Cellphone Accidents And Distracted Driving Can Be Deadly
Drivers who use cellphones for conversation or texting while at the wheel are more likely to be distracted and drive erratically or recklessly, leading to accidents that can cause injury or death. According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 24 percent of all motor vehicle crashes in one recent year — a total of nearly 2.3 million accidents in all — involved drivers who were using their cellphones to talk or text. Other statistics show that drivers who send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident.
Laws have increasingly recognized this reality. Illinois law, for example, was recently strengthened to prohibit the use of all handheld mobile phones while driving on Illinois roads, and to increase the penalties where any use of an electronic device while driving is the cause of an accident. We effectively meet the standards of proof to show liability and justify compensation for individuals and families victimized by distracted driving accidents.
Cellphone Use Isn’t Just Talking Or Texting
With the technology available on smartphones, there are numerous ways people can become distracted drivers. At Wise Morrissey, LLC, we can help people who were injured by drivers who were:
- Playing games
- Taking selfies or other photos
- Using apps
- Using maps or GPS features
- Checking social media accounts
If you were injured or lost a loved one, you deserve compensation for your losses, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the loss of a family member. Please talk with our lawyers so we can determine how we may help.