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Glenview Distracted Driver Accident Attorneys

Wheeling Distracted Driving Accident Injury Lawyers

Lawyers in Cook County, IL for Victims of Crashes Caused by Cell Phone Use and Other Distractions

According to recent federal estimates, over 3,000 individuals are killed per year in traffic crashes caused by driver distractions, and about 400,000 others are injured. Many of these injuries are often life-changing, both for the injured victims and their families. At Gruzmark Law, Ltd., our skilled personal injury lawyers have been helping victims of car accidents for more than 20 years. We know the challenges that may arise in distracted driving accident cases, and we are equipped to handle them. If you or someone you love was hurt by a distracted driver, our team is ready and willing to help you take action.

Cell Phone Accident Lawyer on the North Shore

When a person is driving a car or a commercial truck, he or she can be distracted in countless ways. In recent decades, however, mobile technology has exploded, leading to a whole new set of distractions for people behind the wheel. Illinois law prohibits the use of handheld mobile devices, including cell phones, while driving, but cell phone use—and especially texting while driving—continues to be a factor in thousands of crashes each year.

The most disturbing issue with distracted driving traffic accidents is that most of them are entirely preventable, particularly those that are caused by cell phone use. At our law firm, we believe that those who allow themselves to be distracted while driving must be held responsible if and when their behavior causes others to be injured. Our lawyers are well versed in the laws that address the use of cell phones and other mobile devices while driving, and we know how to work within the law to get you the full compensation to which the law says you are entitled.

Other Types of Driver Distractions

By now, almost all of us realize the dangers of using cell phones and tablets behind the wheel, but there are many other ways in which a driver can easily be distracted. All it takes is a moment or two of inattention for tragedy to strike, especially when traveling at highway speeds. Other common forms of driver distractions include:

  • Reaching for things in the backseat or on the floor
  • Eating and drinking
  • Conversations with passengers in the car
  • Playing music on the radio
  • Shaving or applying makeup
  • Watching videos using onboard entertainment systems
  • Reading or looking at paperwork

No matter what type of distraction may have caused the accident in which you were injured, our lawyers will work closely with you to ensure that your rights and best interests are fully protected.

Victims' Advocates in Skokie and Wheeling

The first step on the path to recovering compensation in a distracted driving accident case is determining who was at-fault for the crash. The attorneys at Gruzmark Law, Ltd., will conduct a careful review of the circumstances, examine police reports, subpoena cell phone records and video footage, and work hard to prove that the other driver was texting, drinking, eating, or just daydreaming and not paying attention to the road.

Once we have established liability, the next step is to build a case for maximum compensation. This means keeping careful track of your medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, and any other ways in which your injuries have affected your life. From there, our lawyers will facilitate good-faith negotiations with the at-fault driver, as well as any involved insurance companies and attorneys, in pursuit of a settlement that addresses all of your short-term and long-term needs. If necessary, however, we are fully prepared to take your case into the courtroom to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

For more information about collecting damages for injuries sustained in a distracted driving accident, contact our office. Call 847-729-7660 for your free consultation and case review at Gruzmark Law, Ltd. today. Our team serves clients in Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, the North Shore, Glenview, Northbrook, Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Evanston, Skokie, and the surrounding areas.

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