Wisconsin motorists who were traveling in the area of New London on a recent Thursday evening might have experienced delays. This was caused by the closure of Highway 45 following a car accident that involved two vehicles. Police were busy with investigations at the crash scene for about four hours before the highway was reopened.
A preliminary police report indicates that a 40-year-old man from another state was southbound on the highway when he attempted to pass a car traveling in the same direction. However, he apparently failed to notice an approaching northbound vehicle. The ensuing collision caused injuries to three people.
This driver was transported to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. The 61-year-old driver of the other vehicle suffered serious, potentially life-threatening injuries. A helicopter rushed her to a hospital in Neenah. Her 62-year-old passenger was also treated at the hospital, although her injuries were said to be minor.
The investigation into this car accident is ongoing, and no mention was made of pending charges. Regardless of whether criminal charges are filed after a crash, victims who suffered injuries as the result of the negligence of another party may pursue claims for financial relief. As long as they can prove negligence on the part of the defendant/s, they will have a chance of recovering damages.
In some cases, it can be challenging to establish negligence. For that reason, it makes sense to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney to launch a separate investigation into the car accident to gather the evidence required for the presentation of the claim in a Wisconsin civil court. Once liability is formally established, the court will then adjudicate the documented claims for medical and emotional losses before possibly awarding a monetary judgment.
Source: wbay.com, “Three hurt in New London head-on crash“, Sept. 29, 2017