Chicago Trial Attorney: Personal Injury & Business Litigation: Icy and Snow Roads and Car Crashes and Auto Accidents

Chicago "true" weather is back again and makes for very difficult driving conditions. Be careful! If someone has rear-ended you or slid into you and you believe they were not careful, contact us here immediately to assess the situation. We take calls and contact 24/7/365.

And a reminder to all that not only in "good weather" is texting and reading e-mails prohibited but even more caution should be taken when roads are icy and snow is mixed with rain as it was today in the Chicagoland area. Car crashes and automobile accidents can be avoided!

In fact, the Illinois Secretary of State reminds us of the new laws on texting and driving noting that:

Illinois law prohibits sending or reading electronic communications (text messages) while driving and also prohibits the use of wireless/cell phones in construction/road maintenance zones and school zones.

Illinois drivers are prohibited from text messaging while driving except if you are:

  • Reporting an emergency situation.
  • Using the device hands-free or in voice-activated mode.
  • Parked on the shoulder of a roadway.
  • Stopped due to normal traffic being obstructed and the vehicle is in neutral or park.

Further, the Illinois Secretary of State reminds all that local "municipalities may govern whether wireless/cell phone use is permitted, regardless of the location or the driver's age." 

Finally, avoid "quick" or "aggressive" driving especially in snow and ice conditions. 

You can contact us here 24/7/365 (and we really mean that as we will answer our phone) if you have anyquestions and to learn how we may be able to help you in the unfortunate event of an accident that caused you or your family or friends injuries - in particular, you will find that we listen, take your phone calls and e-mails (and even text messages!). We would be honored to help you with your matters - large or small.

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