Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Motor vehicle accidents: Who's at fault if a stop sign falls?

Wisconsin intersections are dangerous. They are often the scenes of motor vehicle accidents, especially if a driver disregards stop signs or traffic lights. However, in some situations, whether a particular party is at fault is not always immediately clear. Investigators often have to recreate collisions to try to determine who or what may have caused a particular incident.

Wisconsin motor vehicle accident resulted in fatality

While there is always a risk for personal injury when a licensed driver gets behind the wheel or someone travels as a passenger or pedestrian, most people reasonably expect other travelers to adhere to traffic laws and safety regulations. When people do follow the rules, it definitely reduces the chances of a motor vehicle accident occurring. Unfortunately, a Wisconsin roadway became the scene of a tragedy when a driver recently headed the wrong way on a highway.

Wisconsin motor vehicle accidents often result in fatal injuries

It is often said that April showers bring May flowers. However, spring time storms also often place travelers at risk. Inclement weather plus slippery roadway conditions often equals motor vehicle accidents in Wisconsin and elsewhere. In such situations, driver negligence is often a causal factor.

There are several reasons to work with a personal injury attorney

Car crashes can happen anywhere, from the residential street you live on to the highway in bumper-to-bumper traffic. It can be hard to imagine getting into a crash on your typical route, but it happens to people all the time.

Motor vehicle accidents and criminal charges sometimes intersect

Like all other states, Wisconsin law prohibits operation of a motor vehicle if a person's blood alcohol content reaches or exceeds a certain level. The problem is that many licensed drivers disregard such laws. This type of negligence often leads to fatal motor vehicle accidents.

Motor vehicle accidents: Support for Wisconsin victims

There is always a certain amount of inherent risk involved when traveling by motor vehicle in Wisconsin or any other state. Some people may be more at risk than others, such as inexperienced drivers, those driving in severely inclement weather, or those sharing the roadway with another motorist who is impaired or distracted at the wheel. When motor vehicle accidents occur, the latter two factors are often the cause.

Stolen vehicle speeds into town and causes roll-over crash

Speeding is one way to be sure that any crash you're in will be worse than if you'd been traveling the speed limit. Despite that, people speed every day, hoping to get to their destinations faster, to evade police, to race or for other reasons.

Motor vehicle accidents: Wisconsin teen dies in secondary crash

Wisconsin highways are often laden with fast-moving traffic. All drivers are tasked with remaining alert behind the wheel and adhering to all state traffic regulations to try to keep themselves and their passengers safe. When motor vehicle accidents occur, those involved remain at risk for further injury while waiting for police and rescue workers to arrive.

How evidence is gathered after motor vehicle accidents

Wisconsin highways can be dangerous places, especially in winter when inclement road conditions often impede travelers' safety. Not all roadway danger is caused by snow and ice, however. Many motor vehicle accidents occur because of driver negligence. The exact cause of a collision is not always immediately apparent to post-accident investigators, which is why reconstruction teams are often dispatched to help look for clues.

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