Over the course of the last decade, our personal technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. The amazing devices we use every day offer us much in the way of convenience and access, but also require a certain level of responsibility in their use. It is more clear than ever that there are many among us who lack that sense of responsibility, and in the process endanger the lives of others. Texting while driving, or distracted driving, is a crime that threatens everyone who gets behind the wheel in 2017, and the attorneys at Domnitz & Domnitz are your expert team dedicated to holding negligent drivers accountable in Milwaukee.
The data is in, and it’s shocking. A recent survey found that 43% of drivers completely ignore the no-texting laws in place on a state level. In fact, only 1 in 13 drivers are pulled over for texting and driving, meaning that over 90 percent of people who were driving while using a mobile device were not pulled over or caught. These numbers are not only troublesome, but they actually have the effect of emboldening those who are likely to text and drive.
Perhaps the most shocking insight of the study was that it isn’t the teens and Millennials who are the worst offenders, in fact, those two groups are the least likely to be pulled over for distracted driving. Those over age 65 were found to be the most likely offenders, despite being assumed to have a higher level of responsibility and respect for the dangers associated with distracted driving.
Faced with these findings, the responsible drivers of Milwaukee need to know their rights in the event they are a victim of texting while driving. In 2010, Wisconsin passed a law banning the use of e-mail and text messages while driving. If you have been injured by a driver who was breaking this law, you are entitled to compensation for your losses.
For experienced representation, contact Domnitz & Domnitz, S.C. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of car accident claims, including those involving distracted driving. We are prepared to assist you in seeking compensation for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and additional related expenses. Punitive damages may also be available in these cases. Please speak with one of our Milwaukee texting while driving accident attorneys to learn if you may be entitled to punitive damages.
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