Close Menu
Harvey L. Walner & Associates, LTD.
Call 24 Hours 24 Hour Staff to take your call
312-800-0000 Call or Text Us For Free Consultation

Category Archives: Distracted Driver Accidents

The Dangers Of Distracted Driving

By Harvey L. Walner |

We’ve all been there. Sitting at a red light and looking to your left to find the person in the car next to you on their cell phone. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, in 2014 distracted driving was responsible for over 3,000 deaths in the U.S., and every year that number only… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus

The Dangers of Urban Driving in Chicago

By Harvey L. Walner |

Chicago is one of the world’s great cities. Millions of tourists flock here every year. But while we’re all proud of Chicago’s status as a destination city, this status only exacerbates the dangers associated with driving in urban areas. Our car accident lawyers see this every day. Driving in the heart of Chicago can… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus

Distracted Driving: Understanding the Illinois Cell Phone Laws

By Harvey L. Walner |

It is important to know and understand how the relatively new Illinois law on banning cell phones applies to you. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, almost 6,000 car crashes in Illinois have occurred from 2008 to 2012 in which some form of driver distraction involving a cell phone was cited by the… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By Harvey L. Walner |

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a joint effort between the National Safety Council and FocusDriven.org – a nonprofit advocating cellphone-free driving. The goal of this month is to bring more awareness to the dangers of distracted driving and to reduce the number of accidents caused by this type of negligent behavior. The… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus

Will Illinois’ New Ban On Hand-Held Cell Phone Use Reduce Distracted Driving Accidents

By Harvey L. Walner |

On January 1, 2014, a statewide ban on hand-held cell phone use went into effect, and it makes talking on your hand-held phone while you drive a primary offense. That means you can get pulled over for it. Illinois already had a ban on texting while driving, but since handheld phone calls were allowed,… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus

New Distracted Driving Laws in Illinois

By Harvey L. Walner |

Texting while driving is already illegal in Illinois, but as of January 1, 2014, the use of any handheld device while driving will be punishable by fines up to $150. This new distracted driving law amends HB 1247 to ban using handheld devices for typing, web browsing, and even making phone calls. How effective… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus

Google Glass and Distracted Driving in Chicago

By Harvey L. Walner |

A California woman was issued a ticket for distracted driving when pulled over for speeding on October 29th. The cause of the distraction? Google Glass, the new wearable web browser currently being beta tested by a select group of people. The ticket made a splash on the internet and began a conversation about what… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus

Distracted Driving in Chicago

By Harvey L. Walner |

There is no question that cellphone use is one of the leading causes of modern driver distraction. In an effort to curb distracted driving in Chicago and elsewhere in the state, texting while driving has been made illegal throughout Illinois. In Chicago, handheld devices are illegal while driving, but there are no laws regarding… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus

Texting While Driving

By Harvey L. Walner |

The Chicago car accident attorneys at Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd. know what an epidemic texting while driving has become, and we also know that this bad habit is causing a significant number of serious personal injuries and fatalities. Texting while driving has been banned in several states, and hefty fines are being… Read More »

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus