Drunk driving in the state of Wisconsin
Get Your Free Case Review

Drunk driving in the state of Wisconsin

by | Sep 19, 2014 | Drunk Driving Accidents

Each day motor vehicle accidents occur in the state of Wisconsin. There are multiple reasons that they occur. While sometimes something other than driver activity is to blame for such an incident, much of the time it is the exact opposite and a person behind the wheel of a car is at fault. That fault may be the result of multiple negligent activities including drunk driving. Drunk driving accidents can result in serious injuries to those involved and sometimes even death.

This is a problem that plagues roads throughout the nation, including the state of Wisconsin. According to MADD, close to a third of all traffic deaths across the country are the result of this activity. In the state of Wisconsin in 2012, out of a total of 5,024 alcohol related crashes, (defined as someone with a BAC of .01 or higher), 2,907 resulted in injuries. A total of 200 deaths were attributed to drivers with a BAC of .08 or higher.

One way of trying to reduce the number of these accidents that occur is to pass laws prohibiting the activity. In many states, a first drunk driving offense is serious. That is not the case in Wisconsin however. Instead, it is a traffic ticket. While the passage of more strict drunk driving laws might reduce the number of drunk driving accidents that occur, it likely would not eliminate them completely leaving residents of the state having to deal with serious injuries or the death of a loved one.

Following a drunk driving accident the injured person might decide to file a personal injury lawsuit against the drunk driver. For the best chance of securing positive results in one of these cases it is a good idea to contact a lawyer sooner rather than later.

Source: MADD, “About Drunk Driving,” Accessed Sept. 19, 2014

– Why Hire Nicolet Law? –

Get An Experienced Lawyer On Your Case

We’ve helped thousands of clients with a wide range of legal needs. Let us put the skills and experience we’ve gained along the way to work for you!

Get Our App!

Get our convenient, secure app to
send us legal documents and pay your bill. Available on the App Store and Google Play.

Download the Nicolet Law Office app from the App Store to conveniently send documents and issue payments to our attorneys.
Nicolet Law clients can conveniently send legal documents and issue payments through our secure app. Get it on Google Play.

More Than

Million Recovered for our clients


Clients Helped

More Than

Years In business


Years of Combined Experience

What Our Clients Say About Us

powered by BirdEye

Awards & Recognition

Our peers and independent third-party organizations have recognized the hard work and dedication we put into every case. This has led to numerous awards and accolades.

From Our Blog

Halloween Safety Tips

There is no doubt that Halloween is going to look a little different this year. Typically enjoyed by people of all ages...

Step-by-Step Guide for Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Imagine that you are driving to the grocery store on a Sunday afternoon when another car suddenly strikes the left side of...

Lost Wages Assistance and Disability Benefits

The coronavirus and resulting economic crisis have left millions of Americans in financial distress, and individuals with...

Stranger Than Fiction: Only in Wisconsin

In 2016, the Wisconsin Supreme Court barred a woman from suing a state employee whose negligence resulted in bodily injury...