Traffic accidents involving wrong-way drivers can be catastrophic because these types of accidents involve head-on collisions and high speeds. Yet, wrong way driving is an epidemic throughout Wisconsin, according to the state police, and it is increasing the risk of serious and fatal motor vehicle accidents.
One of the worst mistakes that can be made after a traffic accident involving personal injury is the attempt to escape from the scene without being identified or arrested. Such attempts usually fail, and the would-be escapist only worsens his legal predicament. A head-on crash near Fairfield, Wisconsin produced a similar result when two people were observed running from the scene of the accident.
Anyone who has driven on the nation's Interstate Highway System can attest to the large number of semi-trailer trucks that use the same highways. Most semi drivers are well-trained and obey traffic laws, especially speed limits. Nevertheless, semi-trucks are frequently involved in serious motor vehicle collisions that injure or kill other drivers and their passengers. An especially serious semi-trailer truck crash south of Milwaukee on I-94 recently demonstrated the extent of the threat posed by these highway goliaths.
One-way streets were originally intended to speed up traffic and improve circulation on local streets. A recent fatal motor vehicle accident in Milwaukee was blamed by witnesses on the one-way streets in the neighborhood. One witness characterized the situation as "pretty savage out here."
Motorcycle accidents involving one motorcycle and a passenger vehicle often leave motorcyclists with serious injuries. When two motorcycles collide, the result can be just as calamitous. When two motorcycles and an automobile collide in the same accident, not only can serious injury or death can be the result, but ascertaining fault can also be problematic. This is demonstrated by a recent two-motorcycle-automobile collision in Outagamie County not far from Hortonville.
Families stick together through good times and bad. Though some individuals become distant with their relations, many Wisconsin residents enjoy the time that they get to spend with their loved ones. When trying times occur, many families rally together to support each other until their situation improves. However, a car accident can quickly stripped that away, leaving families reeling from their newfound reality.
When a vehicle collision happens on a Wisconsin road, the most apparent source of loss to result from the accident may be the damage that the victim's car sustains. While it can be costly to repair or replace a vehicle after a wreck, there are other forms of damages and loss that can affect the recovery of a motor vehicle accident victim. This post will introduce some of the categories of damages that victims may suffer when they are involved in vehicle crashes, but, as with all legal matters, individuals should ask their personal injury attorneys about what may apply to their specific claims.
When a Wisconsin resident is involved in a minor motor vehicle accident, they may be frustrated by the damage their car has sustained and the inconvenience they will have to endure in order to have it repaired. However, when more serious accidents occur, damages can extend far beyond body damage to vehicles. Victims of catastrophic motor vehicle collisions can suffer significant trauma to many different parts of their bodies.
With the holiday season in full swing in Wisconsin and other states across the nation, it is expected that the roadways will be filled with motorists attending holiday events, gatherings and parties. Whether a driver is leaving an office party, on their way to a holiday event or just left the bar, he or she is likely driving in the dark. Traveling during the nighttime hours increases the risks of accidents, as motorists could be intoxicated and it could be more difficult to see objects or people on or near the roadway. While a motorist should always remain attentive no matter the time of day or night he or she is driving, a negligent, reckless or drunk driver could suddenly collide with a pedestrian.
The morning and afternoon commutes to and from work or school can be stressful at times. Many motorists feel rushed to get there on time and are hastily trying to get home at the end of the day. No matter the situation, safety and attention should not take the back seat. Motorists are required to always follow the rules of the road and drive safely. Unfortunately, this does not always occur, resulting in crashes involving other vehicles, cyclists and even pedestrians.