Wisconsin Rules of the Road Lawyers
The Wisconsin Rules of the Road are state laws that define how drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and others who use Wisconsin roadways should act in certain situations. The Wisconsin Rules of the Road are found in Chapter 346 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The Rules cover things such as who has the right of way, proper turning, legal speed limits, proper passing, required stops, defining reckless and drunk driving, and the other rights and responsibilities of bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians.
It is against the law to violate any of the Wisconsin Rules of the Road. A person who violates the Wisconsin Rules of the Road and causes an accident may be legally responsible for the damages caused in the accident.
A Wisconsin Rules of the Road lawyer can help you determine if another driver violated the Rules of the Road and whether you may be entitled to damages pursuant to Wisconsin law. The majority of the cases handled by the experienced attorneys of Pasternak & Zirgibel are vehicular accident cases. We understand the Rules of the Road and why they are important to your accident case.
The Importance of Rules of the Road in Vehicular Accident Cases
In order to prevail in a Wisconsin car accident case, a plaintiff must prove that:
- The driver who caused the accident had a duty of care to the person(s) injured in the accident;
- The driver failed to act as a reasonable driver would have acted in the situation. A driver who failed to obey the Rules of the Road may not have acted like a reasonable person since the driver broke the law. This will be important evidence for your Wisconsin Rules of the Road attorney to present in your case.
- The driver’s failure to act like a reasonable person caused the victim’s injuries.
- As a result of the above three elements being met, the plaintiff is entitled to damages as a matter of law.
Damages may include compensation for past and future medical bills, rehabilitation costs, property damage, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages negotiated in a settlement or deemed appropriate by a court.
Contact Pasternak & Zirgibel – Experienced Milwaukee Rules of the Road Lawyers
According to the 2009 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test, Wisconsin drivers lead the nation in their knowledge of the Rules of the Road. However, knowledge is not always put into practice. Wisconsin drivers sometimes violate the Rules of the Road and create car accidents with serious injuries and fatalities that greatly affect the victim and his or her family. The experienced Milwaukee rules of the road lawyers of Pasternak & Zirgibel understand the difficulties that your family is experiencing because of someone else’s violation of the law. We will help you with your insurance negotiations and legal claims following an accident.
Our firm of Milwaukee personal injury lawyers represents clients throughout the state of Wisconsin including in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas such as Cudahy, West Allis, West Milwaukee, South Milwaukee, Whitefish Bay, Wauwatosa, Shorewood, Franklin, Glendale, Greendale, Greenfield, Oak Creek, Washington County, Racine County, Waukesha County, Jefferson County and Ozaukee County.
We invite you to call us at (262) 785-0802 or to fill out our online contact form. We would be pleased to provide you with a free, no obligation consultation at your convenience. Our firm is committed to representing those who have been harmed by others who violated the Wisconsin Rules of the Road and we will not collect a fee unless you recover damages.