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Ottawa Illinois Distracted Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving accounted for approximately 3,154 traffic deaths in 2013 and an additional 424,000 car accident-related injuries. Distracted driving is dangerous, and thanks to the prevalence of smart technology, it is an issue that only seems to be growing worse. While each state has its own marketing campaigns directed at preventing distracted driving accidents, there needs to be justice for those who have already been injured by distracted drivers. Fortunately, there can be, thanks to personal injury law.

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, contact an Ottawa, IL, distracted driving attorney right away. Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., which was founded more than seven decades ago, is committed to helping injured parties recover the compensation they need. Contact our experienced lawyers as soon as possible so that you can begin building your case.

Common Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted driving accidents are becoming all too common. This is in large part due to the growing number of handheld devices and the growing number of drivers on the road. When it comes to driving, more people and more technology is a recipe for disaster. That said, distracted driving accidents typically occur because of one or more of the following:

  • The other driver was texting while driving;
  • The other driving was talking on his or her cell phone;
  • The other driver was playing with the radio dial;
  • The other driver was eating;
  • The other driver was putting on makeup;
  • The other driver was trying to find something in the glove box or back seat;
  • The other driver was engaged in an animated conversation with passengers;
  • The other driver fell asleep at the wheel;
  • The other driver was impaired;
  • The other driver had headphones in; or
  • The other driver was engaged in a heated argument with someone else.

The only activity listed here that is illegal is texting while driving. All other activities are not necessarily illegal, but that does not mean that they are safe to engage in while driving. If your accident was caused because, say, the other driver was laughing and chatting with his or her passengers, you may have a difficult time proving distracted driving, but that does not mean that your case is over. A strong lawyer can prove that the other driver was, in fact, distracted and that his or her negligence led to the accident that caused your injuries. Whatever the case may be, our lawyers at Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., will do what is necessary to prove liability and ensure that you recover the compensation you deserve.

Contact Your Distracted Driving Lawyers Today

If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, do not wait to see what the insurance companies say. Contact our skilled Ottawa, IL, distracted driving lawyers at Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., to learn more about how we can help you maximize your settlement. Consultations are free and come with zero obligation.

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