If you were seriously injured due to a driver who texted behind the wheel, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical costs and more. The Kryder Law Group, LLC may be able to help you fight for justice.
The danger of texting behind the wheel places even the most cautious drivers at risk for life-changing injuries. Engaging in text conversations while driving is not only dangerous, it is against the law in Illinois (625 ILCS Sec. 5/12-610.2).
A Chicago texting while driving accident lawyer may be able to assist you with a car crash claim and lawsuit for your injuries. In the event of the death of a close loved one, we can possibly help you with a wrongful death case. If you experienced injuries or the loss of a loved one, call The Kryder Law Group, LLC now for a free case evaluation: (312) 223-1700.
Texting While Driving and Your Car Accident Injuries
Research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety discovered eye-opening trends regarding driver thoughts when it comes to texting while driving. The study found a “do as I say, not as I do,” mentality among the majority of respondents.
The following data indicates driver opinions involving texting behind the wheel:
- 78 percent of respondents believe texting behind the wheel is a significant danger on America’s roadways
- Nearly 35 percent of respondents from the same study admitted to sending a text or email while driving
Sending or reading a text may only take about five seconds, yet at a speed of 55 mph, it removes a driver’s eyes from the road while the car covers the distance of a football field.
If you suffered serious injuries in a car accident caused by a driver who could not wait to send or read a text, hold them accountable. Call The Kryder Law Group, LLC today for a free case evaluation: (312) 223-1700.
The Three Main Types of Distraction
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists the following three types of distraction:
- Visual: taking eyes off the road
- Manual: taking hands off the wheel
- Cognitive: taking your mind away from driving
The CDC reports that texting involves all three types of distraction. Additional data from the CDC shows that approximately 1,000 people experience serious injuries and at least 9 people die each day due to a crash involving a distracted driver.
The serious injuries you experienced due to a driver who engaged in one or more types of distraction can leave you unable to work. If you are currently dealing with medical bills and a lack of income due to the negligent actions of another driver, a Chicago texting while driving accident lawyer may be able to help you pursue compensation.
Types of Compensation Possible for Your Texting Accident Damages
The damages you suffered may entitle you to financial compensation. There is no guarantee of compensation, and each personal injury case is different. A personal injury case typically results in the following types of compensation:
- Doctors’, hospital, and medical transport fees
- Rehabilitation, expensive prescription medications, and other costs associated with your long-term medical needs
- Missed wages from time spent away from work for your recovery
- Your diminished earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from returning to the same job as before the accident
- Mental anguish for your accident experience
No amount of compensation can return your life to how it was before your accident. Financial compensation can, however, hold the responsible driver accountable and help with your medical costs.
When Texting and Driving Results in a Fatality
Losing a loved one due to a texting driver is emotionally difficult. The stress of planning a memorial or funeral and adjusting to life without them can overwhelm you.
A sudden death can result in unexpected expenses, like that of funeral costs. The loss of income from a spouse can financially impact your ability to pay monthly household bills.
No one should die because a text message could not wait. If you lost a close loved one due to a texting driver, The Kryder Law Group, LLC may be able to help you pursue civil action.
Let Us Handle the Details of Your Civil Action
Pursuing a civil action is challenging and often time-consuming. Tracking down witnesses, conducting interviews, and reviewing police reports are just a few of the ways in which a member of our team may be able to help you.
Another way in which The Kryder Law Group, LLC may be able to help you is by handling aggressive insurance companies on your behalf. We firmly negotiate for a fair settlement, and we stand prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.
Accepting a settlement offer from an insurance company—before you secure legal representation—can be risky. The amount they offer you is most likely a low amount designed to protect their best interests and not yours. If you accept it, you forfeit your right to pursue legal action later if you experience medical complications.
The Kryder Law Group, LLC Holds Texting Drivers Responsible for Accident Injuries and Deaths
There is no way of knowing if a driver near you is texting and driving—until it is too late. Your life changes the moment of impact or the moment you learn of your loved one’s death.
Smartphones are a useful communication tool when used in safe conditions. Using such a device to communicate while driving is dangerous and deadly for other drivers.
If you suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one due to a texting driver, you must act quickly. A Chicago texting while driving accident lawyer from The Kryder Law Group, LLC will fight for your best interests while treating you with the utmost respect. Call us now for a free case evaluation: (312) 223-1700.