Injured in a Car Accident in Milwaukee?
If you are injured in a car accident caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another driver in Milwaukee, you may need the guidance of an experienced car accident lawyer to help you. 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.
Causes of Car Accidents in Milwaukee
There are many reasons that car accidents occur in Milwaukee. 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 Milwaukee. 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.
Milwaukee Car Accident Statistics
At any given point and time there are numerous people traveling in cars, trucks, on bikes, motorcycles or even just walking across the street. Each year in Milwaukee, thousands of people are involved in car accidents. Many of these accidents are preventable, but not all. It’s always a good reminder to make sure we are always aware of our surroundings when in a car, or on a motorcycle or even walking. However, if you unfortunately in a car accident in Milwaukee, there are some things to remember.
When do you need to report a car accident?
An car accident must be reported when it results in:
- injury or death of a person
- $1,000 or more total damage to property owned by any one person
- damages of $200 or more to government property (except motor vehicles)
Who should report a car crash to the State of Wisconsin?
Generally, the Milwaukee law enforcement agencies investigate and file the written reports with the DOT. In those reportable car accidents where an enforcement agency does not investigate and/ or file a report, the people involved are required to file one. Go to this site to complete your report: www.wisconsindot.gov/crashreporting
Car accidents occur all too often in Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin:
- According to the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the Division of Motor Vehicles, in 2016 there were 129,051 total crashes.
- Of those 129,051 crashes, 588 included fatalities, which is up 33 from 2016. There were 43,669 injuries that occurred, which more than 2,000 more than the previous year.
- In 2016, there were 5,153 alcohol-related crashes, with 143 fatalities and 2,933 injuries, this is down from the previous year.
- Speed was a factor in 19,540 of the cases, with 186 fatalities and 8,250 injuries, which saw a rather large increase from the previous year.
- The DOT reported that there were 1,252 crashes involving Pedestrians, 918 involving bicycles, 2,250 involving motorcycles and 7,461 involving large trucks. Pedestrian and bicycle crashes were down from the previous year, but crashes involving motorcycles and large trucks increased.
What to do if you are in a car accident in Milwaukee
Whether you or someone you know has been in a car accident in Milwaukee, it’s good to know that you have people that can help you through it all. The seasoned car accident attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier can guide you through each step in the process. We will review your options, and with our experience and our ability in everything from accident investigations, to medical reporting, we are more than confident that we can help you when it seems like there isn’t a light at the end of the tunnel.
To discuss your rights and options, contact the experienced lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier at 800-2-HABUSH (800-242-2874).