When Texting Leads To Car Accidents
When drivers do not pay full attention to the road, the results can be devastating. The weight of a car, even when moving slowly, can cause serious damage to other motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists or anyone else hit by the car.
Klest Injury Law Firm works with injured people and their families throughout Illinois to file personal injury claims. Because the law is unmistakably clear about texting and driving, we are often able to prove that a driver was breaking the law at the time of an accident. Cellphone records typically show the driver's illegal activity, and lawyers at the firm can help unearth the evidence necessary to make a strong case. We then use that fact to maximize compensation for our clients.
Distracted Drivers Often Ignore The Law
Despite an Illinois law making it illegal for drivers to use their cellphones (without the help of hands-free technology) or text while behind the wheel, many people still talk on the phone and text while driving.
Texting while driving is an especially dangerous distraction because it requires users to look down at their phone and lose track of their surroundings. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), those who text take their eyes off the road for an average of five seconds, which is more than enough time to cause serious accidents and life-altering injuries.
Injuries Caused By Inattentive Drivers
For more than 30 years, Klest Injury Law Firm has represented injured parties and their family members who have been harmed by distracted drivers and suffered injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Back and spine injuries
- Head injuries
- Burn injuries and road rash
We have also stood up for families that have had loved ones taken from them in accidents caused by the carelessness of distracted drivers.
We work with clients to help them receive compensation for their medical expenses. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you make a financial recovery for your medical expenses and pain and suffering. Schedule your free initial consultation by contacting us online.