this type of case is vital to successfully pursuing legal action.

Contacting an Injury Attorney

If you’ve been injured in a car accident and the other driver was using a cell phone, contact Malman Law for a free consultation.

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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