Driving with Pets
Even though a ride in the car can be entertaining for a dog, taking your pet with you on your next trip to could increase the likelihood of an accident. Having a dog or other pet in the car as a companion can make trips much more enjoyable. Unfortunately, pets in a motor vehicle can interfere with a motorist’s ability to safely operate a vehicle, potentially endangering not only the driver and pet but also any others on the roadway.
If you have been harmed in an accident that was caused by another person who had an insufficiently restrained pet in the vehicle, we can help. Contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today to schedule a free consultation.
Dangers of Driving with Pets
Even when a driver has a restrained pet in the car, the animal’s motion can cause a motorist to become distracted. Unrestrained pets, obviously, pose much greater danger. The following are representative of the hazards created by driving with a pet in the vehicle:
- A dog or cat may jump onto the driver’s lap, compromising steering
- A motorist may divert attention from the road when trying to move or attend to a pet
- A pet may enter the footwell, potentially depressing pedals or impairing a driver’s ability to control the clutch, brake, or accelerator
You may be entitled to pursue financial compensation for medical bills and other damages if you have been hurt in a crash caused by an irresponsible pet owner. Contact the Sheboygan car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights and options.