Distracted/Drunk Driver Accidents



Driving in Wisconsin is dangerous enough with all of the trucks, traffic, congestion and construction, without having to worry about people who are not focused on the road. More and more, people try to multi-task while driving by talking or texting on a cell phone or other personal handheld device. If you have been involved in a car accident caused by this type of distracted driver or someone who is intoxicated, it is important you seek out a lawyer who has experience handling these types of cases.

At the law office of Egan & Richgels, S.C., in La Crosse, Wisconsin, we have more than 30 years of experience and a proven track record when it comes to handling accidents that are a result of all forms of distracted driving. We know the local laws, judges and juries. We know their mindset and their tendencies. We know how to build cases that make it clear to them that they need to award fair compensation to our clients in distracted driving accident cases or wrongful death actions. To schedule a free consultation, contact us today.

Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents

Any number of distracted drivers’ actions can cause an accident, including:

  • Drifting into another lane
  • Attempting to cross multiple lanes at the last minute to avoid missing an exit
  • Rear-end collisions from not realizing traffic has slowed or stopped
  • Failure to notice changed road conditions due to putting on makeup, eating or drinking
  • Texting and driving
  • E-mailing, surfing the web, talking or other cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle
  • Operating a GPS or other navigation device or reading a map
  • Drunk driving accidents

Our firm is knowledgeable when it comes to building a case that proves the responsible driver was distracted and acted negligently or recklessly. We know how to cut through the red tape that local, state and international phone carriers impose to shield themselves from liability. We have experience obtaining phone records to show the distracted driver was using a cell phone, smart phone or PDA at the time the wreck occurred.

Whether you were a pedestrian, riding a bicycle, in another car or were hit by a distracted truck driver, we know how to assemble a comprehensive compensation package for damages, and we will work with you on all your insurance claims related to your personal injury claim. We know how to negotiate with insurance companies, and we will pursue your case all the way to court if necessary, in order to recover monetary justice for your resulting back injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries or any other type of harm you suffer.

La Crescent Drunk Driving Accidents Lawyers With Local Trial Experience

Our many years of legal service in the local community mean that we know the courts. Details like these can make a substantial difference between success and failure in court when it comes to prosecuting fatal accident case or a truck accident lawsuit where the driver was drunk. Our La Crosse distracted driving lawyers knowledge of local judges and juries, and our strong case-building has led to a record of success that includes millions of dollars in compensation for victims of all types of wrongful conduct.

Distracted Driver Lawsuit Facts

Wisconsin’s ban on text messaging is now in effect. Wisconsin was the 25th state to outlaw texting while behind the wheel. This now makes it a crime to text while driving. A distracted driver can be assessed a fine and points if they are pulled over by law enforcement. They can also be charged with this infraction if they have been involved in a car accident or other type of accident causing harm to another and were engaging in this type of distracted driving behavior.

Call for Justice — Starting With a Free Consultation

We only charge a fee if we are successful in getting you justice and compensation.

To discuss your case with a La Crosse personal injury attorney for free, call us toll free at 800-381-0963. You can also send us an e-mail.

Egan & Richgels, S.C.
201 Main Street, Suite 1010
La Crosse, WI 54601
Toll Free 800-381-0963
Local 608-784-0087
Fax: 608-881-6688
Email | La Crosse Law Office

Gregory J. Egan is Certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.