Examining Wisconsin’s Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims

Deaths and injuries caused by the negligence of another person or entity may entitle victims to compensation. Unfortunately, there is not an unlimited time-frame in which they may file a claim. Instead, victims are bound by their state’s statute of limitations. Learn more about Wisconsin’s statute of limitations on personal injury claims, including what it could mean for your personal injury accident, with help from the following information. General Statutes [...]

2017-08-02T09:30:00+00:00August 2, 2017|Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer|

Slick Roads in Winter Can Lead to Death and Serious Injury: Protect Your Family and Understand Your Right to Pursue Compensation

When winter settles in, and the roads become slick, even the best of drivers can find themselves in a dangerous situation. However, most circumstances are avoidable. Learn how you can best protect your family with some safe winter driving tips, and learn what rights you have if you or someone you love is killed or injured in an automobile crash this winter season. Always Have a Plan for Unexpected Inclement [...]

2016-12-15T09:27:00+00:00December 15, 2016|Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer|

Could Pierce County’s Felony DUI Program Be the Solution to Drunk Driving Accidents in Wisconsin?

Over the years, Wisconsin has received a lot of criticism for its lax drunk driving laws – and rightly so considering alcohol-related crashes kill approximately 162 people in Wisconsin each year and injure almost 2, 700 others. A recent revision to criminal penalties, which now makes a fourth DUI a felony charge, has garnered some positive attention but this change may not be sufficient enough to reduce the number of [...]

2016-09-15T09:29:00+00:00September 15, 2016|Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer|

Sorry State of U.S. OWI Laws: Man Receives Eight Year Prison Sentence after Ninth DUI Conviction

In the state of Wisconsin, a first offense of operating while intoxicated (OWI) is punishable only by a small fine and six to nine months in jail. No interlock device is required, and offenders are still permitted to drive to and from work or school. Secondary offenses may not be much better. For example, Wisconsin does require an interlock for subsequent offenses, but jail time falls anywhere between five days [...]

2016-03-17T15:23:49+00:00March 17, 2016|Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer|

New Bill Limits Liability for Minor Driver Sponsors

The liability of parents or sponsors of minor drivers may soon be limited because of two bills that were recently passed by the Senate and Assembly. If Governor Walker signs these bills, longstanding Wisconsin law will be changed with the stroke of his pen. Here is what you need to know about the current laws and how they may apply to you and your teen driver. Wisconsin Teen Driver Sponsorship [...]

2016-03-09T23:46:22+00:00March 9, 2016|Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer|

Read the Fine Print: Arbitration Clauses and Indemnification Agreements Are Everywhere

Many Americans realize that legal paperwork, extensions of credit, and financial agreements contain fine print—terms and conditions that define your responsibilities, rights, and the ability to take legal recourse against a company. Most have been taught to read this information in its entirety to ensure that they understand the agreement being made. However, recently these powerful little clauses have found their way into almost everything, and Americans, who are mostly [...]

2016-03-01T15:16:44+00:00March 1, 2016|Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer|

Concussion Symptoms, Treatment, and Potential Complications

Caused by a blow or a jolt to the head, concussions range drastically in both severity and in healing time and contribute to about 2.5 million emergency room visits and 138 injury deaths (30 percent) each year. Automobile accidents account for about one-third of those injuries, and are the second leading cause of concussion-related deaths. If you have recently been in an accident, know what symptoms to look for, what [...]

2016-02-18T07:00:00+00:00February 18, 2016|Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer|

First Steps to Take After an Automobile Accident

According to the National Safety Council, there are approximately 10 million automobile accidents each year. Estimates also suggest that each individual driver will be involved in anywhere from two to three accidents during his or her driving lifetime. So, what do you do when it happens to you? Stay Calm One of the most important steps to take after an accident is to calm yourself down. Understandably, you are shaken [...]

2015-12-28T07:00:00+00:00December 28, 2015|Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer|

Why You Should Seek a Medical Evaluation After an Accident

After you are involved in an accident, emergency personnel are often called to the scene to identify whether or not emergency care is required. If it is determined that you do not need to be immediately transported in an ambulance, you may believe that you are “fine” and do not need any further medical attention. However, emergency medical teams only conduct a cursory examination to identify serious or life-threatening conditions [...]

2015-11-24T07:00:00+00:00November 24, 2015|Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer|

How Do You Know if You Have a Mild Brain Injury?

The signs, symptoms, and effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can vary significantly from one victim to another. For this reason, there is no one method of determining whether or not an injured victim has sustained this type of injury. A mild TBI, such as a concussion, is often referred to as a “silent injury” because there are generally no outward or immediately identifiable signs of the injury. However, [...]

2015-11-05T07:00:00+00:00November 5, 2015|Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer|
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