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Using a Cellphone While Driving

Cellphone use is one of the most common forms of distracted driving. In January of 2018, new cellphone regulations went into effect in Illinois. These new laws prohibit the use of cellphones and other hand-held devices while operating a vehicle. They do not prohibit the use of hands-free, Bluetooth, or wireless devices. However, all cellphone use, even hands-free, is now banned in school zones, construction zones, and while driving on the highway. This new law made it so all cell phone and texting offenses are now dictated as a moving violation.

On July 19th of that same year, the governor made it a Class A misdemeanor to use any electronic device while driving and then causing a crash that results in great bodily harm or disability.

The new cellphone regulations are intended to reduce the number of car accidents caused by this particular form of distraction. However, studies have shown that these types of laws are only effective for a short period of time. When you or a loved one suffer injury from a driver using a cellphone, you need a Chicago auto accident attorney on your side.

At Walner Law® our Chicago cellphone car accident attorneys are committed to helping the victims of distracted drivers. We welcome an opportunity to meet with you free of charge to discuss your case and help you better understand your rights.

If you have been injured by a driver who was using a cellphone, please contact us online Walner Law® or call (312) 313-2888 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers.

Is Hands-Free Really Safer?

Cellphone regulations operate under the assumption that the use of hands-free devices is generally safe. On the surface, this is certainly true. Speaking out loud does not require taking your eyes off the road, but studies have found that brain activity associated with driving diminishes even when a hands-free device is being used. This has prompted many cellphone carriers to recommend not using a phone at all while operating a vehicle.

No matter if your accident is caused by a driver who is texting or a driver who is using a hands-free device, you deserve compensation beyond the offerings of insurance companies. Please contact the experienced Chicago cellphone car accident attorneys at our firm to discuss your accident and learn what your claim is really worth.

Request a free consultation by using our contact form or calling (312) 313-2888.

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