In September 2020, WalletHub published its findings about which cities in the United States are best for drivers. Two Wisconsin cities, Madison and Milwaukee, made the list.
How Madison Ranks for Drivers
Madison, Wisconsin ranked 37th overall among the 100 cities included in the report. To reach this ranking, Madison received a total score of 58.81 and rankings in four categories, which included placing:
- 47th in cost of ownership and maintenance
- 4th in traffic and infrastructure
- 11th in safety
- 95th in access to vehicles and maintenance
How Milwaukee Ranks for Drivers
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, received a ranking of 65 out of 100 cities. Like Madison and the other cities on the list, Milwaukee received individual rankings in four categories, including a ranking of:
- 56th in cost of ownership and maintenance
- 68th in traffic and infrastructure
- 68th in safety
- 61st in access to vehicles and maintenance
Milwaukee’s overall score was 53.14.
Auto Accidents Still Happen Even in Safe Cities
Accidents happen everywhere, even in cities with high safety ratings. A driver who is distracted, drowsy, drunk, speeding, reckless, inexperienced, or otherwise negligent may cause a dangerous crash.
Even in Madison, which ranked 11th among 100 cities in terms of safety, a crash may occur that results in a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, broken bone, burn, amputation, death, or another injury. Another driver’s negligence may forever change your life, and you may need to take legal action to get the recovery that you deserve.
What to Do After an Accident
Since an accident can happen anywhere at any time, it is essential to know what to do if you’re hurt in a crash. Whether your accident happens in Madison, Milwaukee, or elsewhere in Wisconsin, you can begin protecting your rights at the accident scene. If you are physically able to do so, then we encourage you to:
- Call the police
- Gather information from all of the other drivers, including names, contact information, license information, and insurance information
- Get the names and contact information for accident witnesses
- Take pictures of the accident scene
In some cases, your injuries or other circumstances may prevent you from taking these steps. That’s okay. As soon as you are able to, you can continue protecting your rights by:
- Contacting your insurance company
- Getting a copy of the police report
- Getting or continuing to follow medical treatment
- Watching what you post on social media so that nothing is used against you
- Knowing how to deal with insurance adjusters
- Being prepared for insurance company surveillance
At any time after the moment of collision, you should contact an experienced car accident lawyer who will advise you and take all of the necessary steps to make sure your rights are protected.
Protect Your Car Accident Compensation
If someone else was at fault for your crash, then your lawyer will fight for your full and fair recovery, which may include compensation for past and future:
- Medical expenses including ambulance rides, hospitalizations, surgeries, doctors’ appointments, medications, physical therapy appointments, occupational therapy appointments, other therapy appointments, assisted medical devices and equipment
- Lost income including wages, bonuses, raises, benefits, and income from self-employment
- Pain and suffering for your physical pain and emotional suffering
- Out-of-pocket expenses for property damage, home modifications, help you didn’t need prior to the crash, and any other accident-related expenses
Additionally, our Wisconsin car accident lawyers will be ready for any possible defenses. For example, we will be ready when the defendant in your car crash case argues that you were partly at fault for the crash, that you waited too long to file a lawsuit, or that there is another legal reason why they shouldn’t pay for your accident damages.
You have a limited amount of time to file a Wisconsin car accident case. Please contact Hupy and Abraham today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our attorneys by phone, online, or in our Madison, Milwaukee, Appleton, Green Bay, or Wausau office.