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4 Contributing Factors in Thanksgiving Car Accidents

While fewer people may have traveled during Thanksgiving in 2020 than in most years, the holiday weekend is still a popular time for people to drive to family gatherings, and an unfortunate side effect is an increased risk of car accidents. The National Safety Council (NSC) reports an average of around 400 crash fatalities on Thanksgiving weekend over the last 10 years, with similar numbers predicted for this year’s holiday. [...]

2020-11-30T20:28:50+00:00November 30, 2020|Car Accidents|

Are Teen Drivers More Likely to Be Involved in Car Accidents?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 2,000 people nationwide were killed in car accidents involving a teen driver in 2018. Teens themselves are often the victims in these cases, as the CDC reports that accidents are a leading cause of death among people between the ages of 15 and 19. However, people of all ages can be susceptible to the risky and dangerous behaviors of [...]

2020-11-25T20:29:57+00:00November 25, 2020|Car Accidents|

How Can Improperly Secured Cargo Cause Truck Accidents?

Wisconsin sees more than 7,000 accidents involving large semi-trucks each year, with many resulting in injuries. In some cases, a crash happens solely because of the negligence of the truck driver, perhaps due to drunk, distracted, or fatigued driving, or simple driver error. However, sometimes the cause of a truck accident is more complicated, including in cases involving loose or unsecured cargo. Why Is Loose Truck Cargo Dangerous? Unsecured cargo [...]

2020-11-21T19:46:00+00:00November 21, 2020|Truck Accidents|

How to Recognize Common Delayed Onset Car Accident Injuries

In the aftermath of a car accident, sometimes it is immediately clear that you need treatment for a serious injury. However, other injuries may take longer to fully manifest, and the delay may have implications on both your physical and mental recovery and your chances of obtaining compensation through a personal injury claim. You should be aware of some of the common symptoms of delayed onset injuries so that you [...]

2020-11-20T14:48:54+00:00November 20, 2020|Car Accidents|

Determining Liability for an Accident in Wisconsin’s Winter Weather

As winter approaches in Wisconsin, the chance for snowfall increases, and unfortunately, this often means a greater risk of car accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 17 percent of car crashes throughout the United States happen during winter weather conditions, and many of these result in serious injuries for the drivers and passengers involved. If you have been injured, it is important to note that adverse [...]

2020-11-16T20:02:53+00:00November 16, 2020|Car Accidents|

What Are My Options After a Hit-and-Run Accident in Wisconsin?

If you have been injured in any car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, the aftermath can be stressful as you struggle with pain, surgeries, and hospital stays, as well as other interruptions and negative effects on your life. These issues can be even more difficult after a hit-and-run accident, since you may not know who you can hold accountable for your damages. Fortunately, you still have options in these [...]

2020-11-13T19:12:10+00:00November 13, 2020|Car Accidents|

What Injuries Are Most Common in Wisconsin Motorcycle Crashes?

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, nearly 1,900 motorcyclists are injured in accidents each year, and around 80 are killed. The prevalence of injuries and fatalities among Wisconsin motorcyclists is in part due to the lack of protection that their vehicles provide, but in many cases, the negligence of another driver is also a major contributing factor. If you have suffered a serious injury in a motorcycle accident, you [...]

2020-11-09T20:39:31+00:00November 9, 2020|Motorcycle Accidents|

Why Is it Important to Seek Medical Attention After a Car Accident?

Sometimes, the effects of a car accident are immediately apparent, and you may suffer from visible injuries, acute pain, and noticeable effects on your physical and mental abilities that you know require immediate medical care. However, other cases are not as clear cut. You may question whether medical treatment is necessary for minor cuts, bruises, or aches after a car accident, but you should know that it is in your [...]

2020-11-01T18:26:00+00:00November 1, 2020|Car Accidents|

How to Pursue Compensation From a Distracted Truck Driver in Wisconsin

The prevalence of smartphones and other mobile devices in the modern world unfortunately means a greater risk of distracted driving accidents, and that risk applies to commercial truck drivers as much as, if not more so than, the drivers of passenger vehicles. Drivers of semi-trucks require more time and distance to react to other vehicles or conditions on the road and slow down or come to a stop. A distraction [...]

2020-10-27T15:02:40+00:00October 27, 2020|Truck Accidents|

What Is Loss of Consortium in a Wisconsin Personal Injury Case?

If you are injured in a car accident, you may be facing high medical expenses, the need for costly repairs or a replacement for your vehicle, and lost income from time you have missed at work while receiving treatment. You may be aware that a personal injury lawsuit against an at-fault driver can help you obtain compensation for all of these expenses, but many people do not realize that it [...]

2020-10-23T15:26:03+00:00October 23, 2020|Appleton Personal Injury Attorney|
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