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In a Rear End Collision, Is the Car Behind Always at Fault?

Rear end collisions happen every day. Of the six-million accidents that occur annually in the U.S., 40 percent are rear-end collisions; and according to 2016 statistics, in Wisconsin, about 116,301 crashes involved injuries, property damage, or death. Rear end collisions are very common, and people tend to presume that the fault rests with the driver who rear-ended the car in front. However, that is not always completely true.

Causes of Rear-End Collisions

All drivers have a duty to follow other cars at a safe distance because unanticipated stops sometimes happen. Rear end collisions may be caused by a variety of factors, such as distractions, weather conditions, or other circumstances such as:

  • Tailgating
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Distracted driving
  • A car in front suddenly stopping or reversing
  • Weather or other hazardous road conditions
  • Construction zones
  • Breakdowns or other accidents
  • Brake light failure
  • People, animals, or objects in the road

Many rear-end accidents can be avoided by allowing a safe distance from the car ahead of you and by maintaining a consistent speed if you are driving the car in front.

Determining Fault in a Rear-End Collision

Under Wisconsin law, if a court determines you were 51 percent or more responsible for an accident than the other driver, then you are barred from recovering compensation. However, if you are 50 percent or less responsible for the crash, then you can still recover compensation. If you were partially at fault, your compensation would be adjusted according to your percentage of responsibility. Therefore, it is essential to have experienced attorneys investigate the accident and collect evidence.

Generally, the driver of the following car is considered partially or fully at fault because they should have allowed a safe distance between the cars. However, it is possible for the driver of the car that has been rear-ended also to be negligent and thereby contribute to the accident. Some of these situations include:

  • The driver suddenly puts the car into reverse
  • The driver makes a sudden and erratic maneuver
  • The brake lights of the car in front do not work
  • The driver in front has a flat tire, or some other mechanical failure, but does not pull off the road or turn on warning lights
  • The driver stops to turn but fails to complete the turn

Common Injuries Caused by Rear-End Collisions

You may assume that a rear-end collision is just a “fender bender,” and not a serious cause for concern. However, because rear-end collisions happen so frequently, they are a major cause of many personal injuries. Some of these injuries include:

  • Whiplash. Whiplash is a sudden, violent movement of the neck and head. It can damage the soft tissues. Whiplash is the most frequent injury from a rear-end collision, but the symptoms may not be immediately apparent. Of those who suffer a whiplash injury, many experience pain, and soreness for more than a week and in some cases, for a year or more.
  • Back injuries. Even at low speeds, the force of impact can cause compression of the spine and discs in the lower spinal column. A severe brain or spinal injury can even leave the victim partially or completely paralyzed.
  • Traumatic head injuries. Head injuries are very serious and may result in a concussion, loss of consciousness, swelling, abnormal changes in behavior, and cognitive difficulties. As with whiplash, the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may take days or weeks to become apparent.
  • Facial disfigurement. This may be more serious than a cosmetic problem. Injuries such as a broken nose, jaw, or detached retina may require extensive medical care and surgeries.
  • Wrist and arm injuries. If a driver anticipates a crash, they will probably brace themselves by gripping the steering wheel. This can lead to injuries such as broken or sprained wrists or dislocated shoulders.
  • Seatbelt and airbag injuries. Seatbelts and airbags save lives, but in some cases, they may also cause injuries, such as bruising, or broken bones.

Compensation for a Rear End Accident

Once the other driver’s negligence has been established, you may wish to pursue compensation for your physical, psychological, and financial damages. You may be able to collect compensation for losses such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional and psychological distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship
  • Property damage, if applicable
  • Punitive Damages, if applicable

Call the Groth Law Firm After a Rear-End Crash

If you were in a rear-end collision, attend to the following important matters.

The first is to immediately seek medical attention. Remember that some injuries do not show up until later. Provide accurate and complete information about your condition. Do not either exaggerate or minimize your injuries, or state that you have no injuries. It is best to seek care immediately. After the initial medical care, always keep your scheduled doctor visits. Getting medical care is not only important for your health, but also for any claims you may file in the future. Contact the police and call your insurance company. If possible, take photographs of both cars and the accident scene. Write down the names and contact information of witnesses.

