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McHenry County Distracted Driving Attorneys

Crystal Lake personal injury attorney

Texting While Driving in Northern Illinois

Distracted driving is a serious problem on Illinois roads and highways and throughout the country. Whenever a driver's attention is diverted from the road, an accident can occur. While there are numerous ways drivers can become distracted, texting while driving is fast becoming a leading cause of serious car accidents nationwide. At the law office of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC, our attorneys are skilled in investigating motor vehicle accidents involving distracted driving. We have seen the damage these accidents can cause and aggressively advocate for compensation for our injured clients.

Illinois Distracted Driving Laws

Illinois has a number of laws against texting while behind the wheel, but that has not stopped this dangerous act. According to the National Safety Council, text messaging while driving makes a crash 23 times more likely, which is worse than driving while intoxicated. If you are injured in a car accident that is caused by texting while driving, then you are the victim of driver negligence, and you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. It is not always easy to prove that another driver was texting, but our attorneys are skilled at investigating accidents and gathering the necessary evidence to build strong cases.

Accidents Caused By Distractions

Texting is not the only distraction that can cause a motor vehicle accident. Anything that diverts the driver's attention is hazardous while driving. Other common distractions include:

  • All types of cellphone use (talking, dialing, surfing the internet, using social media)
  • Eating and drinking
  • Adjusting the stereo system
  • Using the navigation system
  • Putting on makeup/grooming
  • Reaching for things in the car
  • Managing children

Establishing the cause of an accident is important because it helps prove who is most liable for your injuries and who should be held financially responsible. We are skilled in proving liability and ensuring our clients are able to recover maximum compensation.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident or truck accident and you suspect distracted driving played a role, contact us to schedule a free consultation. We handle all of our personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means we only charge when we win your case. Our office is located in Crystal Lake, IL, and we have flexible hours for appointments. If you are unable to travel, we also make home visits. Our attorneys represent clients throughout McHenry, Cook, Lake, DeKalb, Boone, Kane, and Winnebago Counties.

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