Dangers of Driving and Using Social Media
As the mobile phone industry continues to advance and produce devices that allow users to use their devices more like a computer, there are even more potential distractions for motorists. Along with the dangers of driving while talking or texting, cell phones now let users access their social media accounts like Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter. The popularity of social media has increased significantly over the past five years and millions of Americans access these sites every day.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligent use of social media while behind the wheel, civil action may be appropriate. You may be able to recover financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options.
Risks of Using Social Media and Driving
Social media has gone from a fad into something that feels like a necessity for any individual or business around the world. Almost 300 million people access Twitter and Facebook on their mobile phone on a daily basis. If a driver checks or contributes to his or her social media site they are increasing their chance of:
- Running traffic lights or stop signs
- Rear ending vehicles in front of you
- Swerving lanes or jumping curbs and hitting pedestrians
Some cities and states have enacted legislation to penalize the use of cell phones for this purpose while driving, but it is still a prevalent danger as these are not universal and many motorists disregard the restrictions.
Let us help you to hold a negligent driver accountable for the harm that he or she has caused you by choosing to use social media while operating a moving vehicle. Contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.