In Illinois, the Chicago cellphone law is clear: As of January 1, 2010, "A person may not operate a motor vehicle on a roadway while using an electronic communication device to compose, send, or read an electronic message." That means no texting, email or typing of any kind. Different towns and cities across the state have their own laws in regard to speaking on the phone, but Chicago is also one of the cities with a hands-free law, meaning you cannot hold a phone to your ear while driving. The upshot of all this is that if you have been injured due to a violation of these laws, you may be entitled to significant damages.
Understanding Cellphone Litigation
The key to any lawsuit lies in assigning liability, of course, meaning your attorneys must prove negligent behavior on the part of another driver. Few law practices in Illinois offer the resources that Cavanagh Law Group brings to bear on each case, amassing compelling evidence on your behalf, including traffic cameras, cellphone records and the eyewitness testimony of other drivers. It is perhaps no coincidence that we have earned substantial settlements for accidents such as these.
Some of our recent successes include:
- Barnes v. Berry Electric Contracting Company, Inc., et al.,
Resulted in a $4,100,000 Settlement - A 70-year-old grandmother was driving to the store when her vehicle was broadsided by a truck driven by an employee who was lost and using his Blackberry device when his vehicle was involved in a crash.
Illinois Car Accident Experts
Cavanagh Law Group focuses on personal injury and accident claims. Our team of personal injury attorneys offer unsurpassed experience in successfully pursuing financial compensation for clients who have suffered serious accidents due to the negligence of others. If you have been injured in an auto accident and need a team of attorneys who can work closely with medical and forensic experts on your behalf, call Cavanagh Law Group. Our firm enjoys an excellent reputation for winning litigation throughout Illinois and the U.S.
Contact Cavanagh Law Group Today
Chicago accident attorneys at Cavanagh Law Group will thoroughly investigate your case to determine if cellphone use was the cause of the accident and have the guilty party held liable for your injuries and damages. If you have suffered injuries as a result of an accident involving a driver who was using a cellphone, immediately contact an experienced Chicago accident attorney at Cavanagh Law Group at 312-425-1900 who can aggressively pursue your rights.
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