Distracted Drivers And Drunk Drivers Have Many Commonalities

Drivers who are distracted or drunk have similar reasons for causing car accidents. Both have delayed reaction times. Both have trouble focusing on the road and the task of driving. And, both types of drivers can be responsible for very dangerous accidents. If you have been hurt or lost a family member to one of these accidents, speak with one of our Wisconsin trial lawyers. Don't let any type of reckless driving go unpunished.

At Wagner Law, LLC, our attorneys know when an insurance company offers an injury settlement that is fair and reasonable. We know when going to trial is necessary to obtain the compensation you need. We'll make sure any settlement includes medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses resulting from the accident.

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Call our office in Menomonie at 715-235-6400 . We also work with many clients from nearby Eau Claire. Because of people frequently using I-94 to get to work or cross states borders, we often see cases involving more than one state's laws.

We are used to dealing with these complexities and know how to sort out the insurance coverage complications. We also take cases to trial in Wisconsin and across the border into Minnesota when necessary.

Numerous Distractions Lead To Accidents

Distracted driving can include anything that takes the driver's full attention off the road. Some of these distractions include texting while driving, dialing or talking on the phone, using a portable audio/mp3 player, tuning the radio, eating or dealing with children fighting in the back seat. Anything that takes a driver's eyes and mind off of the road and surroundings, even for a moment, can be a deadly distraction.

Drunk driving accidents can result from someone driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription medication.

Accidents Can Result In Serious Or Even Catastrophic Injuries

Accidents that are caused by drunk or distracted drivers may result in catastrophic or fatal injuries such as:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Burns
  • Internal organ damage
  • Crush injuries

These types of injuries can lead to permanent disability and disfigurement. They may also lead to wrongful death of your loved one. It's critical to have your own attorney to ensure you are fairly compensated by the insurance company. Disabilities and other injuries create lifelong consequences that are costly. Your settlement needs to encompass those costs. Losing a loved one also has costs, including losing a wage earner and loss of companionship. We can help.

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