Drivers often worry about getting involved in accidents or collisions with other cars. Particularly, what the resulting damage will be and the cost of repairs. The type of car accident you are involved in can affect the nature of your legal case in a variety of ways. These may include:
- Laws and legalities which apply
- Time limits for filing a case
- Evidence or experts to be used for presentation.
Wisconsin passed legislation in 2010 which makes it completely illegal to compose or send any text message while behind the wheel. There are also other, less specific which prohibit distracted driving in this state. Distractions that lead to car accidents can come from other sources as well such as:
- Applying make-up
- Drinking or eating while driving
- Dealing with children in the vehicle
- Adjusting the radio or playing music
With distraction that occurs from a device such as a cell phone, there will be phone records which can back up witness testimony. For all types of distracted driving cases, there is also traffic camera footage which can be used as evidence, when available.
It is critical, right after an auto injury or car accident, to gather evidence. This is especially important in terms of determining whether or not a defective roadway was involved. There are a number of defects such as missing warning signs, malfunctioning traffic signals, or even faulty construction that can clear you of your accident responsibility. There is, however a very short time limit to take action in any case where the government entities responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of roads can be held answerable or at fault.
With the emergence of the GM Recall of several different types of vehicles for ignition or brake issues, there are some very strong reasons to consult with our Madison auto injury lawyers. There are many cases where another driver can be held accountable, in addition, other responsible parties are:
- Car rental company
- Auto manufacturer
- Parts manufacturer
- Auto Dealership
- Car repair shop
If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a Madison car accident, please contact Boller & Vaughan LLC, Madison auto injury lawyers at 608-268-0268 or complete our online questionnaire.
At Boller & Vaughan LLC, our legal team works uses a contingency fee basis. This means we get paid for our services only in the instance of monetary recovery of funds. There is often a statute of limitation on your personal injury or auto accident lawsuit. Please call 608-268-0268 to make certain you do not waive your right to potential compensation.