When a car strikes a pedestrian, the pedestrian is the big loser. Every year about 1,200 people in Wisconsin are injured by cars: incapacitating trauma to the head and brain, severe lacerations, broken and crushed bones and worse. A large number of these victims are kids. About 60 pedestrian accidents are fatal.
The duty of care is a legal concept that holds drivers accountable for injuries caused by their negligence or inattention. A driver never has the right to strike another person, even when the other person is crossing the street against the light. Any failure to show reasonable care constitutes negligence, which is key to compensation.
These are some of the common actions constituting negligence in car accidents:
Wisconsin law expects motorists to be careful of all human beings crossing roads, but the duty of care when children are present is even greater. Accidents involving children crossing the street — whether at a marked crosswalk or not — are treated very seriously by the courts.
Milwaukee County personal injury attorney Kevin Martin brings an unusual asset to injury cases: his years of experience as an intensive care unit nurse. His work in the healing profession taught him a great deal about compassion, persistence, devotion to those who have been struck down and the importance of mastering details.
He brings these same attributes and skills to representing you as you seek compensation for your injuries and losses.
Martin Law Offices accepts personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means we never charge an upfront fee for services. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 414-856-4010 or contact us.