Two separate crashes caused injuries in the Wisconsin Rapids area on Sunday. In the first accident, Susan L. Lewis was driving on Highway 66 in Rudolph when she attempted to make a left turn onto Highway O. According to reports, a vehicle driven by Alexis K. Hoffman then attempted to pass Lewis on her left side at the intersection, and the cars collided. Both vehicles were towed and Lewis was transported to an area hospital to receive medical attention for her injuries.
In a second collision, James S. Werner was hit by a car when he was bicycling along Seventh Street South and turning east onto Taylor Avenue in Wisconsin Rapids. Werner was thrown from his bicycle, and the vehicle that hit him fled the scene. Werner was transported to the hospital for his injuries.
Learn more about both accidents at The Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a collision like those discussed above, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney right away to make sure investigation, medical bills and your insurance claim are handled properly. For example, people may think a bicyclist injured in a "hit and run" accident has no way to receive compensation for his or her injuries. However, if a car hits a bicyclist, flees the scene of the accident and is not identified, the laws of Wisconsin state that the vehicle must then be considered an "uninsured" vehicle. Because the uninsured motorist's coverage in your own auto insurance policy is portable, meaning it covers you whether you are in your car or not, you may be able to make a claim for uninsured motorist's coverage under your own auto insurance policy. That same auto insurance policy will also have a limited amount of money available to cover medical bills, called "medical payments coverage." Attorneys who focus on plaintiff's personal injury law can help you with finding coverage under all available insurance policies to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call Bremer & Trollop Law Offices at 715-849-3200 to set up a free consultation.