Driver Distraction from Eating in the Car
Of the many causes of car accidents these days, driver distraction is one of the most contributing factors. Americans are multi-tasking at levels never seen before, causing many people to spend their commutes trying to fit in activities that would be better left to before or after they get in the car, such as putting on makeup, making calls, or squeezing in a meal.
Eating while driving is an especially dangerous driver choice as it creates a greater distraction than other activities. Often, more of the driver’s senses and attention are engaged with their secondary activity of eating, rather than focusing on the road. If you have been injured in a car accident by a driver distracted by eating, you are likely entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other losses. To learn more about your legal options, call an experienced Wisconsin car accident lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.
Dangers of Distraction
Significant distractions, such as eating, to a driver create an enormous impairment, exceeding the danger posed by drunk driving in study after study. When you are on the road with a driver who is distracted by eating, you could become involved in a wreck due the following mistakes distracted drivers commonly make:
- Drastically reduced reaction time
- Drifting in and out of lanes
- Failing to heed traffic signals
- Ignoring signals from other drivers
Eating in the car is a distracting activity that puts all motorists at risk. When you’ve been injured due to a distracted driver, you may be eligible for financial compensation.
At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., our experienced legal team is dedicated to helping victims of personal injury recover fair compensation for their losses after an accident. For a free consultation with a Wisconsin car accident attorney to discuss the details of your case with our legal team, call us today at 800-242-2874.