One of the most overwhelming aspects of getting in a car accident is the ensuing financial consequences. It costs a significant amount of money to pay for car repairs or a new car, medical bills, increased insurance and other related expenditures that can quickly become stressful and unmanageable.
No one wants to be in a car accident, but stress levels can mount even higher if the other driver is not insured. In Wisconsin, there is no requirement for carrying uninsured motorist coverage, but many people are not even aware of the benefits their policies provide. If you are in an accident with an uninsured motorist, you may still be able to cover the damages.
After collisions with other vehicles and fixed objects, deer are the most common cause of vehicle crashes in Wisconsin. Most deer-vehicle collisions happen during October and November, so it's a good time of year to remember to be extra vigilant and cautious, especially on rural roads and at night.
Just how bad is the distracted driving situation in Wisconsin? Bad. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 1 in 4 accidents in the state are due to distracted driving. This amounts to one distracted driving accident every 20 minutes.
There are more drunk drivers on the road in Wisconsin than any other state in the country. Wisconsin is a national leader in alcohol-related injuries and deaths. According to MADD, more than 2,500 people were injured and 178 people were killed in alcohol-related auto accidents last year.