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Are Hidden Cameras the Answer to Ending Elder Abuse in Wisconsin?

Nursing homes or in-home caregivers are good options for many elderly people. Some need professional-level assistance, while others do not have family members who can help them. Unfortunately, elder abuse by such caregivers is extremely common and is on the rise. According to CBS 58 News, Wisconsin counties reported 7, 019 abuse complaints in 2016, and this number was 21% higher than the figures from three years prior. The numbers [...]

2019-08-08T13:45:31+00:00August 8, 2019|Appleton Personal Injury Attorney|

When Can Family Members Receive Compensation for a Wrongful Death?

The death of a loved one is difficult in any circumstances, but it can be especially painful if a person was killed because of someone else’s negligence or wrongful acts. In these cases, a person’s surviving family members will not only suffer a great deal of emotional pain, but they may also experience significant financial difficulties. In addition to the loss of the income earned by the deceased person, there [...]

2019-07-23T14:52:00+00:00July 23, 2019|Appleton Personal Injury Attorney|

How Wisconsin’s Direct Action Statute Affects Personal Injury Cases

A serious injury can have a huge impact on your life and your finances. In addition to paying for medical treatment, you may lose income if you are unable to work while you are recovering, and you may require ongoing rehabilitation or accommodations for disabilities. In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit will allow you to recover compensation from the person responsible for your injuries. However, if your injury was [...]

2019-06-28T14:13:03+00:00June 28, 2019|Appleton Personal Injury Attorney|

What Are the Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Every year, thousands of Americans suffer brain trauma that can dramatically impact the rest of their lives. Traumatic brain injuries can result from a jolt or blow to the head that ultimately causes some sort of physical damage to the brain. In serious cases, the brain can be bruised, ruptured, or suffer internal bleeding. In many instances, traumatic brain injuries occur due to the negligence of another party. Below, we [...]

2019-04-18T14:32:00+00:00April 18, 2019|Appleton Personal Injury Attorney|

Traumatic Brain Injuries from Accidents Can Result in Death and Long-Term Disability

While the majority of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are minor, some do result in death or severe injury. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that around 30 percent of all injury deaths are the result of trauma to the brain. In all, that amounts to approximately 50, 000 deaths per year, or about 138 deaths per day. Others may experience life-time complications. If you or [...]

2016-11-23T09:06:00+00:00November 23, 2016|Appleton Personal Injury Attorney|

Snow Plow Accidents Rare but Can Have Severe Consequences

While there is very little data on the rate of snow plow crashes in the United States, incidents appear to be rare. Still, they can have severe consequences for victims. Keep yourself and your family safe on the road this winter with some important safety tips, and know what to do, should you or someone you love experience a snowplow accident. Staying Safe on Winter Roads and Around Snowplows Slick [...]

2016-11-04T09:02:00+00:00November 4, 2016|Appleton Personal Injury Attorney|

Social Media Use and Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

Social media has become a popular way for people to connect and interact, but it has also become a minefield of evidence for attorneys, judges, insurance companies, and even law enforcement. In fact, sources like blogs, Twitter, and Facebook are increasingly making an appearance in courtrooms, and even in personal injury cases outside of a courtroom, which often catches injured accident victims off guard. If you are the plaintiff in [...]

2016-10-12T09:11:00+00:00October 12, 2016|Appleton Personal Injury Attorney|

Study: Concussions During Childhood Can Have Serious and Lasting Effects

Children are often thought of as resilient, but the truth is that, just like adults, children can suffer serious and lasting injuries. In fact, one recent study found that traumatic brain injuries (TBI) experienced during childhood may increase the child’s risk for social and psychological problems during adulthood. Though not likely to occur in all children who suffer a TBI, this risk is significant enough that parents should be aware [...]

2016-09-13T09:18:00+00:00September 13, 2016|Appleton Personal Injury Attorney|

Determining if Negligence Was a Factor in Your Personal Injury Case

Whenever an accident occurs, the victim has a right to pursue compensation. Known as a personal injury claim, this includes injuries sustained during an auto accident, truck accident, construction site accident, dog bite or attack, and many other preventable types of accidents. However, an accident alone is not enough to pursue a personal injury claim. Negligence, and all of its elements, must also be present. How do you determine if [...]

2016-08-01T20:12:03+00:00August 1, 2016|Appleton Personal Injury Attorney|

Study: Concussion Rates in Children May Be Significantly Underreported

Like adults, children can suffer a concussion after any major blow or sudden acceleration or deceleration of the head experienced during an automobile accident, fall, or sports injury. However,  the signs and symptoms may be harder to detect for parents, which can leave children at risk for long-term complications. Furthermore, a recent study indicates that concussions in children may go largely unreported and unseen by emergency room doctors. This, too, [...]

2016-06-23T14:10:49+00:00June 23, 2016|Appleton Personal Injury Attorney|
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