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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were nearly 6.3 million police-reported crashes in 2015. That amounts to over 17,000 motor vehicle accidents every day.
The good news is that if you’re an accident victim, you don’t have to go through the recovery process alone. With the help of an experienced lawyer, you can receive fair compensation for your injuries and other damages. The Madison motor vehicle accident attorneys at Boller & Vaughan are here to help you pursue the financial security you and your family need to move forward.
A motor vehicle accident occurs when one motor vehicle collides with another vehicle, person, animal, or stationary object. A motor vehicle is defined as any road-going vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine. As attorneys, we represent the victims of all kinds of motor vehicle accidents, including:
The NHTSA keeps track of the number and type of motor vehicle accidents on American roads every year. Their most recent data comes from 2015 when there were 35,092 fatalities and 2,443,000 injuries. Speeding was a factor in 27 percent of these fatalities.
Other notable statistics from 2015 include:
Wisconsin statistics also show an alarming rate of motor vehicle accident fatalities. In 2015, there were 566 traffic fatalities. These include 81 motorcyclist fatalities, 57 pedestrian fatalities, and 15 cyclist fatalities.
What these figures reveal is that motor vehicle accidents aren’t just frequent, they’re commonplace. According to the Insurance Information Institute, the odds that a person will be involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident in his or her lifetime are 1 in 113.
While some accident victims are lucky enough to walk away unscathed, many others are not. Motor vehicle accidents can result in injuries such as:
Your initial consultation with our lawyers is FREE. During your consultation we will evaluate the merits of your case and give you our honest opinion of whether or not it is worth pursuing.
An experienced Madison motor vehicle accident lawyer can help you or a loved one recover damages for:
Shock is common after any type of motor vehicle accident. It can be hard to think clearly, let alone make decisions that will preserve the validity of your personal injury claim. If you are in a motor vehicle accident, remember that there are certain steps you need to take after the accident, depending on what kind of vehicles were involved.
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.
After a motor vehicle accident, you will probably be contacted by an insurance adjuster from your own insurance provider as well as claims adjusters from the insurance companies of other involved drivers. You may be asked to sign a release, accept a settlement, or give a recorded statement. No matter how tempting having this process over with may be, you should never speak to an insurance adjuster without speaking to a motor vehicle accident lawyer first.
If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a motor vehicle accident, contact the attorneys at Boller & Vaughan. We’re here to provide legal assistance and won’t charge for our services unless we successfully recover financial compensation on your behalf. Call us to schedule a free consultation at 608-268-0268.