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Drunk Driving Accidents Archives

Family may pursue financial relief after fatal car accident

Losing a loved one in a crash that appears to have been caused by a driver who was under the influence of alcohol often leaves surviving family members with many unanswered questions. How to cope with the unanticipated expenses is typically one of those questions. Dealing with insurers in the aftermath of a fatal car accident can also prove to be challenging.

Medical malpractice: 5 routine tasks that can cause death

Advocates for patient safety say preventable medical errors cause over 200,000 deaths of patients every year nationwide, including in Wisconsin. Many times that number suffer but survive the consequences of medical malpractice. It has been noted that five preventable mistakes frequently lead to devastating consequences. The first is medication errors, which can include administration of the wrong drugs, incorrect doses or dangerous combinations of drugs.

Man's plea deal in criminal court upsets accident victim's family

Losing a loved one due to someone breaking the law is heartbreaking. Some families hope that the criminal justice system will help them feel a sense of justice in the aftermath of their death. Unfortunately, the punishment decided by the court system does not always give families the peace they are seeking. Recently, in a Wisconsin criminal case for a drunk driving accident that resulted in two deaths, the drunk driver was allowed to plead guilty, resulting in shortened jail sentence.

Officer kills Wisconsin woman in tragic pedestrian car accident

Many Wisconsin residents enjoy living in communities that promote a pedestrian lifestyle for many day-to-day activities. While walking is considered to be healthier than commuting in a motor vehicle, pedestrians may still be involved in a car accident as they cross roads in which vehicles travel. Not long ago, a 29-year-old woman lost her life after she was tragically hit by a motor vehicle.

Car accident may cause financial stress for victims

Operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Wisconsin can lead to serious consequences for a driver. He or she may face fines, license suspension, evaluations to determine if a drinking or drug problem exists and possibly the installation of an ignition interlock device in order to be able to operate a vehicle. Unfortunately, choosing to operate a vehicle while intoxicated may also lead to a car accident, often resulting in injuries or death.

A car accident may be the result of negligent driving

Motorists who make the unfortunate choice to ignore Wisconsin traffic laws and regulations can potentially face consequences in criminal court. Victims may also choose to pursue monetary damages in civil court regardless of the outcome in criminal court. Recently, a 21-year-old man was formally charged in criminal court for alleged negligent driving that may have contributed to a car accident. If he is convicted of any of his criminal charges, it may aide in establishing negligence in a wrongful death lawsuit. 

Police suspect drunk driving a factor in fatal car accident

The combination of drinking and driving is a risk not worth taking. Wisconsin motorists may face fines, loss of a driver's license, possible jail time and other penalties. Unfortunately, the consequences of driving under the influence are often not limited to the intoxicated driver. Innocent people may suffer injuries or even death in a car accident caused by drunk driving.

Wisconsin drunk driving car accident kills father, daughter

This time of year is one typically filled with family and excitement. As most people in Wisconsin wind up Thanksgiving, they begin planning for December holidays. Unfortunately, one family is planning a funeral instead of decorating a Christmas tree after police say a drunk driver caused a car accident that killed a man and his daughter.

Alcohol suspected in fatal Wisconsin auto accident

The potential consequences of driving under the influence are well known. Unfortunately, there are those in Wisconsin who continue to make the decision to drive while intoxicated, often with tragic consequences. In fact, police believe a recent fatal auto accident that killed a pedestrian was caused by a man who was under the influence of alcohol.

Drunk driving car accident kills 4 in Wisconsin

Efforts have been made over the course of the last few decades to educate drivers about the potential dangers of drinking and driving. Despite these extensive efforts, some people in Wisconsin continue to make the decision to get behind the wheel of a car while under the influence of alcohol. This decision often has deadly consequences. For example, a recent car accident believed to have been caused by a drunk driver resulted in the death of four people.

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