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Do I Have a Personal Injury Case If My Accident Was Caused By a Distracted Driver?

Lake County Car Accident Injury Lawyers

When you have been injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you may be entitled to collect compensation through a personal injury claim. Your ability to collect and the amount of available damages will depend on the unique circumstances of your case. Contact an experienced auto accident attorney to get the help you need.

It is incredibly unsafe to drive while distracted, and reports indicate that inattentive driving contributes to more than 1 million auto accidents in the United States each year. Many of these crashes cause serious injuries and death to those who are involved. Each time that a driver takes their eyes or attention away from the road—even for just a few seconds—they are putting themselves and others in severe danger.

Pursuing Damages for Distracted Driving in DuPage County

Cell phone use is perhaps the most talked about form of distracted driving today, and for a good reason. Experts suggest that using a cell phone to talk or text while driving increases the chance of a crash by 400 percent. Using a handheld cell phone and texting while driving are illegal in Illinois, which means a driver who was distracted by his or her phone creates the presumption of negligence and liability for the crash.

Distracted driving is not limited to cell phone use, however. Talking to other passengers, tending to children, or even just daydreaming are all equally dangerous forms of driver distraction. If you suspect that a distracted driving was a factor in your accident, an investigation will be necessary to determine who was at fault. The team at Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. have the experience and knowledge to figure out what happened and to get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact our office today for a free consultation. Call 847-662-3303 to schedule an appointment. With four convenient locations, we serve clients throughout the Chicago area including DuPage County, Lake County, and Cook County.

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