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Dangerous Devices: The Repercussions of Texting and Driving

Posted by A. Lou Benassi | Jan 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

We live in a world where communication is key--nearly every American owns a cell phone for easy access to those they care about. Even if phone calls aren't possible or convenient, we can communicate with family and friends in seconds thanks to text messaging. Unfortunately, the ease and speed of texting from anywhere at any time has led to an increased presence of texting while driving. If you are the victim of a car accident in Illinois, which was caused by someone's irresponsibility with their cell phone, a phone call to the attorneys at Benassi & Benassi can help you get back on your feet.

A Dangerous Distraction

While looking down briefly to respond to a text message may seem harmless, texting and driving is a very dangerous activity. When texting while driving, a person is not only failing to look at the road but is also mentally distracted by what they are either trying to type or trying to read. These distractions lead to an inability to focus fully on the road and pay attention to the driver's surroundings and other drivers, which is the only thing that a person should be doing while driving.

What Can I Recover from a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

While financial compensation may not be able to fully heal the pain you suffer as a result of your accident, damages recovered from a personal injury lawsuit can help ease the financial stress an accident can have on your life. A successful lawsuit can result in an award of compensation for:

  • Medical bills for hospital stays, surgical expenses, medication and rehabilitative therapy, and medical equipment such as crutches or a wheelchair;
  • Physical pain that you suffered in the aftermath of your accident;
  • Emotional stress that you are facing as a result of your accident, such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia;
  • Income that you lost as a result of missing work after your accident, as well as future income that you may lose due to an inability to work.

In some cases, a driver's negligence might be so severe that a judge or jury will want to set an example to make sure a similar situation does not occur again. In this circumstance, you might also be awarded punitive damages, which are intended to punish the driver who caused your accident and ensure that similar accidents aren't caused in the future.

Injured by a Texting Driver? We're Here to Help.

If you are suffering from injuries sustained by a person who was texting while driving, you don't have to try and fight a personal injury lawsuit alone. The attorneys at Benassi & Benassi's Peoria, Illinois office have years of experience fighting for the rights of those who have been injured in car accidents and are standing by to hear about your case so that they can provide the help you need to receive full and fair compensation. Don't wait any longer--fill out an online case evaluation form or call (309) 276-0601 today to take the next step toward a brighter future.

About the Author

A. Lou Benassi

A. Lou Benassi was born and raised in Taylor Springs, Illinois, a small mining and farming community located near Hillsboro, the county seat of Montgomery County, Illinois...


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