Distracted driving has become an epidemic in our country. Every day close to 800,000 people in America use their cell phones or other electronic devices while driving. There are close to 1.6 million vehicle crashes, and thousands of resultant injuries, every year due to distracted driving. If you or someone you know has been injured by a distracted driver in Milwaukee, it’s time to take action. Our car accident lawyers at Samster Konkel & Safran, S.C. have protected the rights of the injured for over 40 years and are prepared to go the full distance to fight for the damages you deserve for your injuries.
It is estimated that since the end of 2012, there have been approximately 171.3 billion text messages sent in the U.S. every month. Studies show texting while driving makes you 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident. We at Samster Konkel & Safran, S.C. are proud to partner with Today's TMJ Four, WTMJ Radio, Lake FM Radio, Steinhoffels and Braeger Ford for the Band2gether campaign. Band2gether thumb bands provide a reminder to stay focused while driving and leave texting and cellphone use for another time. We ask you to take the pledge to never text while driving. Please pass on the message of Band2gether and help us prevent accidents caused by distracted drivers.
All forms of distracted driving are dangerous, but texting is known to be particularly deadly. Here are some facts about this dangerous habit everyone should be aware of:
To combat this epidemic, people have sought alternative methods of communication. It is debatable how effective this may be since the problem is not the method, but rather the distraction itself. Using a headset cell phone, for example, is not much safer than hand-held usage.
There are also several apps people can use to avoid the lure of their cell phones, including:
Of course, a driver could simply pull over to respond to a text if it is urgent and requires immediate attention, or turn off the phone while driving.
These alternatives have the best of intentions, but if your mind is elsewhere while driving, you are still putting yourself and others at risk, even if your hands are on the wheel.
It is extremely important to contact Samster Konkel & Safran, S.C. as soon as possible, that way, our car accident lawyers can begin making your case. The statute of limitations in Wisconsin is three years for personal injury cases, making it extremely difficult to obtain compensation after this time. The sooner we begin making a case for your injuries, the stronger the case we can build. We are here to advise you and make the strongest case possible. Whether you’ve been rear ended by a texting driver or you’ve experienced a head-on collision with someone on a cellphone, our car accident attorneys are here to fight for you.
We do not collect a fee until your case is won. Schedule your free case evaluation today by calling our offices at (414) 455-1639.