Winter Weather Conditions Can Increase Frequency and Severity of Semi-Truck Accidents

On a good day, semi-trucks are ominous and potentially dangerous to drive around or behind. However, when winter weather strikes, even the people who drive them get nervous—some so much that they completely take their vehicles off the road. But what do they do when severe conditions creep up, or they are faced with a sudden and unexpected situation? Most do the very best they can. Yet sometimes it simply [...]

2016-02-09T07:00:00+00:00February 9, 2016|Truck Accidents|

Smartwatches Can Cause Accidents and Injuries

Distracted driving is a major cause of auto accidents in the United States and the rise of handheld mobile devices over the past decade has significantly increased the risks of accidents and injuries on the road. Specifically, texting, emailing, or other types of messaging are considered to be particularly dangerous forms of distraction because they cause all three types of distractions: Visual Distraction: Taking your eyes off the road (visual [...]

2015-11-12T14:29:43+00:00November 12, 2015|Dangerous Products|

Surprising Cognitive Driver Distractions

When most people think of distracted driving, they likely think of texting, checking Facebook, emailing, or other similar handheld mobile device activities. However, several other seemingly innocuous occurrences can be distracting enough to lead to an accident. The following are examples of surprising cognitive driver distractions that should be avoided whenever possible. In-Car “Infotainment” Systems In response to the dangers of looking at a smartphone or GPS device, various vehicle [...]

2015-08-06T14:18:17+00:00August 6, 2015|Car Accidents|

Driver Faces Felony Charges: Kills Three While Looking at Facebook

A Wisconsin woman is facing three felony charges after getting into a fatal car accident while looking at Facebook on her phone. The Centuria woman was looking at Facebook and responding to text messages when she drove her car into oncoming traffic and killed three of her four passengers. The fatalities included multiple members of her family, including young children. The smartphone's applications show that a Facebook chat was in progress [...]

2015-03-13T07:00:11+00:00March 13, 2015|Car Accidents|

Preventing Wisconsin Motorcycle Accidents and Injures

Motorcycle accidents often result in more devastating injuries or death than a typical car accident. The lack of a protective barrier and the force of the other vehicle ultimately leaves motorcyclists in a very vulnerable position on the road. In addition to this danger is the fact that drivers in cars and other vehicles are predisposed to not look for motorcycles. Given their small size, car drivers often state not [...]

2014-11-14T11:42:29+00:00November 14, 2014|Car Accidents|

What is the Meaning of Negligence?

Negligence sounds like a simple word. People use it every day. It means carelessness. It means someone was not paying attention. However, according to research in the Legal Finance Journal, this simple word forms the basis of tens of thousands of lawsuits every year. This is because negligence is also a legal standard. When a person is harmed by another in a traffic accident or other type of personal injury [...]

2014-11-11T07:00:07+00:00November 11, 2014|Car Accidents|

Comparative Fault Laws: An Explanation

Establishing who is responsible for an accident is not always an easy task. If a person is stopped at a traffic light and is suddenly rear-ended by a drunk driver who also happened to be speeding, then the answer is fairly clear. However, not all situations in the real world are as black and white. Law school professors like to illustrate the dilemma of establishing fault with an example about [...]

2014-11-07T07:00:05+00:00November 7, 2014|Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer|

Recovering Compensation after a Devastating Traffic Crash

The Green Bay Press Gazette has reported that three Shawano County teens recently died when the car they were riding in crashed. An accident investigation suggests that the teens' car, which was traveling on Wisconsin 22, swerved to evade another car that was attempting to turn left into a driveway. The driver, who survived the crash, lost control and drove straight into the path of an oncoming SUV. The driver [...]

2014-10-28T07:40:53+00:00October 28, 2014|Appleton Car Accident Attorneys|

The Role of Negligence in Car Accidents

The theory of negligence can often be the basis of car accident lawsuits. In some cases, negligence can easily be presumed because a driver may have been driving under the influence or may have broken a traffic law and thus caused an accident. However, in other cases, a victim may have to prove that a driver acted negligently. The Theory of Negligence Negligence is a term that is often used [...]

2014-10-10T11:13:12+00:00October 10, 2014|Car Accidents|

What Causes Car Accidents in Wisconsin?

Car accidents occur every day throughout the United States. These wrecks not only result in injuries to countless victims, they also claim many lives. In fact, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, in 2013 there were 118, 254 total car crashes in Wisconsin alone. Of those accidents, 527 people were killed and 39, 872 people were injured. There are several outside factors—such as unruly weather conditions, unsafe road conditions, [...]

2014-09-24T07:00:48+00:00September 24, 2014|Car Accidents|
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