The temperatures have dropped, the sun is shining, and the first hints of color are on the trees. The Labor Day weekend seems an ideal time for a Wisconsin road trip. When you hit the road this weekend, keep in mind that the Labor Day holiday ranks second to the Fourth of July for drunk driving fatalities.
Alcohol slows the brain’s ability to process information, alters perception and decreases concentration and coordination. This is why it is illegal to drive with a BAC of .08 or greater. However, driving can be impaired even at lower blood alcohol concentrations.
Motorcyclists are always at risk of serious injuries when in any accident involving a passenger vehicle, but Wisconsin drunk driving accidents are especially deadly. They often involve high speeds which can lead to severe injuries, permanent disability and even death for the unprotected motorcyclist.
Injuries from Wisconsin car-motorcycle OWI accident include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Skull fractures
- Traumatic brain injury
- Internal organ damage
No amount of money can make up for the pain and suffering of a Wisconsin OWI motorcycle accident. However, a personal injury lawsuit can help ease the financial burden of hospital bills and lost wages, and can hold the drunk driver accountable for his actions.
This weekend, our Wisconsin motorcycle lawyers urge you to be vigilant for drunk drivers. If you or a loved one have suffered serious injury in a Wisconsin OWI car-motorcycle accident, contact the Milwaukee motorcycle accident attorneys at Hupy and Abraham. Call 800-800-5678 to schedule a free initial consultation.