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I know motor vehicle accidents are a common cause of death, but how common are other accidental deaths in Wisconsin?

You are right. You can pick up a copy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel or read the Madison Capital Times online and many days you will read about a car or truck crash that killed someone. These accidents are tragic, but they are not the only cause of accidental wrongful deaths in Wisconsin.

Other Accidental Deaths Also Occur

According to the latest statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, accidental deaths that were not related to motor vehicle crashes caused more deaths than fatal motor vehicle accidents. More specifically, in 2011 (the most recent year for which statistics are available) motor vehicle accidents were the underlying cause of 604 deaths in Wisconsin and other accidents were the underlying cause of 2,036 deaths. Accidents were the leading cause of death for people between the age of 1 and 44.

These accidental deaths include anything that was not intentional, but yet resulted in a fatal injury. It could for example include a medical misdiagnosis, surgical mistake, dog bite, slip and fall, or other form of negligence that resulted in someone’s life being cut short.

Has This Happened to Your Loved One?

If your loved one died after a dog bite in Town of Lake, a slip and fall in Murray Hill or any other type of accident in the City of Milwaukee then we encourage you to learn more about your legal rights. You may never be able to undo the harm that has been done to your loved one, or to you, but you may be able to honor your loved one and take care of your family. Please browse our free videos today for more information and please contact us via our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham