Madison, WI (November 11, 2023) – The Madison Police Department confirmed that one person lost their life as a result of a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles that occurred on Friday afternoon, November 10.
At around 12:45 p.m., firefighters and the police were called to the scene of a crash on Packers Avenue.
According to official reports, a collision involving a silver SUV and a pickup truck occurred at the intersection of Packers Avenue and Manley Street during the afternoon hours.
One person was out of their vehicle when authorities arrived. Authorities immediately began rendering lifesaving measures to the victim. However, they passed away while at the scene.
The second driver was pinned in their vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters.
The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope the injured victim is able to make a timely recovery.
We offer our sympathies to the family of the victim who died in this crash.
Fatal Car Accidents in Wisconsin
Fatal auto accidents in Wisconsin are the cause of hundreds of deaths each year. The unfortunate truth is that there are many instances where innocent people lose their lives as a result of drivers who fail to control their vehicles in a responsible manner. We see many fatal car crashes take place as a result of drivers who are speeding, under the influence, and distracted. When proceeding through intersections, it is imperative that drivers provide the right-of-way to those who have it. When drivers do not yield to others at intersections, it can have devastating consequences.
In Wisconsin, families have the ability to pursue legal claims against those who are responsible after losing loved ones and fatal collisions. As per Wisconsin Statute §893.54, individuals in the state of Wisconsin have a three-year window to initiate a wrongful death lawsuit in most cases.
However, there is a significant exception to this timeframe. If the cause of death results from a motor vehicle accident, the window to file a wrongful death claim is reduced to two years. For this reason, it is vital that you seek legal representation from a Madison wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. Your attorney will be able to initiate legal action against the responsible party quickly to ensure you are able to protect your rights and get justice.
At Zerbst & Kluck, S.C., we understand the pain and devastation that comes with such loss, which is why we are committed to using our legal expertise to fight for justice on behalf of families who have lost loved ones due to careless driving. We are dedicated to defending our clients’ rights and holding accountable those responsible for these avoidable accidents. If you or someone you know has been affected by a fatal car crash, please do not hesitate to contact us at 608-471-5365 for a consultation with our compassionate and skilled legal team. Remember, you do not have to face this difficult time alone – we are here to help guide you through the legal process towards closure and potential compensation.
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