Winter Car Accidents Claims | Eisenberg Law Offices
Filing Claims For Winter Car Accidents in Wisconsin
Winter can be a challenging time to drive in Wisconsin. Ice, sleet, snow, and freezing rain are difficult to drive in on their own. When inattentive, inexperienced, or distracted drivers are thrown into the mix, it’s a perfect recipe for winter car accidents. In fact, Wisconsin ranks in the top ten states for having the most car accidents during wintery weather.
However, poor weather does not excuse drivers from driving responsibly. Drivers are still expected to operate vehicles safely. That often means adjusting their driving habits to account for bad weather, such as slowing down or providing more following distance.
If you are injured in a car accident, even if you think weather conditions were a factor in the accident, you can still pursue financial compensation from the negligent driver to cover your injuries and other losses.
Why Drivers File Lawsuits After Winter Car Accidents
People who are injured in winter car accidents may be reluctant to file a lawsuit against the other driver because they think if the weather was a factor in the accident their claim will be denied. . That is not true. The other driver may still bear liability for your injuries and you may be able to obtain compensation to help pay for your medical bills, time off work, or other expenses related to the accident.
Comparative Negligence in Wisconsin
Wisconsin has a comparative negligence standard. This means that in some cases, both parties may be partially negligent and thus responsible for the accident. In that case, you can still file a claim, but the amount you recover in damages will be reduced based on how much responsibility you bear for the accident.. You cannot recover damages unless you are 50% or less responsible for the crash.
The comparative negligence laws are just one example of why it is so important to have an experienced auto accident attorney representing you. Claims can be complicated, but that does not mean you aren’t entitled to compensation.
The auto accident attorneys at Eisenberg Law Offices have helped thousands of drivers pursue compensation after car accidents. We will listen to your side of the story, examine the evidence, review police and medical reports, talk to witnesses, and thoroughly investigate the accident to provide you with options and advice. The best way to determine your eligibility to file a lawsuit is to speak with one of our attorneys during a free consultation.
Arrange your free consultation by calling our Madison car accident firm at 608-256-8356 or contact us online.