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Common Distractions While Driving

Recent studies have released data confirming that distracted driving is dangerous and even deadly. In fact, according to data reported by the police, 16% of car accident fatalities in 2009 were the result of inattentive driving. When drivers are distracted, they are at a significantly higher risk of getting in an accident and injuring themselves and other drivers. There are many different ways drivers get distracted while operating motor vehicles, but no matter the reason, they all could potentially lead to an accident.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident because of a distracted driver, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation to pay for medical bills and pain and suffering. To speak with a lawyer about your legal options, contact the Rhinelander reckless driving lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.

Frequent Distractions in the Car

There are many different activities drivers choose to partake in while operating a motor vehicle. Some of the most common distractions that lead to accidents are:

  • Using a cell phone
  • Trying to eat and drink while driving
  • Reaching for something on the floorboard or in the back seat
  • Putting on makeup, brushing teeth, or fixing hair in mirror

This inattentive driving is reckless and unsafe. Distracted drivers can cause serious accidents, such as swerving into other lanes, running red lights, and rear-ending the car in front of them.

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If you have been hurt by a distracted driver, you can fight back in order to discourage this carelessness in the future. Contact the Rhinelander car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to schedule a free consultation regarding your rights and options.

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