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What Should I Do if I Am Injured in a Hit and Run Accident?

Following most collisions, drivers are required to stay at the scene of the accident. If it is safe to do so, drivers should exchange information with each other, and in many cases, it is best to contact law enforcement and have officers file a police report. However, there are some cases in which a driver flees the scene of a car accident. This may occur for a variety of reasons, [...]

2020-04-24T18:40:29+00:00April 24, 2020|Car Accidents|

How Can I Pursue Compensation After a Rear-End Collision?

Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident, and every year, thousands of people throughout the United States are injured in these types of crashes. Rear-end collisions can range in severity; in some cases, they result in minor vehicular damage and minimal injuries, while in others, they can lead to severe bodily injury or wrongful death. Regardless of the amount of damage, one thing is a near-constant in [...]

2020-03-13T19:41:19+00:00March 13, 2020|Car Accidents|

How Can PTSD Affect Victims of Serious Car Accidents in Wisconsin?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that affects people who either witness or experience traumatic events. While PTSD is often associated with combat veterans, it can affect anyone, including car accident victims. Car accidents can cause significant emotional stress, which may lead to PTSD. If you have experienced PTSD following an auto accident, a personal injury attorney can help you determine how to address the emotional harm [...]

2020-03-03T17:05:54+00:00March 3, 2020|Car Accidents|

What Wisconsin Drivers Need to Know About Chain Reaction Car Accidents

On February 24, 2019, Wisconsin experienced a massive chain reaction accident that involved 131 vehicles. The accident, which occurred on Interstate 41, was caused by poor visibility due to weather conditions. Unfortunately, this was not an isolated incident. Chain reaction accidents and multi-car pileups are common, especially during inclement weather conditions such as snow, ice, and fog. These car accidents, which can involve anywhere from three to several dozen vehicles, [...]

2020-02-28T16:38:05+00:00February 28, 2020|Car Accidents|

How Common Are Head, Neck, and Back Injuries in Wisconsin Car Accidents?

Even with modern safety features and anti-crash technology, car accidents can still lead to serious injuries. Apart from internal bleeding or crush injuries, the most severe injuries often affect the head, neck, and spine. Injuries to these areas can cause pain, permanent disabilities, and emotional trauma. Because of the nature of head, neck, or spine injuries, victims may be at risk for missed work and loss of future income. If [...]

2020-02-27T16:24:32+00:00February 27, 2020|Car Accidents|

3 Things to Know About Soreness After a Wisconsin Car Accident

A car accident can cause a variety of different injuries, including concussions, fractured bones, whiplash, and internal bleeding. One issue that is often not considered, however, is the fact that a crash can also cause different forms of soreness throughout the body. An automobile accident that occurs at 40 miles per hour can involve impact forces up to 12,227 pounds. This type of pressure can cause significant pain in many [...]

2020-02-20T15:27:58+00:00February 20, 2020|Car Accidents|

Can Crash-Prevention Technology Prevent Car Accidents in Wisconsin?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end collisions account for roughly one-third of all automobile crashes. Rear-end collisions carry a high risk of spine, neck, and brain injuries for victims. In an effort to prevent collisions, many automakers are offering crash-prevention technology in the newest models of cars. Despite cutting-edge technology and numerous safety features, roughly 2.35 million Americans sustain accident-related injuries each year. If you have [...]

2020-02-12T16:29:18+00:00February 12, 2020|Car Accidents|

Wisconsin Cell Phone Laws for 2020: What Do Motorists Need to Know?

Distractions on the road can come in many forms. Drivers may lose focus on the road when they adjust the radio, reach for an item on the floor, check the GPS, apply makeup, or even stare out the window at something on the side of the road. Cell phone usage is one type of distraction that can lead to serious consequences. Together, all of these distractions have contributed to thousands [...]

2020-02-07T16:25:29+00:00February 7, 2020|Car Accidents|

What Are the Signs of Emotional Trauma After a Wisconsin Car Accident?

Car accidents can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of physical damage. An accident can result in serious personal injuries, leading to medical expenses and ongoing treatments. Not surprisingly, the shock and devastation caused by an accident can also lead to emotional trauma. Survivors of a wreck may experience anxiety (especially while driving), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident and are [...]

2020-02-05T15:37:13+00:00February 5, 2020|Car Accidents|

What Wisconsin Residents Need to Know About Rideshare Car Accidents

Ridesharing has become increasingly popular in the United States due to its convenience and affordable prices. In 2018, an estimated 36 percent of Americans used ridesharing, which was an increase from 15 percent in 2017. An additional reason ridesharing has skyrocketed is because it can reduce the risk of car accidents caused by drunk drivers and other unsafe motorists. However, rideshare drivers can still be involved in accidents caused by [...]

2020-01-31T18:38:20+00:00January 31, 2020|Car Accidents|
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