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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 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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Wisconsin driving laws, Wisconsin accident lawyerLast year, more than 2,400 crashes occurred in work zones throughout the state of Wisconsin. A total of 12 people died, and another 945 were injured in those automobile accidents. To combat the issue, Governor Walker introduced a bill that would completely ban cellphone use in work zones.

Understanding the Causes of Work Zone Crashes

Construction workers, who are also placed at risk during work zone accidents, work hard to repair the state’s highways and roads. Unfortunately, many drivers get impatient when traveling through the areas being repaired and, rather than slowing down and using caution, many go above the posted speed limit. Electronic signs, rumble zones, and updates regarding construction zones on social media are meant to deter such carelessness, but lawmakers say the efforts fall short.

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Posted on in Car Accidents

Wisconsin accident attorney, accident liability, Wisconsin injury lawyerTraffic accidents occur for a number of reasons. Distracted driving, impaired driving, and violation of traffic laws typically top the list of most common causes of accidents. Last year, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation reported nearly 120,000 motor vehicle crasheswith approximately 21,000 of them being speed-related and approximately 5,000 being alcohol-related.

However, there are other factors that affect drivers’ safety on the road such as weather conditions. It is not uncommon for Milwaukee drivers to experience harsh winter weather including cumulative snowfall of more than 60 inches per year.

Those native to Wisconsin may already be aware of what to do to winterize their vehicles, but it is important to keep these winter tips in mind to ensure safer driving during the colder months:

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Wisconsin accident attorney, accident liability, Wisconsin injury lawyerAfter your car has been towed and you have been to the doctor, comes the part of a car accident most people hate the most -  dealing with insurance. While every car accident is different, there are several common mistakes that people make when they have a car accident claim.

Not Doing Your Own Research on Your Car

If your car has been totaled by insurance, you are going to have to figure out the value of your vehicle. Often, the insurance company will do that for you. The mistake many people make is to simply accept the insurance company’s value without doing their own research.

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