How Evidence Is Gathered after Motor Vehicle Accidents

Wisconsin highways can be dangerous places, especially in winter when inclement road conditions often impede travelers’ safety. Not all roadway danger is caused by snow and ice, however. Many motor vehicle accidents occur because of driver negligence. The exact cause of a collision is not always immediately apparent to post-accident investigators, which is why reconstruction teams are often dispatched to help look for clues.

An accident reconstruction team can basically use its skills to determine what events may have transpired moments before a crash. A recent two-car collision that occurred resulted in two fatalities and injury to another. Investigators are currently working on the case to try to determine what caused one of the vehicles to veer out of its lane, into another, where it collided with a southbound vehicle.

The driver of the out-of-control car was a 53-year-old woman who succumbed to her injuries at the scene of the crash. The other vehicle carried two occupants, both of whom were transported to a hospital for emergency care. Sadly, the passenger, an 18-year-old female, later died. The current status of the driver’s condition has not been published.

When investigative efforts following Wisconsin motor vehicle accidents show that driver negligence was a causal factor in a particular incident that resulted in injury or death, it is not uncommon for recovering victims or families of deceased victims to file personal injury or wrongful death claims in civil court. State law allows such claims as means to seek restitution for damages sustained. Such litigation often leads to settlements or jury verdicts that provide victims monetary relief, which they can then use to help alleviate accident expenses and associated monetary losses.


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