The greatest cost of car accidents is human lives, and motor vehicle crashes continue to claim an average of more than 35,000 lives each year, according to figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That agency also indicates that an additional 2.2 million people are injured in traffic accidents each year, and that these crashes cost nearly $1 trillion annually in injuries, loss of life, and property damage.
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Being in a car accident or suffering any auto injuries is incredibly stressful. Not only do you need to deal with who or what is at fault, you may be physically injured and have major medical bills, or even have to repair or replace your vehicle. At times like this, it may be too overwhelming to consider consulting with an attorney. Yet, this is really the right time to check in with an auto injury attorney.
Driving a truck is fatiguing and with pressure to complete a certain number of routes in a given time period, it can sometimes lead to oversights or even negligence that can cause an accident or injury. The sheer size and weight of a truck requires deft handling and intense concentration. Continue reading
Summer is approaching! Typically, that means more road trips, traffic and driving over the start of summer with Memorial Day weekend, the 4th of July, and the last ‘hurrah’ of Labor Day. With more roadtrips and traffic comes an increased probability of a car accident or auto injury. Here are a few ways you can avoid a car accident and some immediate steps to take if you do happen to have one. Continue reading
If you have ever been in an automobile accident where there is a rear end crash, then you know that whiplash can be a very real result. Whiplash occurs when there is severe strain or injury to your neck. However, by taking the necessary precautions you will easily be able to prevent whiplash in the event of a car accident. Continue reading
While it may be amusing to hear stories about how Wisconsin residents have found that cheese is being spread on the roads, along with traditional road salt, icy or freezing roads are really no joke and require diligent attention. Especially since a snow-covered road is not the main culprit for auto accidents in the Madison, Wisconsin area, the more dangerous culprit is ‘black ice’ or ice that is indistinguishable from wet or rainy roads. Continue reading
Operators of semi-trucks are governed by strict hours-of-service regulations meant to keep drivers rested and reduce the risk of accidents. Unfortunately, not every truck driver follows these rules, which can lead to catastrophic consequences on the road. If you or someone you care about suffered severe injuries in a collision involving a big rig, our Eau Claire truck accident lawyers can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Continue reading
Everyone knows that drinking alcohol has a negative impact on driving ability. However, another pervasive health problem can prove to be just as big of a danger behind the wheel: sleep deprivation. If you were injured in a car crash in or around Eau Claire, Wisconsin, our auto accident lawyers can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Continue reading