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Driving and Social Media

In order to operate a motor vehicle safely and properly, the driver must devote his or her full attention to the roadway and the task at hand. There are many distractions inside an automobile. These include talking with other passengers, adjusting the radio, and even trying to eat and drive. One of the most dangerous distractions is the use of cellular phones, especially those which are equipped with internet capabilities. Much attention has been paid to text messaging while driving, but the increased use of and access to social networking sites is a growing threat.

If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by a distracted driver who was paying attention to his or her social media interactions instead of the roadway, a civil lawsuit might be appropriate. A successful legal action can help you to recover financial compensation for medical bills and other damages. Contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal rights and options.

Risks of Using Social Media While Driving

Millions of people use social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr around the world. In fact, of the reported 500 million registered Facebook accounts, 250 million are accessed through a mobile device. Using social media, whether as a reader/viewer or while updating, can create many dangers including:

  • Running stop signs, stop lights, and ignoring other traffic signs
  • Missing construction zone warnings or “closed lane” warnings
  • Rear-ending a vehicle
  • Swerving in between lanes

The consequences of a car accident can include significant vehicle damage, extensive physical injuries, and much more. Accordingly, it may be necessary to seek financial compensation through la lawsuit.

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If you have been the victim of a car accident caused by distracted motorist, we can help you to pursue the financial compensation that you need. Contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.