Milwaukee Vehicular Accident Lawyers
Milwaukee vehicular accident lawyers know the risks. On average there are 125,535 motor vehicle accidents in Wisconsin each year resulting in an average of more than 54,000 injuries and fatalities, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The lives of injured accident victims and the surviving relatives of those who are killed are forever changed. Accordingly, if you’ve been injured, it’s important that you work with an experienced Wisconsin accident lawyer to ensure the best possible result for you and your family.
How Vehicular Accidents Happen
Most often, a vehicle accident happens when a driver is negligent in his or her operation of a vehicle. Vehicular accidents often cause significant property damage, personal injuries and sometimes death. The types of vehicular accidents commonly handled by Wisconsin accident lawyers include:
- Car accidents;
- Intersection accidents;
- Rear end accidents;
- Fatal car accidents;
- Alcohol related car accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Bus and truck accidents;
- Boat accidents;
- Train accidents;
- Snowmobile accidents;
- ATV accidents; and
- Airplane / Aviation accidents.
Vehicular accidents can result in significant injuries including: broken bones, fractures, paralysis, burns, scarring, permanent injury, disability, disfigurement and death. Personal injury victims often incur significant and sometimes ongoing medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering. Damages may be recovered for these injuries if you and your accident attorney can prove that someone else was responsible for your injuries.
Accident Victims May Recover Damages
A driver may be legally responsible for a vehicle accident if he or she drove negligently or violated the Wisconsin Rules of the Road. In order to prove that a driver was legally responsible for the accident, the accident victim together with his or her accident attorney must prove that:
- The other driver owed a duty of care to the victim. Wisconsin drivers owe a duty of care to other people on the road so this element of the case is usually met;
- The driver breached that duty of care by failing to act like a reasonable driver would given the circumstances or by violating the Wisconsin Rules of the Road;
- The breach of the duty of care caused the victim’s injuries; and
- The plaintiff is, therefore, entitled to damages as a matter of law.
Damages can include recovery for past and future medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and in some cases punitive damages. The amount of damages that are recoverable depend on the actual damages that you suffered and the particular facts of your case.
Contact Pasternak & Zirgibel – Experienced Milwaukee Accident Lawyers
According to Allstate insurance company, accident victims who are represented by an accident lawyer settle their claims for 2-3 times more than the settlement amount of a person who is not represented by an accident attorney.
The Wisconsin accident attorneys of Pasternak & Zirgibel concentrate our practice exclusively on personal injury cases involving serious injuries or wrongful death. The majority of the personal injury cases handled by each Milwaukee injury lawyer in our practice are vehicular accidents. We know that your serious injuries or the death of your loved one have forever changed your family. We understand that the time following the accident can seem overwhelming and frightening. We want to help you through this difficult time by assisting you with your insurance claims and any necessary court actions while you concentrate on your physical and emotional recovery.
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 in Wisconsin vehicular accidents and we will not collect a fee unless you recover damages.