In 2013, the most recent year for which accident statistics are available, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation reports that 527 individuals were killed in traffic accidents on Wisconsin roadways. Most fatal crashes either involved a collision between vehicles or a collision between a vehicle and a fixed object of some sort. Not surprisingly, more fatal traffic accidents occurred in highly populated cities, with Milwaukee seeing the highest number of traffic fatalities, followed by Madison. Approximately 35% of the 527 fatalities were alcohol-related, 30% involved excessive speed, 15% involved both alcohol and speed. Nine percent of the fatally injured individuals were either pedestrians or bicyclists. Another 16% of the fatalities involved motorcycle drivers or passengers.
Failure to use available safety measures also contributed to the traffic fatalities in Wisconsin. Over half of the drivers killed were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, and 73% of motorcycle riders killed were not wearing helmets. These facts show that many of these fatalities may have been preventable had drivers and passengers simply used available safety features. All too often, however, individuals do not take the time to be safe, and when they fail to do so, crashes can quickly become fatal. The aftereffects of a fatal accident can be overwhelming, both emotionally and financially. Trying to sort out whether another driver was responsible for the fatal crash tends to be the last thing on the surviving family members’ minds.
We are the Wisconsin traffic accident lawyers to whom you always can turn if your loved one suffers fatal injuries in a traffic accident. No matter how complex or difficult the situation may be, the Madison injury attorneys of Boller & Vaughan are here to advocate on behalf of your loved one and hold negligent drivers responsible for any injury or death that has occurred.
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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.