Rear end collisions may seem like minor accidents, but they can have long term consequences. No matter which car you were driving, do not assume that the driver of the following car is automatically and fully responsible. It is important in these accidents to gather as much information as possible, promptly and accurately. It’s wise to consult an attorney who has experience with car accident claims as soon as possible. Our personal injury attorneys have represented clients across Wisconsin. We have the skills and resources to zealously protect your rights and obtain any compensation you are owed. For more information, contact Groth Law online or call Groth Law Firm at (414) 240-0707.

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Watch out for Dangerous Intersections in Milwaukee

In May 2018, the Journal Sentinel published an article online (read the full text here) detailing the twelve top crash-prone intersections in Milwaukee, dubbed “the dangerous dozen.” Using statistics (1506 crashes, 634 injuries) from a five-year study (2012-2016) conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, these infamous locations are:

  1. 41/Highway 45 and Capitol Drive – a three-level intersection with some improvements completed in 2017
  2. I-94 and Highway 164
  3. I-94 and Highway 83
  4. Greenfield Avenue and Moorland Road
  5. I-94 and Moorland Road
  6. Silver Spring Drive and Port Washington Road –Located near the Bayshore Mall, there is a high incidence of driver distraction in this area
  7. I-94 and Hwy F
  8. Bluemound Rd and Barker Rd
  9. Bluemound Rd and Moorland Rd/Pilgrim Pkwy
  10. Les Paul Pkwy and E Racine Ave
  11. S 108th St and W Lincoln Ave
  12. East Moreland Blvd and Kossow Rd

Incidentally, last year Road and Track ranked Milwaukee 19th out of 25 on the list of worst cities for driving in 2018. The findings used data based on traffic volume, safety, and the quality of our city’s infrastructure.

Wisconsin has a proud history of recognizing the importance of highway safety, specifically at intersections. In the past, our state joined forces with California, Virginia, and the Federal Highway Administration in a collaborative effort (the Infrastructure Consortium) dedicated to improving intersection safety.

Contributing Factors to Milwaukee Intersection Accidents

Interstate construction, roadway maintenance, as well as confusing road layouts can result in a driver adjusting his or her speed erratically and shifting lanes quickly. A single reckless maneuver can easily become a safety issue when approaching or navigating through an intersection. Additionally, if a distracted driver fails to react in a timely manner to changing traffic conditions, or to act responsibly, serious crashes can be expected.

Many collisions at intersections are caused by:

  • Drivers attempting to turn left while trying to race the yellow light
  • Speeding
  • Impaired drivers
  • Failing to scan intersections properly on approach
  • Following too closely
  • Improper signaling
  • Misjudging the speed and distance of other vehicles

No driver is immune from the hazards of intersections. Along with passenger vehicles, motorcyclists, pedestrians and/or bicyclists are placed in harm’s way when confronted with:

  • Multiple merging lanes
  • Roundabouts
  • Four-way stops
  • Frontage road intersections
  • Confusing road layouts
  • Tailgating
  • Excessive speed

While there is any number of reasons why a crash happens at a particular intersection, drivers must be aware of what behaviors can possibly put a life in danger.

Dealing with multiple lanes and high traffic volume is frustrating, and as the list of potential problems with intersection design and maintenance grows annually, roadway safety has become both a local and state priority; thankfully, many of our lawmakers and local civic groups are working together to strike a balance between safety, efficiency, and available finances.

The severity of an intersection collision primarily depends on:

  • The volume of traffic
  • Whether the intersection is located in an urban or rural location
  • If the lanes are divided between opposing traffic
  • Visibility
  • The number of parking lot entrances and exits in close proximity to the location

Direct Causes

  • Improperly marked lanes
  • Obstructed signs
  • Lack of a median barrier
  • Confusing signs
  • Improper lane width

To increase roads and intersections safety, federal, state, and local governments need to continue working together to implement necessary changes, including:

  • Reducing speed limits
  • Increasing intersection visibility
  • Better signage
  • The impact of substance abuse

J-Turn Intersections

The restricted crossing U-turns that have been implemented in Wisconsin are minimizing the possibility of collisions as drivers navigate high-speed, divided highways. When constructed with dedicated left-turn and right-turn-only lanes, these intersections reduce accident potential. The benefits of this design include:

