Did you or someone close to you get hurt in a car accident in Wisconsin? Was the driver who hit you distracted, aggressive, intoxicated, or negligent in some other way? If so, you could hold them — and possibly others — accountable for your injuries and the expenses that you’ve incurred. Let an experienced Wisconsin car accident attorney help you demand justice and recover what you lost.
Schwaba Law Firm is known throughout Green Bay, Marinette, Appleton, and the Northeast Wisconsin region for its stellar, personalized service representing car accident victims. When you have Andrew Schwaba on your side, you have a seasoned lawyer with the know-how to make those liable for your accident pay.
Don’t let your medical bills, lost pay, pain and suffering, and other expenses and consequences add up. Contact Schwaba Law Firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation with a trusted Wisconsin car accident lawyer. There is no charge unless Andrew recovers the compensation you deserve to get your life back to where it should be.
What Are the Common Causes of Car Accidents in Wisconsin?
A Wisconsin car crash can happen due to several contributing factors, most of which stem from some form of driver negligence. Typical causes that frequently appear in auto accident injury claims include the following:
- Distracted driving, such as texting, eating, drinking, grooming, or putting on makeup while at the wheel
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, which can impair reaction time, coordination, and judgment
- Drowsy driving, which impairs the driver’s ability to stay alert and react appropriately to road conditions or other vehicles
- Speeding, which could make the driver more likely to crash as they may fail to react quickly enough to other cars or oncoming road hazards
- Reckless driving, such as lane-weaving, running stop lights, or making illegal turns, which put the safety of the driver and other drivers at risk
- Driving errors, including going the wrong way on a one-way road
- Vehicle defects, which can include faulty brakes or airbags and can stem from a manufacturing error or poor owner maintenance
- Poor road conditions, such as large potholes, gravel on driving surfaces, or missing signs, all of which make things harder for drivers to maintain control
What Are Common Types of Car Accidents in Wisconsin?
There are several ways that people can get hurt in a car wreck. The more common types of roadway crashes include the following:
- Rear-end collisions
- Head-on collisions
- T-bone accidents
- Sideswipe accidents
- Single-vehicle crashes
- Multi-vehicle or pile-up accidents
- Rollover accidents
- Low-speed accidents, such as fender-benders
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Uber/Lyft/rideshare accidents
- Uninsured/underinsured motorist accidents
Types of Injuries Caused by an Auto Accident
A car accident can be violent and traumatic, even if the crash happened at a low speed. Auto wreck victims can experience injuries that leave physical and emotional scars as well as life-changing impairments. Some of the more common injuries caused by an auto collision include:
- Head injuries, such as skull fractures
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back injuries, such as bulging or herniated discs
- Post-concussive syndrome
- Fractures and broken or dislocated bones
- Amputation or loss of limb
- Torn muscles
- Soft-tissue damage
- Organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Lacerations and contusions
- Sprains and strains
- Whiplash injuries
- Scrapes, cuts, lacerations
- Emotional and psychological injuries, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Joint and muscle soreness
- Vertigo (dizziness)
What Are the Damages I May Be Entitled To?
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident in Wisconsin, the value of your case could vary considerably. That’s because each car accident claim depends on several things. These include the severity of your injuries, how much time you needed to miss work due to the accident, and the ability of the parties responsible for the crash to compensate you for your losses.
A Wisconsin car accident lawyer can work to recover compensation for your losses, including:
- Medical treatment you need due to the accident, such as hospital visits and stays, surgery, physical therapy, and prescription medications
- Lost wages to make up for the time you missed on the job because of the accident
- Loss of future earnings if your car crash injuries are long-term or rendered you permanently disabled
- Subjective losses, such as pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, and your spouse’s loss of companionship and affection
- Incidental expenses, including costs for you to get to medical appointments or to have your home renovated to allow for wheelchair accessibility
- Property and crash-related vehicle damage, which may include vehicle repair or replacement for a totaled vehicle