Grand Chute, WI (September 17, 2023) – A pedestrian accident claimed the life of one person on Friday morning in Grand Chute. The accident occurred just after 8:00 a.m. on September 15.
According to official reports, a 41-year-old man from Middle Island, New York, was driving a 2019 Freightliner semi-truck tractor-trailer north on Interstate 41. For unknown reasons, the truck struck a 52-year-old male pedestrian who was from the Appleton, Wisconsin, area.
The pedestrian was fatally hurt in the accident and pronounced deceased at the scene. The truck driver was not injured.
Investigations are underway by the Wisconsin State Patrol.
Our sympathies go out to the family of the man who died in this crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Wisconsin
Statistics from 2022 alone show that nearly 600 people died as a result of vehicle accidents in the state of Wisconsin. These accidents often take place due to preventable circumstances. It is all too common to see innocent lives cut short due to drivers who are speeding, running red lights, and failing to yield to others. Accidents involving pedestrians, in particular, are likely to result in severe and fatal injuries.
When victims lose their lives in auto accidents, families are often left struggling to move forward. Dealing with the emotional void that these accidents cause, and the overwhelming financial burdens are not something that many families are prepared to deal with. For this reason, the state of Wisconsin provides surviving family members with the ability to take legal action against those who are responsible.
After a fatal crash, your family may be able to recover compensation for some of the losses and damages that you face. This can include lost earning capacity, loss of services, loss of companionship, and more. You are also able to recover compensation for funeral and burial expenses so that you can provide your loved one with the respect they deserve before laying them to rest.
To ensure your family has the best chance of getting justice, you need to reach out to a Grand Chute wrongful death lawyer immediately. It is crucial that your family acts quickly to protect your rights so that you have the strongest case against the negligent party.
At Zerbst & Kluck, S.C., our pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help you through this difficult time and work towards the compensation that you deserve for the losses and expenses that have been forced upon you. We understand what an overwhelming and upsetting experience this can be, which is why we strive to provide legal guidance with compassion and understanding in order to make the process as effortless as possible. If you would like more information on how we can assist you following a wrongful death in your family, please contact our Wisconsin personal injury law office at (608) 471-5365 today so that one of our experienced attorneys can discuss your options.
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