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2020 Wisconsin Car Accident Death Statistics

There were 595 total Wisconsin car accident fatalities in 2019 (a 5 year low). As of September, Wisconsin is on pace for 599 deaths in 2020.

Car accident deaths are highest in the warmer months, in part because of a few deadly motorcycle stats. In 2019 motorcycle riders were over 10 times more likely to die in an accident: of all Wisconsin DOT reported vehicle accidents, motorcycles made up 1.3% of crashes but 82 motorcyclists accounted for 13.8% of all deaths.


2019 Car Crash Death Statistics in WisconsinAttorney’s note: Do not sign ANYTHING from the insurance company before talking to a lawyer if a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident. If your case isn’t prepared to go to trial, you get less compensation. Warshafsky employs attorneys who used to work for insurance companies, so we know that IS how they operate. Warshafsky car accident lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for victims and families. No fee until you win. Free consultations. Injured? It IS about the money.™

Deaths per fatal accident in Wisconsin - Get the stats

Most fatal accidents result in only one death. Of the 524 fatal crashes reported in Wisconsin in 2016, there were a total of 588 deaths. This rate of 1.12 deaths per fatal crash was slightly higher than the national average.

Reported Wisconsin car accidents that resulted in at least one injury (31,066) had a 1.7% chance at resulting in at least one death (524 crashes, 588 deaths).

Learn more about Wisconsin car accident laws if you were affected by a fatal car crash.

How likely are you to die in a car accident in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin vehicle death statistics
Quarterly Wisconsin vehicle death statistics from the Wisconsin DOT.

In the decade before 2019, car accidents were one of the leading causes of death in Wisconsinites between 1 and 45 years old. 129,051 car accidents were reported in 2016 (the most recent year with car accident statistics available). 31,066 of those crashes resulted in at least one injury (24%). 524 of those crashes were fatal (0.4%), resulting in 588 persons killed. At least 450 people have died per year since 2014: 451 in 2014, 513 in 2015, and 524 in 2016. The statistics of car accident fatalities in Wisconsin make clear that despite improvements in safety technology, car accidents are still a real risk for every Wisconsin driver.

The ugly truth about injury claims in Wisconsin

The most alarming 2019 statistics on car accident death in Wisconsin (and anywhere) revolve around the resources invested in denying, deferring and defending against your injury claims. In 2017 there were 5,954 insurance companies in the US, pulling in 1.2 trillion in premiums. According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, 328,700 people worked as claims adjusters in 2016 with a median pay of $65,670 per year. Senior claims adjusters (like insurance company actuaries) often pull upwards of $100,000 per year. Insurance companies pay big money to protect themselves from wrongful death attorneys.

 

Locations of deadly car wrecks - Get the stats

48 percent of Wisconsin car accident deaths were concentrated in 10 counties:

 

How many people die in motorcycle accidents in Wisconsin? 

In 2016 in Wisconsin, motorcycles were involved in 2,250 reported crashes, resulting in 82 motorcyclists killed. That's 1 motorcyclist death per 27 reported accidents. Compare that to non-motorcycle crashes – 126,801 car accidents resulting in 506 deaths of non-motorcyclists means 1 death per 251 per reported accidents.  This makes motorcycle accidents are 9 times more fatal than non-motorcycle accidents.

How many people die from drunk driving in Wisconsin? 

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, there were 5,153 alcohol-related crashes in 2016. These crashes resulted in 2,933 alcohol-related injuries and 143 alcohol-related deaths. This means that there was about one death per 36 crashes involving alcohol in Wisconsin. Drunk driving crashes are only a small fraction of all accidents in Wisconsin, but they tend to be some of the worst. 

How many people are killed by hitting deer in Wisconsin? 

The largest percentage of deer-car accidents occur in October and November. In 2017 these months resulted in about 3,000 and 4,000 crashes, respectively. No other month exceeded 2,000, and most were under 1,200.

Deer vehicle collisions Wisconsin statistics How many people are killed by hitting deer in Wisconsin?
Deer Monograph 2017 crash data from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Other Wisconsin car accident death factors & statistics

Despite receiving far looser penalties, speeding kills more Wisconsinites each year than drunk driving. There were 19,540 accidents with a speeding vehicle in 2016 which caused 186 deaths. Though drunk driving accidents tend to be more serious than speeding accidents on average, speeding is still a worse killer. 

Other causes of accidents like inattentive driving statistics are incredibly hard to measure due to underreporting, but nationwide studies correlate cellphone usage with increased risk of an accident.

What are the chances of dying in a car accident versus other causes in Wisconsin?

