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Cell Phone Distractions While Driving

Gone are the days when phones were used solely to make telephone calls. Cell phones in today’s market are nothing less than mini computers with every kind of application you can imagine at the tips of your fingers. Using your phone to call and text are well-known as dangerous activities while driving, but other cell phone uses can be just as distracting, such as playing games or using other applications like weather updates or checking email while driving.

If you or a loved one has been injured because of a negligent or distracted driver, you could be eligible for financial compensation to pay for car repair and personal medical bills in addition to lost wages. To learn more about your legal options, contact the Rhinelander auto accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.

Dangers of Cell Phone Use When Driving

The first commercial mobile phones came available in 1983, and Nokia introduced the first mobile game on its cell phone a few years later. With “smart” phones available from a variety of manufacturers, people are now able to not only talk on the phone but also play games, read books, check their email, take pictures, and more. While this may be convenient, it unfortunately means that drivers with cell phones have more distractions than ever.

If drivers use his or her phone while operating motor vehicles, they could cause accidents by:

  • Swerving in and out of lanes
  • Ignoring traffic signs and stop lights
  • Rear-ending vehicles in front of them
  • Failing to yield

Drivers may be tempted to play with their cell phones rather than pay attention to the road. However, this inattention can lead to devastating and even deadly accidents.

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If you have suffered in an auto accident due to a distracted or otherwise reckless driver, you can fight back to discourage this careless behavior in the future. Contact the Rhinelander car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case.