Holding Distracted Drivers Accountable for Injuries
Driver distraction is a factor in many motor vehicle crashes, and the emergence of text messaging has brought a new wave of attention to the dangers of multitasking on our roadways. Some studies have indicated that texting impairs driver reaction time as severely as alcohol, and accidents involving hands-on cellphone use are a significant problem nationwide.
On Jan. 1, 2010, it became illegal to send, receive or read text messages while driving in Illinois. Chicago and other cities have additional, more restrictive ordinances on the books.
Did a Distracted Driver Cause Your Car or Motorcycle Accident?
Your ability to recover fair compensation in a distracted driving accident case may depend on the experience and resourcefulness of the attorney you choose to represent you.
At the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid, our personal injury attorneys emphasize thorough investigation of auto accidents to prove fault and liability, along with accurate evaluation of victims’ medical and financial needs due to the crash. Depending on circumstances, you may be able to recover greater compensation for serious injuries or a family member’s wrongful death because the at-fault driver showed reckless disregard for others’ safety.
Proven Strategies for Distracted Driving Cases
Our law firm can employ a range of strategies to show that texting or talking on a cellphone likely factored into your crash — whether or not police issued a ticket for the offense. These include:
- Accessing cellphone records via subpoena
- Evaluating driver reaction time and other factors based on “black box” data available from many later-model vehicle systems
- Pursuing a line of questioning in depositions or at trial to expose and confirm cellphone use
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Our accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid have recovered millions for injured clients and families left behind after a wide range of events caused by others’ negligence in Naperville and across Illinois. You can receive a free case evaluation and benefit from representation on full contingency — which means you will pay no attorney fees unless we obtain a favorable settlement or verdict. Call us at 630-848-9294 or email us and we will assess your case and let you know what to do next.