The Milwaukee area boasts an efficient and highly effective freeway system, and the current construction projects will ensure that our traffic continues to move quickly and safely for many years to come. However, accidents on the freeway system aren’t uncommon and can lead to a very dangerous situation if the proper procedures aren’t followed. Domnitz and Domnitz is proud of our years of serving Milwaukee drivers as Milwaukee car accident attorneys, and we have valuable advice that can serve you well if you find yourself in this dangerous situation.
The most important thing to remember if you’re involved in an accident on a busy freeway is to stay in your car, unless your life is in imminent danger if you don’t. Unless the car is on fire, or otherwise presents an unsafe situation, keep your seatbelt on and stay put. If your car is operational and you can safely navigate to the shoulder of the freeway, activate your hazard signal and do so carefully. Use your cellphone to call 911, and wait for help to arrive.
Traffic may continue to flow around your stranded vehicle, and passing drivers will try to get a better look. This creates a dangerous situation that can easily lead to more accidents. This danger can only be compounded if you exit your vehicle, so it’s critically important to stay buckled in your vehicle until help arrives.
Our freeway system has many accident investigation areas, which are small areas of the road separated from the highway that allows drivers in minor accidents to stop and exchange information and call authorities. If your vehicle is still operational, you may wish to navigate to the next accident investigation area. These areas are marked on many popular GPS navigation apps.
Once you have reached safety, be sure to take photos and document the damage to your vehicle. You may exchange information with the other party while you wait for police to arrive. Do not admit fault, and do not call insurance companies yet.
It’s important to know your rights and make sure you are protected. Let Domnitz and Domnitz protect you and your family by standing as a shield between you and the insurance company. When you hire our firm, we will handle all discussions and negotiations with insurance representatives. We have more than 60 years of combined experience dealing with insurance companies after a serious car accident.
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At Domnitz & Domnitz, S.C., we have the resources to provide top-notch representation in car accidents and other personal injury accidents. Contact our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys online or call 414-289-0909 immediately after a car accident for a free consultation and review of your legal rights from respected Milwaukee car accident attorneys.