  • Reduction of right-angle crashes
  • The driver only needs to look at one direction of traffic at a time
  • Allows for extra space for longer vehicles to store in median
  • Provides additional space for longer vehicles to stand in the median
  • Cost-effective when compared to an interchange or overpass

Pay Attention at Busy Intersections

We can’t always avoid the dangers on our roads, but we can be proactive. There are specific rules of the road (346.31) concerning the required position and method of turning at intersections. Safety at dangerous intersections is every driver’s responsibility:

  • Stay alert and drive defensively in busy intersections
  • Anticipate aggressive behavior from the other drivers
  • Watch for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists
  • Remain cognizant of other drivers’ blind spots
  • Keep your foot on the brake while waiting to cross the intersection.
  • Always use directional signals
  • Keep your vehicle in good working order
  • Plan ahead and listen to local traffic reports before hitting the road

Intersections are sometimes complex and confusing. The design of a roadway influences its safety and can have the ability to improve traffic flow. Raised medians, crosswalks, and bicycle lanes are instrumental in keeping motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians safer. We need to work together to support traffic safety initiatives in our community. Let’s make sure that everyone gets where they are going safely.

Smart Intersection Technology

A viable solution to intersection dangers is on the horizon. “Connected Intersections” use traffic signals that have the ability to communicate with smart cars and emergency service vehicles. The future is indeed upon us: With communication possible between sensors on the roadways, connected vehicles, and smart cars, the timing of traffic signals can be manipulated, in real-time, to meet the daily needs of a city.

According to a current project at Iowa State University Institute For Transportation: “Intersection-focused safety applications are expected to prevent an estimated 575,000 crashes and 5,100 fatalities per year.”

Until we all have smart cars that will alert us to dangers looming in an intersection before we turn the corner, remember to always be aware both of your own driving habits and those of the vehicles around you.

The Groth Law Firm Is Here to Help

If an accident at an intersection in Milwaukee has resulted in physical or financial hardship for you, contact the legal team at Groth Law Firm. When another person’s negligence leaves you physically, emotionally, or financially damaged, we are here to leverage our collective knowledge and experience to maximize recovery for you and your family. Call us at (414) 240-0707 for a free consultation.

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Damages for Drunk Driving Crashes in Wisconsin

It is not uncommon for the evening news to feature a devastating story about someone seriously injured, or even killed, by a drunk driver. Furthermore, it should come as no surprise that Wisconsin has one of the highest rates of drinking and driving in the country.

The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which ran through January 1, 2019 was an effort undertaken by law enforcement agencies across the state to limit the number of impaired drivers on Wisconsin roadways. Authorities are optimistic that Wisconsin drivers are finally beginning to hear the messages about the dangers of impaired driving as traffic related fatalities overall actually declined in 2018 during the campaign.

In 2017, the total number of traffic related fatalities in Wisconsin was 594. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s preliminary report in January of 2019 reported 565 deaths through December 30, 2018, which would be the first yearly decline since 2014 of traffic related deaths. David Pabst, who is the Director of Transportation Safety, noted that the overall traffic fatalities in Wisconsin were down about 4% in 2018. The hope is that this trend continues in 2019 and beyond.

Around 12:39 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2019, a 36-year-old woman from Waterford, Wisconsin was critically injured in a drunk driving crash. The crash occurred on WIS-20 in Racine when the drunk driver, a 36-year old East Troy man, crossed the center line and struck a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured. Both the drunk driver and passenger were non-responsive at the time 911 was called. The drunk driver was transported to an area hospital and treated for minor injuries. He was then transported to Racine County Jail to await charges to be filed against him for his third OWI offense.

The female passenger in the drunk driver’s vehicle was also transported to an area hospital and is being treated for life threatening injuries. Along with an OWI (3rd), the driver of the vehicle was also arrested for felony causing injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle due to the extent of the woman’s injuries.

This accident is just another example of the devastating effects caused by drunk driving. The driver’s bad decision will now potentially have horrific lifelong effects on his passenger. What makes tragic situations such as this even worse is learning that the offender has been convicted in the past of the same offense, often on more than one occasion. The sad reality is that many times, even multiple convictions is not enough to stop the abhorrent behavior.

