As social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and LinkedIn gain popularity across the world, more and more people are spending their free time in front of a computer, cell phone, or tablet, posting updates and checking other people’s posts. Statistics report that there are nearly 75 million Twitter accounts in the world and over 350 million active users on Facebook. Over half of these Facebook users log in everyday and with the introduction of smart phones, more users are using social media while driving.
Like texting while driving, using social media while driving can put your life and the lives of others in danger. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident because of a negligent or distracted driver, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Contact the Appleton car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney.
In order to drive safely, you have to pay attention to the road 100 percent of the time. If you are constantly looking down at your phone, you are putting other people’s lives in jeopardy. People who use their cell phones while operating a motor vehicle may not be attentive enough to notice a slowing or stopping of traffic, or a potential danger ahead, resulting in an accident.
Social media does not appear to be going away any time soon. Users contribute 1.3 million tweets every hour across the world and with smart phones it has become even easier to do so. However, it is important that users only access social media profiles when it is safe for them to do so.
If you have been injured in a car accident because of a reckless or distracted driver, contact the Appleton car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options.