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2021 Study Shows a Shocking 90 Percent of People Use Their Phones While Driving

Posted on in Car Accidents

IL injury lawyerBy now, most people are tired of hearing about the dangers of distracted driving. However, for victims of distracted driving accidents, these warnings are more important than ever. Driving while using a cell phone is one of the most dangerous types of distracted driving. When a driver is texting and driving, using smartphone applications, sending emails, or otherwise using their cell phone, their hands, eyes, and attention is not on the road. It is hard to say for sure just how many car accidents are caused by distracted driving. However, many experts agree that the problem is getting worse.

Statistics About Cell Phone Use Behind the Wheel Are Grim

Everyone knows that they should pay attention to the road and avoid distracted driving. However, society has become so reliant on technology that many people struggle to put their phones down even when operating a vehicle. A recent study conducted by State Farm found that 36 percent of people admit to using the internet while driving. Over 40 percent admit to texting and driving. About a quarter of participants admitted to updating social media or taking pictures while driving. Just under 90 percent of drivers surveyed admitted to at least one activity involving cell phone use behind the wheel.

Legal Recourse After an Accident Caused by a Distracted Driver

Distracted driving puts others’ lives in danger. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you may have legal recourse. You may be able to file a personal injury claim and collect financial compensation. You could be entitled to reimbursement for emergency room bills and other medical costs, lost wages from missed work, vehicle repair, pain and suffering, and more.

Using a hand-held phone while driving is illegal in Illinois. However, it may be harder than you think to prove that an accident was caused by the other party’s distracted driving. A car accident injury lawyer can help you gather evidence and use it to build a strong case.

Contact a Lake County Car Crash Injury Lawyer

If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a car crash caused by someone on their cell phone, you deserve justice. Contact a Waukegan personal injury attorney to learn how you can hold the driver responsible and seek financial restitution. Call Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. at 847-662-3303 for a free, no-obligation consultation today.





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