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I am always anxious on my commute home from work. Is this a common time for deadly Wisconsin car accidents or do most fatal crashes occur in the overnight hours?

Unfortunately, your anxiety about driving in the late afternoon is probably well founded. According to statistics compiled by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. time period is often the deadliest on the roads. In 2010, more people died between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. than during any other time period every day of the week except for Fridays (when slightly more people died between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.) and Saturdays (when the same number of people died in the 2 to 10 p.m. time period and the 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. time period).

In 2010, as in other years, there was no time period on any day of the week that did not see a Wisconsin motor vehicle fatality. People died in the 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., and 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. windows.

Thus, our Milwaukee fatal accident lawyers encourage you to always be careful on the roads and to know that an accident could take your life—or the life or a loved one—at any time.

If you have lost a loved one then it is important to know your rights. Please contact an experienced Milwaukee wrongful death lawyer today at 1-800-800-5678 or 414-223-4800 and please request a FREE copy of our DVD, Secrets Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know, to learn more.