NNNicolet Law Office, S.C.
800-456-6956
CALLS ANSWERED 24/7. FREE CONSULTATIONS. SERVING WI & MN EMAIL

Car accident reconstruction leads to charges for Wisconsin man

Back on July 2, 2012, a crash occurred in West Point where Highways 188 and 60 meet. One man died that day. Now, almost one year later, the Wisconsin State Patrol's car accident reconstruction has led to the other driver being charged with homicide in connection with the death of the other driver.

At the time of the accident, it was believed that the victim, who was on Highway 188 hearing north failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of the two highways. The accident reconstruction now shows that the northbound vehicle had, in fact, stopped at the stop sign and waited for traffic to clear before entering the intersection. It was after he entered the intersection that the other driver heading east on Highway 60 slammed into him at a high rate of speed. There was a truck in the left lane at the stop sign on Highway 188 that troopers surmise caused the two cars not to be able to readily see each other as the northbound car entered the intersection.

The Wisconsin State Patrol has been able to determine that the now charged driver was traveling approximately 24 miles per hour over the posted speed limit of 45 miles per hour as he approached the intersection. He did attempt to stop, and was able to slow down to 54 miles per hour, but it simply wasn't enough to prevent the crash or prevent the death of the other driver. Troopers are certain that if the driver had been going to speed limit instead of traveling at 69 miles per hour, the other driver could have made it through the intersection in time to avoid a collision and may be alive today.

This car accident is a testament to the fact that the results of an official investigation can be vitally important. A family that was at first told their loved one not only had died, but was responsible for his own death, now has the peace of mind to know that it was not the victim's fault. The family can also use the results of the accident reconstruction as evidence in a wrongful death action as evidence of the other driver's negligence and that negligence caused the death of their loved one. This may allow the victim's family to feel they have given their loved one some justice.

Source: Portage Daily Register, "Homicide charge follows fatal Sauk Prairie crash," Shannon Green, May 30, 2013

Awards & Recognition

Our peers and independent third-party organizations have recognized the hard work and dedication we put into every case. This has led to numerous awards and accolades.

  1. Rated By Super Lawyers | Russel D. Nicolet
    Super Lawyers Rising Stars
    Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Personal Injury Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Bankruptcy
  2. The American Association of Legal Advocates Wisconsin Association for Justice BBB Accredited Business - A+
  3. Minnesota State Bar Association American Bar Association State Bar of Wisconsin
  4. BV Distinguished | Lexis Nexis | Martindale-Hubbell | For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability The National Trial Lawyers

Office Locations

Regional Office Map

Hudson Office
511 2nd Street Suite 203
Hudson, WI 54016

Phone: 715-802-0872
Hudson Office

Woodbury Office
724 Bielenberg Drive
Suite 126
Woodbury, MN 55125

Phone: 651-243-2872
Woodbury Office

Superior Office
1507 Tower Ave Suite 210B
Superior, WI 54880

Phone: 715-802-0872
Superior Office

Rice Lake Office
337 N. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Toll Free: 800-456-6956
Rice Lake Office

Eau Claire Office
402 Graham Ave, Suite 305
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Phone: 715-802-0872
Eau Claire Office

Amery Office
228 Keller Ave N.
Suite 3A
Amery, WI 54001

Toll Free: 800-456-6956
Amery Office

Nicolet Law Office, S.C. helps people throughout Western Wisconsin and Minnesota including; Hudson, Eau Claire, Superior, Amery, Rice Lake, Chippewa Falls, River Falls, Menomonie, Hayward, New Richmond, Spooner, Bloomer and Barron.

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.