Wisconsin Intersection Accident Lawyers
Wisconsin intersection accident lawyers approach intersections with caution and each car accident client with compassion. According to a 2005 report by the University of Wisconsin Madison entitled “Intersection Crash Summary Statistics for Wisconsin” more than one third of Wisconsin vehicular accidents occur at intersections. The Milwaukee car accidents lawyers of Pasternak & Zirgibel are committed to representing victims of intersection accidents and helping them to rebuild their lives.
Intersection Accidents Can Result in Serious Injuries or Fatalities
Many intersection accidents happen when one driver fails to stop at a stop sign or red light and hits another vehicle in a side impact crash. A side impact crash can result in significant injuries such as broken bones, internal injuries and traumatic brain injuries. According to University of Rochester researchers, victims involved in side impact crashes are three times as likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries as victims involved in front end or rear end car accidents.
Traumatic brain injuries, internal injuries and broken bones can result in significant time lost from work, painful surgeries and recoveries, permanent disabilities and even death. Therefore, it is important to hire an experienced Milwaukee intersection accident attorney to help you negotiate with insurance companies and represent you in any necessary legal action so that you can recover damages for these injuries.
Intersection Accident Victims May Recover Damages
A driver who caused an accident at an intersection may be legally responsible for the injuries caused by his or her actions. A plaintiff has three years to file a lawsuit in an intersection accident case. In order for the victim to recover damages from the driver, the victim together with his or her Milwaukee intersection accident attorney must prove that:
The driver had a duty of care to the person who sustained injuries or died in the accident. A Wisconsin driver has a duty of care to those with whom he shares the road so this element is easily met.
The driver breached that duty of care by failing to act as a reasonable driver would have acted given the circumstances. A Wisconsin auto accident lawyer will argue that the driver did not act as a reasonable person would have given the facts at the time of the accident. For example, if the driver was drunk, violating the Wisconsin Rules of the Road or otherwise distracted then that may be evidence that the driver was not acting reasonably at the time of the accident.
The driver’s failure to act like a reasonable driver caused the victim’s injuries. A Milwaukee auto accident lawyer will present evidence that the injuries sustained in the accident were as a result of the accident and would not have occurred but for the accident.
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 medical and rehabilitation expenses, lost income if the victim was unable to work for a time or remains unable to work due to his injuries, pain and suffering and other damages as may be negotiated between the parties or settled in a court of law.
Contact Pasternak & Zirgibel – Experienced Wisconsin Intersection Accident Lawyers
The Wisconsin intersection accident lawyers of Pasternak & Zirgibel concentrate our practice on personal injury law. The majority of our cases involve vehicular accidents and we are experienced in representing clients who have suffered injuries in intersection accidents. We understand that the time following an accident may be overwhelming. It is hard to deal with insurance companies when you need to be concentrating on your physical and financial recovery. Our attorneys can help you with the insurance companies and any legal claims. We are committed to protecting your rights, helping you seek just recoveries and helping you rebuild your life.
Our firm of Milwaukee intersection accident 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 intersection accidents and we will not collect a fee unless you recover damages.