Like any other motor vehicle crash in which the injured victim has a right to be compensated for the damages caused by the at-fault driver, drunk driving crashes work in much the same way. The drunk driver who caused the crash is responsible for compensating the injured victim for his or her medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and for any future care that may be needed if the injury is permanent.

Since drunk driving is a much more egregious type of negligence, another type of damages may be available for the victim in certain circumstances. These types of damages are called punitive damages. The purpose of punitive damages is to have a deterrent effect; not only will they work to punish the wrongdoer, but punitive damages should also deter the wrongdoer – and others – from engaging in the same type of behavior in the future.

Wisconsin Statute Section 895.043 governs the law as it relates to punitive damages in this context. According to Wis. Stat. § 895.043(3), a plaintiff is entitled to punitive damages if he or she can show that “the defendant acted maliciously toward the plaintiff or in an intentional disregard of the rights of the plaintiff.” In order to prove that the defendant (i.e drunk driver) acted with an intentional disregard of the plaintiff’s rights, three criteria must be met:

(1) the act must have been deliberate;
(2) the act must actually disregard the injured party’s rights; and
(3) the act is sufficiently aggravated to warrant an award of punitive damages.

With regard to element number one, typically no one ever forces someone to drink and drive. It is typically obvious that someone who makes the decision to drink and drive did so deliberately. Similarly, element number two is usually not too difficult to show as a drunk driver on the roadway disregards the rights of all other users of the roadway, at large, by making it inherently unsafe. The third element – the aggravating factors – is generally where there is most room for argument. Aggravating factors include details that make the act of drunk driving even more egregious. For example, prior convictions, a high blood alcohol concentration or having children in the vehicle at the time of the accident may all constitute factors sufficient to warrant an award of punitive damages.

It is important to note that, generally, Wisconsin law imposes a cap on punitive damages to no more than twice the amount of underlying compensatory damages or $200,000, whichever is greater. According to Wis. Stat. § 895.043(6), however, this cap does not apply to an injured person seeking punitive damages from a defendant whose actions giving rise to the injury occurred while operating a motor vehicle “under the influence of an intoxicant to a degree that rendered the defendant incapable of safe operation of the vehicle.”

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, the Groth Law Firm may be able to help. The team at Groth Law Firm has experience in handling cases against drunk drivers and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. The attorneys at Groth Law Firm will ensure that your rights are protected and your recovery is maximized. They can also evaluate whether or not you may be able to pursue a claim for punitive damages against the defendant driver. Call the attoneys of Groth Law Firm for a free consultation at (414) 375-2030.
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Woman critically injured, man arrested for 3rd OWI after crash in Racine County
https://www.wpr.org/wisconsin-tries-more-coordinated-approach-stop-impaired-driving
https://fox11online.com/news/local/a-preliminary-report-from-wisconsin-dot-shows-decrease-in-traffic-fatalities-for-2018

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Dog Bites in Wisconsin

Dogs are one of the most common household pets in Wisconsin. While many owners train their dogs to be obedient and not violent, the same is not true of all dog owners. Even well behaved dogs act out at times, and it can sometimes be difficult to ascertain what is going to provoke a dog to attack. Regardless of the care a dog owner takes to train his or her dog, Wisconsin law dictates that the owner is ultimately responsible for the full amount of damages caused by the dog when it injuries another person, domestic animal or property. (Wis. Stat. § 174.02).

In certain cases, a dog owner may be on the hook for double damages if their dog attacks another person. The law in Wisconsin states that if a dog bites someone with enough force to break the skin and cause permanent physical scarring or disfigurement, the dog owner would be liable for two times the full amount of damages caused when that owner knew that his or her dog had previously bitten another person with force sufficient to break the skin and cause permanent physical scarring or disfigurement without any provocation. (Wis. Stat. § 174.02(1)(b)).

There may be monetary penalties imposed by statute, which are in addition to the damages caused to the person, animal or property discussed above. If a dog has not bitten or attacked in the past, the owner could be liable for a monetary penalty of not less than $50 but not more than $2,500 depending upon the extent of the damages. If an owner has notice that his or her dog has injured someone in the past, that monetary penalty could range from not less than $200 to not more than $5,000 depending upon the extent of the damages caused by the dog.

