As most people know, traffic accidents continue to rise as more and more distracted drivers navigate roads and highways across Illinois. According to recent crash statistics, there were over 20,000 crashes involving motor vehicles in DuPage County, Illinois in 2018 alone. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident caused by a driver who was texting, eating, or otherwise driving distracted, you are within your rights to hold the driver responsible and seek compensation for your injuries.
At Marker & Crannell, we are committed to providing comprehensive legal guidance and compassionate representation to car accident victims and their loved ones. Our experienced Illinois personal injury attorneys will review and investigate all of the facts surrounding your case and help you understand all possible legal avenues that you can take to pursue damages. As your legal counsel, we will fight vigorously to protect your rights and help you seek fair financial compensation for your injuries, property damage, and any additional pain and suffering you’ve been forced to endure.
Marker & Crannell Attorneys at Law is proud to represent clients throughout Naperville, Illinois, and the surrounding areas of Bolingbrook, Joliet, Woodridge, Plainfield, and Aurora. Call today to learn more about how we might be able to help you with your case.
What is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving can be described as any activity or action that diverts a driver’s attention, focus, or concentration from the road while driving. Such activities include talking or texting on the phone, drinking, eating, or talking to other passengers.
Furthermore, driving distractions may be classified into manual, visual, auditory, or cognitive distractions. Cognitive distractions take the driver’s focus and concentration away from the task of driving itself. This is often more than just texting, and can be anything from talking on the phone or talking to other passengers.
While listening to the radio is often considered less distracting because it doesn’t require active participation, adjusting the radio can be viewed as a manual distraction that can cause the driver to take their hands off the wheel and potentially cause an accident.