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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?


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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.