Fighting For You After A Car Crash
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 wreck, consider seeking monetary compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. The attorneys at Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC, work with clients in Appleton and Neenah as well as Door County, fighting for their rights and working to ensure that they have the compensation they need to get back on their feet and back on the road.
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 cellphone, 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 according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation
- 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
- Hazards in the roadway such as potholes and uneven pavement
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. Other injuries that can result from a car accident include:
- Broken bones
- Brain injury
- Mental trauma such as anxiety or depression
Because this damage can be long-lasting, it is important to know what steps to take next.
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. Seek medical attention for your injury as soon as you can after leaving the scene of your accident.
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.
Contact A Skilled Attorney
If you have been injured in a car accident in Neenah or Appleton, or elsewhere in the Winnebago County region, contact our team of experienced personal injury attorneys to schedule your initial legal consultation. You can also call 920-202-8872 or toll-free at 866-720-0009. At Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC, we can help you seek the compensation you deserve.