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Wisconsin personal injury attorney, Wisconis accident lawyer, Wisconsin car crashe lawyerUsually, when people are involved in automobile accidents, they are concerned with their health and are happy to be alive. What most people forget, or fail to realize, is that in order to recover for your injuries, you will have to negotiate with an insurance company or file a lawsuit.

Once you determine that you do not have any injuries that require immediate medical attention, you should document everything you can about the accident and its impact on your daily life after the accident. This documentation will become useful when negotiating with an insurance company or if you decide to file a lawsuit. The more evidence or proof you have of your injuries and their impact on your life, the more successful your case will be. They also remind you of what happened months or years later when you have to recall the events in question.

If you were involved in an automobile accident, you should preserve as much evidence as possible and contact an experienced automobile accident attorney to evaluate your claim and advise you of the best course of action. Remember, in Wisconsin, you only have three years to file a lawsuit for any personal injuries you suffered as a result of an automobile accident.

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Wisconsin accident attorney, injury liability, Wisconsin injury lawyerOver the last few decades, mediation has become an essential tool in personal injury cases. Litigation can be stressful and time-consuming, and it may lead to expensive attorney’s fees for both parties. In some instances, mediation permits the parties, lawyers and insurance adjusters to reach an agreement without having to file a lawsuit. In most cases, mediation leads to a sensible conclusion for both parties. However, it does not always work, and if it fails early on in your personal injury case, it might be beneficial to try mediation at a later date prior to trial.

Under Wisconsin law, a judge may, in any case, order both parties to participate in a mediation, in an attempt to settle the claims, especially in personal injury cases. Depending on what county in which your personal injury case is filed, or the judge you are in front of, you may be required to participate in mediation prior to setting a trial date. Sometimes, a judge can decide to order mediation in a case, in which case both parties would be required to personally participate.

Basic Overview of Mediation in Personal Injury Cases

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Wisconsin accident attorney, accident liability, Wisconsin injury lawyerAcross the United States, millions of children and teenagers, from grade school to high school, participate in sports or recreational-related activities. Each year, many of them are treated for injuries sustained while engaged in these activities. Most of the time, these injuries are minor, such as sprains or strains. Sometimes, sports-related injuries can be very serious and may even lead to death.

Every year, approximately 30 million children and teenagers partake in some shape or form of organized sports. According to studies performed by the National SAFE KIDS Campaign and the American Academy of Pediatrics, an estimated 3.5 million suffer injuries related to those activities. Roughly 775,000 children under the age of 14 are treated for sports-related injuries in hospital emergency rooms every year. About 21 percent of traumatic brain injuries among children are the result of sports and recreational activities. Some sports are more dangerous than others, but no matter what sport the child is engaged in, there is a potential chance of injury.

If your child suffered injuries as a result of participating in sports or recreational activities, you should contact an experienced attorney who will aggressively pursue the parties responsible for your child’s injuries and get your child the compensation he or she deserves.

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Wisconsin accident attorney, Wisconsin injury lawyer,Wisconsin wrongful death attorneySummertime is without a doubt the most popular time of year for water sports across the United States. Driving or riding on a boat is fun, and a great way to create lifelong memories with friends and family. Just as driving or riding as a passenger in a motor vehicle, accidents happen. A pleasurable ride on a boat can instantly turn into a painful ride to the hospital.

According to the United States Coast Guard, in 2014, there were 4,064 recreational boating accidents that resulted in 610 deaths and 2,678 injuries. In 2013, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reported that 87 boating accidents occurred, resulting in 66 injuries and 13 deaths. There are many circumstances leading to boating accidents and it is not always clear who is responsible.

Causes of Recreational Boating Accidents

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Wisconsin accident attorney, injury liability, Wisconsin injury lawyer, Wisconsin tort lawWhen you are involved in an accident that causes you to suffer a personal injury, there are many questions on your mind. Some of these questions may include wondering how much your case is really worth. The law views the value of your case in terms of damages and there are many factors that contribute to them.

You can receive money damages in one of two ways. You can try reaching a settlement with the party responsible for your injuries or their insurance company. If that fails, you can file a lawsuit against the party who caused your injuries and the judge or jury can award money damages to you after trial.

If you or someone you loved suffered a personal injury as a result of the negligent or outrageous behavior of another, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney who will be able to properly evaluate your case, identify the possible amounts of recovery and provide you with the best course of action to receive the compensation you deserve.

