Vote for Judge Janet Protasiewicz for the Wisconsin Supreme Court on April 4th, 2023, to ensure the protection of all elderly Wisconsinites. Learn more and register to vote here.
July 2017 was the deadliest July on record since 2012, with 72 traffic fatalities. It also has been the deadliest month so far in 2017, by far. The month closest to July in terms of number of fatalities was June, in which there were 60 traffic fatalities. There has been a total of 367 traffic fatalities so far in 2017, resulting from 337 fatal crashes. These fatalities have included 209 drivers, 63 passengers, 47 motorcyclists, 38 pedestrians, five motorcycle passengers, three bicyclists, and two unknown individuals.
Since Americans spend an average of 293 hours of driving each year, these statistics should be of interest to you. The number of traffic fatalities simply emphasizes the need to take all safety precautions possible when driving. For instance, you always should wear a seatbelt. Although Wisconsin state law requires that all drivers wear seatbelts, it is estimated that only about 84% of drivers still wear seatbelts on a regular basis. Interestingly, drivers of SUVs were most likely to wear seatbelts, and drivers of commercial vehicles or pick-up trucks were the least likely to wear seatbelts.
Despite stricter DUI laws and penalties, drivers still continue to be impaired by drugs or alcohol when driving. The likelihood of a crash resulting in injuries or fatalities is much higher when a driver is impaired. Not only does it put the driver himself or herself at risk, but the driver also puts other innocent people at risk, including other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Never driving while impaired is one of the best ways to avoid increasing your chances of being injured or killed in a wreck.
The personal injury claim process can be a difficult legal proceeding for injury victims to understand. Having a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney on your side to help you navigate the legal system is an essential piece of obtaining compensation for your losses. For more information about how to properly handle your personal injury claim, contact the Wisconsin personal injury lawyers of Boller & Vaughan today.
There are many different injuries that can occur as a result of a motor vehicle accident, but one of the most serious and lasing injuries can be a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Since the brain […]
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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.