Wisconsin winters make for some difficult travel conditions. Motor vehicle accidents often occur when roads are slippery, visibility is poor or inexperienced or negligent drivers take to the road during a winter storm. Several serious collisions occurred on a recent Monday when snow was falling and road conditions were troublesome.
A 25-year-old woman was making her way through the storm when her southbound vehicle suddenly careened out of control. Ice and snow had already covered State 26 when her car went into a spin and veered into the northbound lane. A vehicle headed in that direction struck the wayward vehicle as it spun and skidded its way across the highway. The woman who reportedly lost control of her steering died at the scene.
The 61-year-old woman who was driving the northbound vehicle suffered injuries in the collision. Thankfully, those injuries were not life-threatening and rescue workers were able to safely transport her to a nearby hospital for treatment. In another county, a similar crash occurred that same day that also involved a vehicle that traveled into an opposing lane, colliding with another vehicle. Sadly, a passenger in the vehicle that was struck was killed.
Who is financially responsible for Wisconsin motor vehicle accidents that occur during inclement weather? The answer depends on the exact details of the events leading up to a specific incident. Those who suffer a physical, emotional or economic injury due to driver negligence may seek financial recovery for their losses by filing personal injury claims in civil court.
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