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Milwaukee pedestrian accident lawyer driver negligenceBy Attorney Chris Strohbehn

In 2018, more pedestrians were killed in car accidents nationwide than in any year since 1990, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These effects are felt close to home in Wisconsin, where more than 50 pedestrians died and more than 1,400 were injured in the same year. If you are struck by a vehicle while walking on or near the road, your injuries can be especially serious, and it is important that you know your options for pursuing compensation.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

A variety of factors may be involved in an accident between a vehicle and a pedestrian. The NHTSA reports that some of the most common include:

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Milwaukee personal injury law firmMilwaukee, WI personal injury attorney for car accident damagesBy Attorney Chris Strohbehn and PI Paralegal Ruth Campos

Car accidents affect a large number of Wisconsin residents each year, with more than 30,000 resulting in injuries and more than 500 resulting in fatalities. Unfortunately, many of the people affected bear no fault for the damages they suffer. If you have been injured, you may be facing expensive medical treatment in the immediate future as well as lasting consequences that can affect you for the rest of your life. When these challenges feel like too much to bear, you need an attorney who can help you identify all damages for which you can pursue compensation from an at-fault party.

Possible Damages Awarded to Wisconsin Personal Injury Victims

When your injuries are caused by the negligence of another driver or a third party, you have the right to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim. When determining how much compensation to pursue, you should consider all of the following:

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Milwaukee, WI personal injury attorney

By Attorney Jaclyn Kallie 

When a car accident, pedestrian accident, or wrongful death causes harm to you or someone you love, it can disrupt your entire life. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, a department within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 39.5 million people are injured around the globe every year. You should not be stuck with lost wages, medical bills, and additional financial burdens because of your injury. The best way to settle your case and receive maximum compensation is to hire a skilled personal injury attorney.

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Milwaukee, WI nursing home liability attorneyBy Attorney Jaclyn Kallie

Nationally, COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes have exceeded 20,000.  Faced with a potential flood of lawsuits, states are granting emergency protections from claims of inadequate care. In Wisconsin, health care providers have been granted immunity from civil liability, with certain exceptions, for injuries, deaths, or other types of damages resulting from their services during the COVID-19 crisis. This immunity provision, found in a newly created statute, sec. 895.4801, is part of a larger COVID-19 relief law that was signed into law by Gov. Tony Evers on April 15.

The law grants immunity to health care “providers” and “professionals,” which includes hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities (Residential Care Apartment Complexes, Community Based Residential Facilities, and Adult Family Homes), hospice, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and physical, speech, and occupational therapists. This immunity also covers employees, contractors, and agents of the aforementioned providers and professionals.

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Milwaukee, WI personal injury claim attorneyBy Attorney Chris Strohbehn

Personal injury claims are filed when a person sustains an injury due to another person’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct. As such, personal injuries often occur as the result of a car accident, trucking accident, or pedestrian accident. If you sustained an injury in an accident, you will likely need medical attention. It is normal to have questions as you start to deal with the physical, emotional, and financial aftermath of an accident. In addition to reviewing this list of frequently asked questions, you should speak with a personal injury attorney to learn more about your options for recovering financial compensation for your injuries.

What Is the Legal Definition of Negligence?

Negligence occurs when an individual causes harm to another person unintentionally. For example, a driver may not intend to injure passengers in other cars, but negligent actions (such as texting while driving) can lead to a collision that causes serious injuries to multiple people. Legally, negligence occurs when a person fails to provide a “duty of care” to other individuals. Disobeying traffic laws, driving under the influence, distracted driving, and reckless driving are examples of failures to meet the duty of care owed to others.

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