Distracted drivers pose a risk to themselves and everyone else on the road. Eating, drinking, talking, putting on makeup, tending to children and looking at maps continue to be sources of distraction for drivers. In the past 10 years, the electronic distractions to drivers have changed in a fundamental way. Now drivers are tempted to watch videos and send text messages while driving.
Injuries and fatalities caused by distracted driving are 100 percent preventable and 100 percent caused by negligence. That is why our Chicago car accident attorneys seek 100 percent compensation for the damages our clients suffered at the hands of a distracted driver.
The Chicago distracted driving accident attorneys of The Horwitz Law Group stay up to date on the latest laws and regulations designed to curb accidents caused by distracted driving. Holding distracted drivers financially responsible for the damages they cause to others provides justice for the injured. It can also help achieve social change by showing that distracted driving is an expensive mistake in terms of lives as well as dollars.
Driven to Distraction: Actions That Put Others at Risk
Each Chicago personal injury lawyer at The Horwitz Law Group represents clients who were harmed when other drivers caused accidents because they were distracted while driving. Examples of distracted driving include:
- Texting while driving
- Talking on a cell phone, with or without a headset
- Using a GPS navigational device
- Tuning a radio or finding a song on an iPod or other mp3 player
- Listening to books on tape
- Watching a movie, video or TV
- Eating or drinking
- Tending to children
- Picking up a dropped item
- Reading texts or e-mails
- Putting on makeup
- Attending to electronic information systems that provide readouts of time and temperature, miles per gallon, miles to destination and more
Life-Altering Injuries Caused by Negligence
We have seen the results of distracted driving in the pain and anguish of our clients. A moment’s distraction can have life-long consequences. If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by a distracted driver, you can rely on us to pursue full compensation for damages.
To arrange a free consultation about your case, please contact The Horwitz Law Group in Chicago, Illinois, by e-mail or call 312-641-9200.