In the state of Illinois, distracted driving is a serious issue. It leads to accidents involving pedestrians and other vehicles and often has serious -- if not fatal -- outcomes. When a car accident occurs as a result of distracted driving, the victims or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation through legal means.
In the year 2014, just over 3,000 people across the United States were killed by distracted drivers. Another 431,000 people suffered injuries because of the same. Cellphone usage is believed to be the biggest culprit.