Chicago Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
Chicago Car Accident Attorney
Distracted Driving is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents in the United States. In fact, a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found in 2014 nearly 3,179 people died and over 400,000 were injured in distracted driving accidents. Current Illinois legislation bans the use of all hand-held devices while driving; this law includes a ban on texting and driving. If you were injured by a distracted driver, a Chicago person injury lawyer could help you see compensation for your injuries.
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What can be Classified as Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving is more than just driving while using a hand-held device; in fact, distracted driving is an umbrella term for many behaviors including:
- Applying makeup
- Talking on the phone
- Changing your music
- Talking to other passengers
- Reading a newspaper, map or book
While those activities listed above can be able classified as distracted driving by an insurance adjuster or personal injury attorney, currently the only activities with restrictive legislation written for them are talking on the phone and texting while driving. Illinois law prohibits cell phone use while driving in a school zone, or in a highway construction zone. The law also prohibits novice drivers with their permits from using a cell phone at all.
Injured by a Distracted Driver?
Part of becoming a licensed driver is agreeing to drive while taking a reasonable duty of care for others on the road. Distracted driving has been proven to cause accidents on the road. Driving while distracted is reckless; these drivers are a danger to themselves and others on the road. If you were injured by a distracted driver, get the help from an experienced Chicago car accident lawyer from McNabola & Associates.
For legal advice regarding your accident, contact our offices and schedule a free consultation.