Cell Phone Accidents
Whether we admit it or not, most of us have been guilty of driving while talking – or even texting – on a cell phone at least once. Yes, we know the laws, and we know the penalties. But recent information from Human Factors and Ergonomics Society just might make you put down that phone. Professor David Strayer at the Society found that reaction time and reflexes are considerably slowed when driving while on a cell phone. In fact, a 20-year old who talks and drives can have the same reaction time as a 70-year old in many cases! Not only that, but cell phone usage while driving injures over 330,000 people per year and kills 2,600.
Do Hands-Free Devices Prevent Cell Phone Car Crashes?
We all know that driving while drunk is never acceptable. No rational person would try to make a case for drunk driving. The reality is, while driving while on a cell phone may be more publicly acceptable, the dangers are the same, if not greater. Studies show that when compared to drunk driving, cell phone driving shows the same level of inattentiveness, slowed reaction time and distractibility. And that includes hands-free devices. There is no significant reported difference between drivers who use headsets and those who do not.
If you’ve been injured in a vehicle, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian accident by a driver who talking or texting, it makes sense to seek the legal counsel of a professional Chicago Illinois personal injury attorney. The highly accomplished and competent cell phone accident lawyers of Steven J. Malman& Associates will advise you about your rights and help you file a claim against absentminded cell phone drivers.
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In all accident cases, the most important factor is time. The sooner you call us, the stronger a case we can build against the negligent party. As time passes, it becomes more and more challenging to gather evidence, speak to eyewitnesses and obtain the maximum repayment for your cell phone-related accident. In the meantime, insurance companies are hoping you’ll slip up and say the wrong thing.
Do not let that happen. Arrange for your free case evaluation for cell phone accidents or car crash injury in Illinois. Call 1-888-MALMAN LAW (625-6265) to speak with a cell phone accident attorney. Call 1-888-MALMAN-LAW today.