Injured by a distracted driver? Get an Oak Park car accident attorney
We live in a busy world with technology at our fingertips, but when a distracted driver causes a car crash and injures someone, the Oak Park car accident lawyers from Coplan & Crane will demand they take responsibility for their negligence.
With cellphones, GPS devices, and the pressure to multi-task impacting the way people operate their vehicles, distracted driving has become a widespread problem in Oak Park, Illinois, and across the nation. Responding to a text, answering a phone call, checking a notification from an app, eating, and doing personal grooming (shaving, brushing your hair, doing your makeup) has become the norm for a lot of drivers ─ but that’s no excuse for causing a car accident.
If you’ve been injured in a distracted driving crash, our Oak Park car accident attorneys can build a strong case to get you the compensation you’re entitled to. Contact our Oak Park law firm today for a free consultation.
Oak Park car crash lawyers who know the dangers of distracted driving
Distracted driving is doing anything that takes your attention away from the road. While taking a moment to read or respond to a text message might not seem like a big deal, if you’re traveling at 55 mph and look away from the road for 5 seconds, you’ve gone the distance of an entire football field while not looking up at the road in front of you. There are three different types of distracted driving, including:
- Visual: Performing tasks that require you to look away from the road. This includes texting or looking at your phone, looking away from the road to talk to a passenger, looking in the mirror, looking out the vehicle’s windows (aka “rubbernecking”), or using a GPS or other electronic device.
- Manual: Taking a hand or both hands off the steering while to do another task. This can include eating, drinking, texting or using your cellphone, brushing your hair, shaving, brushing your teeth, doing your makeup, reaching for something, and many other activities.
- Cognitive: Not thinking about whether or not you’re paying attention to the road, sometimes referred to as “lost in thought.” This can include thinking about everything from personal problems to problems with your finances. It also includes texting, as thinking about what a text said or how to respond can be a distraction.
Distracted driving is dangerous and can result in crashes, such as rear-end accidents, T-bone/broadside accidents, and head-on collisions. If you or a loved one was injured in a car crash caused by a distracted driver, our Oak Park car accident lawyers can help you get fair compensation.
Let our Oak Park car crash attorneys get you compensation for your injury
Getting injured in a car accident by a distracted driver can be frustrating. Through no fault of your own, you could suddenly be faced with skyrocketing medical expenses, lost wages from missed time at work, and injuries that cause you pain and suffering. To make matters worse, the insurance company might pressure you into agreeing to a settlement that doesn’t even cover your expenses, or worse yet, they may try to say the car accident was your fault. Don’t let them pressure you, and don’t let them push you around. Our Oak Park car crash lawyers have experience winning distracted driving car accident cases, and we know what it takes to build a strong claim. We win for those who have lost. Contact our Oak Park law firm today for a free consultation.