Cell Phone Alternatives
Research has demonstrated conclusively that attempting to drive while using a phone limits a driver’s ability to keep control of the wheel and focus on the road. To reduce the dangers of cell phone use while on the road, telecommunications companies have introduced technologies that make it possible to use phones without taking your hands off the wheel.
Drivers who cause accidents by using phones behind the wheel, despite the alternatives available to them, should be held accountable for their actions. If you have been harmed by a reckless or distracted driver, Madison car accident attorneys Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you review your options. Call us today at 800-242-2874.
Much of the danger of cell phone use comes from the tendency for drivers to hold the phone in one hand while trying to drive with the other. Many new vehicles include hands-free systems that allow drivers to use both hands while talking on the phone. Drivers can add systems to older vehicles to achieve the same benefits. Some phones even include text-to-speech systems that allow hands-free texting without having to take your eyes off the road.
Numerous states, Wisconsin included, have passed comprehensive laws forbidding the use of hand-held phones while driving. The dangers of cell phone use while driving are so great that police officers in Wisconsin are allowed to pull drivers over on suspicion of cell phone use alone. Nonetheless some people still opt to put their lives and the lives of others at risk by not pursuing alternatives to this dangerous practice.
With the communications technology available today, there is no excuse to talk on the phone while driving. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a distracted driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and suffering.
To learn more about your legal options, discuss your case with the compassionate Madison car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 today.