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Head, Neck, and Face Injuries in Motorcycles Accidents

Any type of motor vehicle accident has the potential to cause serious injuries, and motorcycle accidents are no different. As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 88, 000 individuals sustained injuries in motorcycle accidents each year in the United States. Motorcyclists often suffer particularly serious injuries because they do not have the body of a car, seat belts, air bags, or other safety features to [...]

2015-10-18T07:00:00+00:00October 18, 2015|Motorcycle Accidents|

The Dangers of Flatbed Trucks

There are several kinds of commercial trucks on the roads and highways in Wisconsin and across the United States. All types of trucks pose the risk of serious injuries in the event of a truck accident; however, one kind of truck can cause particularly severe damage and injury—the flatbed truck. Flatbed trucks can lead to accidents in many different ways and anyone involved in a Wisconsin accident should contact an [...]

2015-09-10T08:40:04+00:00September 10, 2015|Truck Accidents|

Unexpected Fatal Head Injuries

A recent incident that made international headlines demonstrates the severity of an unexpected head injury. On August 24, 2015, 37-year-old Justin Wilson—a longtime IndyCar driver—succumbed to a severe head injury, leaving behind his wife and two young children. He had been in a coma since a freak accident occurred the day before during a race on the Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. Toward the end of the 200-lap race, the lead [...]

2015-09-08T08:26:54+00:00September 8, 2015|Appleton Personal Injury Attorney|

Types of Accidents that Can Lead to Traumatic Limb Loss

Losing a limb is an inherently traumatic experience. Whether the limb is severed in an accident or is surgically amputated due to injury or illness, this type of personal injury will invariably result in significant physical and emotional pain and suffering. According to the Amputee Coalition, there are nearly two million people living with limb loss in the United States. In many cases, people who have lost a limb are [...]

2015-09-03T11:10:28+00:00September 3, 2015|Appleton Car Accident Attorneys|

Seek Medical Attention as Soon as Possible after an Auto Accident

If you are involved in a severe accident and require emergency trauma care, the emergency personnel at the scene will likely transport you to the nearest medical facility. However, if you do not require emergency care, you should still seek medical attention as soon as possible. Too many individuals suffer injuries in auto accidents and fail to get properly evaluated, which can lead to unforeseen complications or chronic injuries. Even [...]

2015-08-27T09:46:23+00:00August 27, 2015|Car Accidents|

Children Who Walk to School Are at Risk for Pedestrian Accidents

As summer winds down, millions of students will be starting school again. Many school-age children walk to school and doing so often provides students with their first experiences of freedom and responsibility. While schools and school districts generally take steps to make walking to and from school a safe experience, the reality is that any time a person is a pedestrian, he or she is at risk for involvement in [...]

2015-08-25T07:00:59+00:00August 25, 2015|Car Accidents|

Phantom Motor Vehicle Law in Wisconsin

Single-car accidents are not always the fault of the driver of a crashed vehicle. Often, these accidents occur due to “miss and runs.” A miss and run occurs when another driver comes into your lane or otherwise runs you off the road without making physical contact with your vehicle. Often, these “miss and run” offenders continue driving because their vehicle was not involved in the crash. Because the “miss and [...]

2015-08-20T09:17:31+00:00August 20, 2015|Appleton Car Accident Attorneys|

Personal Injuries Happen at School

With the beginning of the school year quickly approaching, many parents will send their children off into the care of other adults each weekday for the next several months. Parents should be able to trust that their children will be safe from harm while at school; however,  injuries do occur on a regular basis in a wide variety of school-related accidents, many of which occur due to a school's negligence. [...]

2015-08-18T07:00:26+00:00August 18, 2015|Appleton Personal Injury Attorney|

Bike Racks on Cars Pose Dangerous Risks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that more than 2.3 million injuries occurred in nearly 5.7 million auto accidents in 2013 alone. Many of these accidents involved one vehicle colliding with another vehicle due to driver negligence, road hazards, or similar causes. However, some car accidents occur for reasons that drivers may never consider to be a significant risk, such as the racks that motorists use to transport [...]

2015-08-13T07:00:20+00:00August 13, 2015|Car Accidents|

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|
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