Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Associates, LLC
No Fees Unless We Win Free Consultation
608-406-2282 866-821-1345
Serving Injured And Disabled Clients In Minnesota and Wisconsin

Deaths in Wisconsin car accidents often caused by drunk driving

Families must often deal with the loss of a loved one. No matter the circumstances, the loss of a family member is a tragedy. However, when deaths occur in car accidents because of drunk driving, the losses become even more devastating. A Wisconsin family recently experienced such a loss.

A 29-year old Lake Geneva woman was struck by a southbound vehicle when crossing the intersection of Edwards Boulevard and State Highway 50 on foot. The accident occurred around 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, according to the Lake Geneva police. The woman died on Thursday, Dec. 29, as a result of injuries suffered from the accident.

The driver of the vehicle is a 49-year old man from nearby Hebron, Illinois. He is a trustee on their village board and is also a Lake in the Hills police sergeant. The driver was arrested shortly after the accident and was charged with causing injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle. The accident is still under investigation by the Lake Geneva police and the Wisconsin State Highway Patrol.

No formal charges have been filed at this time. However, the driver must appear before a Walworth County circuit judge on Jan. 18. Evidence that the driver was allegedly intoxicated at the time of the accident is being analyzed by the state crime lab.

Families in Wisconsin have the right to file a claim against those who have harmed loved ones in car accidents through negligent actions. A claim won't change what happened, but a successful result could help the family feel vindicated against those they believe are responsible for the death of their loved one. Family members often seek guidance from attorneys with experience in person injury law to help them achieve a successful outcome.

Source: lakegenevanews.net, "Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle", Dec. 30, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

The Mission Starts With A Free Consultation

We handle most cases on a contingency basis. We will not ask you to pay any fees unless we are successful in getting you compensation. If you have questions or would like to learn more about how we can help you, call us at 608-406-2282, or toll free at 866-821-1345. You can also reach us by completing our online contact form to discuss your case with an experienced La Crosse personal injury attorney.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Associates, LLC
123 7th St S
La Crosse, WI 54601

Toll Free: 866-821-1345
Phone: 608-406-2282
Fax: 608-784-4908
La Crosse Law Office Map