Distracted driving is a growing problem in Illinois and throughout the United States. According to data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 3,500 Americans are killed every year in distracted driving accidents, with many tens of thousands more suffering very serious, often life-changing, injuries.
Distracted drivers need to be held accountable for the damage that they cause to innocent victims. At Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, LTD., our dedicated Rockford car accident attorneys have extensive experience handling distracted driving accident claims. If you were injured by a distracted driver in Northern Illinois, we can protect your legal rights and financial interests.
Distracted Driving is Negligent Driving
Under Illinois law, negligent drivers can be held legally liable for the accidents that they cause. As drivers have a legal duty to operate their vehicle safely at all times, distracted driving is always negligence. When a driver’s attention is taken off the road, even if only for a split second, he or she will not be able to properly react to changes in road conditions in time. Distracted driving comes in many different forms, with some of the most common examples including:
In some cases, distracted drivers will lie to police officers or to insurance adjusters, and claim that they were driving safely at the time of the crash. This can make these cases very challenging. Indeed, in some cases, the victim may not even be aware that distracted driving was the cause of their crash. This is why it is so important for accident victims to work with an experienced attorney who can conduct an in-depth investigation of their claim.
If you were injured by a negligent driver, you deserve financial compensation that is equal to the value of your damages. Unfortunately, the big insurance companies will do everything in their power to limit your recovery. After a major crash, it is imperative that victims work with a lawyer who can help them hold the insurance company accountable. Our legal team can help. Depending on your injuries, we can help you seek compensation for:
At Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, LTD., our Illinois car crash lawyers have extensive experience handling distracted driving accident cases. If you or a loved one was injured by a distracted driver, we can help. Our team represents auto accident victims throughout Northern Illinois, including in Rockford, Streator, Ottawa, Belvidere, Harlem Township and Machesney Park.
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