AT&T Launches Campaign Against Texting And Driving

Following suit of various states (including Illinois) and the federal government, AT&T, is launching an initiative to curb texting and driving.

AT&T’s “Txtng & Drivng … It Can Wait” campaign features parents of young texting-and-driving victims and the final text messages the young drivers received just before they died. The campaign’s theme: “No text is worth dying over.”

The campaign, which will include advertising in 72 shopping malls, also features an online resource center,, where educators, parents and teens can download information about texting while driving and sign a pledge not to do it. AT&T also has launched a Facebook application, at

Dallas-based AT&T, which serves about 85 million wireless customers, is the second communications company to enter the fray against texting while driving. Verizon Wireless launched its national “Don’t Text and Drive” campaign last year.

The campaign comes as the movement against texting while driving nears critical mass. At least 23 states this year have considered bans on texting while driving; 10 of them restrict texting by novice drivers. Nineteen states and the District of Columbia prohibit texting while driving for all drivers, the Governors Highway Safety Association says.

It will be interesting to see whether this campaign will be effective or not. Texting and driving is clearly showing to be a very dangerous activity. Click here to read the entire article from USA Today.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a Chicago car accident or Chicago truck accident, then call Attorney Aaron Bryant for a free consultation at 312-588-3384. 

Chicago Law Firms Filing Suits Over Cemetery Reburial Scheme

The worst nightmare came true for many families on the Southside as they recently learned that their loved ones were not actually buried in the location that they originally believed at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois. Lawsuits have already been filed for many of victims.  It will be interested to see how the attorneys for the victims quantify their injuries and how long it will take the cemetery to gather the remains for all of the family members and return them to the rightful place.

To read more about this tragic story and the lawsuits, click here.

If you or someone you know has been in involved in an accident, then call attorney Aaron Bryant for a free consultation at 312-588-3384.