Wisconsin Car Accident Attorneys
Becoming a victim of a car accident caused by somebody else’s negligence may leave you angry and frustrated. Car damage, emotional suffering, lost wages, physical injuries and the death of your loved ones can totally change the life you had before the accident. Yearly, more than 50,000 people suffer from car accident related injuries in Wisconsin. Every 12.3 hours, one person is killed in a Wisconsin motor vehicle crash.
You must stand up for yourself and your loved ones to ensure that the accident-related losses you have suffered are duly compensated. Our car accident injury attorneys at Eisenberg Law Offices in Madison will aggressively represent you to obtain the compensation you and your loved ones rightfully deserve.
Overview of Car Accidents
In a car accident, one vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree or utility pole. Some of the common causes of car accidents are:
- Driver error is the most frequent cause of car accidents in the US. The types of driver errors are many, including speeding, passing dangerously or being distracted while driving.
- Speeding is purposefully driving above the speed limit which could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
- Reckless driving is willful ignoring of people, vehicles and other objects on the road. Some examples of reckless driving are failure to stop at traffic lights, tailgating and disregarding of traffic safety rules.
- Drunk driving car accidents are caused by the negligence of intoxicated drivers.
- Defective roads due to municipal negligence can also become a cause of otherwise preventable car accidents. Some examples of roadway defects are potholes, lack of signs and uneven pavement.
- Vehicle defects are a cause of accidents when vehicles fail to perform at an adequate level. Common car defects include flawed seat belts, faulty child safety seats and improperly functioning airbags.
As a result of car accidents, drivers and passengers of vehicles can sustain a number of serious injuries, such as whiplash, loss of limbs, broken bones, brain and spinal cord injuries, and partial or total paralysis.
Eisenberg Law Offices personal injury attorneys have substantial experience in recovering accident-related losses for our clients. We will evaluate your case to determine your eligibility for compensation of medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Your Vehicle Accident Checklist
Being involved in a car accident may shatter your ability to think coherently and evaluate the situation. Before help arrives to the scene, Eisenberg Law Offices accident injury attorneys advise you to take the following steps:
- Stay on the scene, as this is required by Wisconsin law. Failing to do so may lead to criminal charges.
- Provide immediate assistance to the injured or seek medical help if you yourself are injured.
- Move all vehicles to safety, identify everyone at the scene, and assist the authorities until you are authorized to leave.
- Do not admit fault, do not agree to pay for any damages, and do not accept any payments for your damages at the scene.
- Make your own documentation of the accident and take photographs.
- Call a personal injury attorney for further help.
Although most of the time the investigating police officers do a thorough job of collecting the evidence, there are cases when their performance is lacking. By securing immediate professional legal help and making your own documentation of the accident, you may significantly assist in the successful settlement of your accident-related losses. Eisenberg Law Offices accident injury attorneys have extensive experience in handling car accidents in Wisconsin – we know how to overcome inadequate investigation by the officers on the scene.
If you have been injured due to a car accident and need an experienced personal injury attorney to obtain the settlement you deserve, call Eisenberg Law Offices for a free consultation. We will represent you in your car accident lawsuit or claim to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your damages and losses.