Distracted Driving and Serious Injury Crashes

Distracted driving behavior is any activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from the crucial task of driving. It’s also a leading cause of vehicle accidents in Wisconsin and across the country.

We have all seen drivers texting at the wheel as they speed down Wisconsin roads and highways, drifting out of their lanes or driving in an unsafe manner. Wisconsin has a statewide ban on texting while driving and a ban on cellphone use but too many drivers disobey the law and serious or deadly crashes are the result.

A vehicle travelling at 55 mph covers the length of a football field in just five seconds. Reading or sending a text may take only a few seconds, but that period is fraught with danger for the driver, passengers, and other drivers who share the street or highway.

Many innocent motorists have lost their lives or been injured merely because another driver chose to read or send a text or email, or other distracted driving conduct. The NHTSA reports that 71 percent of teenage drivers and young adult drivers admit to composing or sending text message while driving.

Some of the most common driving behaviors that have led to serious or fatal accidents include:

A distracted driver could be operating any type of vehicle, including a car, truck, van, SUV, or even a tractor-trailer. A driver who has his or her attention focused on an in-vehicle system or their smartphone puts everyone sharing the road at extreme risk of an injury accident. Although there are national and statewide campaigns to raise awareness and reduce distracted driving accidents, numbers continue to rise.

Distracted Driving Accident? Gruber Law—One Call…That’s All!

At Gruber Law Offices, our professional legal team takes on personal injury cases involving distracted driving. Our founder, Attorney David Gruber, has been representing the injured for almost three decades and is the recipient of many honors and accolades, including being listed in Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and Super Lawyers® for 2013.

If you were injured in a Wisconsin car crash caused by a distracted driver, our car accident lawyers can help with the issues you’ll face. You will have the backing of our 80 member team of professionals, from our 16 attorney team to our paralegals, accident investigators, and medical experts.

Our motto is “One Call…That’s All!” We put our clients first as we pursue justice for them. We work on a contingency fee, which means you do not pay unless we are successful.

We are prepared to speak with you today – contact us now! We have an office in Milwaukee and we help clients throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, including Kenosha, Madison, Racine, and Waukesha.

 

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