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Category: Distracted Driver Accident

TEXTING TRUCKER CAUSES FATAL ACCIDENT ON MINNESOTA 36 IN LAKE ELMO

Posted on March 30, 2018 Distracted Driver Accident,Semi Truck Accidents,Texting Driver Accident

It is a bad decision for a motorist operating a sedan or SUV to text and drive. It is a horrendously terrible decision to text and drive when you are operating a massive tractor-trailer. Why? When a tractor-trailer collides with another vehicle, the damage is often quite extensive and typically results in serious bodily injuries… 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

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

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

Summer Road Trips

Posted on July 2, 2015 Car Accidents,Distracted Driver Accident,Holiday Travel,In The News,Local News,Motorcycle Injury,Pedestrian Injury,Personal Injury,RV Accident,Vehicle Accidents

Whatever you have planned for the summer, road travel safety trips can help make sure you have a great time. Prevention and planning goes a long way to avoid breakdowns or accidents. Regular maintenance like tune-ups, oil changes, battery checks and tire rotations can really help avoid ending up on the side of the road… read more

Teen Drivers On the Road

Posted on June 25, 2015 Car Accidents,Distracted Driver Accident,General,Personal Injury,Texting Driver Accident,Vehicle Accidents

With school out for the summer, teenagers are traveling around more, and driving on a regular basis. According to the National Safety Council, half of all teens in the United States will be involved in a car accident before graduating from high school. Their inexperience can be a problem on the roadways, particularly where more… read more

June is National Safety Month – The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Posted on June 9, 2015 Bus Accidents,Car Accidents,Distracted Driver Accident,Drunk Driving,General,In The News,Local News,Texting Driver Accident,Vehicle Accidents

This month is National Safety Month. Because car accidents are a significant cause of injury, and the number one cause of death in the United States, safe driving is always important. In the United States, more than 1.6 million auto accidents occur every year.   Recent data suggests over 30,000 people die in auto accidents per… read more

With Violent Aggressive Driving On The Rise, Take Steps To Avoid Becoming a Victim of Road Rage

Posted on May 6, 2015 Car Accidents,Distracted Driver Accident,General,In The News,Personal Injury,State Law

According to the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, there are no sure techniques to avoid becoming the victim of road rage. Its website lists the following behaviors that should be avoided due to the risk of offending aggressive drivers: CUTTING OFF: When you merge, make sure you have plenty of room. Use your turn signal to… read more

To Assure Uninsured Motorist Coverage, Pay Special Attention to Accidents Involving “Phantom” Vehicles

Posted on December 30, 2014 Car Accidents,Distracted Driver Accident,General,Insurance Disputes,State Law,Vehicle Accidents,What Does This Word Mean?

One purpose for “uninsured motorist” coverage is to protect the insured in the event of an accident involving a negligent driver who leaves the scene and remains unidentified.  By definition, there will be uninsured motorist coverage if the accident qualifies as a “hit-and-run.”  Wis. Stat. § 632.32(2)(g)3.  However, to qualify as a “hit-and-run, “ there… read more