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Wisconsin accident attorney, accident liability, Wisconsin injury lawyerAlthough many Americans have voiced their opinions that there are too many reality shows on the air, the genre remains a solid staple on the airwaves. There is one particular, high-rated reality show which continually tests our societal consciousness as actors portray various scenarios that either evoke public compassion and action or blurred lines of indifference.

One of the most popular segments of this show is when an actor portrays a staged slip and fall accident in either a grocery or big box store. Although the actor is portraying a carefully crafted personal injury and ready to sue the host merchant, the show's host and his crew are privy to the fall and delight in exposing the various reactions. As the charade is exposed, we as the audience are enlightened as a large percentage of unsuspecting bystanders are quick to out the clumsy imposter but in all reality, these types of accidents can be quite serious.

The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) provides statistical data on slip and fall accidents, especially for our elderly citizens. Following is a sampling of the data.

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Wisconsin accident attorney, drunk driving accident, Wisconsin injury lawyerToday, motorcycles are a popular source of enjoyment and entertainment in our society, but they pose unique dangers due to their design. According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, in the year 2012, 4,957 motorcyclists across the United States suffered fatalities as a result of motor vehicle crashes. In Wisconsin, 118 motorcyclists died in traffic accidents out of 2,720 total motorcyclist accidents, while 2,183 suffered injuries as a result of traffic accidents. Although the number of motorcycle accidents in Wisconsin account for only 1.5 percent of the total motor vehicle accidents across the state, they almost always result in serious injuries and extensive medical bills.

Not only do victims of motorcycle accidents need to worry about their injuries and medical bills, but they also have to worry about lost wages. If you or someone you know was injured in a motorcycle accident as a result of the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. In order to properly assert your legal rights, and increase the likelihood of success on your claims, you should contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney.

Leading Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

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Wisonsin personal injury attorney, Wisonsin car crash lawyer, Milwaukee taxi cab accident lawyerThe law surrounding any car accident can be complex, but taxi cab accidents can have their own unique legal issues. As a passenger, there are special rules related to the fact that taxi cabs are “common carriers,” which means that they have a higher obligation to keep their passengers safe than ordinary drivers do. As a bystander, such as a driver in another car, there are also unique rules pertaining to cabs because they are commercial, regulated vehicles, rather than just normal cars being driven by private people.

As a Passenger

Taxi cabs owe their passengers special duties because of their common carrier status. The leading legal dictionary defines common carriers as “a commercial enterprise that holds itself out to the public as offering to transport freight or passengers for a fee.” These sorts of enterprises typically include taxi cabs, buses, and railroads among others. Taxi cabs' common carrier status is important because it means that they have an increased duty to protect their passengers from harm.

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