2022 Wisconsin car accident death statistics Claims, lawsuits & settlement amounts after traffic fatalities.
Car accident deaths are highest in the warmer months, in part because of a few deadly motorcycle stats. Per February 2022 reporting data, in 2020 motorcycle riders were over 10 times more likely to die in an accident. Of all the Wisconsin DOT reported vehicle accidents, motorcycles made up 1.8% of crashes but 112 motorcyclists accounted for 18.9% of all deaths.
Of 115,694 reported 2020 Wisconsin car accidents, 540 were fatal, resulting in 593 deaths. The deaths-per-reported-accident rate is slightly higher than the national average.
How likely are you to die in a Wisconsin car accident?
In 2020, if you were in reported a reported car accident, there was a 3.93% chance that the accident involved at least 1 fatality. In Wisconsin, all accidents involving $1,000 in property damage or resulting in need-of-medical-care are legally required to be reported. Though some accidents beneath this threshold go unreported, many of them above it go unreported. In the decade before 2020, car accidents were one of the leading causes of death in Wisconsinites between 1 and 45 years old.
At least 500 people have died per year since 2014: 451 in 2014, 513 in 2015, 524 in 2016, 539 in 2017, 517 in 2018, 511 in 2019, 540 in 2020. 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.
How many deadly accidents in Milwaukee Wisconsin during 2021?
There were 600 fatal car accidents in Wisconsin in 2021, as reported by Wisconsin DOT.
How many people die in Wisconsin motorcycle accidents?
In 2020 in Wisconsin, motorcycles were involved in 2,104 reported crashes, resulting in 112 motorcyclists being killed. That's 1 motorcyclist death per 25.3 reported accidents. Compare that to non-motorcycle crashes – 113,590 car accidents resulting in 481 deaths of non-motorcyclists means 1 death per 266.9 reported accidents. This makes motorcycle accidents 10 times more fatal than non-motorcycle accidents.
How many people die from drunk driving?
According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2020 stats, there were 6,050 alcohol-related crashes in 2020. These crashes resulted in 3,120 alcohol-related injuries and 167 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. Relatively speaking, when people drive drunk they have an incredibly high chance to kill someone.
What’s the fatality rate of car crashes in Wisconsin due to drunk driving?
In 2020, there were 167 alcohol-related fatalities out of 6,050 total alcohol-related crashes, for a fatality rate of 2.8%. Alcohol-related fatalities made up about 31% of total fatalities during 2020.
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:
Out of 72 counties, 43 percent of 2020 Wisconsin car accident deaths occurred in 8 counties:
6,050 Alcohol-related Wi car accident crashes 2020
167 Alcohol-related Wi car accident deaths 2020
15,995 speed-related Wi car accident crashes 2020
593 speed-related Wi car accident deaths 2020
Wisconsin car and motorcycle accidents
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The ugly truth about injury claims
The most alarming 2022 statistics on car accident deaths 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, 249,400 people worked as claims adjusters in 2020 with a median pay of $68,130 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 fromwrongful death attorneys.
Wisconsin drinking facts
According to 24/7 Wall Street in 2018, 10 of the top 20 drunkest cities in the USA were in Wisconsin: Green Bay (1), Eau Claire (2), Appleton (3), Madison (4), Oshkosh-Neenah (6), Wausau (9), La Crosse (10), Fond du Lac (12), Sheboygan (15), Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis (20). In Wisconsin, 26.2% of adults drink excessively, which is the highest rate of any state, according to USA Today. In comparison, the national average of adults who drink excessively is 18%.
Other car accident death factors & statistics
Despite receiving far looser penalties, speeding kills more Wisconsinites each year than drunk driving. There were 15,995 accidents with a speeding vehicle in 2020 which caused 194 deaths. Speeding accidents are more frequent than drunk driving accidents though drunk driving accidents have a higher death rate. Though drunk driving tends 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.
How many people die each year in Wisconsin from deer accidents?
Per the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Wisconsin's deer related crash fatalities were 11 (in 2017), 9 (2018), 4 (2019), 9 (2020), and 13 (2021). That is an average of 9.2 deaths per year, 85% of which are motorcycle crashes.
How many deer are hit by cars each year in Wisconsin?
Per Wisconsin Department of Transportation stats retrieved in 2022, the 5 year average of deer crashes is 19,777. This presumably does not include many unreported incidences of deer hit by cars.
How many motorcycle drivers got killed by deer in the state of Wisconsin this year?
Per 2022 Wisconsin DOT statistics, last year 8 motorcyclists were killed in a deer related crash. 11 were killed in 2020. 8 were killed in 2019.
How many deer are hit by motorcycles in Wisconsin each year?
Per 2022 Wisconsin DOT statistics, the last 5 years have averaged 198 deer related crashes, including 173 injuries, and 7.4 human deaths.
What are the worst deer crash months in Wisconsin?
On average Wisconsin sees about 1650 deer related crashes per month. The worst months are: 1. November (about 3,900 crashes or 337% of the average) 2. October (about 3,000 crashes or 282% of the average), 3.) December (about 1,000 crashes or 209% of the average).
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