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3 Things to Do When You’re Rear-Ended by Texting Driver

You may be entitled to compensation even if you were rear ended by an uninsured texting driver

1. Document everything. Take your own pictures of vehicle damage, license plates, and injuries. In larger cities like Milwaukee, the police might not even show up.

2. Notify the police - you want the accident recorded as officially as possible. The evidence could impact your ability to recover the cost of your injuries or damaged vehicle.

3. Injured? Call a Milwaukee car accident attorney. The insurance company will tell you they just want to get everything taken care of quickly. This often means getting you to sign a check that signals you accept the insurance company's OFFER of settlement. What they claim your policy covers and what they are truly liable for may be different.

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There’s a Lot More to it than “Don’t Text and Drive”

Rear Ended By Texting Driver

We’ve all heard how dangerous it is to text while driving, but somehow many of us still think we can do it. We think we’ll be more careful than all those other people who have caused accidents because they weren’t watching the road. Maybe we can just glance at the phone for a second at a time. We couldn’t possibly hit anything then, right?

Wrong, of course. What many drivers don’t realize is that there are three main types of distracted driving:


Visual distractions are anything that takes your eyes off the road, like looking at a map.


Manual distractions take your hands off the wheel, like reaching for a beverage.


Cognitive distractions take your mind off the task of driving, like thinking about your to-do list.

Texting falls into all three categories. Glancing down for a few scattered moments still has you driving with one hand (or your knees) and thinking about your message, not about driving. Texting and other distractions lead to accidents, injury, and death. If you or a loved one has been injured, or if a loved one has been killed by a distracted driver, contact Milwaukee's best auto accident lawyers for a free consultation.

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Distracted Driving Statistics   

Anything that keeps you from being 100% focused on driving is a distraction and could lead to a fatal car accident, such as:

Next time you get behind the wheel, keep these distracted driving facts and statistics in mind—it just might save a life.

  1. About 3,000 people are killed each year in auto accidents involving distracted drivers.
  2. Approximately another 400,000 are injured due to distracted driving.
  3. At any given time during the day, over 600,000 Americans are using cell phones or other devices while driving.
  4. 10% of 15- to 19-year-old drivers who are involved in fatal car crashes were distracted at the time.
  5. 20- to 30-year-old drivers make up 38% of drivers using cell phones during fatal vehicle crashes.
  6. When texting, your eyes are off the road for an average of 5 seconds. At highway speeds, that’s long enough to drive the length of a football field.

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How to Avoid Distracted Driving

The simplest solution: when you’re driving, just drive. Here are a few ways to cut down on distractions:

Milwaukee Car Crash Attorneys Fight for the Victims of Distracted Drivers

If you’ve been injured by a distracted driver, whether they were texting, putting on makeup, or changing the radio station, contact our car accident law firm in Milwaukee to get the compensation you deserve. Warshafsky Law has a reputation for getting the highest settlements and jury awards for our clients.  Plus, there’s no fee until you win—we don’t get paid until you do.

Contact Warshafsky Law to get the money you deserve for your personal injury.

Milwaukee Personal Injury Attorneys

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Warshafsky is a based-in-Milwaukee personal injury law firm serving the injured since the 1950s.

Warshafsky has brought hundreds of successful lawsuits against auto makers, drug companies and insurance companies. Many clients choose us in part because we are able and willing to fund a case fully through trial and even appeal. Insurance companies value your claim based on the quality of your lawyer. No other Wisconsin law firms boast a board-certified accident investigator and a doctor who is also a lawyer and an attorney who represented insurance companies.

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