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Milwaukee personal injury lawyer, car accident, Good Samaritan statute, car accident injury, rendering careA car accident is a distressing experience for drivers and their passengers as well as any pedestrians who are involved and even for witnesses and bystanders. Whether a collision is a minor bump or a major fender bender, injuries often occur. Additionally, people are often unsure about whether they should offer medical assistance or wait for an ambulance or other medical professional. In these situations, drivers, passengers, and anyone else at the scene of the accident should understand their rights and their responsibilities toward people who are injured. 

The Duty to Provide Assistance 

Under Wisconsin law, the operator of a vehicle that is involved in a car accident is required to provide “reasonable assistance” to anyone who was injured in the accident. This assistance can include calling emergency services or, if requested, providing transportation to a doctor or hospital for medical treatment.

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Milwaukee slip-and-fall accident attorneys, winter weather awareness, slip-and-fall accidents, winder hazards, personal injury claimWinter weather presents a renewed set of slip-and-fall hazards for the public. Snow, ice, and melted water have all been known to cause serious slip-and-fall accidents leading to significant injuries.

Not every slip-and-fall accident will result in liability on the part of a property owner or in a lawsuit, and your case should be brought expeditiously to a personal injury attorney for evaluation.

Hazards that Appear in Winter

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pedestrian fatalities, hit and run, Milwaukee pedestrian hit and run attorneys, fleeing driver, pedestrian accidentWhile it may be difficult to imagine hitting a pedestrian with a car and then driving away, this type of accident occurs with some frequency. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that nearly 20 percent of all pedestrian fatalities are hit and run accidents.

It may seem shocking that a driver would not want to help a pedestrian accident victim or render aid. However, many pedestrian-involved car accidents take place late at night, and alcohol is a common factor.

If you have been injured as a pedestrian or if you have lost a loved one to a pedestrian hit and run accident, a lawyer can help you get compensation for your injuries and losses.

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Milwaukee slip and fall attorneys, slip and falls, catastrophic injuries, slip and fall accidents, slip and fall casesA routine trip to a shopping mall or supermarket can turn into a life-changing medical emergency due to fall hazards such as uneven flooring or wet walking surfaces.

These types of accidents are called slip and falls. Slip and falls can be caused by a lack of hand rails, missing warning signs, poor lighting, or unmarked steps.

Slip and fall accidents can cause grave injuries that can take months or years to heal. Some accident victims may never be the same. Unfortunately, the elderly are at an increased risk for falling accidents.

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summer time daycare, negligent supervision, Milwaukee personal injury attorneys, Wisconsin law, caretaker supervisionWhether you have enrolled your child in a new child care program or your child continues to attend the same facility this summer, it is important to continually evaluate the quality of the care provided.

Not only is this critical to your child’s development but asking such questions could help you identify unsafe conditions that could injure your child.

How to Evaluate a Child Care Program

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