Hinsdale Lawyers for Distracted Driving Accidents
Texting While Driving Accident Attorneys Serving DuPage County
Distracted driving accounts for more and more car accidents each year. With the advent of cellular phones, distracted driving has gone to a new level. Despite the fact that there are various laws restricting and prohibiting cell phone use while driving in Illinois, this still remains a common contributor to car accidents throughout the state. At the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio, we are experienced in handling injury accident cases involving distracted driving. Our attorneys know how to investigate these matters and how to obtain maximum financial compensation for our clients.
Accidents Caused by Cell Phone Usage and Texting
According to the National Safety Council, drivers are four times more likely to be in a crash while using a cell phone and up to 23 times more likely to be in a crash while texting. Accidents caused by cell phones and texting are completely preventable and as such are completely caused by negligence. Our attorneys fight aggressively for full compensation in cases of distracted driving. We are familiar with all laws related to cell phone usage in Illinois and believe in holding all drivers who break those laws personally accountable for the accidents they cause. Even when no vehicular law has been broken, our firm can effectively argue liability in cases involving cell phone usage.
Other Types of Distracted Driving
Most of the attention on distracted driving focuses on cell phone and smartphone usage, but that is not the only type of distraction that can lead to a car accident. There are many other distractions while driving including:
- Eating and drinking
- Adjusting the radio, navigation and other car controls
- Watching a video
- Putting on makeup
- Dealing with children and
- Reaching for items in the car
No matter what the cause, distracted driving accidents can cause serious, life-changing injuries and deaths. Proving that the other driver was distracted during the accident can prove liability for the accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that you suspect was caused by a distracted driver, contact us at 630-920-8855 to schedule a free consultation. We will discuss the facts of your case and strategize on how to obtain the best possible settlement or judgment. Our firm is located in Hinsdale, IL, and we work with clients throughout DuPage, Cook, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties including Burr Ridge, Darien, Bolingbrook and Willowbrook.