Milwaukee Winter Auto Accidents are caused by environmental and human behaviors.
Most of the automobile accidents that occur in Wisconsin during the winter months, are caused by bad weather and bad drivers. There are 2 factors which determine whether an accident will occur and the severity of the accident.
Unfortunately, as drivers, we have no control over the environmental factors mainly consisting of bad weather and how bad conditions due to weather, affect us. What we do have control over, most of the time, are the human behaviors. Even then, we have no control over what another driver does or doesn’t do.
Environmental Factors and How They Affect Winter Auto Accidents
Milwaukee winter auto accidents are caused in part by environmental factors such as snow, sleet, ice, visibility and how our vehicles react or behave as a result of the cold temperatures. Snow, sleet and ice can make driving hazardous, limiting visibility and control while driving. How our vehicles handle can be, in part, the result of decisions we make as motorists in maintaining our vehicles in anticipation of the winter conditions. Weatherizing our vehicles ahead of the winter months is a necessary routine of life in the Midwestern part of America.
How much snow we get in Milwaukee or other parts of Wisconsin varies from time to time and place to place. Also, there are times when accurate forecasts provide sufficient notice for us to act accordingly in anticipation of those conditions thereby contributing to safety. In other cases, the conditions visit us with no warning thereby prohibiting us from preparing accordingly. of
When temperatures fall leading to ice and icy road conditions, it is essential that motorists exercise extreme caution, especially when and if roads are not salted. The one thing motorists can do is to anticipate these eventualities and make sure that they are equipped with suitable snow tires capable of handling such winter conditions.
Visibility and how well you are able to see is another environmental factor that contributes to accidents. For example, if you are westbound after 3:00PM in Milwaukee, the sun’s rays often interfere with your vision. When fog and other conditions are triggered, the driving circumstances become even more difficult and dangerous. Our failure as drivers to anticipate these environmental factors is often a factor in creating or enhancing conditions that cause automobile accidents during the winter months in Milwaukee and surrounding areas. These accidents usually result in injuries, pain, suffering, disability and, often, loss of life.
Wisconsin Winter Automobile Accidents can be confronted by taking advantage of available resources. Those resources include vital information life-saving information including the following:
- Road conditions
- Travel times
- Traffic delays
- Incident alerts
- Construction closures
- Traffic cameras
Human Factors and How They Contribute To Winter Auto Accidents
Human factors are actions, inactions, conditions and circumstances which, either by themselves and or with others, cause or contribute to winter auto accidents in Milwaukee and neighboring communities. Milwaukee Winter Auto Accidents Can Be Treacherous Due To Weather Conditions Human Behavior We Usually Have No Control Over. Prepare To Anticipate Bad Weather conditions.
Milwaukee Winter Auto Accidents can be treacherous due to weather conditions and Human Behavior we usually Have No or very little control over. Your failure to prepare to anticipate bad winter weather we know is a certainty year after year, can be a deadly error of judgment.
Wisconsin motorists should download the free 511 Wisconsin Smartphone app and follow @511WI on Twitter.
How Many Accidents and How Bad Are The Accidents?
There has been an average of about 18,000 motor vehicle crashes during the winter months when Wisconsin roads were covered with ice, snow and slush.
There were on average, 50 people killed and more than 4,900 people injured in Wisconsin each winter season in crashes when roads were covered in ice, snow and slush. http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/winter/winter_weather_facts.asp
Failure to exercise caution results in untold pain, suffering, disability and loss of life when bad weather and or driver error or negligence either separately and or together combine to cause Milwaukee Winter Auto Accidents. These below are some of the injuries Emmanuel L. Muwonge & Associates, LLC., has represented clients for during the past 29 years:
- Broken Bones
- Back Injuries
- Head & Facial
- Neck and Back
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spine and Related Injury
Be proactive, anticipate the worst of conditions and the worst of driver behavior. Carry with you at all times, supplies and items just in case you are confronted by circumstances you never anticipated. Make sure your vehicle is not only equipped with relatively new decent tires http://www.muwongelaw.com/responsibility-for-wisconsin-tire-blowout-accidents-injuries-and-death/, you have in your vehicle’s trunk, the following:
- Blankets or sleeping bags
- Extra hats, socks and mittens
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- First-aid kit
- Shovel, booster cables and windshield scraper
- Water and high-calorie non-perishable food (raisins, candy bars, energy/protein bars)
- Sand or cat litter to use for traction, and,
- Cell phone adapter.
If you or a loved one was involved in an automobile accident, Please Call the Milwaukee Accident & Personal Injuries Law Firm of Emmanuel L. Muwonge & Associates, LLC., at (414) 933-4144 for your Free No Obligation Telephone Consultation.
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