Wisconsin Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Wisconsin has no shortage of neighborhoods that are extremely welcoming to people hoping to get out of their cars and walk around. While traveling by foot is usually viewed as being a relatively safe form of travel, pedestrians can occasionally be placed in harm’s way because of negligent drivers of motor vehicles.
Need an Injury Lawyer Wisconsin represents pedestrian accident victims in communities all over Winnebago County, Washington County, Dane County, Outagamie County, Marathon County, Milwaukee County, Racine County, Rock County, Brown County, Kenosha County, Sheboygan County, Waukesha County, and many other surrounding areas.
Wisconsin Pedestrian Accidents Statistics
According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), 10 percent of fatal traffic crashes reported between 2011 and 2013 involved pedestrians. During that time, the Badger State averaged 1,600 pedestrian crashes per year.
Between 2004 and 2013, 520 pedestrians were killed in crashes in Wisconsin. Another 2,923 pedestrians suffered what were classified as incapacitating injuries while 13,466 sustained other types of injuries or no injuries.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries in Wisconsin
When a person traveling by foot is involved is struck by a motor vehicle, the results can often be tragic. Pedestrians do not have any of the protection that passenger vehicle occupants are afforded, so they frequently suffer catastrophic injuries should they be fortunate enough to survive crashes.
Common types of injuries that people may suffer in pedestrian accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractures (broken bones)
- Internal organ damage
- Neck injuries
Injured pedestrians will usually require extensive medical care, leading to a significant amount of medical bills. Additionally, the time spent in hospitals being treated for injuries as well as in recovery for treating the injuries can leave victims unable to return to work.
Causes of Wisconsin Pedestrian Accidents
In many cases, pedestrians are injured because of a driver’s negligence. Despite motorists usually being at fault, insurers for the drivers may argue that pedestrians could have avoided their injuries and were somehow to blame in the accidents.
Need an Injury Lawyer Wisconsin represents clients injured in pedestrian accidents in Sheboygan, New Berlin, Wausau, Brookfield, Green Bay, Appleton, Eau Claire, Beloit, Fond du Lac, La Crosse, Greenfield, Franklin, Oak Creek, Manitowoc, West Bend, Sun Prairie, Superior, Stevens Point, Neenah, Fitchburg, Muskego, Watertown, De Pere, Mequon, Madison, Racine, Oshkosh, West Allis, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Kenosha, Waukesha, Janesville,and many other communities in the Badger State. Our personal injury lawyers can handle conversations with insurance companies and pursue maximum compensation you need and deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
Experienced Legal Representation
The personal injury lawyers of Need an Injury Lawyer Wisconsin are dedicated to pursuing justice for the people who suffer severe injuries in pedestrian accidents. You can contact our firm 24/7 to take advantage of a free, no obligation consultation.
Our firm will conduct a thorough investigation, interview witnesses, and utilize accident reconstruction specialists in order to help you prove your case. We can review your case and answer all of your legal questions as soon as you call Need an Injury Lawyer Wisconsin today.