Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer in Chicago
Were You Seriously Injured By A Negligent Driver?
Our Chicago distracted driving accident lawyers at Power Rogers have decades of experience providing injured victims with the legal representation they require in their time of need. If you were seriously injured by a driver who was distracted while behind the wheel, contact our firm to learn about your legal options and begin setting up a plan of action that will help put you in the best position possible. Our firm has secured more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for injured victims, and we are ready to use our experience to help you.
Call us at (312) 313-0202 to discuss your case.
How Dangerous Are Distracted Drivers?
Driving distracted is among the most dangerous actions someone can take while driving. According to data released by federal agencies, distracted driving results in thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries every single year.
Safety experts have broken down distracted driving into three main categories:
- Visual – This distraction occurs when the driver looks away from the road, usually to focus on something else.
- Manual – This distraction occurs when the driver takes their hands off the steering wheel, usually to use them for another action.
- Cognitive – This distraction occurs when the driver’s thoughts are focused on places other than the road.
These types of distraction are not mutually exclusive. Often times, distracted drivers are visually, manually, and cognitively distracted at the same time. The most common example of a multiple-distraction scenario is when drivers use their cell phone while driving. According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 10 percent of all injuries and fatalities caused by vehicle crashes are the fault of distracted drivers. Distracted driving leads to an average of nine deaths each day in the U.S.
Car crashes can be incredibly devastating and stressful experiences, and when you are involved in one caused by another person’s negligent or wrongful actions, you deserve the chance to fight for your rights. Our Chicago distracted driving accident attorneys at Power Rogers have dedicated their careers to working with injured victims to ensure they secure the compensation they deserve, and are ready and waiting to hear your story. Reach out to us today to learn how we can help and begin planning your next steps to secure compensation.
Illinois Cell Phone Law Regarding Texting & Driving
According to 625 ILCS 5/12-610.2,
A person may not operate a motor vehicle on a roadway while using an electronic communication device.
A person can be charged with aggravated use of an electronic communication device when their use of the device causes an auto accident that results in disfigurement, permanent disability, great bodily harm or death to someone else. The at-fault driver can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor if the crash results in a serious injury, which is punishable by up to one year in prison and a fine. If the crash results in a fatality, the at-fault driver can be charged with a Class 4 felony, which is punishable by one to three years in prison and $25,000 in fines.
Hire a Law Firm That Will Fight for Your Rights
At Power Rogers, our distracted driver accident lawyers have spent decades providing our clients with the experienced legal representation they need. Through our efforts, our lawyers have recovered more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements since we first opened our doors, and we remain committed to fighting for the rights of each new client we take on. Call us at (312) 313-0202 to discuss your case.