Milwaukee, Wisconsin Auto Accident Lawyers
Hundreds of millions of Americans rely on cell phones to communicate every day and while cell phones are convenient and make life easier for most of us, texting and talking on cell phones while driving has become the single most dangerous distraction that is responsible for car accidents nationwide. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that over 25% of all car accidents are caused by some kind of distraction and that 80% of all drivers use cell phones at some point in time while behind the wheel (more information on distracted driving from SR22).
The Dangers of Cell Phone Use While Driving
If you think the dangers of using a cell phone while driving are exaggerated, you would be surprised to learn that cell phone using drivers exhibit the same behaviors as those driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Cell phone using drivers are involved in rear end collisions at a higher rate than drivers that are not distracted, they drive more slowly, react more slowly, use their turn signals less and weave in and out of their lane of traffic. The likelihood a cell phone using driver will be involved in a car accident equals that of a driver with a .08% blood alcohol level. The activity of texting forces the driver to take their eyes and attention off the road for a minimum of five second intervals, which is the amount of time it takes for a car to travel the length of a football field.
Your Legal Right to Financial Compensation
If you were injured in a car accident that was caused by a distracted driver using a cell phone, you have a legal right to financial compensation for your medical expenses, loss of income and pain and suffering. The knowledgeable and compassionate car accident attorneys at Techmeier Law Firm have the experience and legal expertise to represent our clients effectively when they are seriously injured in a car accident. Our car accident attorneys can assist you with their knowledge of the laws governing the use of cell phones while driving as they have been changing on a daily basis and can be confusing.
If you or someone you care about has been seriously injured or killed in a car accident caused by a distracted driver in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, please contact the experienced car accident attorneys at Techmeier Law Firm today to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your options in pursuing financial compensation for your injuries and losses.