Distracted driving with your furry friends along for the ride

Cell phones and other mobile devices are not the only possible causes of distracted driving. Some drivers bring their pets along on road trips, oblivious of the fact that pets can cause distractions to them.

Keeping your dog leashed in your car while the vehicle is moving can be a step toward vehicle safety. An animal off its leash has the capacity to move around the vehicle, causing the driver to move his or her eyes toward their furry friend instead of on the road.

Dogs can also be a prospective weapon. Imagine your dog, even if behaved, is unbuckled from its cage or seat. Should you need to suddenly stop your vehicle, there is a possibility that your dog will fly like a projectile. With enough force, a dog that slams into your face or your child can cause serious injuries.

Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini Ltd. demonstrate the benefits of hard work and professionalism. We can help if you have the misfortune of sustaining injury in a personal injury accident in the state of Rhode Island. After an accident due to the distracted driving of other parties, get in touch with a qualified member of our legal team by calling (401) 751-8855. Discuss your case with us today to learn more about your legal options.