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Cellphone Car Accident

Cellphone Car Accident
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If you’ve been injured in an accident, the Walner Law® legal team will fight for the compensation you deserve. We hold negligent parties accountable and are prepared to do what it takes to help you recover. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers have over seven decades of experience understanding the legal system, negotiating settlement negotiations, and developing in-trial strategies.

Our team also understands that injuries cause greater damage than the resulting financial distress. We provide our clients with the support and guidance that is necessary to navigate one of the most difficult times in their lives. Twenty-four hours a day, we are available to answer your questions and provide informed legal insight.

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

The new cell phone 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. Are you or someone you know a victim of a car crash due to this type of negligence? When you or a loved one suffers a serious injury from a distracted driver or a fatal crash due to illegal cell phone use, you need a Chicago car accident lawyer on your side.

At Walner Law®, our Chicago cell phone car accident attorneys are committed to helping the victims of distracted motorists. We welcome an opportunity to meet with you free of charge to discuss your case and help you better understand your rights. We also work with you to keep you updated on your personal injury claim and ensure that you’re supported through every step of the process.

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If you have been injured by a driver who was using a cell phone, please contact us online at Walner Law® or call (312) 410-8496 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers about your cell phone car accident.
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The Use of Cell Phones in Modern Vehicles

Bicycle accidents often have two collision points for the cyclists: The car and the ground.

Previously, cell phones might have been used only to answer calls or send text messages, for which many companies sold Bluetooth pieces to help drivers avoid handheld cell phone use. However, in the modern day, these electronic devices are so much more versatile. People rely on their smartphones for a wide range of activities, which include driving and non-driving activity like the following:

  • Connecting with others on social media
  • Accessing a navigation system to get to their destination
  • Playing music
  • Setting alarms
  • Looking for information

More often than not, these devices command the full attention of the owner, preventing them from engaging in distraction-free driving. This can lead to car wrecks that put their safety in danger and potentially harm or fatally wound other drivers and pedestrians in the process.

Is Going Hands-Free Really Safer?

Cell phone 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. Many young drivers and older drivers alike (statistics reveal that phone use is fairly high and consistent across all age groups) might see these behaviors as fine because conducting phone calls on their smartphones allows them to focus on 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 cell phone carriers to recommend not using a phone at all while operating a vehicle lest they put themselves at risk of a fatal car accident.

No matter if your accident is caused by a driver who is texting or using a hands-free device, you deserve compensation beyond the offerings of insurance companies. Medical bills, damage to your motor vehicle, and emotional distress caused by your car accident all deserve fair compensation to help you move forward. Please contact the experienced Chicago cell phone car accident attorneys at our firm to discuss your accident and learn what your claim is really worth.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a cellphone car accident, please contact Walner Law® today to schedule a free consultation with a dedicated
Chicago personal injury lawyer.
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