No Wisconsin motorist is immune to collisions when navigating state roadways. However, when drivers are alert and cautious behind their wheels and adhere to all traffic and safety regulations, they increase their chances of safely arriving to their destinations. When drivers are negligent or reckless, motor vehicle accidents are more likely to occur. Accidents involving fatalities are especially tragic.
A recent incident involved not one, but two fatalities. A 38-year-old man was deemed responsible for the crash that caused his own death and that of an older man in another vehicle as well. The younger man was driving a motorcycle at the time.
Initial crash reports say the motorcyclist failed to come to a halt at a stop sign. He was not wearing a helmet when his vehicle, heading westbound, reportedly slammed into the other man’s southbound car. First responders pronounced both men dead at the scene. This is not the first time a Wisconsin fatal accident has occurred that was thought to have been caused by a driver’s failure to obey traffic signs.
When Wisconsin motor vehicle accidents leave families grieving the loss of loved ones, litigation often follows. An immediate family member may seek legal accountability against a negligent or reckless driver who has caused the death of his or her spouse, parent or child. If the person deemed at fault is deceased, the claim can be filed against his or her estate. To understand the process more fully, a person considering filing such a claim may reach out for legal support.
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