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Why Did the Number of Pedestrian Accident Deaths Increase in 2020?

For many, life seemed to slow to a standstill for much of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic led many people to work from home and avoid traveling or attending public gatherings. Because of this, one would expect that the roads would have been safer due to less traffic. However, the opposite was true, especially for pedestrians. The number of fatal pedestrian accidents increased by 8% from 2019 to 2020, but since [...]

2021-04-09T15:34:17+00:00April 9, 2021|Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents|

Do Hands-Free Devices Really Reduce Distracted Driving Accidents?

In recent years, the dangers of distracted driving have become more and more well-known. The increased use of smartphones has led many people to attempt to use these devices to make calls, send text messages, read and send emails, or post to social media while behind the wheel. These types of distractions can be very dangerous, and they are likely to lead to car accidents. To prevent collisions and protect [...]

2021-03-31T17:58:23+00:00April 3, 2021|Car Accidents, Distracted Driving|

Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Led to More Drunk Driving Car Accidents?

Over the past year, everyone has had to deal with changes in our lives related to the outbreak of the coronavirus. While most people have taken steps to protect themselves and others from being infected, such as staying home whenever possible, some people’s actions have put others at risk of harm. One key concern that has affected many people is the possibility that more people will drive while intoxicated due [...]

2021-03-22T14:37:33+00:00March 22, 2021|Car Accidents, Drunk Driving Accidents|

Is There an Increased Risk of Car Accidents in the Spring?

Dangerous motor vehicle accidents can take place at any time of year. However, while drivers may be aware of the risks that they face due to inclement weather conditions during the winter, they may not realize that driving during the spring can also be dangerous. This may be especially true in 2021; while fewer vehicles have been on the road over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the [...]

2021-03-19T18:51:58+00:00March 19, 2021|Car Accidents|

When Can Car Accidents Lead to Amputation Injuries?

People who are involved in auto accidents can suffer a wide variety of injuries, and these can range from relatively minor issues to major trauma. Some of the most serious injuries involve damage that is so severe that a victim will permanently lose a body part such as an arm or leg. Amputations can not only be very painful, but they will usually lead to life-long disabilities, and a person [...]

2021-03-15T14:49:42+00:00March 15, 2021|Car Accidents|

Understanding Hit and Run Accidents and Phantom Motor Vehicles

Being involved in an auto accident can be a traumatic experience, leaving a victim with injuries that may require costly medical treatment, as well as damage their vehicle and other property. Addressing these issues can be a complicated process following any type of accident, but it can become even more difficult in hit-and-run situations. If a driver fled the scene of a collision without stopping to make sure that others [...]

2021-03-10T16:21:31+00:00March 10, 2021|Car Accidents|

What Are the Most Common Causes of Rollover Accidents?

Of the many different types of car accidents, rollovers are among the most dangerous. When a vehicle turns over onto its side or roof, drivers and passengers can be thrown about inside the vehicle, and they can suffer serious bodily harm if the roof or frame of the vehicle is crushed. While wearing a seat belt can significantly reduce the likelihood that a person will be thrown from a vehicle, [...]

2021-03-01T23:14:16+00:00February 26, 2021|Car Accidents|

5 Common Forms of Driver Negligence That Can Lead to Car Accidents

Driving is something that most people do every day, but even though it may be a routine activity, it can also be dangerous. Even when drivers are careful and take all precautions to protect their own safety, other drivers can make mistakes, and these errors may lead to car accidents that can cause serious injuries and extensive property damage. Victims who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents will want to understand [...]

2021-02-25T20:22:16+00:00February 24, 2021|Car Accidents|

Have Car Accidents Been More Common During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

For most of 2020 and the start of 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic has limited people’s travel plans and led many employers to implement work-from-home policies. As a result, it is reasonable to expect that there would be less traffic on the roads and fewer car accidents. This has largely been true in Wisconsin, but the past year has also seen some disturbing trends regarding accident severity and fatalities, with many [...]

2021-02-25T20:05:23+00:00February 5, 2021|Car Accidents|

How Can Passengers Recover Damages After a Wisconsin Car Crash?

When a car accident occurs, the fault usually lies with one or more of the drivers involved, but passengers often suffer some of the most serious injuries. If you have been injured in a crash in which you were a passenger, you should know that you do have the ability to pursue compensation for your damages, but it is important to determine who is responsible so that you have the best [...]

2021-02-25T19:52:57+00:00January 22, 2021|Car Accidents|
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