Milwaukee Highway & Interstate Car Accident Lawyers represent accident injury victims of motorist negligence on the Milwaukee highways and expressways. The Greater Milwaukee freeway or highway system is a crisscrossing of several major high-speed roads connecting various parts of the city to interstate highways of the Midwest North America.
The dramatic growth of the 20th Century characterized by traffic congestion sparked off the construction of these major highways to relieve congestion and referred to as freeways. They now form a network of roads linking the metropolitan downtown area to suburbs, industrial areas, Bus Terminals and the main Airport to the Interstates leading and from major Midwest United States major cities.
Milwaukee Highway & Interstate Car Accident Lawyers at the Accident & Personal Injury Law Firm of Emmanuel L. Muwonge & Associates, LLC. Is equipped to represent you at a moment’s notice following your accident and injuries sustained on a highway or interstate car accident. To preserve valuable evidence and witness recall of information and events closer to the time of the accident, please Call Us Right Away the Milwaukee Highway & Interstate Car Accident Lawyers at the Accident & Personal Injury Law Firm of Emmanuel L. Muwonge & Associates, LLC.at (414)933-4144.
Wisconsin Highways & Interstate System – The Highway or Interstate System was first contemplated and commenced in the late 1940s. 1953, the first 2,200 feet of freeway was completed in the South 43rd St corridor northerly from STH-59/National Ave to Wells St. The plans took into account Civil Defense needs of the country.
The Interstate Highway Act was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, created what we now know as the Interstate Highway System. This system of highways meshed perfectly with the new Milwaukee County expressway system and two of the freeways were incorporated into the Interstate system.
Wisconsin Interstate Highways
There are over 1400 miles of interstate highways linking Milwaukee to other major Midwest cities and states including Chicago, Dubuque, Duluth, Madison, Rockford, St. Paul, Fond du lac and Green Bay.
Wisconsin Road Crashes Deaths
According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT), there were 556 people killed in crashes on Wisconsin roads in 2015, which is 62 people more than were killed than in the previous year of 2014.
There were 4,577 Urban interstate crashes in 2014 as compared to 4,081 crashes in the same year for rural Interstate Crashes.
Risk Factors On Wisconsin Highways & Interstate Roads –
- Volume of traffic
- Long distance driving
- Heavy Vehicles Carrying Heavy Loads
- Severe Impacts & Severe Injuries At High Speed
- Lower Gas Prices Means More Vehicles on the Expressways and Roads
- High-Speed Equals Severe Injuries
Milwaukee is North of Chicago, Illinois which has about 20 interstate highways including, I 294 and I 90 which feed into Northbound I 94 West thereby contributing substantial traffic patterns that eventually find their way to the Urban and Rural Interstate highways of Wisconsin a significant part of which originate from Milwaukee.
A significant amount of Milwaukee Interstate traffic is comprised of large commercial truckers with significant loads of cargo being hauled through Milwaukee too and from other major Midwest cities and states including Chicago, Dubuque, Duluth, Madison, Rockford, St. Paul, Fond du Lac and Green Bay areas. Large Commercial Cargo Trucks sometimes referred to as Semi or Tractor Trailers constitute the bulk of the very high risk
In 2013 the ratio of males to females in the total U.S. population was 0.97 with females outnumbering males by about 5 million [USDOC CENSUS 2014]. However, the number of males killed on the highway exceeded the number of females killed for most age groups in 1990 and 2013
As of November 2016, there were 60 Traffic Fatalities in Milwaukee County alone. Most of these fatalities are males even though female population is higher than that of males. The number of males killed on the highways exceeded the number of females killed for most age groups in 1990 and 2013
Speeding, Travelling Too Fast For Conditions and hauling heavy loads Cause Accidents On Milwaukee Highways & Interstates
The faster the vehicle or Truck, the riskier it becomes for everyone travelling on the highways, interstates and expressways. Auto wrecks in interstate crashes and collisions are very risky and tragic when speed and heavy loads are involved. The following are the most critical factors contributing to Milwaukee Highways & Interstate Accidents, Injuries and Fatalities:
- Travelling Too Fast For Conditions or Speeding
- Amount of Load on vehicle
- Crashworthiness or Lack Thereof, of Passenger Vehicles
- Distracted Driving
- Drug and Alcohol Use
The Milwaukee Area Hospitals & Emergency Rooms below are only some of the healthcare facilities where our clients get treated. There are many other healthcare providers including Urgent Care Clinics, Chiropractors and Doctors of Osteopathy we work with regarding the restoration of our clients’ health to normalcy. In some cases, our clients’ loved ones don’t make it, thereby giving rise to Wrongful Death Claims:
- Froedtert Hospital(link is external);
- Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center(link is external);
- Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital(link is external);
- Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin(link is external)
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to the negligence of another, Call The Milwaukee Highway & Interstate Car Accident Lawyers at the Accident & Personal Injury Law Firm of Emmanuel L. Muwonge & Associates, LLC., at (414) 933-4144 for your Free No Obligation Telephone Consultation.
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