Drivers in Wisconsin may not always realize that they are responsible for the safety of their passengers. If a driver's negligence causes a car accident that kills or injures a passenger, he or she may be held liable for damages. A recent collision on Highway 38 may lead to such a civil lawsuit.
When people reach the age of eighty, their families usually prepare themselves for their loved ones' inevitable deaths, which may not be far off. However, accepting the deaths of elderly loved ones who died in a car accident that was caused by another party will naturally be hard to do. Such a tragedy claimed the lives of two people from another state who were involved in a collision in Wisconsin.
In Wisconsin, the number of car accidents after the first snow typically shows a significant increase. The same likely applies to the number of personal injury lawsuits that follow due to drivers' negligence or failure to adjust their driving techniques to suit the more hazardous conditions. Drivers forget that slow acceleration and deceleration is essential on icy roads to avoid skids. Pulling off in a hurry or trying to stop suddenly could have devastating consequences.
In the Southeastern Wisconsin town of Lake Mills, authorities are working on piecing together the circumstances that led to a fatal crash. According to a preliminary car accident report, the collision occurred on a recent Friday evening. The investigation is ongoing, and at this time, investigators may have more questions than answers.
When a crash is caused by a driver who entered the highway at an exit ramp and travels in the wrong direction, there are typically many questions to ask. However, if such action leads to a car accident in which that driver dies, those questions will likely remain unanswered. One such an accident recently caused critical injuries to two people and killed three others in Wisconsin.
Motorists on Highway 23 in Wisconsin might have experienced delays on a recent Sunday evening while an accident investigation was underway. According to Font du Lac police, the highway remained closed for approximately two hours. This followed a multi-car accident that occurred near Whispering Springs.
Wisconsin motorists who were traveling in the area of New London on a recent Thursday evening might have experienced delays. This was caused by the closure of Highway 45 following a car accident that involved two vehicles. Police were busy with investigations at the crash scene for about four hours before the highway was reopened.
Wisconsin State Patrol reported that it is investigating a crash that occurred on Sunday, Sept. 17 in Dodge County. This was a fatal car accident that claimed the life of one person. It also caused critical injuries to another. Along with WSP, several other emergency services rushed to the scene, including EMS crews, firefighters and Flight for Life.
Although car accidents are not the only cause of spinal cord injuries in Wisconsin, a significant number of them follow wrecks. What is concerning is the fact that national statistics show that crashes caused one in every three spinal cord injuries. More and more often, a victim of spinal cord injuries will say his or her condition resulted from a distracted driving accident.
The sheriff's office of La Crosse County and the Wisconsin State Patrol had to close a section of road on a recent Tuesday morning. This was done to allow them to reconstruct a fatal car accident that had occurred earlier. Investigators were trying to determine the reason why one driver crossed over the center line.