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Wisconsin car accident attorney, Wisconsin personal injury lawyerSomewhere between 30,000 and 40,000 people die in automobile accidents in the United States each year. Most of those accidents are due to human error and completely preventable, according to AAA. In fact, the organization’s recent study revealed that nearly 90 percent of drivers are engaging in risky behavior behind the wheel. And, sadly, far too many are paying the price.

Astounding 87 Percent of Drivers Admit to Risky Driving Behavior

Whether it is texting while driving, speeding, driving while under the influence, running red lights, or simply driving while fatigued, AAA found that 87 percent of all drivers engaged in risky behavior in the 30 days prior to their response to the study. Of those, 42 percent admitted to texting and 70 percent admitted to being on their phones, making distracted driving the most common risky driving behavior.

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Wisconsin accident attorney, injury liability, Wisconsin truck accident lawyer, Wisconsin wrongful death attorneyTruck accidents often cause catastrophic injuries. Just like with other kinds of motor vehicle accidents, human error is often to blame for truck accidents, but understanding all the causes of a truck accident can be complicated. There may be several different people in addition to the driver who are partially responsible for a truck accident.

Understanding the Causes of the Accident

Under Wisconsin law, if you are injured because of someone else’s negligence, you have a right to be compensated for your injuries. Before you will be able to collect any compensation, you will need to prove who was at fault for the accident.

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Wisconsin truck accident attorney, Wisconsin injury lawyer,Wisconsin wrongful death attorneyAcross the United States, speed limits on national interstates have been increasing. Wisconsin — the last upper Midwest state to up the maximum speed limit to 70 miles per hour — began to implement their increases back in mid-June. Over a four month period, there have been five more vehicle accident fatalities than there were over the same time period last year, and each month the accident rate was nearly 13% higher than the previous year. Officials are concerned about the implications, especially since we are now headed into colder months with potentially poorer driving conditions.

Reason for the Uptick in Accidents Unknown

Although it is easy to blame the increase in the number of accidents on the new speed limit, officials admit that they do not know the real reason behind it. It could be that drivers are still adjusting to the increased speed limit, or that some drivers may still be traveling at slower speeds and inadvertently creating more risk for an accident. There is also the possibility that other factors, such as distracted driving, have a role in the increase in accidents.

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Wisconsin accident attorney, Wisconsin injury lawyer,Wisconsin wrongful death attorneySummertime is without a doubt the most popular time of year for water sports across the United States. Driving or riding on a boat is fun, and a great way to create lifelong memories with friends and family. Just as driving or riding as a passenger in a motor vehicle, accidents happen. A pleasurable ride on a boat can instantly turn into a painful ride to the hospital.

According to the United States Coast Guard, in 2014, there were 4,064 recreational boating accidents that resulted in 610 deaths and 2,678 injuries. In 2013, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reported that 87 boating accidents occurred, resulting in 66 injuries and 13 deaths. There are many circumstances leading to boating accidents and it is not always clear who is responsible.

Causes of Recreational Boating Accidents

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Wisconsin personal injury attorney, Wisconsin car crash lawyer, car crash, injuriesWinter is coming, which means that inclement weather is on the way. According to the Federal Highway Administration, it also means a spike in traffic accidents. While Wisconsin drivers are familiar with driving in ice and snow, they may not be so familiar with the legal ramifications for it, particularly if there is an accident. Although many drivers are content to blame the increase in accidents during bad weather on the weather itself, the law is not so forgiving. Courts still often assign fault to one of the drivers in these traffic accidents, so it is important for drivers to understand their duties in bad weather.

Traffic Accidents during Bad Weather

The issue that many drivers face in bad weather is that they do not understand the difference between speeding and “excessive speed.” Speeding is a traffic violation that involves going faster than the posted speed limits. Those speed limits were designed with dry, clear weather in mind, so it is entirely possible to be going the speed limit and still be going too fast under the law.

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