Hundreds of car accidents occur on our Wisconsin highways each and every year. These accidents are especially dangerous because cars are traveling at much higher rate of speed which can cause much more damage and physical injuries than residential area types of car accidents. Highway traveling can be a great way to get form point A to point B, but there are many significant risks to be aware of.
Highway car accidents are more likely to occur in the nighttime. This is a fact for several reasons. Some people drive on the highway with their bright headlights on, which can effectively blind drivers in oncoming traffic. This fact alone has caused very serious head-on collisions, often times with fatal results.
Another leading cause of highway accidents is that many people are physically and mentally tired while driving at night. Being tired can reduce your reaction time, impair your judgment, and lower a persons overall driving ability. Some people can be so tired that they actually fall asleep while behind the wheel. Because highway driving can be long and monotonous, they may get the urge to simply drift off the road. Obviously, this is an extremely dangerous situation and can lead to a very serious car accident.
Tire problems on the highway can also be a very big problem for highway drivers, as a tire blowout or flat tire at high speeds can cause a car to swerve out of control. Even when following the speed limit, most cars on the highway are driving fast enough that a tire problem could cause the driver to lose control of their vehicle.
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If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident on the highway, contact a Milwaukee car accident lawyer today by calling Gebhard Law Office at: 414-873-6550