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Dangers of Texting while Driving

Cell phones have undeniably changed the way we communicate with each other. Text messaging has become so fast and easy that many people send messages to others while performing other tasks, such as eating, shopping, and even driving. While many people who text and drive consider themselves to be skilled enough to juggle both tasks at once, studies show that many car accidents result from texting while driving and that the practice may be as dangerous or more dangerous than driving while intoxicated.

If you or someone you care about has suffered an injury due to another person's irresponsible act of texting while driving, contact the Kenosha car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 for more information regarding your legal rights, options, and interests. You may be able to pursue financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

The Dangers of Texting while Driving

It is very important to remain constantly aware of your surroundings while driving because conditions on the road can change in the blink of an eye. Drivers may suddenly brake or swerve, traffic lights may change, and people or animals may move in front of your car. If a driver is focused on texting instead of the roadway, serious collisions are likely to occur.

Even when people assume they are attentive enough to simultaneously drive and send text messages, the fact is that texting while driving is just another attention-focused task that distracts drivers. Distracted driving is dangerous driving because the distracted driver is less aware of their surroundings. Text messaging creates the following kinds of distraction:

  • Visual distraction
  • Mental distraction
  • Manual distraction

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If you or a loved one has sustained injuries due to a collision caused by a driver who was text messaging, contact the Kenosha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 for a free consultation.