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Category: Bicycle Injury

Enjoy Bicycling During National Bike Month – But Watch out for Dogs

Posted on May 3, 2017 Animal Bite,Bicycle Injury,State Law

Since 1956, the League of American Bicyclists has sponsored a National Bike Month in May to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and to encourage more folks to try bicycling. To keep bicycling safe this May, it is helpful to review Bicycling Magazine’s tips Bicycling Magazine’s tips for dealing with aggressive dogs. The average dog can sprint… read more

In Addition to Following Wisconsin’s Rules of the Road, Bicyclists Must Follow the Special Rules Applicable to Bicycles

Posted on May 29, 2015 Bicycle Injury,Car Accidents,General

With the exception of certain rules that have no application to bicyclists, people riding bicycles upon a roadway or the shoulder of a roadway in Wisconsin have the same rights and duties as are applicable to motor vehicle drivers under Wisconsin’s Rules of the Road. Wis. Stat. § 346.02(4). However, that is not all that… read more

Attend a Free Workshop to Learn How to Keep Children Safe While Bicycling

Posted on April 24, 2015 Bicycle Injury,General,In The News,Local News

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are funding bicycle safety workshops at the following sites: ·  Milwaukee, Friday, April 24, 2015 ·  Fitchburg, Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 ·  Onalaska, Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 ·  Green Bay, Saturday, May 9th, 2015 ·  Eau Claire, Saturday, May 9th, 2015 Although there… read more

In Wisconsin, Drunk Bicycling Can Be a Serious Offense

Posted on September 16, 2014 ATV Accidents,Bicycle Injury,Drunk Driving,General,Golf Cart Accidents,Motorcycle Injury,Personal Injury,State Law

States differ on whether intoxicated use of a bicycle on a public road constitutes operating while intoxicated, or OWI.  In Wisconsin, the OWI statute applies to operation of a “motor vehicle,” which includes all manner of motorized conveyances.  But a separate offense exists for OWI causing injury while operating a “vehicle,” a term that even… read more

In May, And Every Other Month, Drivers Are Reminded To “Share The Road” With Motorcyclists And To Be Extra Alert To Keep Motorcyclists Safe

Posted on May 2, 2014 Bicycle Injury,Car Accidents,General,In The News,Local News,Motorcycle Injury,State Law,Vehicle Accidents

Since 2004, May has been recognized as “National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.”  This special safety month was adopted by congress to encourage motorcycle safety due to the following dire statistics: -Over two-thirds of car-motorcycle crashes and nearly one-half of all motorcycle crashes are caused by car drivers, not by motorcyclists. -36 percent of 1,400 fatal… read more

Vulnerable Users Bill – Proposed Wisconsin Legislation Would Create Stricter Penalties For Anyone Who Injures Or Kills Someone Along A Public Roadway.

Posted on November 12, 2013 Bicycle Injury,Car Accidents,In The News,Local News,Motorcycle Injury,Pedestrian Injury,Personal Injury,State Law,Vehicle Accidents

The bill proposes penalty enhancements for traffic violations that harm or injure “vulnerable highway users.”   Drivers need to be aware of walkers, runners, and bicycles as they travel on public roads.  Due to distracted driving, the number of accidents involving highway users who are not inside vehicles has increased.  Many times these accidents result in… read more

Bicyclist Safety and Avoiding Motor Vehicle Collisions

Posted on May 8, 2013 Bicycle Injury,Vehicle Accidents

To avoid getting hit by a motor vehicle driver, bicyclists can take steps to avoid the most common types of collisions. Although helmet use promotes bicycling safety, a bicyclist’s most important goal should be to avoid getting hit by a car in the first place.  According to an important link on BicycleSafe.com, bicyclists can take… read more

Mitigation of Damages – Be sure to follow your doctor’s orders.

Posted on November 15, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Boating Injury,Personal Injury,Slip & Fall,Spinal Injury,Whiplash Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?

After an accident, it can sometimes be difficult to make the time to see your doctor, chiropractor or physical therapist. Life gets hectic and it can be easy to skip an appointment here or there because you don’t you are busy or do not fell up to it. Skipping appointments is problematic for a couple… read more

What is a fair settlement amount?

Posted on September 19, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Boating Injury,Brain Injury,Bus Accidents,Construction Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites,Drunk Driving,Farm Accidents,General,Insurance Disputes,Medical Malpractice,Motorcycle Injury,Pedestrian Injury,Personal Injury,Pharmaceutical Product Injury,Semi Truck Accidents,Slip & Fall,Spinal Injury,That’s Outrageous!,Vehicle Accidents,What We Do For You (Civil Process),Work Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?

When it comes to analyzing a settlement offer that an injured person has received from an insurance company–whether that person is represented by an attorney or not–there are a great many factors that must be considered.  First and foremost, the nature and extent of the injuries, and whether there will be continuing or even permanent… read more

Wisconsin’s Highway Safety Statute should not be repealed.

Posted on August 16, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Bus Accidents,Construction Accidents,In The News,Pedestrian Injury,Semi Truck Accidents,Slip & Fall,State Law,That’s Outrageous!,Vehicle Accidents

            Wisconsin Assembly Bill 180 and Senate Bill 125, still in committee as of August 16, 2011, would repeal Wis. Stat. § 893.83, Wisconsin’s highway safety statute, except for suits related to snow.  This change would end Wisconsin’s long commitment to keeping Wisconsin highways (including shoulders, bridges and sidewalks) safe for use by the public. … read more