Chicago Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer
There is no denying that distracted driving is dangerous driving. This type of driving behavior occurs in many ways, and these incidents have increased due to the use of technology in our lives. If you or a loved one have been injured due to the actions of a distracted driver, Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP is here to help. Our Chicago distracted driving accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case and work to secure any conversation you may be entitled to.
Choose Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP For This Case
When you have been injured due to a distracted driver, you need help from an attorney with vast experience handling these cases. Turn to the Chicago personal injury attorneys at Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP for help.
- We are committed to providing direct, honest communication with our clients. We offer personalized attention — you only deal with your attorneys, not paralegals or junior assistants.
- We have a reputation for success, securing hundreds of millions of dollars in total settlements and verdicts for our clients.
- We take distracted driving cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients pay nothing until we secure the compensation they deserve.
Why Do You Need An Attorney After a Distracted Driving Accident?
If you have been injured by a distracted driver, then you should secure an attorney to help prove liability. These cases can become difficult, and a Chicago distracted driving accident lawyer will have the resources to obtain all evidence related to the case. For a distracted driving accident, this could include video surveillance of the incident, eyewitness statements, phone records, and more.
An attorney will also handle all communications with other parties, including aggressive insurance carriers, in order to secure the compensation that is fair for the accident victim.
Distracted Driving Can Occur In Many Ways
The Illinois Department of Transportation shows us that there were 162,527 total traffic accidents in Cook County during the latest reporting year of data available. Out of these incidents, there were 248 fatalities and more than 31,000 injuries.
A major cause of car accidents in Chicago and the surrounding areas is distracted driving. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are three main types of distracted driving:
- Visual, which includes taking your eyes off the road
- Manual, which means taking your hands off the wheel
- Cognitive, which means taking your mind off of driving
Anytime a driver stops focusing on the roadway, even for just a few seconds, there is a much higher risk of an accident occurring. Some of the most common distractions for drivers in Chicago include cell phones. It is not uncommon for accidents to be caused because a driver was texting, browsing the Internet, taking selfies, or exploring social media.
Other common distractions behind the wheel include eating or drinking while driving, talking to other people in the vehicle, reaching for items in the vehicle, and more.
What Type Of Compensation Is Available?
There are various types of compensation that victims of distracted driving crashes may be awarded through a settlement or verdict. At Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP, our qualified and experienced team of trial attorneys regularly helps clients recover the following:
- Coverage of all medical bills related to the crash
- Lost income if the victim cannot work while recovering
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Property damage expenses
- Possible punitive damages
Contact Our Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys Today
The total amount of compensation awarded will vary depending on the specific factors related to each particular client’s case. When you need a Chicago distracted driving accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (312) 781-1977.