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Category: Car Accidents

Drivers on Opioids: Growing Threat for Accidents and Injuries

Posted on June 1, 2018 Car Accidents,Drug Related Accidents,Wrongful Death

The Wisconsin Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (“WisDOT”) report that 149 individuals were killed in drug-related traffic crashes in Wisconsin. In 2017; this is a 200% increase over the past decade. Wisconsin legislators are under pressure, and they are not alone as state governments face growing concerns about the risks… read more

Wrong-Way Driver Causes Serious Accident on I-94

Posted on March 2, 2018 Car Accidents,Distracted Driver Accident,Drunk Driving,In The News,Personal Injury,Texting Driver Accident,Wrongful Death

When an accident is reported involving a driver traveling in the wrong direction, the initial reaction is likely, “What in the heck were they thinking?” This is understandable since most people who mistakenly wind up in the wrong lane of traffic take immediate corrective action and get back into the correct lane. Unfortunately, other drivers… read more

Injured in an Accident Involving a Driverless Car?

Posted on February 6, 2018 Car Accidents,Distracted Driver Accident,Driverless Car Accidents,In The News

The safety and legal liability of driverless automobiles made national headlines recently after a motorcyclist was hit and injured by a driverless Chevrolet Bolt EV, according to Auto Evolution. According to the accident report, the Bolt EV was driving in the center of a three-lane street in front of a motorcyclist operating a Honda S90… read more

Car Accidents Caused by Winter Weather

Posted on November 16, 2017 Car Accidents,Drunk Driving,Texting Driver Accident,You’re Injured, Now What?

Approximately 800 people were killed in automobile accidents as a result of snow, sleet, ice, or freezing rain between 2011 and 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of the 10 deadliest states for winter weather car accidents, Wisconsin ranks sixth in the entire country with more than 40 car wreck deaths occurring… read more

Driving While Under the Influence

Posted on September 12, 2017 Car Accidents,Drunk Driving

In Wisconsin, there were almost 2,900 people injured in alcohol-related crashes in 2015, and 190 people killed. In Minnesota, there were 95 drunk driving fatalities and 2,203 injuries. The dangers of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol are well-known, but unfortunately that does not always stop people from doing it. According to… read more

Teen Crash Rate Above National Average in Wisconsin and Minnesota

Posted on August 16, 2017 Car Accidents,Distracted Driver Accident,Texting Driver Accident

Learning to drive is a rite of passage, but it can also be a dangerous endeavor for young drivers. Recent data from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation showed that teenage drivers are three times more likely to be involved in fatal car accidents. Wisconsin and Minnesota are particular hotspots for teen car crashes. The teenage… read more

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Posted on April 26, 2017 Brain Injury,Car Accidents,Whiplash Injury

Sports fans have been hearing more and more the last several years about the dangers of concussions and traumatic brain injuries.  The NFL and NHL lawsuits regarding sports related head injuries have brought publicity to the devastating long term effects of concussions.  Due to this litigation, sports leagues have been taking more precautions to protect… read more

Video Demonstrating the Crashworthiness of Modern Vehicles is a Tribute to Modern Safety Engineering Impelled by Products Liability Litigation

Posted on January 27, 2016 Car Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),General,In The News,Myth Debunker,Personal Injury,Vehicle Accidents

The greater a vehicle’s crashworthiness, the more protection it provides to occupants involved in a motor vehicle accident.  The degree of crashworthiness depends on the vehicle’s ability to withstand and absorb extreme physical stresses during a collision. Fortunately, the crashworthiness of motor vehicles has increased dramatically since Ralph Nader wrote Unsafe at Any Speed, which… read more

The Right to Jury Trial in Civil Personal Injury Cases

Posted on January 5, 2016 Car Accidents,Federal Law,General,Myth Debunker,Personal Injury,State Law,What We Do For You (Civil Process),You’re Injured, Now What?,Your Trial

Persons injured in motor vehicle accidents often ask if they have a right to a jury trial on their claim.  In federal court and in many state courts, the right to a jury trial in civil cases seeking money damages is a constitutional right.  That means that if a party properly invokes the right to… read more

Drunk Driving in Minnesota May Give Rise to Punitive Damages

Posted on December 23, 2015 Car Accidents,Distracted Driver Accident,Drunk Driving,Personal Injury,State Law,Vehicle Accidents

In Minnesota, intoxicated drivers face criminal consequences.  In addition, the victim of a drunk driver may file a civil action for damages against the drunk driver.  “Damages” refers to an award of money the jury may impose against the drunk driver.  The victim who is injured by the drunk driver may seek compensatory damages, which… read more