Representing Injured Drivers and Passengers in Central Illinois
Distracted drivers often cause very serious accidents because they are not paying attention to the road. They may swerve into other lanes and ignore traffic lights and signs, which can lead to head-on collisions, rear-end collisions or T-bone collisions. Victims may suffer catastrophic injuries or, in the worst cases, wrongful death.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver, you need experienced representation. Kanoski Bresney has been assisting injury victims and their families for more than 35 years. We will seek the compensation you need to heal from injuries or move forward after losing a family member to wrongful death. For a free consultation with our Springfield distracted driving accident attorneys, please call 217-280-4985 or 866-438-2419, or contact us online.
What Is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving covers a wide range of activities behind the wheel such as:
- Drunk driving
- Texting while driving
- Use of email or instant messages
- Dialing or talking on a cellphone
- Using an MP3 player
- Surfing the Internet
- Tuning the radio
- Looking at a map
- Eating and drinking
- Talking to another passenger
- Applying makeup
- Dealing with a child or pet
Generally, anything that takes your mind and eyes off the road, and/or your hands off the wheel, may be considered a distraction.
Illinois law prohibits distracted driving. The recently enacted laws prohibit drivers from texting while driving and make it illegal to talk on a cellphone while driving without using a hands-free device. It is also illegal to compose, send or read text messages, instant messages and email, or surf the Internet on a cellphone or laptop computer, or use a personal digital assistant, while driving.
Bloomington Texting-While-Driving Accident Lawyers
Our attorneys will seek compensation to cover medical bills, long-term care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related expenses. Please call our office at 217-280-4985 or 866-438-2419 to schedule a free consultation.