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Madison, WI – Cortez Brooks Killed in Fatal Collision on W Washington Ave

by | Aug 17, 2023 | Accident News |

Madison, WI (August 17, 2023) – A man from Fitchburg lost his life in a fatal collision that occurred in Madison. The crash happened on August 10, just after midnight. 

The incident was a one-vehicle collision that occurred on West Washington Avenue for reasons still under police investigation. Cortez was a passenger inside the vehicle at the time. 

Several responders went to the scene to render aid, including police, paramedics, and firefighters. The roadway was closed for an extended period of time while emergency responders were present, causing significant traffic delays.

Authorities in Madison continue to investigate. 

We want to offer our sincere sympathies to the family of Cortez Brooks at this time. 

Wisconsin Car Accidents

 Madison, WI - Cortez Brooks Killed in Fatal Collision on W Washington Ave

A car accident can occur in moments, however, it can change your life forever. Some accidents are minor and only cause property damage, while others are severe and end in serious injuries and even fatalities. Every year, hundreds of lives are cut short in fatal Wisconsin car crashes yearly. In 2022, 596 individuals lost their lives in fatal collisions in Wisconsin. Hundreds of lives are lost due to fatal Wisconsin car accidents each year. In 2022, Several others sustained serious injuries. Losing someone you love can happen suddenly and leave your entire family in turmoil for a long period of time. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, speaking with a lawyer is in your best interest.

Bringing a wrongful death claim is a difficult task to complete, and is almost impossible to do without the help of a lawyer. These claims are known for being extremely complicated, with many laws at play. You may find that, with the assistance of a lawyer, you can gain compensation for both tangible and intangible losses. However, you should be aware that there are a limited number of people who can bring these types of claims. These include some of the following:

  • Parents of the deceased
  • Spouse of the deceased
  • Children of the deceased

If you have lost a loved one in an accident, speaking with a Madison wrongful death attorney is one of the best decisions that you can make.

At Zerbst & Kluck, S.C., our lawyers are here to assist you and your loved ones after you have lost a family member in a deadly crash. We understand how overwhelming a fatal accident can be and offer our help and resources to you when you need it the most. You have every right to seek financial compensation for an array of damages after one of these horrific and life-altering accidents. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Menomonie at (608) 471-5365 to find out what we can do for you at this time.

Note: When writing this accident news article, our writers utilized secondary sources, including local news sources, local and state police incident reports, social media platforms, and, occasionally, eyewitness reports. Our firm has not independently verified any of the facts pertaining to this accident. If you locate any information in this post that is inaccurate, please contact Zerbst & Kluck, S.C., right away. The article will be updated with the correct information immediately.  If requested, we will take down this post. 

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