When You’re Too Tired To Drive

The United States is crisscrossed with roads, highways, and interstates. We use them, with the help of our cars, to go just about everywhere: work, the store, to see family, to go on vacation. According to the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 87% of the trips we make, short or long, are in personal vehicles and 91% of people commute to work using their cars. When it comes to long-distance travel, almost 91% of all trips are in a personal vehicle, as opposed to planes, trains, and boats. Continue reading

Understanding Rental Car Insurance Policies

If you’ve gone on vacation or out of town for a business, chances are you’ve rented car. Rental cars are more convenient than  taxis or calling an Uber every time you need to go somewhere. That’s not to say that they don’t have downsides though.

Renting a car isn’t all that different than driving your own. You have to avoid any dangerous situations or altercations that could damage the car. The only real difference in a rental car is it’s not yours.

If you’re in an accident, you’ll have to deal with the other party’s insurance company, the rental car company and their insurers. That’s where the insurance coverages you choose at the rental counter come into play.

You’ve heard the agent’s spiel about the insurance options they offer through the rental car company. Most likely, they try to talk you into buying as much coverage as you can. But how can you know if this coverage is necessary or if it’s just a waste of time and money?

To help you, we’re looking at a wide range of topics relating to rental car insurance. From coverage options to the benefits and downsides so you can make an informed decision the next time you need to rent a car. Continue reading

Icy Road Driving Tips

As winter sets in the roads in Wisconsin will become more icy and dangerous. It is important to be as safe as possibly while driving this winter. Here are a few great driving tips for those icy roads!

Madison Icy Road Driving Tips

 

Icy Road Driving Tips:

  • Invest in Winter Tires
  • Don’t Use Cruise Control
  • Take it Easy on the Brakes
  • If You Start to Slide or Skid, Do NOT Brake
  • Keep an Eye Out for Black Ice
  • Double Your Following Distance
  • Use Low Beams for Better Road Visibility
  • Avoid Stopping While Traveling Uphill
  • Take it Easy There, Hoss!

Regardless of how prepared and caution people try to be, accidents do still happen. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to someone’s negligence, or icy roads, call the attorneys at Boller & Vaughan. They have been protecting the rights of injured people throughout Wisconsin, call (608) 268-0268 today for a free consultation!

2014 Car Fatality Infographic

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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Why Would I Need An Auto Injury Attorney?

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.

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How To Avoid A Car Accident

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

Avoiding Icy Or Freezing Road Accidents

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

How Fatigue Can Affect Truck Drivers Behind The Wheel

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

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