Auto Accident Lawyer
Eau Claire and Madison, Wisconsin Auto Injury Attorney
Types of Car Accidents
The type of car accident you were involved in affects the nature of your case in many ways. It can determine who the defendants will be, which theories of law will apply, what type of evidence we will use, and how long you have to take action in your case. The experienced Madison auto accident lawyers of Boller & Vaughan LLC can help you determine which type of case you have and how to proceed.
If a defective vehicle caused your accident or caused your injuries in an accident, it changes your case dramatically. Instead of or in addition to the other driver, responsible parties may include:
- Auto manufacturer
- Parts manufacturer
- Repair shop
- Rental company
In 2010, legislation passed making it illegal to compose or send a text message while driving in Wisconsin. Other, less specific laws prohibit distracted driving in the state. Cell phone use and texting are currently the hot topics in driver distractions leading to car accidents, but old-fashioned distractions, such as dealing with children or adjusting the radio, can be just as deadly.
One advantage we have when cell phones and other devices are involved is the ability to use phone records to back up witness testimony. In all types of distraction, we can use traffic camera footage as evidence, when it is available.
One of the reasons that it is so important to gather evidence immediately after a car accident is to determine whether the accident was caused by a defective roadway. This is crucial to determining fault. Defects such as malfunctioning traffic signal or missing warning signs can clear you of responsibility for your accident. The government entities responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of roads can be held responsible for these accidents. You have a very short amount of time to take action in cases where a government entity is the defendant.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident, please contact the Wisconsin auto injury lawyers of Boller & Vaughan LLC at or submit an online questionnaire. Your initial consultation with the Wisconsin car accident lawyers of Boller & Vaughan LLC is free of charge and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.