Drivers need to pay attention at all times on the road. Otherwise, they can cause serious car accidents. Unfortunately, not all drivers behave responsibly. Instead, some of them don’t focus on driving and end up causing serious accidents.
In recent years, distracted driving has become a common cause of car accidents, particularly due to the widespread use of cellphones. But phones aren’t the only reason why drivers get distracted and cause serious accidents.
Whatever the circumstances surrounding your distracted driving accident in Illinois, make sure you take your accident seriously right from the start. Make sure you talk to an experienced Chicago car accident lawyer. Contact Coplan & Crane and get the advice you need to make smart decisions after your crash.
Common causes of distracted driving accidents
Distracted driving accidents happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes of distracted driving accidents include:
- Texting while driving
- Talking on a cell phone while driving
- Operating a GPS while driving
- Eating while driving
- Personal grooming (shaving, putting on makeup, etc.) while driving
Whatever the cause of your crash, don’t wait to take legal action. Talk to an attorney at our law firm to find out how we can help you.
How a lawyer can make a difference
Some people might think they don’t need a lawyer if a distracted driver crashed into their car. The other driver clearly broke the law. The police are likely investigating the accident. And insurance company representatives might seem very cooperative.
Don’t be so sure. Distracted drivers often deny doing anything wrong. They might even try to claim you caused their crash. And when it comes to insurance companies, they often make lowball offers that don’t even come close to covering the full cost of your accident. They might even deny your claim altogether.
They don’t intimidate us. We know how to fight for accident victims and demand the compensation they deserve. As your attorney, we can thoroughly investigate your crash and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf or take them to court. Find out what an auto accident attorney can do for you. Contact us today.