After a vehicle crash, having the right legal representation can make a huge difference in your financial recovery. Receiving compensation for your sudden and unexpected medical bills and other losses can significantly relieve financial stress as you focus on recovery from your injuries. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., we represent clients who have suffered a wide range of injuries in vehicles crashes under many different circumstances. We have successfully handled more vehicle accident cases for injured people than any other law firm in Wisconsin.
Some personal injury 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 a case 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.
vehicle crash statistics
Most people drive every day, and hope that an accident will not happen to them. However, even the safest driver who follows every rule cannot control other drivers or the environment. Crashes take place when you least expect them, so you need to understand accident risks and who to call afterward.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 2.44 million people in the United States reported car accident-related injuries, and 35,092 people died in crashes last year.
Obviously, the most important thing to do after a crash is to ensure your injuries are properly diagnosed, stabilized, and treated. Your physical health is your top priority, and concern about medical costs should not stop you from seeking the treatment you need. As soon as you are able, however, you should call a highly experienced Wisconsin car accident lawyer to discuss your legal rights.
Losses in a Wisconsin Vehicle Crash
Vehicle accident victims incur many different losses that directly stem from the crash. Examples of losses include:
- Medical expenses
With the rising medical care costs, treating any type of injury can get expensive. Even a relatively minor injury can require a trip to the emergency department, follow-up visits, medication, diagnostic tests, and more. Serious injuries may require hospitalization, surgeries, or even long-term care or assistance. Having an attorney who will consider all of your past and future medical expenses will ensure you seek the full amount of compensation for your injuries.
- Lost income
Many injuries can keep you out of work for a period of time—or may even prevent you from ever returning to your previous job. Even losing a day’s worth of wages can hurt your finances, especially when coupled with stacks of medical bills. Whether you must miss work due to medical treatments or because your injuries prevent you from performing your job, you deserve compensation for any income you lost. If your injuries are permanent and caused impairments that force you to stop working or seek lower-paying work, you may recover compensation for future lost earning ability.
- Property damage
Car repairs can cost a lot of money. After another party causes your car to crash, you deserve compensation for not only the costs of all repairs to your vehicle—but also for the vehicle’s diminished value. Certain types of damage can immediately and significantly decrease a car’s value, and you deserve payment for that lost value from the insurers of any drivers who caused the crash.
- Common Causes of Wisconsin Vehicle Crashes
The following are some common causes of car accidents that Habush Habush & Rottier SC specializes in handling.
- Distracted driving
Despite rules against texting and driving in Wisconsin, distracted driving continues to be a major problem on the roadways and the problem is only growing. While drivers may claim to know the risks of distracted driving, they continue to engage in activities that take their eyes or minds off the road. Most people do not realize just how dangerous distracted driving can be until it is too late and they have caused serious damage and injuries.
- Drunk driving
Similarly, every single driver should fully recognize just how life-threatening drunk driving can be. Still, police continually arrest drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and they only catch a small percentage of the drunk drivers who are out on the roads. Drunk drivers crash into other vehicles and send innocent motorists to the hospital, sometimes causing permanent disabilities or even death.
- Aggressive driving
No one likes traffic and we all seem to be in a hurry. Even though the traffic in Wisconsin can be frustrating, some drivers allow their frustration and impatience to escalate into aggressive driving behaviors. Such behaviors can include tailgating, weaving through traffic, or trying to intimidate other drivers into getting out of the way. Some aggressive drivers even intentionally cause harm to others on the road. If you see an aggressive driver, always get out of their way when possible. If you are injured by someone who was aggressive on the road, we can help you hold them fully liable for their reckless and unnecessary actions.
- Violating traffic laws
The Wisconsin Traffic Code is extensive and sets out many rules of the road that you must learn in order to obtain a driver’s license. While there may be some obscure and lesser-known traffic laws, everyone who is driving should have a basic knowledge of safety regulations and should always comply with these laws. Speeding, running traffic lights or stop signs, ignoring right-of-way rules, failing to yield, and many more violations can lead to a serious accident and injuries.
- Defective auto parts
Sometimes, drivers lose control of their vehicle and they can automatically be blamed for the accident, even though they were not at fault. Many drivers lose control because part of their car suddenly and unexpectedly malfunctioned. This can include brakes, tires, steering systems, airbags, and more. When a defective auto part causes a crash, the company that manufactured and sold that part should be held responsible. Seeking compensation from a corporation is often significantly more challenging than from an individual, however, and you need the right law firm on your side in this situation.
The above are only some of the hundreds of possible causes of vehicle crashes 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.
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The following are some of the accidents that could result in a claim:
Contacting a Wisconsin law firm you can trust.
Our attorneys have been representing injured vehicle crash victims in 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.
A skilled and experienced attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., can help you understand your legal options. Contact us today by calling (800) 2-HABUSH (800) 242-2874 or by filling out a contact form for a free initial consultation.