Cell Phone Distractions and Driving
In order to drive safely, drivers must pay attention to the road at all times. Recent technology has significantly increased the number of distractions one can have while behind the wheel. The majority of the population has become increasingly aware of the dangers of texting while driving, but there are also many other activities one can do with a cell phone while driving that could put others at risk. With the recent popularity in smart phones and applications, millions of people can now play games or access “apps” at the touch of a finger.
Unfortunately, many people use their phones irresponsibly while driving, putting other motorists at risk of an accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident because of a driver’s negligent actions, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.
Risks of Distracted Drivers
The popularity of apps for iPhone and Android smart phones has risen greatly over the past five years. As of April 2011, there were currently 370,928 available iPhone apps on the market with 41 game apps submitted in April alone. Of the hundreds of thousands of apps, games are by far the most popular with over 54,000 available for download. When drivers access games or other smart phone features while driving, they risk:
- Losing control of their vehicles
- Causing an accident by swerving or rear ending cars in front of them
- Hitting pedestrians on sidewalks and crosswalks
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a distracted motorist, we will help you fight for the compensation you need. Contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today to schedule a free consultation.