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Driving With Pets

Many situations arise in which a pet might accompany its owner in a vehicle. These could be trips to and from the vet, the park, or friends’ and families’ houses. While it might be fun to share a trip with one’s pet, it is important for the driver to take proper safety precautions. Pets should be kept securely in kennels, not in the seat next to the driver or free to move about the vehicle. Unfortunately, many pet owners neglect this duty when they are driving with their animal companions, creating a needless danger for other motorists and pedestrians.

If you or someone you love was harmed or suffered property damage in an accident caused by a driver transporting an unrestrained pet, you could be eligible to pursue financial compensation. Discuss your case today with a Milwaukee car accident lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. Contact us at 800-242-2874.

Potential Dangers

Drivers with pets need to acknowledge the potential dangers of transporting an unrestrained animal with them in the vehicle. Some of the most immediate dangers include:

  • The pet climbing on, licking, or otherwise distracting the driver
  • The pet getting near the accelerator and/or brake pedals
  • The pet obstructing gear shifters or other operative mechanisms of the vehicle
  • The pet blocking visibility through a side or rear window
  • The pet jumping from or straining against an open window

It is a pet owner’s responsibility to make sure that their pets are properly restrained before driving and they should be held accountable for the failure to do so when otherwise preventable collisions occur.

Contact Us

Do not hesitate to speak with an attorney if you have been hurt in a crash caused by a driver who was operating his or her vehicle with an unrestrained pet in the cabin. Contact the Milwaukee car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

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