Headphones and Driving
Nearly everyone owns an mp3 player now, and many people use them when they are driving. Although some people believe that wearing headphones on a long driving trip can help pass the time, it is actually a dangerous driving behavior that can lead to distracted or reckless driving, causing serious car accidents which may result in injury or even death. Distracted driving injures thousands of people every year in the United States, but victims of distracted drivers can sometimes take legal action.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident because of a reckless or distracted driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact an experienced Lake Geneva reckless driving attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your potential legal options.
Dangers of Distracted Drivers
If drivers are using headphones to listen to music, a movie, or an audio book, their full attention is not on the road ahead, so they are often less aware of other drivers and road conditions. Oftentimes, drivers using headphones cannot hear emergency sirens or other warning signals to show that the road may not be safe. Some of the dangers of distracted drivers include:
- Unsafe lane changing
- Unawareness of speed limits
- Failing to follow traffic signals
- Sudden stops or accelerations
Unfortunately, sometimes a distracted driver can cause other motorists nearby to suffer in auto accidents.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury because of a reckless or distracted driver, you are not alone. Contact an experienced Lake Geneva reckless driving lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about how we can help you.