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DuPage County Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers

Attorneys for Distracted Driving Accident Victims in Lombard, St. Charles, and Bloomingdale

Driving while distracted is a growing problem on the roads today. Motorists are often juggling several activities while simultaneously trying to stay focused on the road. This can lead to disastrous consequences. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to texting or distracted driving, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney so you fully understand your rights.

Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices has over 40 years of experience representing victims of texting or distracted driving in the Chicago area and throughout Illinois. Our award-winning lawyers have a strong track record of obtaining full compensation for victims of all types of motor vehicle accidents. We are recognized by our peers not only for our skill and experience, but also for our aggressive advocacy on behalf of each client we serve.

Our attorneys are honest, compassionate, responsive, and approachable. Our clients appreciate our down to earth approach and our tireless commitment to protecting their interests. We understand that when you are injured in an auto accident, it can take a major physical, emotional, and financial toll on you and your family. For this reason, we work hard to make the legal process as smooth and painless as possible.

Texting and Driving in Illinois

Illinois law bans not only texting while driving, but drivers are also prohibited from making calls while using a handheld cell phone. There are some exceptions, such as for official law enforcement duties and citizens reporting emergencies. In most cases, however, drivers are only allowed to talk on a cell phone when it is in “hands-free” mode. Texting is perhaps the worst form of distracted driving, because it prompts the driver to take his or her eyes off the road, remove one or both of his or her hands from the wheel, and divert his or her attention away from the road.

The National Transportation Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the average time the eyes of a driver are off the road while texting is five seconds. This may not seem like very long, but when traveling at 55 mph, five seconds is enough time to cover the entire length of a football field. Most drivers would never consider driving this distance with their eyes closed, but they may still choose to look away from the road to read or send a text message, potentially causing them to miss important details and be unable to avoid an accident.

Other Common Forms of Distracted Driving

Texting is not the only type of distracted driving that can lead to dangerous accidents. Motorists commonly engage in other distractions, including:

  • Adjusting their radio or music player;
  • Eating or drinking;
  • Reading maps or navigation systems;
  • Putting on makeup or grooming;
  • Reaching for objects on a vehicle's floors or seats;
  • Attending to children in the back seat;
  • Focusing too long on signs or billboards;
  • Speaking with other passengers; and
  • Watching videos.

Contact Our Bloomingdale Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys

At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we take all our personal injury cases on a contingency basis, so you never have to pay upfront attorney fees to receive the skilled representation you deserve. We also offer free consultations and extended evening and weekend hours to accommodate your schedule. If you are unable to travel to one of our 3 convenient Chicagoland locations, we will meet you at your home, hospital, or wherever is most convenient. If you or someone close to you has been injured in an accident due to texting or distracted driving, contact our attorneys today at 630-932-9100 for a free consultation.

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