When you live in Wisconsin, you are accustomed to dealing with all sorts of weather while driving. Road conditions can quickly deteriorate as snow, ice, freezing rain, slush, and black ice create dangers for everyone on Wisconsin roadways. Even the best of drivers, however, can end up in a motor vehicle accident when winter weather is at its worst. When a snowstorm or other weather condition is rapidly occurring, it may be impossible for a city or county to keep up with the demands of clearing the roads. As a result, all drivers need to take extra precautions when driving, especially when dangerous road conditions such as black ice exist.
Black ice is a road condition that occurs when freezing rain, sleet, or rain falls on frozen ground. The precipitation either freezes upon impact or may refreeze after briefly melting. The bottom line is that black ice creates a very thin layer of ice on road surfaces that is almost impossible to detect. The road may appear wet in some places, but there will be little or no indication that the road is icy. Black ice tends to occur when it is not sunny out and accumulates more readily on shaded roads, less traveled roads, and on bridges and overpasses. It is weather conditions such as these that often cause motor vehicle accidents for unsuspecting drivers. Far too many drivers fail to take basic precautions in bad weather, which unfortunately also can contribute to accidents occurring on Wisconsin roadways.
A driver who fails to take extra care during adverse weather conditions may very well be negligent if he or she causes a motor vehicle accident. For instance, sometimes it is reasonable and necessary to drive well below the speed limit or take care not to follow cars too closely in order to prevent an accident. When drivers fail to take these precautions or heed the winter weather, they can be liable for any resulting accidents and injuries.
Regardless of the issues that led to the motor vehicle crash that harmed you or your family member, you may very well have a personal injury claim under Wisconsin law. Call Boller & Vaughan today at (608) 268-0268, or contact us online at www.bollervaughan.com in order to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Wisconsin personal injury lawyers. Don’t give up on your losses without a fight for what you deserve from those responsible for your injuries.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.