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Wisconsin accident attorney, Wisconsin pedestrian accident lawyer, Wisconsin injury lawyerPedestrians swarm the streets of Milwaukee, using their own two legs to get around town. And while automobile accidents are scary events that result in injuries to everyone involved, when they involve pedestrians, they usually result in serious injuries or even death.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2013, over 4,700 pedestrians were killed and over 66,000 suffered injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident across the United States. In Wisconsin alone, according to the Department of Transportation in 2013, over 1,270 pedestrians were involved in motor vehicle accidents. Out of those accidents involving pedestrians, 1,231 suffered injuries while 25 lost their lives.

Responsibilities of Pedestrians and Drivers

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Wisconsin accident attorney, drunk driving accident, Wisconsin injury lawyerToday, motorcycles are a popular source of enjoyment and entertainment in our society, but they pose unique dangers due to their design. According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, in the year 2012, 4,957 motorcyclists across the United States suffered fatalities as a result of motor vehicle crashes. In Wisconsin, 118 motorcyclists died in traffic accidents out of 2,720 total motorcyclist accidents, while 2,183 suffered injuries as a result of traffic accidents. Although the number of motorcycle accidents in Wisconsin account for only 1.5 percent of the total motor vehicle accidents across the state, they almost always result in serious injuries and extensive medical bills.

Not only do victims of motorcycle accidents need to worry about their injuries and medical bills, but they also have to worry about lost wages. If you or someone you know was injured in a motorcycle accident as a result of the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. In order to properly assert your legal rights, and increase the likelihood of success on your claims, you should contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney.

Leading Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

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