Illinois Texting & Driving Accident Lawyers
More than a Century of Collective Legal Experience
In Illinois, distracted driving is the leading cause of all car accidents and traffic fatalities. While “distracted driving” can be contributed to a multitude of behaviors and activities, the greatest threat to drivers and pedestrians nationwide is nothing more than our cell phones. As technology continues to advance, these little hubs of information and entertainment are intentionally providing consumers with innovative daily distractions and social conveniences. Unfortunately, and despite updated traffic laws and penalties, many drivers continue to text while driving.
In fact, texting drivers are responsible for over 70% of all distracted driving accidents. When a driver’s negligence is responsible for an accident, it often leads to severe injuries and property damage for all parties involved. Contact Sam C. Mitchell & Associates if you’ve been injured in an accident and want to hold the liable driver accountable. Our texting accident attorneys in Illinois can examine your case, evaluate your legal options, and assist you in filing an effective claim.
Cell Phone Laws in Illinois
Drivers in Illinois are prohibited from using their cell phones while driving—in certain circumstances, these laws even extend to hands-free devices. This is because lawmakers are aware that texting and updating a social media platform is a temptation many drivers have trouble resisting.
Texting drivers commonly injure:
It’s important for victims to seek medical attention after an accident. Not only does this reinforce a personal injury claim, it also ensures that their injuries don’t exacerbate because they failed to seek treatment. However, medical aid can be costly, and some injuries make it impossible for victims to perform their regular job duties.
To ease this financial strain, injured parties often seek legal advisement and file personal injury claims to recover their losses. When you retain our services, we can thoroughly investigate the accident, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, and even obtain the responsible driver’s cell phone records to prove their negligence and general liability.
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At Sam C. Mitchell & Associates, our texting and driving accident lawyers in Southern Illinois have over a century of collective legal experience. We utilize the extent of our knowledge and resources every day to help our clients pursue compensation that alleviates their financial burdens. In fact, we have represented over 3,700 clients to date and have recovered more than $200 million in damages.
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Over 3,700 Cases Handled
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Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients
Over a Century of Combined Legal Experience
Burn Victim $24,000,000
House explosion involving a gas leak causing serious and permanent injuries to the occupants.
Auto Accident $9,000,000
Auto accident involving permanent injury to a mother and her unborn child.
Auto Accident $2,500,000
JURY TRIAL VERDICT - A box truck pulled out in front of our client’s vehicle, resulting in a T-bone crash. Our client sustained serious injuries to his neck and left shoulder.
Trucking Accident $2,500,000
Trucking accident which results in permanent injury to the client.
Slip & Fall $1,050,000
Woman slipped and fell over a parking block at a local restaurant in Nashville, IL. She was left with a broken hip and a long recovery.
Auto Accident 920,000
A man was sheading south on RT 45 in Saline County when TT slowed to make a turn and was rear-ended. Our client suffered injuries to his neck and shoulders. Justice was served for our client.
Auto Accident $875,000
Client was stopped at a red light in O'Fallon when another vehicle failed to stop rear-ending our client. He sustained injuries to his neck, low back and leg.
Auto Accident $750,000
JURY TRIAL VERDICT - Jury verdict in favor of our client who was injured in an intersection crash in Herrin, IL. Before the trial, the defendant’s insurance company withdrew all settlement offers and offered our client $0. Justice was served with a trial verdict of $750,000.
Pedestrian Accident $650,000
Client was struck on the head by a tree branch being cut by the defendant, leaving our client unconscious. He suffered a severe brain injury as a result.
Auto Accident $600,000
A woman was violently rear-ended in Marion, IL and sustained injuries to both of her knees from striking the dashboard and an injury to her foot.