According to injuryfacts.nsc.org, the leading causes of death in the US in 2017 were as follows:  heart disease: 1 in 6, cancer: 1 in 7, chronic lower respiratory disease: 1 in 27, suicide: 1 in 88, opioid overdose: 1 in 96, motor vehicle crash: 1 in 103. However, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, unintentional injury was the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 1 and 44:

Wisconsin leading cause of death statsWhat are the chances of dying in a car accident versus other causes in Wisconsin?
Annual Wisconsin Death Report 2015 from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

 

 

Wisconsin Car Deaths by County 2016-2018

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Wisconsin Counties
Adams
Ashland
Barron
Bayfield
Brown
Buffalo
Burnett
Calumet
Chippewa
Clark
Columbia
Crawford
Dane
Dodge
Door
Douglas
Dunn
Eau Claire
Florence
Fond du Lac
Forest
Grant
Green
Green Lake
Iowa
Iron
Jackson
Jefferson
Juneau
Kenosha
Kewaunee
La Crosse
Lafayette
Langlade
Lincoln
Manitowoc
Marathon
Marinette
Marquette
Menominee
Milwaukee
Monroe
Oconto
Oneida
Outagamie
Ozaukee
Pepin
Pierce
Polk
Portage
Price
Racine
Richland
Rock
Rusk
Saint Croix
Sauk
Sawyer
Shawano
Sheboygan
Taylor
Trempealeau
Vernon
Vilas
Walworth
Washburn
Washington
Waukesha
Waupaca
Waushara
Winnebago
Wood
Total
 
2016 Car Accidents
 402
290
​715
​347
​3,862
​260
​253
​827
​1,308
​574
1400
​343
​11,825
​1,616
​895
​722
​826
2,341
104
2,328
​190
​1,276
816
459
​427
69
607
1,715
​775
​ 3,881
​525
​3,164
544
409
681
2,114
3,062
796
381
36
24,938
1,216
419
1,004
4,108
1,623
142
484
654
1,376
193
4,145
456
3,888
252
2,075
1,628
245
1,272
2,592
409
541
814
575
1,929
364
3,310
8,061
1,359
732
3,877
1,205
129,051
 
2016 Car Fatalities
3
5
4
3
18
3
4
2
1
10
20
3
38
12
4
2
11
10
0
10
2
11
6
1
2
3
3
7
9
18
2
6
2
2
2
3
9
5
2
0
73
9
7
5
14
7
1
10
10
2
3
17
4
23
0
7
11
3
8
10
6
0
4
11
23
1
10
27
5
3
10
6
588
 
2017 Car Accidents
​483
359
​876
​401
​4,173
​284
​312
​914
​1,427
​552
1495
​373
12130
1581
​907
​858
​870
2870
​136
2710
​179
​1,313
​752
​469
​481
​81
​612
1848
828
​4,264
​505
3532
559
532
866
2377
3349
933
430
36
26494
1385
996
1026
4276
1697
134
554
706
1570
192
4867
480
4205
231
2295
1927
314
1499
2867
461
484
829
557
2181
390
3547
8420
1448
662
4218
1301
139870
 
2017 Car Fatalities
1
3
5
3
25
0
5
5
12
9
6
1
32
20
1
2
8
4
1
11
2
8
6
0
3
1
6
13
6
18
3
12
5
2
5
6
15
2
6
0
86
6
8
3
20
5
0
7
7
5
1
11
1
13
2
7
11
1
16
11
1
3
3
2
21
3
7
25
8
7
9
11
594
 
2018 Car Accidents
​476
316
​873
​362
3986
​256
​308
​847
1397
​631
1504
​338
12418
​1,756
873
​867
​812
2,899​
​114
2786
​203
​1,326
​848
​454
​514
​84
​644
1962
​889
​4,266
​450
3776
597
568
852
2189
3352
980
423
27
28478
1526
866
1007
4344
1846
125
589
719
1530
205
5356
469
4558
229
2436
1978
336
1481
2905
445
559
955
526
2322
386
3680
8589
1361
582
4208
1393
144212
 
 2018 Car Fatalities 
2
1
7
2
18
5
6
3
14
6
11
3
41
8
7
3
9
5
3
16
2
5
3
0
3
2
6
13
11
16
0
9
3
2
2
8
9
10
2
0
68
6
7
6
12
5
2
2
10
8
2
20
1
31
2
8
12
1
4
9
5
2
4
2
7
0
10
25
6
5
13
5
576

 


2016 data for Wisconsin car accidents & vehicle deaths by county from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation
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Milwaukee Personal Injury Attorneys

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Harding
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Crivello
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Rosolino
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Trower
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Bloch
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Reis
Attorney
Ryan
Ogren
Attorney
Michael
Tarnoff
Attorney

Warshafsky is a based-in-Milwaukee personal injury law firm serving the injured since the 1950s.

Warshafsky has brought hundreds of successful lawsuits against auto makers, drug companies and insurance companies. Many clients choose us in part because we are able and willing to fund a case fully through trial and even appeal. Insurance companies value your claim based on the quality of your lawyer. No other Wisconsin law firms boast a board-certified accident investigator and a doctor who is also a lawyer and an attorney who represented insurance companies.

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