Cellphone use is a common cause of car accidents, despite many preventative efforts. Texting and driving has been banned throughout Illinois. In Chicago and many other cities, even talking on a cellphone while driving is banned, unless the driver has a hands-free device. Unfortunately, people break these laws every day, leading to serious accidents. If you or a loved one has been in an accident caused by a driver using a cellphone, our lawyers can help.Was The Negligent Driver Using A Cellphone?
Victims of cellphone accidents may not know that a cellphone was involved. That is why, at Friedman & Bonebrake, P.C., we thoroughly investigate all auto accident cases. Often, our investigation will reveal that witnesses saw the negligent driver talking or texting on a cellphone prior to the accident. Sometimes, the driver who caused the accident may even admit to the police that he or she was using a cellphone.
In some cases, we may have to dig deeper. We may have to request records from the negligent driver's cellphone company. These records will show the times of incoming and outgoing calls and text messages. If these times correspond with the time of the motor vehicle accident, we will have strong evidence against the negligent driver.Building Strong Cellphone Accident Claims
Perhaps the distracted driver ran a red light or stop sign while talking on a cellphone or changed lanes without looking while texting on a cellphone. Whatever the case may be, we will hold the negligent driver accountable. We will gather the evidence to build a strong case. We will pursue fair compensation for you, through negotiation or trial as necessary.Free Consultation: Talking While Driving Accident Attorneys In Chicago
Call us at 312-466-8200 or send us an email. We handle all cellphone accident cases on a contingency basis, which means you pay no fee unless we provide results.