There are not currently any bans on handheld cell phone use while driving in Wisconsin. If you have been injured in an accident due to the other driver’s inattention to the road, you may want to speak with our Milwaukee auto accident attorney.
Cell phones are everywhere and nearly everyone has one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than nine people are killed and 1,060 people are injured in distracted driving accidents daily, many involving cell phones and other devices. If you have been in an accident and the driver responsible was distracted with their cell phone, you may want to speak with a Milwaukee auto accident attorney today.
A recent study showed that 69 percent of all drivers aged 18-64 in the United States reported they had talked on their cell phones while driving within the 30 days before they had been surveyed. Additionally, 31 percent of those same drivers reported they had read or sent a text message or email while driving at least once in the prior 30 days.
While many states have enacted laws banning the use of handheld devices, the problem still remains. In Wisconsin, there has been a push for such legislation, but none has had the support it has needed to pass through into law.
If you or your loved one has suffered serious injuries due to another driver’s carelessness while talking on their cell phone, call to speak with a Milwaukee auto accident attorney today.