Distracted Driving Accidents
If you've been injured by a negligent driver, we can help set it right
If you were asked to close your eyes for
six seconds while driving, you probably would not. But that is the approximate amount
of time that people spend looking at a text message or using a cell phone
According to the United States Census Bureau, from 2005 to 2009 the number
of accidents involving distracted drivers reach about 4,898. It is important
to remember that it is illegal to text and drive in Illinois. Young drivers
are at greatest risk of being injured in a distracted driving accident
and motor vehicle crashes are on the leading causes of death in teens.
What are common distractions on the road?
Drivers can be distracted in a number of different ways, all of which put
the motorists, their passengers, and other vehicles on the road in serious risk.
The driver removes their eyes from the road, even for only a few minutes,
by looking at the phone, writing or reading a text message, looking at
passengers in the car with them, reading a GPS or map, or applying makeup,
shaving, or other types of grooming.
The driver takes one hand or both hands from the steering wheel in order
to eat or drink, text, answer the phone, adjust the radio, reach for something,
search through the glove compartment or console, use any type of handheld device.
The driver's mind is not focused on the task of driving and what is
happening on the road because their mind is distracted by driving while
tired, driving while emotional, driving while under extreme duress, speaking
with a passenger, speaking or listening to a phone call, or composing a text.
No matter the reason for a drivers' negligence, if you've been
injured you deserve compensation. Call Pavich Law Group, P.C. today to
speak with one of our experienced Chicago
car accident lawyers in a free consultation.