Distracted driving has a wide range of causes, including the radio, eating/drinking, cell phone use, GPS and other electronic devices, passengers in the vehicle, and all sorts of distractions outside the vehicle. The dangers of distracted driving cannot be overstated, as these accidents now result in serious injuries and even death on a daily basis, and if you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to another driver’s negligence, we at Agruss Law Firm are here for you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected and you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses.
It only takes seconds or less for distracted driving to result in an accident. A study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that as much as 80% of distracted driving accidents result directly from the driver’s distraction within three seconds of the accident itself. Texting while driving makes an accident 23 times more likely; reaching for a moving object while driving makes it nine times more likely; applying makeup, three times more likely; and distraction by something outside the vehicle, 3.7 times more likely. In 2011 alone, over 387,000 people were injured and over 3,300 lost their lives due to the negligence of a distracted driver.
Distracted driving, particularly involving texting, is now among drunk driving and reckless driving as one of the greatest risk-factors for a serious auto accident. Not only is texting while driving extremely dangerous, but remember that it is a primary offense under Illinois state law, meaning an officer can pull a driver over solely for doing so.
We at Agruss Law Firm are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to distracted driving, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people and not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Agruss Law Firm, LLC is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.