• pie graph: 5% of Wisconsin car accidents involved alcohol

    6,050 Alcohol-related Wi car accident crashes 2020

  • pie graph: 31% of Wisconsin car accident deaths involved alcohol

    167 Alcohol-related Wi car accident deaths 2020

  • pie graph: 14% of Wisconsin car accidents were speed related (per Wisconsin DOT)

    15,995 speed-related Wi car accident crashes 2020

  • pie graph: 33.5% of Wisconsin car accident deaths were speed related (per Wisconsin DOT)

    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 from wrongful 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.

You need a fatal car accident law firm that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. 

Wisconsin Car Deaths by County 2018-2020

County2018
Accidents
2018
Car Fatalities
2019
Accidents
2019
Car Fatalities
2020
Accidents
2020
Fatalities
Adams 476 2 436 3 371 5
Ashland 316 1 331 1 244 1
Barron 873 7 761 9 708 4
Bayfield 362 2 321 1 277 4
Brown 3,986 18 4,350 9 2,886 17
Buffalo 256 5 251 2 250 4
Burnett 308 6 292 9 254 3
Calumet 847 3 850 1 710 5
Chippewa 1,397 14 1,412 6 1,172 9
Clark 631 6 637 4 555 7
Columbia 1,504 11 1,472 9 1,379 14
Crawford 338 3 321 2 273 3
Dane 12,418 41 11,892 25 7,970 33
Dodge 1,756 8 1,722 13 1,539 8
Door 873 7 930 6 698 2
Douglas 867 3 960 4 672 4
Dunn 812 9 915 5 637 6
Eau Claire 2,899 5 3,269 2 1,950 10
Florence 114 3 95 0 82 4
Fond du Lac 2,786 16 2,775 8 2,326 9
Forest 203 2 213 1 174  
Grant 1,326 5 1,349 10 1,191 4
Green 848 3 901 4 753 3
Green Lake 454 0 441 3 338 3
Iowa 514 3 566 7 468 5
Iron 84 2 112 4 89 1
Jackson 644 6 611 4 506 1
Jefferson 1,962 13 1,901 6 1,720 9
Juneau 889 11 865 7 653 6
Kenosha 4,266 16 4,474 15 3,735 21
Kewaunee 450 0 439 1 365 5
La Crosse 3,776 9 3,882 5 2,585 4
Lafayette 597 3 575 0 464 1
Langlade 568 2 455 2 440 3
Lincoln 852 2 784 4 664 7
Manitowoc 2,189 8 2,329 15 1,957 10
Marathon 3,352 9 3,470 14 2,492 8
Marinette 980 10 997 7 856 3
Marquette 423 2 396 1 302 4
Menominee 27 0 27 1 18 1
Milwaukee 28,478 68 29,594 74 24,376 101
Monroe 1,526 6 1,426 6 1,197 5
Oconto 866 7 651 8 504 9
Oneida 1,007 6 972 7 810 6
Outagamie 4,344 12 4,692 16 3,277 9
Ozaukee 1,846 5 1,843 11 1,577 6
Pepin 125 2 105 0 103 3
Pierce 589 2 619 5 473 8
Polk 719 10 596 11 569 14
Portage 1,530 8 1,626 3 1,182 4
Price 205 2 188 3 190 3
Racine 5,356 20 5,172 17 4,171 23
Richland 469 1 461 0 344 2
Rock 4,558 31 4,346 23 3,636 25
Rusk 229 2 205 4 192 3
Saint Croix 2,436 8 2,523 13 2,258 9
Sauk 1,978 12 1,851 9 1,487 9
Sawyer 336 1 305 2 305 11
Shawano 1,481 4 1,547 5 1,305 5
Sheboygan 2,905 9 3,028 11 2,609 4
Taylor 445 5 391 3 392 1
Trempealeau 559 2 582 1 498 6
Vernon 955 4 824 1 478 1
Vilas 526 2 543 4 469 1
Walworth 2,322 7 2,332 15 2,040 12
Washburn 386 0 356 4 300 2
Washington 3,680 10 3,548 12 3,041 4
Waukesha 8,589 25 8,681 18 6,638 16
Waupaca 1,361 6 1,251 11 782 7
Waushara 582 5 585 2 480 7
Winnebago 4,208 13 4,216 11 3,216 10
Wood 1,393 5 1,450 10 1,075 16
Total 144,212 576 145,288 550 114,697 594

Data for Wisconsin car accidents & vehicle deaths by county from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Wisconsin Deer Collision Statistics 2022

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).