As the pace of modern life continues to accelerate with no apparent end in sight, people are attempting to accomplish an ever increasing amount of tasks in an inflexible period of time. Multitasking has not only become a word, but also a seeming skill requirement to be cultivated and rewarded. But when drivers fall into this mindset while behind the wheel and on the open road, the results can be devastating and deadly not only for the distracted motorist but also for any other persons who have the misfortune to come into his or her path.
If another driver’s operation of a motor vehicle while distracted has led to an accident that caused you physical injury or property damage then you may be able to file a legal action to hold him or her accountable for the evident negligence. Contact the Appleton car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights.
A Growing Problem
With each passing year there is another temptation for the bored or overly busy driver, and it seems that neither one’s social nor work life can be put on hold for the duration of even the briefest outing. But even as laws are being introduced across the country to counter the spread of distracted driving, there is no real way for these legislative steps to prevent the practice. They can only discourage it and many people are unfortunately willing to risk the possibility that they will be caught. Some examples of distractions that can affect an individual’s driving include:
- Conversation with passengers, especially with those in rear seats
- Adjusting the climate control system
- Adjusting the radio or CD player on the dashboard
- Eating or drinking
- Talking on a cellular phone
- Text messaging
- Utilizing a touch screen Global Positioning System device
There comes a time when people need to focus on the task at hand, as made very clear by your recent car accident at the hands of a distracted driver. Seek the damages that you are due. Contact the Appleton car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.