In some circumstances, a court may order that a dog be killed when a civil action has been filed by a person who was injured by a dog, or by a person whose minor child or animal was injured by a dog. According to Wis. Stat. § 174.02(3)(a), the court must find that two criteria are met before granting an order to kill a dog. First, the court must find that the dog caused “serious injury” to either a person or a domestic animal on two separate occasions off of the owner’s property and without reasonable cause. (Wis. Stat. § 174.02(3)(a)(1)). Second, the court must find that the owner was aware that the dog caused the first injury prior to the time when the dog caused the second serious injury. (Wis. Stat. s. 174.02(3)(a)(2)). The statute requires that the officer tasked with enforcing the judgment of killing the dog shall do so “in a proper and humane manner.” (Wis. Stat. § 174.02(3)(b)).

There is an exception in the statute for dogs used by law enforcement agencies. The exception states that an owner of a dog used by a law enforcement agency is not liable for damages that may be caused by the dog to a suspect while the dog is performing “law enforcement functions.” (Wis. Stat. § 174.02(4)).

On Sunday, March 3, 2019, a four-year-old boy in Layton, Utah was attempting to play with some dogs in the yard next door to his house. When he reached through the fence, a husky-breed dog bit his hand. The dog bit the hand so hard that it was ultimately severed from the little boy’s arm. While a severed limb can sometimes be reattached, the article states that unfortunately that will not be an option for the boy. Authorities searched the area for several hours, but the hand could not be found. They believe the hand may have been eaten by the dog.

While severed limbs are not all that common following a dog bite, victims often do sustain permanent scarring on the parts of their body that were bitten. This can be especially traumatic in young children who are forced to grow up with permanent marks often on parts of their body that are visible to their peers, such as the face. The medical field has come a long way in what can be done cosmetically for these scars, but they typically will never be fully healed. The victim is almost always left with a constant reminder of the attack, which often results in emotional and psychological issues in addition to the physical injuries.

It is important to note that dog bites are not always cut and dry on liability. If the person who was bit did something to provoke the dog, the law in Wisconsin recognizes that there may have been some contributory negligence on the victim. In those types of cases, the dog owner would not necessarily be held 100% responsible for the damages. As long as the dog owner’s negligence was more than the victim’s, however, the dog owner is still responsible for compensating the victim for the portion of the damages caused by the dog.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a dog bite in Wisconsin, the attorneys at Groth Law Firm may be able to help. When a dog bite occurs, it is crucial to take the appropriate steps to ensure that the injury is documented by the proper authorities. Investigation must also be done to determine whether or not this is a dog’s “second offense” thus exposing the owner to liability for double damages.

Time is of the essence in these types of cases. You will want to have a skilled, dedicated and experienced dog bite attorney fighting for you every step of the way. That is where the team at Groth Law Firm comes in. We walk with you through every step of the process ensuring that your rights are protected and your recovery is maximized. Our attorneys are available seven days per week to discuss the facts surrounding your injury and to answer any questions you might have. The Groth Law Firm offers free consultations and does not charge you unless they recover compensation on your behalf. Call the attorneys of Groth Law Firm today at (414) 375-2030.

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http://www.14news.com/2019/03/04/boy-loses-hand-trying-play-with-husky-breed-dog/

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Crosswalk Laws in Wisconsin

Over the years, it has become increasingly dangerous to cross the streets of Wisconsin even where there are marked crosswalks. Whether it is because of an increased population resulting in an increased number of drivers on Wisconsin roadways, or simply a greater number of distractions causing drivers to divert their attention away from the road, accidents involving pedestrians have been on the rise in Wisconsin. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the average number of crashes involving pedestrians each year between 2011 and 2015 was 1,248. Of those 1,248 pedestrian crashes, an average of 46 pedestrian deaths occurred and 1,196 pedestrian injuries were reported. The year with the highest number of deaths and injuries was 2015. In 2015 alone, there were 1,289 reported accidents involving pedestrians, 54 deaths and 1,227 injuries in Wisconsin.

