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Texting While Driving

Illinois Cell Phone Law

According to 625 ILCS 5/12-610.2,

A person may not operate a motor vehicle on a roadway while using an electronic communication device.

A person can be charged with aggravated use of an electronic communication device when their use of the device causes an accident that results in disfigurement, permanent disability, great bodily harm or death to someone else. The at-fault driver can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor if the crash resulted in a serious injury, which comes with up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $2,500. If the crash resulted in a fatality, the at-fault driver can be charged with a Class 4 felony, which comes with one to three years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.

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Our Chicago car accident lawyers at Power Rogers have decades of experience providing injured victims with the knowledgeable and passionate legal representation they require in their time of need. If you were seriously injured by a driver who was texting while behind the wheel, contact our firm today to learn about your legal options and begin setting up a plan of action that will help put you in the best position possible.

Texting While Driving Statistics

  • The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that the use of a cellphone behind the wheel quadruples the chances of being involved in a crash.
  • The NSC reports that drivers who texted behind the wheel were involved in 341,000 crashes in 2013 alone.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that an estimated one-third of all drivers between 18 and 64 years old reported that they read or wrote a text message while driving in the past month.
  • The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reports that 40 percent of teenage passengers said that the driver of a vehicle they were in used their phone in a dangerous manner.
  • The NSC reported that a driver using their cellphone causes one-quarter of all motor vehicle crashes.
  • The CDC reported that distracted drivers kill nine people in the United States every day.

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If you were seriously injured by someone who was texting behind the wheel, you may be able to file a lawsuit to secure the compensation you need. At Power Rogers, our Chicago car accident attorneys have secured more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients, and are ready to use the experience we’ve gained over the years to help you move on to the next phase of your life. Call us at (312) 313-0202 to speak with one of our attorneys today, or fill out our online form to request a free case evaluation.

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Common Car Accident Questions

  • What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

    A: File a police report, gather as much information as you can about the accident, and get in touch with a lawyer. The sooner you speak with a car accident attorney, the faster you can pursue financial compensation for your damages.

  • How Long Should I Wait to File a Claim?

    A: Generally, it’s best to file your claim as soon after the accident as possible. There are a few reasons for this, including the statute of limitations. In short, the statute of limitations is the legal “window” you have to file a claim. This time frame varies from state to state. Additionally the nature of your claim can influence the time you have to file.

  • Do I Need an Attorney?

    A: You are not legally obligated to seek representation from a lawyer; however, car accident claims and lawsuits can be complex. The insurance company is not on your side, so working with an attorney can provide valuable insight and guidance throughout the duration of your claim or lawsuit.