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Wisconsin man left to die in hit and run car accident

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.

Double Recovery in a Personal Injury Claim?

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
medical expenses.

Wisconsin woman cited in car accident

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 sees an increase in car accident deaths from last year

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.

Musician killed in blow-out crash in Eau Claire

The band While We're Up lost one of its members on July 8 as the rock group travelled between tour sites on a Wisconsin roadway. The fatal crash happened when the car in which the band members were travelling blew a tire. As happens in many such car accidents, the fatality occurred when the driver of the vehicle lost control as a result of the flat.

River Falls head-on crash under investigation

Wisconsin has some busy roadways, and Highway 29 between River Falls and Prescott is no exception. A portion of the highway was closed for a couple of hours on July 1 due to a head-on collision. Both drivers sustained injuries that were initially characterized as non-life-threatening.

River Falls farmer avoids serious injury after car accident

A stretch of Wisconsin Highway 29 near River Falls was the scene of a potentially serious wreck on June 27. The two-vehicle car accident occurred on that Wednesday shortly before 6 p.m. -- right around rush hour. Luckily, one driver was not injured, and the other is in good condition.

Wisconsin motorcycle accident leaves 2 in critical condition

As a driver, you take on a great deal of responsibility not only for your own safety, but also for that of your passengers or other people on the road. And if you are a passenger, you effectively relinquish control of your safety and have to rely on the skill and experience of the driver. When riding a motorcycle, these roles are magnified due to the greater severity of injuries that are typically sustained in motorcycle accidents.

Tragic auto accident kills 7-year-old Wisconsin boy at picnic

A recent car accident in Wisconsin has taken a young boy's life. At the time of the crash, the 7-year-old and his family were having dinner at a picnic table behind his father's workplace in Madison. Without warning, a car suddenly sped off the street and careened into a tree, which caused the vehicle to become airborne and land on the picnic table. The car accident killed the boy and seriously injured his mother. His father and younger sister escaped with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Car accident in St. Croix County near Hudson injures several

Interstate 94 in St. Croix County near Hudson was recently the scene of a serious accident. According to members of the Wisconsin State patrol, the car accident took place midmorning on June 7 and involved three private vehicles and two semi-trucks. The initial cause of the series of collisions is not yet known.

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