Texting While Driving
Text messaging while driving is a dangerous behavior and roadway hazard that has recently gained the attention of many through the public discussion and a campaign to stop the practice by a variety of organizations. Approximately 20% of injury car accidents in 2009 were caused by or otherwise involved a distracted driver. These car accidents resulted in over 5,000 deaths and nearly 450,000 injuries. This only reflects reported incidents of distracted driving, so the real numbers may be much higher.
If you were involved in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and other appropriate damages. Contact the Milwaukee car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights.
Kinds of Distraction
Any kind of distracted driving can lead to dangerous car accidents, which can cause serious injury or even death, but texting while driving involves three distinct kinds of distraction:
- Cognitive distraction
- Manual distraction
- Visual distraction
If he or she is texting, a driver’s mind, eyes, and hands are not directed toward the task of operating the motor vehicle. This can create an extremely dangerous situation which threatens not only the safety of the driver, but also his passengers and other vehicles on the road.
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident because of another person’s negligent decision to text while behind the wheel, contact the experienced Milwaukee car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.