When Are Punitive Damages Awarded in a Wisconsin Personal Injury Case?

If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may have a case for compensation for a variety of damages related to the personal impact of the injuries on your life. For example, after a car accident, you can pursue compensation for economic damages, including your medical expenses, property damage, and lost income or earning capacity, as well as non-economic damages for your pain and suffering. Some cases may [...]

2022-07-29T15:15:16+00:00December 16, 2020|Appleton Personal Injury Attorney|

How Drunk Driving Increases The Risk of a Car Accident

On April 5th, 2019, three people were fatally injured in a car accident outside of the Village of Bristol. The three passengers were killed when a drunk driver who was traveling at speeds over 100 mph rear-ended their vehicle, causing the car to flip into a ditch. The tragic accident was a sobering reminder of the dangers of drunk driving. If a member of your family is injured in a [...]

2019-04-11T16:00:41+00:00April 11, 2019|Drunk Driving Accidents|

Monitoring Wisconsin's Repeat Drunk Drivers

Wisconsin has the highest rate of drunk driving in the country and an even worse repeat offender problem. More than one-third of convicted drunk drivers in the state are repeat offenders with previous drunk driving convictions. Wisconsin's Drunk Driving Problem With more than 33, 000 drunk driving convictions annually and one-third of Wisconsin drivers admitting to driving under the influence, monitoring repeat offenders has been a focus of the state. [...]

2015-01-14T12:04:42+00:00January 14, 2015|Car Accidents|

The Importance of Punitive Damages in Drunken Driving Accidents

Losing a loved one in a car accident can be a tragic and traumatic experience. When the accident is the fault of an intoxicated driver, it is normal for other feelings such as anger and hostility to arise. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, there were more than 33, 000 convictions for drunken driving offenses in Wisconsin in 2012 alone. Given the high volume of convictions, it is clear [...]

2014-11-25T12:15:48+00:00November 25, 2014|Car Accidents|

Understanding Damages in Personal Injury Cases

When lawyers discuss civil lawsuits, particularly personal injury lawsuits, they will often talk at length about “damages.” Damages is a legal term which refers to the harm suffered by a plaintiff (“plaintiff” is the designation used to describe someone who is injured in an accident and who wishes to recover damages from another party). If a jury finds that a defendant harmed a plaintiff, but that the defendant caused only [...]

2014-11-20T07:00:53+00:00November 20, 2014|Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer|
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