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Category: Drunk Driving

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

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

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

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

Alcohol Related Driving Fatalities Increase on St. Patrick’s Day

Posted on March 16, 2015 Car Accidents,Drunk Driving,Holiday Travel,In The News,Local News,State Law

Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that St. Patrick’s Day represents a significant increase in drunk-driving fatalities.  Their data estimates that on March 17 from 2009 to 2013, there were a total of 276 lives lost in St. Patrick’s Day drunk driving crashes.  Don’t rely on the luck of the Irish… 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

Don’t Forget the Price of Drunk Driving

Posted on March 4, 2014 Drunk Driving,In The News,Local News,Personal Injury,State Law,Vehicle Accidents,Winter Driving Safety

“Wisconsin has the highest rate of drunken driving in the nation,” begins an alert issued by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, citing a nationwide federal study.  In addition, the DOT noted that alcohol-related vehicular crashes caused 238 fatalities in a single year, and nearly 4,000 injuries. Winter road conditions compound the risk of serious injury… read more

Wisconsin Assembly Bill Would Make All Fourth-Offense Drunk Driving A Felony

Posted on November 6, 2013 Car Accidents,Drunk Driving,General,In The News,Local News,Pedestrian Injury,State Law,Vehicle Accidents

The Wisconsin Legislative Assembly has taken steps to strengthen penalties imposed on repeat drunk driving offenders.  The Assembly advanced a bill making all fourth-offense drunk driving offenses a felony.  As a felony, the offense would carry fines, driving restrictions and between six months and six years of incarceration.  Details of the legislation are provided in… read more

Thanksgiving Travel

Posted on November 20, 2012 Drunk Driving,In The News,Personal Injury,Vehicle Accidents

We are approaching the Thanksgiving Holiday.  A day to remind us to be thankful for all that we have, and to enjoy spending some time with family and friends.  Millions of Americans will travel this week to celebrate the holiday.  According to the auto club AAA, 90% will travel by car.  This is traditionally one… read more