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Wisconsin accident attorney, Wisconsin injury lawyer,Wisconsin wrongful death attorneyRecently, a significant amount of civil lawsuits involving personal injuries caused by drunk drivers are being filed with state courts around the country, including Wisconsin. Sadly, the harsh criminal penalties and lengthy periods of incarceration associated with drunk driving have not done enough to deter drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 30 individuals die every day in motor vehicle accidents across the United States. In 2013, approximately 10,000 individuals were killed in automobile accidents related to alcohol-impaired drivers. Wisconsin has the highest rate of drunk driving out of all other states in the United States and over 33,000 Wisconsin citizens were convicted of a drunk driving-related offense in 2012. During that same year, 223 individuals were killed and over 3,000 suffered injuries because of drunk drivers.

Wrongful Death Actions Involving Drunk Drivers

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Wisconsin accident attorney, accident liability, Wisconsin injury lawyerTypically, every individual involved in automobile accident carries insurance to cover medical and property damage to all those involved. This is because almost every state, including Wisconsin, requires every driver of an automobile to maintain continuing insurance coverage. But sometimes, a driver’s automobile coverage will lapse or the driver may neglect to carry automobile insurance.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the Uninsured Motorist/Safety Responsibility law was enacted in 1945 to deter individuals from driving uninsured vehicles and to protect citizens who suffer property or medical damages from motorists who fail to carry insurance. The law applies to all drivers and anytime an automobile is involved in an accident, the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicle performs an inquiry to determine if all drivers involved in the accident were insured. If a driver is uninsured, their license and motor vehicle registration will be suspended.

Typical Options Available after Automobile Accidents

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Wisconsin accident attorney, Wisconsin injury lawyer, Wisconsin wrongful death attorneyThese days, whenever you check the news or turn on the television, it seems when a heavy commercial truck is involved in an accident with a passenger automobile, the automobile driver suffers more serious injuries than the driver of the commercial truck.  This result is all too common due to the basic laws of physics and the vast disparity in weight between these types of vehicles.

A standard large commercial truck can weigh more than 20 times a traditional passenger automobile. Passenger automobiles weigh anywhere between one and two tons, whereas a fully loaded large commercial truck could weigh upwards of 20 tons. The sheer size and weight of a large commercial truck makes it a deadly weapon if it is driven by an inattentive, distracted, or improperly trained driver. For these reasons, trucking companies are required to carefully evaluate and properly train drivers before permitting them to operate large commercial trucks.

Did the Trucking Company Perform its Due Diligence When Hiring the Driver?

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Wisconsin accident attorney, premises liability, Wisconsin injury lawyerPlaygrounds for children are places meant for fun, laughter and life-long memories. But, some playgrounds can be among the most dangerous places for children to play. There are many activities available to keep children occupied, such as swing sets, monkey bars, slides, ladders, etc. Although these activities and obstacles offer children many different ways to socialize, exercise and avoid boredom, they unfortunately provide ample opportunities for children to suffer severe injuries.

According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), approximately 200,000 children suffer playground-related injuries each year. The most common injuries sustained at playgrounds involve children falling to the ground from the equipment they are using. In Wisconsin, playground falls are the leading cause of injuries to children between the ages of five and nine. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that the vast majority of injuries suffered by children at playgrounds involve climbing equipment and swings. The types of injuries children suffer range from minor cuts and bruises to fractures and amputations.

Causes of Playground Accidents and Injuries

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Wisconsin accident attorney, Wisconsin bicycle accident lawyer, Wisconsin injury lawyerBicycle accidents, especially ones involving motor vehicles, can result in serious or life-threatening injuries. In Wisconsin, almost every time a bicyclist is involved in a motor vehicle accident, he or she is likely to suffer injuries. In 2012, over 1,100 bicyclists were involved in accidents, and 1,049 suffered injuries while 11 were killed as a result of the accident. This translates to an average of one bicyclist injured every 8.3 hours. As recently as March 24, 2015, a 22-year-old Sheboygan native was riding his bicycle in the morning when a pickup truck collided with him. He suffered injuries as a result of the accident and died the next day.

Bicyclists and motor vehicle operators are required to obey the rules of the road. Generally, these rules include exercising ordinary care for their own safety and the safety of others. They are also required to obey the traffic laws.

If you were riding your bicycle and suffered injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you should consult a bicycle accident attorney who will assist you in getting the compensation you need and deserve.

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