Chicago Distracted Driver Accident Attorneys Have the Experience Necessary to Fight for You

Texting accident attorneys in Illinois build your strongest possible legal case

In the modern world, cell phones, smart phones, MP3 players and other technological wonders are a constant source of entertainment and information. They are also a distraction. It can be tempting while behind the wheel of a motor vehicle to let the distraction continue. Every day across the country, negligent motorists cause collisions that can seriously injure and kill innocent people both in and out of their vehicles. When a distracted driver causes an accident that injures you or someone you love, there are specific laws in place to protect your right to legal compensation. At The Law Offices of Newman, Boyer & Statham, Ltd., our texting accident lawyers in Chicago and Tinley Park can show you how.

How serious a problem is distracted driving?

Two recent studies related to distracted driving demonstrate its dangers. In 2009 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a report that one out of every five car wrecks leading to injuries in the United States had been caused by distracted drivers. The other study, performed by University of Utah researchers, indicated that distracted drivers are actually more dangerous on the roadways than drunk drivers. When compared to a driver with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent, distracted drivers were found to have even slower driving reaction times.

What can lead to distracted driving?

Texting and cell phone use are the most common causes of distracted driving, but not the only ones. Distracted driver accident lawyers in Chicago frequently deal with cases involving drivers simultaneously preoccupied by the following irresponsible behaviors:

  • Eating and drinking
  • Grooming
  • Reading
  • Talking to passengers
  • GPS systems
  • Adjusting radios or CD players

A Chicago texting accident lawyer who understands your rights

Most states acknowledge the serious threat that distracted drivers pose and allow victims of those injured by distracted drivers to receive compensation or reimbursement for their injuries. Compensation for such injuries can cover:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages, past and future
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

A knowledgeable Chicago auto accident lawyer also understands how to protect you from insurance companies representing the negligent party in your case. Insurers may offer you a lower settlement estimate than you deserve to close the case at less cost to their company.

A distracted driving lawyer in Chicago prepared to defend your rights

At The Law Offices of Newman, Boyer & Statham, Ltd., we understand how accidents can ruin lives. As experienced injury attorneys, distracted driving lawyers and Chicago drunk driver victim attorneys, we are fully prepared to handle your specific injury case. We can also arrange home and hospital visits if you are unable to travel to our offices. Call us today at 312.443.1998 or contact us online to arrange your free initial consultation.