Milwaukee  |  Waukesha  |  Madison  |  Racine  |  Kenosha  |  Lake Geneva  |  Appleton  |  Green Bay  |  Wausau  |  Rhinelander  |  Stevens Point  |  Sheboygan  |  West Bend
When accidents or injuries happen to you or someone you love...why choose anyone else®
Home > Articles > Texting While Driving

Texting While Driving

Although popular and convenient, reading or sending a text message while driving poses a grave hazard to motorists. In fact, Wisconsin state lawmakers have decided that the practice is so detrimental to the well-being of those on the road that it has now been banned outright, making it an offense punishable by increasing fines for repeat offenders.

If you or someone you love has been injured because of someone’s reckless decision to text while behind the wheel, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your claim. To learn more about your legal rights and options as an injury victim, contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today.

Exceptions to the Texting Ban

The dangers of texting are clear. A study published by Virginia Tech University cites a 280 percent increase in the probability of crashes or near-crashes when a driver enters input into a numeral keypad. However, some devices and some instances of texting are allowed under the new law, including:

  • Texting under emergency circumstances
  • Texting as an emergency worker
  • Portable navigational devices
  • Hands-free texting devices

As the law prohibits texting, it would also be advisable not to use a smart-phone GPS application as a navigational assistant, seeing how it would be exceedingly difficult for a law enforcement officer to tell the difference between checking directions and sending a text message.

Contact Us

Finding a trusted voice to represent you after an accident can be an arduous task. Let the experienced Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, advise you on your legal rights and options by contacting us today at 800-242-2874.

Live Chat!
  • The information disclosed in this form does not constitute, nor create an attorney-client relationship.
Super Lawyers Martindale Hubbell AV Rated