Should I Take a “Handshake Deal” After a Car Crash?

It is a common scenario after a seemingly minor car accident - the driver who caused the crash steps out of her vehicle, checkbook in hand. “How about instead of dragging the insurance companies and the police into this,” she says, “I just write you a check for the damage right now? How does $500 sound? It’s just a little dent.” While this kind of offer can be tempting, it [...]

2021-09-27T13:04:43+00:00September 30, 2021|Appleton Car Accident Attorneys|

What is a “Miss-and-Run” Accident?

You are probably familiar with hit-and-run accidents, where one driver strikes another vehicle and then takes off without stopping. But you may not have heard of a miss-and-run car accident. In a “miss-and-run,” one driver causes another vehicle to crash without actually striking it and then drives away unscathed. If you were hurt in a miss-and-run accident, it is especially important that you reach out to a qualified attorney quickly. [...]

2021-09-27T12:59:14+00:00September 27, 2021|Appleton Car Accident Attorneys|

What Are My Legal Options After a Rideshare Accident?

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have become a very popular way to get around. People generally feel safe using these services, but rideshare vehicles can and do get into car crashes. Rideshare drivers can become distracted and cause an accident just like everyone else on the road. Or, another vehicle driven by a careless third party can cause an accident involving the rideshare vehicle you were riding in. No [...]

2021-09-20T12:49:43+00:00September 19, 2021|Appleton Car Accident Attorneys|

Common Causes of Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of car accidents. Although common, they can be serious. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, such as how fast the vehicle in the back was going, rear-end collisions can and do cause serious injuries. Rear-end collisions usually occur because the driver in the back was careless in some way. If you have been hurt in a rear-end collision, you need [...]

2021-09-17T15:51:58+00:00September 18, 2021|Appleton Car Accident Attorneys|

Recovering Damages from a Driver Under 18 Years Old

Studies show that 15- to 17-year-old drivers are disproportionately likely to cause a car accident. Minors lack the experience and judgment of adult drivers - but also typically lack financial resources and sometimes do not have the same legal liability as adults. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a minor driver, you probably have some questions about how you will recover compensation. Your best option after [...]

2021-09-16T15:24:44+00:00September 16, 2021|Appleton Car Accident Attorneys|

Legal Options After A Child Is Hurt In A Pedestrian Accident

Now that children are returning to school, Wisconsin may see an increase in pedestrian accidents involving children. Children who walk to and from school are particularly at risk for being involved in a pedestrian accident. Pedestrian accidents are all too common and are more likely to result in serious injury or death than an accident between two vehicles. If your child has been injured by a careless driver, both you [...]

2021-09-07T16:26:44+00:00September 8, 2021|Appleton Car Accident Attorneys|

What Are the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents at Intersections?

Intersections can be dangerous places for people in vehicles, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists. Since multiple vehicles pass through intersections going in different directions or making right or left turns, dangerous car accidents can occur if drivers are not fully paying attention to other vehicles, traffic signals, or people or objects in the road. In fact, around half of all car accident injuries occur at intersections, and these types [...]

2021-08-31T14:17:19+00:00September 2, 2021|Appleton Car Accident Attorneys|

When Can Car Accident Injuries Require Surgery?

A motor vehicle collision can cause multiple serious injuries for a driver, passenger, motorcyclist, or pedestrian. In a high-speed collision or another situation involving a strong impact, a person may suffer severe bodily harm, but life-changing injuries can occur even in seemingly minor accidents. Some injuries may require victims to undergo surgical procedures, which can result in significant medical expenses, as well as lost income during their recovery period. Victims [...]

2021-08-31T14:05:05+00:00August 31, 2021|Appleton Car Accident Attorneys|

Legal Options After a Car Accident Caused by Dangerous Roads or Highways

In many cases, car accidents occur because of driver negligence. When a driver violates traffic laws or fails to act safely, they may be held liable for injuries experienced by others who are involved in a collision. However, accidents can also occur for other reasons, including roads that were dangerous due to poor design or disrepair. In these cases, victims can work with an attorney to determine who was responsible [...]

2021-08-27T17:25:39+00:00August 28, 2021|Appleton Car Accident Attorneys|

Which Types of Vehicles Are Most Commonly Involved in Car Accidents?

Vehicles of all sizes and types may be involved in car accidents. However, there are certain types of vehicles that are more commonly involved in serious or fatal collisions. Drivers, passengers, or others who are injured in motor vehicle collisions will need to understand their options for pursuing financial compensation. By working with an attorney who is experienced in these types of cases, injury victims can determine who was liable [...]

2021-08-13T13:54:04+00:00August 15, 2021|Appleton Car Accident Attorneys|
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