Wisconsin - Subtle Change to Crosswalk Definition

December 2015

On December 17, 2015, Wisconsin Act 124 was published.  This new law modified the definition of a "marked crosswalk."  The new definition now reads, "Any portion of a highway clearly indicated for pedestrian crossing by signs or pavement markings . . . ."  A crosswalk can also be an "unmarked crosswalk."  The defintion of "unmarked crosswalk" was modified to remove the word "line" and insert the word "pavement marking."  As you can see from above, even the defintion of a crosswalk is something that can be redefined by the Legislature.  A person injured as a pedestrian should seek experienced legal counsel to evaluate their claim.  A difference of just a few feet can make an impact on the assessment of a personal injury claim.

If you have been injured as a pedestrian, you should take time to consider who you want to hire to represent your rights.  At Herrick & Hart, we have been helping the injure for over 60 years.  We look forward to sitting down with you and discussing your case.

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