Motor Vehicle Accidents
Champaign Texting-While-Driving Lawyers
Making Negligent Drivers Pay For Your Losses
In Illinois, texting while driving is illegal. This does not stop people from doing it, however, and the result can be a dangerous accident. If you or a family member was injured by a driver who was texting, you are most likely entitled to compensation.
Frederick & Hagle provides personal injury representation throughout Central Illinois. We have experience with all types of vehicle accidents, including complex accidents such as those caused by distracted driving. Please call 1-800-642-1227 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with a Champaign texting-while-driving attorney.
The Dangers Of Distracted Driving
All car accidents have the possibility to cause serious injuries such as broken bones, amputations, back and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, internal injuries, and brain injuries. The most severe accidents may result in wrongful death. You will need significant compensation from the negligent driver to cover your losses after an accident.
Using a cellphone to talk or text is illegal in school and construction zones in Illinois. If your accident was caused by a distracted driver, you may be able to recover punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages. Please speak with one of our lawyers to learn whether punitive damages may be available in your case.
Distracted drivers present multiple dangers because their eyes, mind and hands are not focused on driving. Talking and texting on cellphones takes drivers’ attention off the road and causes them to make critical errors such as:
- Failing to adjust to changing traffic conditions
- Drifting into other lanes
- Rear-ending a vehicle
- Failing to see traffic signals
While other drivers are often the victims of these accidents, distracted drivers also hit and injure motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. In these cases, the injuries tend to be catastrophic or fatal.
Contact A Distracted Driver Accident Attorney
To schedule a free initial consultation, please call 1-800-642-1227 or 217-367-6092.