PTSD and Your Wisconsin Car Accident

When we hear about a serious accident, we tend to focus on the physical injuries that the victim might suffer, since those tend to require immediate attention. However, all types of catastrophic accidents, from dog bites to motorcycle accidents, can also result in emotional or mental trauma, which can be…



Are Bigger and Heavier Vehicles Really Safer?

In a motor vehicle accident, a larger and heavier SUV is likely to sustain far less damage than a small passenger vehicle. This is a simple matter of physics. The lowest death rate by vehicle type is for very large SUVs, which is 13 deaths per million registered vehicles. On…



What is the SELF-DRIVE Act?

The SELF-DRIVE Act is bipartisan federal legislation that increases the authority of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to adapt and establish federal safety standards regarding self-driving vehicles. Many companies are currently testing and building prototypes of self-driving cars; as a result, it is necessary that federal regulations be…



What is the ‘Move Over’ Law?

Wisconsin’s “Move Over Law” helps safeguard law enforcement officers, emergency responders, and other road maintenance workers from harm while they are working on Wisconsin roads. Unfortunately, roadside crashes are the leading cause of death for law enforcement officers while on duty. When a driver encounters one of these workers on…



Neck Injuries and Car Accidents

Neck injuries are one of the most common forms of injuries that result from car accidents. While these injuries may be minor, they also can result in serious medical conditions that may never fully disappear. There are a number of different types of neck injuries, including the following: Whiplash occurs…



Preparing for Winter Weather Driving Hazards

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT), there has been an average of 18,600 motor vehicle crashes on Wisconsin roadways during the winter months. These crashes have caused an average of 48 deaths and 4,700 injuries in Wisconsin each year. As a result, drivers should be aware of the…



Roadside Construction and Motor Vehicle Crashes

According to data from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, crashes in construction zones have sharply increased in recent years. From 2011 to 2016, there was roughly a 60% increase in the number of car accidents that occurred in construction zones. Between 2015 and 2016 alone, the number of car accidents…




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