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The Anatomy of a Great Milwaukee Car Accident Lawyer

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    Accidents can occur at anytime, anywhere.  Car accidents, pedestrian accidents, cooking accidents, sports accidents, electric accidents--dangers lie everywhere intrinsically.  As a result, people have to constantly be aware of their surrounding and the threats that they face in their everyday lives.  One area where danger exists--and people may not be as aware of it as they should--is bicycle riding.

    Bicycle riding, a fun hobby and past-time of many people, can lead to many accident, some caused by the bicycle rider and others caused by people other than the bicycle rider.

    A bicycle rider can cause an accident in a number of ways.  By riding too fast, for example, a bicycle rider risks losing control of her or his bicycle.  When the bicycle rider loses control of the bicycle, the bicycle can crash into someone or something.  It can also fall over and roll over, taking the bicycle rider with it.  This can lead to serious injuries for the bicycle rider.  A similar situation can occur if the bicyclist goes for a ride in terrain on which the bicycle is not suited.

    Bicyclists are not the only ones, however, who can cause a bicycle accidents.  Car drivers can also cause bicycle accidents.  Cars that being drive too fast can lose control and hit a bicyclist on the sidewalk or in the side of the road.  Or, a car driver that wants to make a right turn make not look over her or his shoulder to check whether there is a bicyclist behind her or him.  Furthermore, hit-and-run accidents can also injury bicyclists.  Many car drivers will hit a bicyclist, become afraid, and flee the scene.  Hitting a bicyclist and fleeing the scene is illegal.

    The above paragraph detailed ways in which car drivers could cause accidents against bicyclists.  Even mechanics, though, can cause accidents to happen.  Just like people give their cars to shop, people also give their bikes to shops to be fixed.  When people give their bikes to have certain problems fixed, they expect that those problems will be fixed.  But if mechanics fail to fix the problems, the bicycle can malfunction, leading to an accident.  Or if the mechanics are careless when fixing a problem, a new problem can arise.  For example, if a mechanic does not tighten a screw on a bike after fixing a problem in it, a bicycle part can come loose when the rider is riding the bicycle.  As a result, the rider can be injured.

    Bicycle accidents can occur in a number of ways, and many times they may not even be caused by the bicyclist.  For more information, contact the Milwaukee personal injury lawyers of Habush, Habush, & Rottier, S.C. by calling 1-800-242-7205 or by going to their website [].

    Hit and run accidents are serious crimes.  As it is defined on one website, hit and run accidents are "the crime of colliding [a car] with a person, their personal property (including their motor vehicle), or a fixture, and failing to stop and identify oneself afterwards."  Aside from simply identifying oneself, however, it is also important to use one's judgment after the collision has occurred.  So, if a car collides with a pedestrian and the pedestrian is severely injured, the individual driving the car is required by law to pull the car over, stop it, step out of the car, and assist the pedestrian.  If the pedestrian is severely injured and cannot function independently, the driver of the car must call the police.

    In the United States, the penalties for hit and run accidents vary from state to state and based on the seriousness of the accident.  If someone hits and kills a pedestrian and then flees the scene of a crime, the penalty will likely be more serious if somebody hits and dislocates a "Stop" sign and flees the scene.

    Hit and run accidents may occur for a number of reason.  The driver of the car may be intoxicated and realize what has just happened.  Or, the driver may be scared of what has just happened and panic.  Furthermore, the driver may not have auto insurance and cannot Milwaukee Car Accident Lawyer afford the costs associated with a collision.  Also, the driver may not think the collision serious enough to warrant stopping.  Regardless of the seriousness of the accident, however, it is necessary to stop and assess the damages of the collision.

    Hit and run collision, though not prevalent, unfortunately still do occur.  In December 2004, for example, there 110 hit and run fatalities (that does not included hit and run non-fatalities).  Of those 110 fatalities, 53 were pedestrians, 22 were passengers in an automobile, 10 were bicyclists, 9 were drivers of a vehicle, 8 were outside of a disabled or stopped vehicle, 7 were motorcyclists, and 1 was unidentified (see: ).

    As the statistics indicate, few hit and run accidents do occur.  When they do occur, however, the individual hit by the car should identify any features of the automobile that stand out.  Also, it is extremely important to identify the license plate of the car that has hit and fled the scene of the accident.

    If you or someone you know has been injured in a hit and run accident, contact the Milwaukee hit and run personal injury lawyers of Habush, Habush, & Rottier, S.C. by visiting their website or by calling 1-800-242-7205.