The winter months in Wisconsin are risky for drivers, but you'll undoubtedly see people driving aggressively. Some drivers need a reminder: operating a vehicle isn't like hockey. There's no slapping a puck down the rink or checking an opponent against the glass -- or there shouldn't be. But that's sort of what happens sometimes, and that's what we call aggressive driving -- a leading cause of winter car accidents.
There are many risks when you get behind the wheel in Wisconsin, and it's important to note that one of the biggest risks is the presence of teen drivers. Reports show that they crash far more often in the summer than they do in the other three seasons. Around 800 of them pass away every year, and that's not even counting all of the non-fatal accidents.
The average Wisconsin driver operates his or her vehicle with extreme caution in order to avoid being involved in or causing a car accident. However, there is only so much being careful can do. Although, a driver who takes unnecessary risks is more apt to be involved in a crash, defensive drivers are also at risk of getting wrapped up in an accident caused by less careful driver.
Car accidents in which cars hit jaywalkers can be complicated. On one hand, it is illegal to jaywalk, so should a driver really be held responsible? On the other, what could the driver have done to prevent the accident, and is it negligent not to do try to do so?
A teenage boy was killed in a tragic rollover crash last Friday, just outside of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The incident happened during the evening hours after a 16-year-old girl lost control of her vehicle and veered off the roadway.
Some of the new technology being put in modern cars is just for fun and convenience, like the DVD screens and Bluetooth connectivity. However, a lot of it is geared at making the roads safer by helping people and their vehicles avoid accidents.
Until June 1, Polk County, Wisconsin, had not had a fatal car accident in 2015. That all changed in a heartbeat when a minivan and a car collided, and one of the passengers in the car was killed. She was just 22 years old, and the authorities did bring her to Regions Hospital in St. Paul before she died, but the doctors were not able to save her.
Negligent entrustment is a legal term used in tort law. It describes the concept that an individual can be held responsible for another person's actions if the individual has provided them with a "dangerous instrumentality" that then caused injury to a third party because of the person's use of the instrumentality. In simpler terms, consider as an example that a friend loans another friend his or her vehicle and the friend driving it causes an accident that harms another person. The friend that loaned the vehicle may then be considered legally responsible for the negligence of the friend that drove the car.
An investigation is on-going as the authorities look into what caused an accident between a police car and another vehicle, driven by a civilian, at an intersection in Green Bay. The crash happened at the intersection where Bond St. and Military Ave. come together, and photos from the scene show the police car sitting in the grass on the side of the road, the lights still flashing even though the front of the car is smashed in.
When it comes to car accidents, if someone acts in a manner that is careless and that carelessness causes another person to be injured, it falls under what is known as the legal principle of "negligence." This means that the careless person is generally considered liable for any type of resulting harm. Although you may think that it is fairly easy to win a case involving a negligent driver, there are actually four elements that must be established to show that the person was at fault.