Dangers of Driving with Headphones
Since the mp3 player and smart phone gave consumers access to thousands of songs at the touch of a finger, more people are choosing to listen to music everywhere they go than ever before. Not only are people choosing to listen to personal music players at the gym or at work, but they are also listening to them in the car with headphones. Unfortunately, when a driver uses headphones while operating a motor vehicle, he or she may be at risk of causing a serious accident.
Along with sight, drivers also need to rely on sound in order to avoid accidents and reach his or her destination safely. Driving with headphones can severely limit or may even eliminate one’s ability to hear, causing them to endanger other motorists. If you or someone you know has been in an accident with a driver wearing headphones, you may be able to take legal action against them. Contact a Nashville auto accident lawyer of Pohl & Berk, LLP, today at 615-277-2765 to get started on your case.
How Headphones Put You in Danger
Motorists have been listening to music, talk radio, or audio books in their vehicles for decades; however, this becomes much more dangerous when the audio moves from your vehicle’s speakers to headphones directly in your ear. When a driver wears headphones he or she may be unable to hear the following:
- Car horns from other motorists
- Emergency vehicle sirens
- Alarms for crosswalks
- Railroad crossing alarms
This decreased awareness and limited hearing can make a driver cause an accident that severely harms another innocent driver. If this has happened to you, speak with a qualified attorney today to discuss your case.
Headphones can severely compromise one’s ability to drive safely. For more information about your case if a driver wearing headphones caused you to be in an accident, contact a Nashville auto accident attorney of Pohl & Berk, LLP, at 615-277-2765 today and schedule a free consultation.