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Milwaukee reckless driving charges attorneys, reckless drivingWisconsin law prohibits drivers from endangering the safety of others or property by the negligent operation of a vehicle. The reckless driving law is written broadly, and numerous types of driving behavior may result in reckless driving charges for a driver.

Reckless driving can impact your ability to keep your driver’s license. Therefore, if you have been charged with reckless driving and are concerned about your charges, a skilled criminal defense attorney can help you understand the consequences you may face and will work with you to build an effective defense.

Examples of Reckless Driving

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Milwaukee bicycle accident attorneys, Wisconsin bicycle lawThough it is not the law in Wisconsin, wearing a helmet provides a substantial amount of protection in the instance of a bicycle accident. In fact, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, wearing a helmet can prevent approximately 85 percent of head injuries in bicyclists. Head injuries can result in multiple types of complications that affect thought processes, coordination, personality, and mobility.

Wisconsin Bicycle Law

Wisconsin law considers bicycles to be the same as motor vehicles. Bicyclists, like drivers, must ride in the same direction as traffic and follow all other traffic laws. Likewise, bicycles are to be treated as an equal user on the road.

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Milwaukee drug crimes attorneys, opioid statisticsAcross the country, staggering numbers of people are becoming addicted to opioids and are dying from drug overdose. Like the rest of the country, Wisconsin residents are facing the opioid epidemic as well.

The increase in opioid use has resulted in an increase in the number of people charged with drug crimes. If you are charged with drug possession, it is important that you contact a lawyer who can review your case and advise you of your legal options.

What Are Opioids?

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Milwaukee motorcycle accident attorney, motorcycle ridingRiding on a motorcycle presents more risks than riding in cars. In fact, motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in an accident than car occupants. They are also six times more likely to be injured.

Despite the fact that motorcyclists are at greater risk for death or injury, they are not necessarily at fault when accidents occur. In fact, a National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) study from 2003 concluded that in 80 percent of accidents involving a motorcycle and a car, the motorcyclist was not at fault or was less at fault than the other driver.

Tips to Decrease the Likelihood of a Motorcycle Accident

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Milwaukee car accident attorneys, distracted drivingTo bring awareness to the issue of distracted driving, the National Safety Council has named April as the Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distracted driving causes serious injury and death, and these accidents are entirely preventable.

If you suspect that the driver who caused your car accident was distracted, you should not have to pay for your injuries. An attorney can help you prove that the other driver was at fault and that you are entitled to monetary damages.

Cell Phone Usage is a Common Source of Distracted Driving

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Milwaukee serious car accident attorneys, Wisconsin car accidentEach year, more than 500 car accidents in Wisconsin claim, on average, 559 lives, according to the state’s Department of Transportation. If your loved one has died in a car accident, Wisconsin law provides that you may be able to receive compensation for your loss through a type of claim called a wrongful death lawsuit.

Fatality Rates by Car Accident Type and Cause

The 559 lives lost on average each year occur in different types of accidents that are caused by a variety of circumstances. For example, each year on average:

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Milwaukee sensitive crimes attorneys, sex offender, restrictive supervised releaseThe 7th Circuit recently ruled that conditions of supervised release for a sex offender were not overly restrictive. Instead, the court determined that the terms of the supervised release, which included the requirement that he stay away from minors, were suitable considering the crime.

What Is Supervised Released?

After someone convicted of a federal crime finishes his or her prison sentence, there is typically a preliminary period in which a defendant is not housed in a prison but is still subject to numerous prohibitions. During this time, a probation officer will ensure that a defendant complies with the terms of supervised release, which are set by a judge.

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Milwaukee litigation attorneys, lose your caseSome clients wonder what will happen if they do not win at trial. Unfortunately, the outcome arrived at in the trial court will typically be the final word on the matter. Parties are left with few options after they lose.

Reviewing Courts Rarely Disturb Judgments

On many issues, trial courts are given a wide range of deference, and an appellate court will not change rulings that they make. The appellate courts assume that the trial court judge listened to the testimony and has the best understanding of the case.

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Milwaukee DUI attorneys, sobriety checkpointWisconsin is one of 12 states that prohibit sobriety checkpoints. In Wisconsin, in order to be charged with Operating While Intoxicated (OWI), police must have probable cause that a law is being broken in order to pull over a vehicle.

The Legality of DUI Checkpoints

In the case Michigan Department of State Police v. Sitz, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that, if properly conducted, sobriety checkpoints were legal and did not violate the 4th Amendment, which guarantees protection from unreasonable searches.

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constuction accidents, milwaukee personal injury attorneyA construction site has many risks for workers. Employers have a duty to provide a safe working environment by following certain industry guidelines. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one in five deaths on the job takes place on a construction site

OSHA has identified the "Fatal Four" accidents that lead to death for construction workers. These types of accidents account for about 65 percent of on the job deaths and lead to many workplace injuries:

  1. Falls. Falls are by far the most common cause of death at a construction site.
  2. Struck by an object. This incident can happen if netting and other safety measures are not followed.
  3. Electrocutions. Electrocutions can cause serious injury resulting in months of rehabilitation without full recovery.
  4. Caught in or between. This type of accident involves a piece of equipment or a collapsing structure that strikes, catches, or crushes a worker.

Determining Who Is Responsible for Your Construction Site Accident

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