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Decatur, Illinois Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer

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Attorneys for Injuries Caused by Texting and Cell Phone Use While Driving in Macon County and Sangamon County

Operating a motor vehicle is a complex task that requires a great deal of attention. Drivers must keep their eyes on the road at all times while being aware of the other vehicles around them. They must be able to react quickly to roadway hazards, unexpected movement by other cars, obstacles in the road, or anything else that may affect them. This response requires them to use both their hands and feet to control their vehicle and avoid car accidents.

Unfortunately, driving is such a commonplace activity for most people that it can be easy to pay less attention when behind the wheel. However, any distractions that take a person's eyes or mind off the road can be deadly. Even a moment of lapsed attention can lead to a dangerous collision, especially when a vehicle is traveling at a high speed. When a person puts others in danger because they failed to drive responsibly, they may be held responsible for the injuries that occur as a result.

At Kanoski Bresney, we understand the harm that a distracted driver can cause, and we are dedicated to helping injury victims receive financial compensation. Our firm has been in business for over 40 years, and during that time, we have helped our clients recover more than $400 million from large insurance companies and people or organizations who were responsible for their injuries. We are prepared to fight for you and make sure you are compensated for the injuries you have suffered in an accident.

Forms of Distracted Driving

Distractions that affect drivers can include anything that takes a person's full attention away from operating their vehicle safely. Some forms of distracted driving are illegal, such as texting while driving or using a cell phone that is not in hands-free mode, and drivers can face traffic violations for committing these types of offenses. However, there are a multitude of other things that can cause distractions while behind the wheel, and all of them can be dangerous.

Even if drivers do not talk or text on a cell phone while driving, these or other electronic devices can create distractions. Looking up directions on a smartphone, GPS navigation system, or map can cause a driver to take their eyes off the road. Changing stations on a car's radio, adjusting environmental controls, or reaching for objects in the car can make a person take their attention away from driving. Drivers may also try to multitask while driving by eating, drinking, or grooming, or they may be distracted by conversations with passengers or dealing with children in the car.

Even though some of these distractions can seem unavoidable, drivers should always remain fully focused on the road to make sure they are driving safely. By taking their eyes off the road, their hands off the wheel, or their attention away from the act of driving, a driver may fail to notice important details that would allow them to avoid a collision. They may become unable to slow down quickly enough to avoid a rear-end collision, they could collide with other vehicles due to the failure to check their blind spots when merging or changing lanes, or they may not be able to react to pedestrians or obstacles in the road. Driving while distracted is a form of driver negligence that can make a driver liable for a collision.

Contact Our Peoria Distracted Driver Accident Attorneys

If you have been involved in a car accident that you believe was caused by a distracted driver, our attorneys can help you obtain the evidence needed to show that this driver is liable for your injuries. We will fight to make sure you are fully compensated, and we will provide you with the respect, response, and results you need. To set up a free consultation, contact us by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We assist with accident cases in Macon County, Champaign, McLean County, Quincy, Peoria County, Bloomington, Schuyler County, Decatur, Champaign County, Pekin, Tazewell County, Peoria, McDonough County, Springfield, Sangamon County, Rushville, and throughout the state of Illinois.

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