Distracted Driver Accidents

A sudden, unexpected auto accident can turn your life upside down in an instant. With intense physical and emotional pain and suffering along with medical bills and lost wages, you could be facing significant challenges after a car accident. If the accident was caused by another driver not paying attention to the road, that driver should be held liable and compensate you for the damages you have suffered.

At The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C., we can help. Serving clients in Peoria, Bloomington and Galesburg, Illinois, since 1962, we help clients with all legal aspects of distracted driver accident litigation. With decades of experience and more than $100 million won for our clients over the past 10 years alone, we know how to help you receive the compensation you deserve if you have been hurt or lost someone you love in a distracted driver accident.

Causes Of Distracted Driving Accidents

In today’s world, there are endless technological distractions that increase the dangers on the road. We represent clients who have been hurt in auto accidents caused by:

  • Cellphone use
  • Texting
  • iPods
  • iPads
  • GPS
  • Videos/DVD

In addition to the common digital and technological distractions, passengers in a vehicle can also add to the danger. Parents taking care of their children while driving, young people driving with their friends, and even distractions from the scenery and off-road activity can increase the risk of motor vehicle accidents.

Graduated Licenses And Youth Distracted Driving

To minimize the risks inherent in young people behind the wheel, Illinois uses a graduated license system. Under this system, young drivers cannot have more than one nonfamily member under 18 with them in the vehicle while driving until six months after receiving a driver’s license.

Although this is a helpful legislative step, teenage distracted drivers still make up a significant percentage of drivers causing accidents in Illinois. If you have been injured or if a loved one has suffered a wrongful death as a result of a young distracted driver, our lawyers can help you obtain compensation for your losses.

Contact Goldfine & Bowles, P.C. ∙ Free Initial Consultations

Contact us as soon as possible, before the statute of limitations runs out on your claim, so that we can get your case started. Call 309-673-5144 (309-673-5144 toll free) or email us for a free initial consultation.