Downers Grove Texting While Driving Accident Attorney
Drivers have a responsibility to give their complete attention while behind the wheel of a car, truck or other vehicle. Unfortunately, most drivers engage in distracting behavior that takes their eyes off the road or their hands off the wheel or lets their mind wander. Any action that distracts a driver could be deemed negligent and could be a direct cause of a car accident and injuries.
Nearly everyone has a cellphone or other portable electronic device nowadays. This has led to an increase in communicating via instant message services, emails and text messages. Communicating in these ways while driving, however, is unacceptable.
DuPage County Distracted Driving Lawyer
I am attorney Gregory J. Abbott, Attorney at Law. From my offices in Downers Grove, Illinois, I provide experienced representation to all car accident victims who suffer serious injuries. My No. 1 goal in every case is to give my clients my complete attention while pursuing full and fair compensation. I have a history of getting positive results quickly, which allows my clients to focus on their recovery, rather than worry about the legal process.
Facts About Texting While Driving
Tens of thousands of accidents result from negligent drivers using their cellphones each year throughout the United States — many of these occurred in DuPage County and its surrounding area. These accidents often result in broken bones, severe cuts, injured limbs, brain damage and even death. It is important to remember that you and your family have rights, and I can help you assert those to hold negligent drivers accountable.
Anyone who thinks it is OK to text behind the wheel is mistaken. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration note that:
- A person is 23 more times likely to be involved in a crash when texting while driving.
- Nearly 20 percent of all fatal accidents in 2010 were caused by distracted drivers.
- Drivers who send text messages typically travel hundreds of feet without looking at the road.
Contact a Westmont and Darien Injury Lawyer
Please schedule a free consultation with me today so we can discuss your case and your rights. I can be reached online, or you may call my Downers Grove law office at 630-324-0836. I will return your call within 24 hours if I am unable to answer the phone.