Using Hands-Free Devices
Distracted driving can result in dangerous and even deadly car accidents. In 2009 alone, nearly 5,500 people were killed in car accidents which resulted from distracted driving, in addition to almost 450,000 people who were injured in similar accidents. Although many of these incidents of distracted driving are attributed to the use of actual cell phones, the use of car-phones, earpieces, and other hands-free devices can be just as distracting.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a distracted driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help with recovery. To discuss your case, contact a tenacious Appleton reckless driving attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.
Dangers of Distracted Driving
The use of mobile phone car kits is increasing rapidly due to both the rising popularity of wireless internet and the marketing strategies that promote more technologically-advanced communication devices than a mere cell phone. Though many states have banned the use of handheld cell phones while driving, hands-free devices have yet to be addressed in most states. However, the use of them hands-free devices poses the same dangers, including:
- Possible collision with another driver/fixed object
- Damage to private or public property
- Serious injury/death
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that drivers who use a wireless phone, whether handheld or hands-free, have four times the likelihood of becoming involved in an accident than fellow drivers who abstain from cell phone use while driving. Even phones that are built into the vehicle may cause cognitive distraction, though the driver’s hands are on the wheel and his eyes are on the road.
If you suffered in a car accident because of a distracted driver, the experienced Appleton car accident attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are here to help you through this difficult time. Call us today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about how we can help you.