Car accidents are, unfortunately, common. While modern automotive technology has reduced the rate of serious injuries and casualties caused by wrecks, every year thousands of drivers experience life-altering collisions while on the road. Cars may be safer, but people are becoming more distracted, and therefore more car crashes occur. The number of deaths due to automobile accidents in Wisconsin has increased each of the last three years, and that trend appears to be continuing. In fact, as of May 20, 2018, the number of fatalities on Wisconsin roads in 2018 is almost the same as for the entire year of 2017! (There were 188 deaths in 2017 and 183 so far in 2018.)
Auto collisions are caused by a number of factors, but when you sustain car wreck injuries or a loved one has been killed because of distracted or otherwise negligent drivers, you may be entitled to a personal injury settlement. In Wisconsin, inattentive driving and speeding caused the most car crashes that resulted in fatalities. In 2015, one person died every 49 minutes in an inattentive driving related crash; one person died every 65 minutes in a speeding related crash. If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one due to another’s negligent driving, contact Clifford & Raihala, S.C., Wisconsin car accident attorneys, to determine your legal recourse.
When you’re in a car accident, your safety and the safety of those you love is the paramount concern. Naturally, you hope that your insurance and the insurance of other involved parties helps cover the expenses incurred. However, auto accident injuries sometimes require long and painful recovery and in many cases, insurance payouts fall short of covering the true cost of damages caused by wrecks. Money can never compensate for the death of a loved one, but if the circumstances warrant it, our auto accident attorneys can ease the financial suffering.
Serious injury from a car accident can result in massive medical bills, loss of income or even employment, and costs associated with specialized care. The expert auto accident attorneys at Clifford & Raihala can help you build a personal injury claim to recover these costs. Likewise, if you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another driver, our car accident lawyers can help you evaluate what your options are for a personal injury claim. If your injuries were caused by the irresponsibility of another driver, trust our team to build and defend your strongest claim for compensation.
In personal injury cases, the individual submitting the claim is responsible for providing evidence that the injuries resulted from negligence or recklessness of someone else. This evidence may include: accident footage, interview transcripts, medical records, photographs, and witness statements. In addition to creating and filing your claim appropriately, the Wisconsin auto collision attorneys at Clifford & Raihala also find, present, and defend the evidence you need to achieve the desired result. Our team does not bill you until your claim is finished so you can feel confident in our drive to see you on the way to recovery.
For more than four decades, the legal team at Clifford & Raihala has offered attentive and compassionate legal representation to help clients pursue the settlements they need and deserve after car accidents. We know that you have been traumatized already through your car wreck experience; we make sure that your legal experience is trouble-free. We provide auto accident lawyer services to residents of Madison, WI, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to discuss your potential claim with an experienced automobile accident lawyer.