Many of these pedestrian accidents occur because Wisconsin drivers simply do not abide by the rules pertaining to pedestrians crossing the road in crosswalks. It is illegal in the state of Wisconsin to fail to stop for a pedestrian crossing in a crosswalk. A pedestrian in a crosswalk does have the right of way. A crosswalk does not necessarily have to be marked in order to be considered a crosswalk. As Tom Held, ambassador for Wisconsin Bike Fed, explains it, “Any point where there is a natural crossing for a sidewalk, pedestrians have the right of way. It’s not an option for drivers to stop or not stop – they are obligated by law to yield or stop.”

The pertinent language from the Wisconsin statutes is as follows:
346.23: Crossing controlled intersection or crosswalk.
(1) At an intersection or crosswalk where traffic is controlled by traffic control signals or by a traffic officer, the operator of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian, or to a person who is riding a bicycle or electric personal assistive mobility device in a manner which is consistent with the safe use of the crosswalk by pedestrians, who has started to cross the highway on a green or “Walk” signal and in all other cases pedestrians, bicyclists, and riders of electric personal assistive mobility devices shall yield the right-of-way to vehicles lawfully proceeding directly ahead on a green signal.”

While pedestrians crossing roadways at any point other than a marked crosswalk (or an area where a sidewalk ends and there is a natural sidewalk crossing) do have to yield the right of way to vehicles, drivers should always be scanning the sides of the roads while they drive to look for pedestrians who may be attempting to cross. Even though pedestrians must yield to vehicles in those situations, many pedestrian involved crashes could be avoided if drivers paid closer attention, even in areas where there are not crosswalks.
346.25, Wis. Stats. governs the rules pertaining to crossing at any point other than crosswalks. It states:
346.25: Crossing at place other than crosswalk
Every pedestrian, bicyclist, or rider of an electric personal assistive mobility device crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked or unmarked crosswalk shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.”

On Friday, February 15, 2019, 82 year old crossing guard, Gail Bantes, was struck by a vehicle while performing her crossing guard duties in the Peshtigo School District. Prior to getting struck by an SUV, Bantes pushed two young girls to safety. Before working as a crossing guard for the city of Peshtigo, Gail Bantes was a bus driver for 43 years. Bantes spent several days in the hospital due to the injuries that she sustained.

The Peshtigo police chief confirmed that the woman driving the SUV did receive a citation. She allegedly told officers that she was unable to see people in the crosswalk due to the sun glare.
Barriers to vision do not render the laws pertaining to crosswalks null and void. Drivers must exercise greater caution when their vision is obstructed in order to avoid a pedestrian collision.

Sun glare does pose an issue, especially when driving directly toward the sun, but a driver still has a duty to exercise ordinary care, particularly in less than ideal driving conditions. Wearing sunglasses, using a sun visor and reducing speed are several ways to reduce the risk of a crash on very bright days.

In the winter, there are other types of hazards drivers face when it comes to being able to see when approaching a crosswalk. Large snow piles block the view of drivers as they approach intersections, particularly in a winter such as this where there are record snowfalls for the season in parts of the state. Many snow piles are pushed so high that it is impossible to see if pedestrians are walking behind them and are about to step into the crosswalk. In these situations, it is important to slow down and exercise greater caution, especially near school zones. Peshtigo police chief warned drivers, “Slow down, watch at intersections, because if you can’t see them, they can’t see you.”

With the ever-increasing number of distractions drivers are faced with nowadays, it is crucial to be aware of the Wisconsin crosswalk laws and exercise an even higher degree of caution when approaching crosswalks. Pedestrians in crosswalks have the right of way, and it is illegal not to stop for a pedestrian who is crossing a street in the crosswalk. Additionally, it is illegal to begin making a turn, even on a green light, if there is a pedestrian crossing in the crosswalk if the turn would endanger or interfere with the pedestrian in any way.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a pedestrian vs. vehicle crash while crossing lawfully in a crosswalk, the team at Groth Law Firm may be able to help. Time is of the essence in these types of cases, so call the Groth Law firm today to make sure that your rights are protected and valuable evidence is retained and preserved. Call the attorneys at Groth Law Firm at (414) 375-2030 today.
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https://onmilwaukee.com/buzz/articles/crossingthestreet.html
https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/about-wisdot/newsroom/statistics/final.aspx
https://www.wsaw.com/content/news/-Home-Local-Article-82-year-old-crossing-guard-pushes-kids-to-safety-before-being-hit-by-SUV-506071891.html