Injured in a Car Accident?
Car accidents claim thousands of lives every year in addition to causing injury to thousands of people each year in Wisconsin. If you are injured in a car accident caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another driver or other responsible party, you may need the guidance of an experienced car accident lawyer to help you navigate unfamiliar legal territory. Handling claims of serious and even minor injuries can be complicated and it involves contact with numerous entities, including insurance companies, employers, and medical providers. An experienced attorney can help you figure out exactly who is responsible for your injuries and how a claim should be managed from the date of the incident through recovery.
At Habush Habush & Rottier, we firmly believe that victims of car accidents should be supported after suffering the consequences arising from the reckless or negligent actions of another driver. Whether the accident was caused by speeding, failing to observe a safe following distance, texting or using other phone apps and in-vehicle devices, or driving under the influence, the responsible party should be held accountable for injuries they cause.
Types of Car Accidents
The following are types of auto accidents that could result in a car accident case:
Causes of Car Accidents in Milwaukee and Wisconsin
There are many reasons that car accidents occur in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. The following are some of the most common causes:
- Distracted and inattentive driving – In many crashes, the driver at fault simply fails to pay adequate attention to the road and causes the collision.
- Reckless driving - A person injured because of someone else’s reckless driving behavior may need immediate medical attention, which can often result in a long-term financial burden, particularly if the injured person must miss time from work.
- Speeding - A person driving above the posted speed limit may put other motorists and pedestrians around them in danger of sustaining serious injuries from a collision.
- Drunk driving - Alcohol and drug intoxication can have a profound impact on a person’s ability to operate a car or motorcycle.
- Defective Car Parts - While some mechanical errors or defects cause problems that pose little or no threat to the driver or passengers of a vehicle, some can have a profound impact on the safety of motorists.
The above are only some of the hundreds of possible causes of automobile accidents in Wisconsin. Not only do you need to know what caused your crash but you also need to have sufficient evidence to prove that a certain party was negligent. The evidence that can be used to prove liability will differ from case to case. Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. understands the types of evidence that can prove liability and will take all the necessary time and resources to prove claims for each of our clients.
What to do if you are in a Car Accident?
At the scene of a car accident, assuming you are physically able to do so, you should contact your local authority. The primary duty of police officers is to protect the public. A police officer can arrive on scene, collect information about the incident, including the identification of the driver at fault and any other witnesses. The police will also determine if the responsible driver has insurance coverage for their vehicle. The circumstances of the collision will then be documented in a police report.
Before the police arrive, if you have contact with the other driver it is best not to discuss the details of the accident. The best practice is to simply and politely check to ensure that you are both okay and to offer an exchange of information.
If the other driver is angry or combative, do not attempt to calm him or her down. Simply contact the police and wait for authorities to arrive in a place that allows you a reasonable distance from the other driver. If you are seriously injured, do not attempt to move unless you’re trapped in your car and there is a fire – simply contact help and wait for it to arrive.
Seek Medical and Professional Help
If you are hurt or seriously injured in a car accident, your first instinct will be to seek medical attention. You should do so even if you are not feeling any immediate pain, as certain conditions and symptoms may not present themselves right away.
After you receive the proper medical attention, your next step should be to contact a car accident attorney who handles auto accident cases. You should not wait to contact an attorney, as you will have only a certain amount of time to have a claim resolved if you are not at fault.
How Can a Car Accident Attorney Help Recover Compensation?
In Wisconsin, there are several types of recoveries for victims of car accidents, including:
- Medical Expenses. Even a minor injury can require a trip to the emergency department, follow-up visits and more. These medical expenses for a car accident can add up quickly.
- Lost Income. Many injuries from car accidents may prevent you from working.
- Car Value. Not only are you entitled to compensation for the costs of all car repairs, but also for the car’s diminished value.
At Habush Habush & Rottier, our experienced attorneys believe in fighting for respect, fairness, and what is right for our clients. Our team of car accident attorneys will carefully investigate and analyze the circumstances of your accident to help you hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries. No other firm shares the same level of collective experience and legal resources necessary to effectively vindicate and fight for your rights.
Some automobile accident law firms in Wisconsin treat clients more like case numbers than people who have suffered traumatic injuries. But when you call Habush Habush and Rottier S.C., you can trust that we will provide you with personalized representation and will keep you informed about any new developments in your case. We never rush to settle your accident lawsuit when it is not the best option for our clients. Unlike many “settlement mills” in Wisconsin, our legal team will use all of our resources to investigate your accident and negotiate for the full recovery you deserve.
Habush’s Car Accident Attorneys Serve Victims Across Wisconsin, including:
Our auto accident attorneys have been representing injured vehicle crash victims in Milwaukee and Wisconsin since 1930 and we are committed to protecting the rights of those injured by negligent drivers. We know that a motor vehicle accident can happen when you least expect it and your life may never be the same. The last thing that any accident victim needs to worry about is how they are going to pay for medical treatment and cover their other losses. We step in and handle the legal process so your focus remains where it needs to be – on your health.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident that was caused by another’s mistakes, a legal solution may be available to help ease your financial suffering. To discuss your rights and options, contact the experienced lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier at 800-2-HABUSH (800-242-2874).