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Driving Distractions: Pets

While it may be easier to let your dog jump in and ride shotgun when you take him to the vet or the dog park, the decision to do so may be one that will cost you your life or the life of others. Just like you would never think of not strapping a child into the proper car seat, you should never just keep an animal loose in a car.

When a pet is left in a car without being properly secured, it can cause a number of driving distractions that can lead to serious accidents. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a distracted driver, contact the Sheboygan personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (920) 459-8000 to find out more about your lawsuit options.

The Hazards

Just the presence of a pet in the car is a distraction. You will likely be talking, petting or looking after the pet instead of giving your full attention to the road. But there are other things that are much more serious that a loose pet can do to a driver:

  • Scared cats can attack and claw drivers
  • Dogs can jump into a drivers lap causing them to lose complete control
  • Small dogs can wiggle onto the floorboard, hitting the accelerator or breads

All pets should be properly secured before the car is ever turned on.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a distracted driver, contact the Sheboygan personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (920) 459-8000.