Wisconsin drivers typically do their best to obey the traffic laws and be considerate to others on the road. When most drivers are involved in an accident, they are considerate enough to stop, especially if someone may be hurt. In fact, the law requires them to do so. Unfortunately, there are those who flee the scene of a car accident, not even stopping to make sure that no one is hurt. Finding a hit-and-run driver can be time consuming and challenging for authorities.
Students at Lawrence University near the city of Appleton, WI are happy to be a little safer today after city traffic engineers installed flashing lights to notify drivers of crosswalk pedestrians along College Avenue.
Residents in and around Hudson have probably heard about the recent devastating crash that took the lives of three teenage boys. The crash, which happened in late July, has brought a lot of attention to the serious concern of distracted driving.
When an insured person is injured in a car accident, he or
she is often compensated by his or her insurance company. The person's
insurance company will later seek reimbursement for the money it paid its
insured, seeking payment from the person(s) who injured its insured, this is
known as subrogation. Subrogation can be confusing, especially so when a
person's insurance company is not successful in its attempted subrogation. A
Wisconsin Supreme Court case from the Spring of 2011 examined this issue when
an insured couple faced the unique prospect of being paid twice for their
Failure to yield the right of way. This may just be one of the most common citations written after a car accident. When a driver fails to pay attention and properly yield to another car when required, the end result is often an accident at worst and a near miss at best. Every driver in Wisconsin has at some point felt that rush of adrenalin that comes with knowing that you narrowly missed either hitting a car or being hit by a car because you weren't paying attention.
Wisconsin has seen an increase in fatalities due to car accidents from this time last year. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 333 people have died in connection with a car accident. That's 44 more than this time last year.
A Wisconsin woman and her daughter were pushing their car after running out of gas when they were struck by another car. The driver of that car then fled the scene of the accident, leaving the woman and her daughter injured and helpless. The woman later died at the hospital as a result of the injuries she sustained in the car accident. Her daughter is recovering from her injuries.
The Wisconsin roads are full of all kinds of vehicles--from 18-wheelers to bicycles. Bicycles, of course, are some of the most vulnerable vehicles on the road. The riders have little to no protection if they become involved in a car vs. bicycle accident.