Headphones in the Car
Listening to music in the car helps to keep many drivers alert and awake on the road, and all new cars are outfitted with stereo systems that help facilitate the consumption of media on the go for motorists. The platform for music listening is changing quickly however, with more and more portable devices capable of carrying enormous libraries of digital music available at the touch of a button. While auxiliary inputs into stereos and blue tooth technology is making it easier to interface these devices with car stereos, many people choose to simply plug in the headphones while listening to their music.
When drivers consciously reduce their ability to perceive the changing traffic conditions around them, they are more likely to cause accidents which might otherwise have been prevented. If you have been hurt in a crash caused by a driver whose hearing was impaired by the use of headphones, we can help. Contact the Wisconsin car accident attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Important Auditory Signals
The input of audible signals and warnings is not required for the safe operation of a motor vehicle. But those who typically rely on their ears to help guide them in the car will not have developed compensating safety practice and awareness techniques that those who experience a lack of hearing every day have. The following are a few of the important indicators of danger that a driver wearing headphones may miss:
- Emergency vehicle sirens and horns
- Other drivers honking
- Train whistles, and railroad crossing bells
- Verbal instructions or warnings from drivers or pedestrians
Missing these cues can sometimes lead a driver to take dangerous actions which result in needless accident and injury.
If you have suffered an injury in a car accident caused by the negligent actions of another party, you are likely entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other damages. Contact the experienced Wisconsin car accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.