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|

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|

What if a Friend or Family Member Caused My Accident?

Car accidents are stressful. Involved parties can be left with significant property damage, medical bills, and other losses. Moreover, impacted parties may seek compensation by filing a legal claim for personal injury against the individual responsible for the accident. Yet the situation following a car accident can become significantly more complicated when the accident is caused by a family member, friend or neighbor. If this happens, you may be reluctant [...]

2015-06-25T11:02:26+00:00June 25, 2015|Car Accidents|

Pedestrian Safety: Preventing Accidents in Wisconsin

A young Illinois man was recently struck by a vehicle while running across I-94. This unfortunate incident serves as a reminder of the importance of pedestrian awareness while driving. The 28-year-old man was struck by an SUV in downtown Minneapolis as he tried to run across the highway around 3 a.m. The man was taken to a local hospital but was unable to recover from his injuries and passed away. [...]

2015-03-25T15:00:47+00:00March 25, 2015|Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer|

High-Speed Pursuits: Brown County Sheriff Sued for 2012 Crash

High-speed chases involving police officers are dangerous, not only for the police personnel but for  nearby pedestrians and motorists. Innocent bystanders are often involved in accidents caused by high-speed pursuits, and the results can be catastrophic and result in severe, life-threatening injuries. High-Speed Crash in Brown County  In 2012, a Brown County sheriff's deputy was involved in a high-speed chase that resulted in a third-party vehicle being broadsided by the [...]

2015-03-11T15:36:51+00:00March 11, 2015|Car Accidents|

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|

Green Bay Police Find a New Way to Promote Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian accidents in Wisconsin may seem high now, but they have been decreasing over the past few decades. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WDOT), 1, 277 crashes involving pedestrians occurred in Wisconsin in 2012 alone. Since 1990, Wisconsin has worked hard to decrease the number of pedestrian accidents by focusing its efforts on areas such as enforcement, education, and emergency response. As a result of these efforts, pedestrian-related [...]

2014-07-24T07:00:13+00:00July 24, 2014|Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer|
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