CHICAGO TEXTING WHILE DRIVING ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
Have You Been Injured By A Distracted Driver? We Can Help.
Distracted driving causes hundreds of car accidents in Illinois every year. Texting while driving is quickly gaining recognition as one of the most dangerous and frequent forms of distracted driving. A skilled car accident attorney will fully investigate to discover whether texting or cellphone use may have contributed to your accident.
At the Chicago-based Curcio Law Offices, we have more than 50 years of experience handling car accidents, truck accidents and all other types of auto accidents in Cook County. We have watched as texting while driving has become a major problem in our communities. We are here to help anyone who has been injured in a crash caused by cellphones or texting.
The New Illinois Cellphone Laws And What They Mean For You
Thankfully, state legislators have responded to the texting problem. It is now illegal to text while driving in Illinois. A driver who texts is guilty of a crime and could be liable in a personal injury case. In the city of Chicago, it is also illegal to talk on a cellphone while driving. The only exception to this is if the driver is using a hands-free device such as Bluetooth.
As texting while driving accident attorneys, we thoroughly investigate each of our car accident cases. Greater compensation could be available if texting is discovered because texting is illegal, and it is recognized as a particularly dangerous act. We will use any available method to find out if texting contributed to your crash. For example, we may:
- Use subpoenas to gain access to cellphone records
- Question any available witnesses, such as passengers, to determine if the driver was using a phone at the time of the crash