It doesn’t take a cell phone to cause a Wisconsin distracted driving accident. Anything that causes a driver to divert his or her eyes from the road, hands from the steering wheel, or attention from driving can be a dangerous and potentially deadly distraction. That includes your pets and your children.

Keep Those You Love Safe From Milwaukee Car Accidents

In order to prevent a tragic accident from injuring or killing your child, or your pet, it is important to recognize when children and pets can be distracting and what you can do about it.

For example, if your child is:

  • Asking for a snack, a drink or a toy,
  • Screaming or crying, or
  • Trying to get out of a car seat or seat belt

It is important to pull over in a safe place to help your child. If you try to tend to your child and drive then a serious crash could occur that may cause your child, you, or someone else significant pain.

Similarly, if your pet is:

  • Trying to climb in to your lap,
  • Tearing at the seats, or
  • Getting into something that he or she is not supposed to have

It is important to pull over and make sure that your pet is properly restrained so that a serious crash does not occur.

Contact a Milwaukee Car Accident Lawyer if a Distracted Driver Has Hurt You or a Loved One

If a driver who was distracted from driving safely has injured you, your child, or another family member, then it is important to learn about your rights and potential recovery. You should not have to pay for someone else’s distraction.

Please contact an experienced Milwaukee auto accident attorney today to learn more about your rights. We can be reached at 1-800-800-5678 or 414-223-4800.

We also invite you to download a complimentary copy of our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims, to learn more about what to do after a crash.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.