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The Demographics of Wisconsin Auto Accidents

Numerous factors go into analyzing auto accidents in Wisconsin. The driver’s age and years of driving experience, the model, age, and type of vehicle involved, weather and road conditions, and extenuating circumstances can all play a role in causing an accident. Insurance agencies use this information to set car insurance premiums and states other units of government use the data to inform policy decisions.

It’s natural to wonder which drivers cause the most auto accidents in Wisconsin, but the reality is, accidents occur for a variety of reasons.

Auto Accident Demographics

  • Accidents by Age Group. Experience behind the wheel is one of the single most important factors in preventing car accidents. That’s why it is no surprise that the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that drivers under age 19 are three times more likely to be involved in an accident than drivers over age 20. Teens cause many more accidents than any other age group, including senior drivers.
  • Accidents by Gender. What about male and female drivers? Male drivers tend to receive more tickets for traffic violations and DUIs than female drivers. But those numbers may not tell the whole story because men also tend to drive more miles than women.
  • Accidents by Driving Behavior. Some studies suggest that as much as 90% of accidents result from driver behavior.  Driving behaviors that have been proven to cause accidents include:
    • Distracted driving
    • Speeding
    • Driving While Intoxicated
    • Aggressive Driving
    • Drowsy Driving
  • Accidents Due to Weather. Wisconsin weather conditions, and related road conditions, also cause auto accidents. Snow, ice, and rain can all make stopping difficult while factors like fog and sun glare can make it harder to see what’s on the road ahead of you. 

Meet with a Wisconsin Auto Accidents Attorney

We shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that every accident represents a life disrupted and perhaps, irrevocably changed. Auto accidents can cause physical and emotional trauma, personal and property losses, and temporary, short-term, long-term, or even permanent changes to driver and passenger lives. Worst of all is when an accident occurs that is not your fault, yet you are the one left to suffer.

If you have been injured as the result of a car accident in Wisconsin, contact Eisenberg Law Offices to find out if you are eligible to file a personal injury claim. We help car accident victims recover compensation from accidents that were not their fault, yet have left them with injuries, property loss, and/or high medical bills.

Discuss your situation with one of our Madison attorneys during a free case consultation. Arrange your consultation by calling 608-256-8356 or emailing