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Chicago Distracted Driving Attorneys

Helping Auto Accident Victims throughout Illinois

Distracted driving – including cell phone use –is a leading cause of Chicago auto accidents. In fact, drivers who use hand-held devices are four times more likely to get into an auto accident serious enough to cause injuries, and text messaging increases the risk of an auto accident by 23 times than driving while not distracted.

If you have been injured in an auto accident caused by another driver’s negligence, such as distracted driving, you may be entitled to money damages, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damages, disfigurement, disability, and pain and suffering.

At the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C., Ltd., our Chicago distracted driving lawyers focus on obtaining full and fair compensation for our clients. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with personalized attention and exceptional client service by devoting a significant amount of time to each case.

Contact our office today at (312) 346-8990 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Chicago distracted driving attorneys. As always, there is no fee unless you obtain financial recovery.

Types of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving occurs any time a driver engages in an activity that diverts his or her attention from the task of driving safely. Distracted driving includes a number of activities, such as:

  • Texting
  • Using a cell phone or smartphone
  • Eating and drinking
  • Talking to passengers
  • Grooming
  • Reading, including reading maps
  • Using a navigation system
  • Watching a video
  • Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player

Illinois Laws Prohibiting Cell Phone Use

Several municipalities in Illinois, including Chicago, Evanston and Winnetka, prohibit the use of hand-held cell phones while driving at any time. Moreover, Illinois law prohibits the following conduct anywhere in the state:

  • The use of hand-held cell phones while driving in a school zone or highway construction zone.
  • Sending or reading text messages and emails while driving anywhere within the state.
  • Using cell phones with or without hands-free devices while driving if the driver is under the age of 19.

No Fee Unless You Collect

At the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C., our Chicago auto accident attorneys are well-versed in the complex legal issues that can arise in serious auto accidents, including those involving distracted driving. We treat clients as people, not cases, and we take only those cases to which we can devote a significant amount of time and attention. First consultations are always free and, under our contingent fee arrangements, you only pay a portion of your final settlement or judgment in legal fees. In other words, you don’t pay anything until you collect money damages.

If you have been injured in a Chicago auto accident caused by distracted driving, it is important to act quickly to protect your rights and legal remedies. Contact our office today at (312) 346-8990 to talk to one of our knowledgeable Chicago distracted driving lawyers.