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Category: Pedestrian Injury

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

The Wisconsin State Patrol Advises People To Stay In Vehicles After A Winter Crash

Posted on December 31, 2013 Car Accidents,General,In The News,Local News,Pedestrian Injury,Personal Injury,Vehicle Accidents

A Wisconsin Department of Transportation video camera captured a massive multiple vehicle crash as it unfolded on Highway 41/41 near Germantown on Sunday, December 8, 2013. The video shows vehicle after vehicle careening out of control and crashing into other vehicles.  As this unfolds, many people are seen exiting their vehicles, putting themselves in precarious… 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

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

Based on the law and for the sake of safety, pedestrians in Wisconsin must walk in the opposite direction to oncoming traffic.

Posted on May 30, 2013 Car Accidents,In The News,Pedestrian Injury,Vehicle Accidents

According to Wisconsin law, any pedestrian traveling along and upon a highway other than a sidewalk shall travel on and along the left side of the highway and upon meeting a vehicle shall, if practicable, move to the extreme outer limit of the traveled portion of the highway.  Wis. Stat. § 346.28(1).  The traveled portion… read more

Winter Slip and Fall Cases

Posted on December 4, 2012 General,In The News,Pedestrian Injury,Personal Injury,Slip & Fall

Winter in Upper Midwest usually means at least a few months of snow and ice, and winter conditions can present a hazard both to those operating motor vehicles but also to pedestrians traveling by foot on icy and snowy sidewalks, parking lots, staircases and walkways. Certainly not every slip and fall on icy conditions gives… read more

Preserving Evidence – A picture is worth a thousand words.

Posted on April 6, 2012 Pedestrian Injury,Personal Injury,Slip & Fall,You’re Injured, Now What?

When you are injured in an accident the first thing on your mind is typically your injury and getting medical attention.  This should be your primary concern, but once you are stable and have sought medical attention you should remember to take photographs.  Photographs can be very beneficial in proving your case, in particular in… 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

Proving Damages or Harms Resulting from an Injury is a Central Issue at Trial

Posted on June 2, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Boating Injury,Brain Injury,Bus Accidents,Construction Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites,Drunk Driving,Farm Accidents,Federal Law,General,Hazardous Materials,In The News,Insurance Disputes,Local News,Medical Malpractice,Motorcycle Injury,Myth Debunker,Pedestrian Injury,Pharmaceutical Product Injury,Slip & Fall,State Law,Tags,That’s Outrageous!,Vehicle Accidents,What Does This Word Mean?,What We Do For You (Civil Process),Whiplash Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?,Your Trial

Civil trials typically concern two issues: 1) Liability. Is someone, usually the defendant or their liability insurance company, responsible for the damages the plaintiff has suffered? 2) Damages. What amount of money is fair and reasonable compensation for things like medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering? Other blogs have discussed issues related to… read more