Car Accidents

Appleton Car Accident Lawyer

In 2016, 129,051 car accidents occurred on Wisconsin roadways. Car accidents happen every day due to a variety of causes. Sometimes, these accidents result in injuries and even death. When this happens, the victim or his or her loved ones may be able to recover compensation with the economic damages caused by the accident through a personal injury or, if the victim died, a wrongful death claim.

Even when the injuries that result from a car accident are not severe, they can have economic consequences for the victim. If you are injured in a car accident, consider seeking monetary compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. To get started on your claim, work with an experienced Appleton car accident attorney.

What Causes Car Accidents?

There are many reasons why car accidents occur. Some examples of these causes include the following:

  • Distracted driving. This can include driving while eating, talking on a cell phone, text messaging, or simply “zoning out” while driving;
  • Drunk driving. This issue is especially pressing in Wisconsin, which has the highest drunk driving rate in the United States;
  • Adverse weather conditions, such as wet and icy roadways;
  • Failure to obey posted traffic signs, such as the speed limit and signals to stop, slow down, or yield; and
  • Hazards in the roadway such as potholes and uneven pavement.

Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

The impact of a car accident can result in a wide variety of injury types. Sometimes, these injuries result in death, either immediately or shortly after the accident. From 2014-2018, Winnebago County averaged 11 car accident fatalities per year.

Other injuries that can result from a car accident include:

  • Burns;
  • Cuts;
  • Bruises;
  • Scarring;
  • Broken bones;
  • Sprains;
  • Strains;
  • Brain injury; and
  • Mental trauma such as anxiety or depression.

If You Are Involved in a Car Accident

If you or anybody else involved in your accident is in need of emergency care, call 911 immediately to have an ambulance sent to the scene. Victims near Appleton who are in need of emergency care can be treated at Appleton Medical Center Emergency Care. Those injured near Neenah can be treated at Theda Clark Medical Center Emergency Care.

Have a police officer sent to the scene to record the official police report for your accident. Do not leave the scene without a copy of this report. The official police report, as well as the eyewitness accounts and photographs you take at the scene, will be an important piece of evidence to support your claim. Seek medical attention for your injury as soon as you can after leaving the scene of your accident.

Contact Your Trusted Appleton Car Accident Attorney

If you have been injured in a car accident in Neenah, Appleton, or elsewhere in the Winnebago County region, contact our team of experienced personal injury attorneys to schedule your initial legal consultation. At Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC, we can help you seek the money you deserve.

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