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Distracted Driving Accidents Persist Despite Ban on Texting and Driving
The Chicago law firm Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C. law firm is composed of experienced personal injury attorneys who represent clients that have been affected by a motor vehicle accident which resulted in injury or fatality. We are accredited by the Illinois Bar Association and have advocated for numerous victims, or the family members of victims, involved in auto accidents. Ensuring that you receive fair treatment from the insurance companies is a paramount concern to our accident attorneys. Likewise, our injury attorneys want to see to it that you receive all medically necessary treatment, and from a medical provider that can effectively serve your medical needs. At Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C. seeking the justice and compensation that you deserve is our number one priority.
Our accident attorneys have handled a multitude of auto accident cases, especially those that might have been the result of driver negligence. Consequently, our legal representation has rendered fair and just compensation for our clients. This year alone there have been about 700 fatal crashes in the state of Illinois. One of our nation’s most common causes of traffic fatalities is texting and driving, and this problem continues to persist throughout the nation, despite several states’ adoption of laws prohibiting the use of electronic devices while driving. Illinois is included amongst the list of states to adopt texting while driving legislation. Fortunately, this ban on texting and driving is said to have contributed to the noticeable decrease of accident fatalities. As noted by Senator Sandoval, Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, "In 2010, Illinois experienced one of the fewest number of highway fatalities since 1921. Traffic safety statistics indicate that Illinois is moving in the right direction, the state has experienced two consecutive years with less than 1,000 traffic fatalities."
Although the reduction in accident fatalities is certainly promising, the reality is that a high volume of accidents continue to plague the roadways of Chicago, and Illinois in general. Far too many of these accident involve distractions, such as texting while driving, and therefore are preventable. As reported by Distracted Driving a website provided by the U.S. Department of Transportations, studies show that individuals who text while driving are twenty-three ore times likely to be involved in an accident.
If you have been a victim of a motor vehicle accident cause by a distracted driver’s use of electronic devices, our injury attorneys can provide free personal injury consultation, which can assist in postcrash determinations, and more importantly provide reassurance that a legal professional is dedicated to protecting your legal rights. Our personal injury attorneys will assist in dealing with insurance companies and medical care providers. We represent clients residing in Chicago, and surrounding suburbs in Illinois.
The Chicago auto accident attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C. can help you sort through and file the necessary paperwork so that you can receive compensation for your medical bills, pain, suffering, and other damages. Contact us today at 773-516-4100, or online at our website.