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What Should I Consider When Looking for a Car Accident Lawyer?

When you need to file a claim after a car crash in Wisconsin, it is important to have an experienced car accident lawyer on your side. Dealing with auto insurance companies is not easy—and, in […]

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What Happens if You Are Injured by a Drunk Driver in Wisconsin?

A drunk driver is a hazard to everyone with whom he or she shares the road in Wisconsin. Unfortunately, despite the obvious risks involved—and despite the fact that driving drunk is illegal under Wisconsin law—far […]

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Who Pays for a Car Accident Settlement?

When pursuing compensation after a serious crash, knowing who pays for a car accident settlement is crucial. However, the settlement process can be extremely complex. Without the help of an experienced attorney, you may settle […]

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Teen Driver Habits: Research From the CDC

According to the Centers for Disease Control, motor vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of death for U.S. teens. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) indicates that teen drivers are nearly three times […]

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Who’s Liable After a Wisconsin Bus Accident?

Motor vehicle crashes can be catastrophic, especially when they involve large vehicles such as buses. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were over 10,000 buses involved in crashes across the United […]

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Biggest Causes of Distracted Driving

Even though Wisconsin and many other states in the U.S. have laws in place to prevent distracted driving, it is still a problem. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation reports a distracted driving crash happens somewhere […]

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What To Do If You’re Hit By A Distracted Driver

Distracted driving is dangerous behavior and can even be fatal. In 2019, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that over 3,000 people were killed by distracted driving.  Many states like Wisconsin have passed […]

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What Are the Right-of-Way Laws in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin, like every other state, has right-of-way laws that govern how motor vehicles move through intersections. These laws, also called the “rules of the road,” help traffic move safely and prevent accidents.  Right-of-way laws in […]

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What if I was Injured as a Passenger in a Car Crash?

If you were injured as a passenger in a Wisconsin traffic crash, you have the right to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and other related damages. In this post, the Madison personal injury […]

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Madison’s Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrians and Cyclists

Despite efforts to improve intersection crosswalks and expand bike paths, crashes involving motor vehicles and pedestrians or bicyclists remain problematic in Madison. And a recent report from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Traffic Operations and Safety […]

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Rural Roads and Motor Vehicle Accidents

While you might think of motor vehicle accidents being more likely to occur on traffic-packed, narrow urban streets, the opposite is actually true. Despite the prevalence of rush hour traffic, pedestrians, and bicyclists that may […]

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What Should I Do if I Am Pregnant and Involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident?

Being involved in any motor vehicle accident is frightening, but being pregnant and involved in a car crash can be even more distressing. Car accidents pose unique threats to pregnant women that may not be […]

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The Dangers of Aggressive Driving

Aggressive driving, which is also commonly referred to as road rage, encompasses driving behaviors that are motivated by anger, regardless of safety concerns. Some typical kinds of aggressive driving behaviors include tailgating, speeding, failing to […]

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Safe Driving Tips

Thousands of motor vehicle crashes take place across the U.S. every year, and the state of Wisconsin is no exception. Although you cannot control the behavior and driving habits of other drivers, you can take […]

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Internal Injuries and Wisconsin Auto Accidents

Serious auto accidents often result in internal injuries to drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. The most common types of internal injuries include broken ribs, ruptured spleens, ruptures in the abdomen, generalized internal bleeding, and ruptures to […]

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How Can I Hold a Hit-and-Run Driver Responsible?

Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents are a part of American society, and they can be extremely frustrating, especially when the accident caused you property damage and potentially serious injuries. Even worse, you are not likely to have […]

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Snowmobile Accidents: Causes and Statistics

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) monitors snowmobile crashes each year, including all of those that result in fatalities or injuries that require medical treatment by a physician. DNR statistics show that there has […]

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Common Distracted Driving Habits of Wisconsin Drivers

Any type of motor vehicle is extremely powerful, which means that a driver who isn’t paying attention, even for just a second, can cause significant damages to other vehicles and to other drivers, passengers, and […]

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Opioid Usage Following Car Accident Injuries

Many car accidents result in severe injuries, and it is not unusual for pain from the injuries linger for months, or perhaps even permanently. Pain medication, including opioids, can be a part of your daily […]

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What to Ask Your Doctor After a Motor Vehicle Wreck

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, you are likely to have many emotions and questions swirling in your mind as you begin to receive treatment for your injuries. Whatever the nature of […]

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Car Wreck Injuries that May Not Appear Immediately

After being involved in a car accident, you may think that you escaped serious injury and are perfectly fine. In fact, you are so sure that you weren’t injured in the minor car wreck that […]

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Injuries from Rear-End Car Accidents

Rear-end car accidents are some of the most frequent types of car accidents that occur on Wisconsin roadways and on roads nationwide. Injuries resulting from rear-end collisions cost millions per year in medical expenses, rehabilitation […]

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How Does It Work if I’m in an Accident Driving a Leased Vehicle?

Most people are guilty of failing to read the fine print of the contract that they sign when renting a vehicle. If you are driving a leased vehicle and become involved in an accident, however, […]

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Do I Have Recourse if an Uninsured Driver Hits Me and Causes Injuries?

Following a motor vehicle accident in which you suffer injuries, you may be surprised to find out that the driver who caused the accident doesn’t have insurance. Some statistics indicate that up to 10% of […]

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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 […]

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What Kind of Vehicle Insurance Do I Need to Comply with Wisconsin Law?

Every state has different requirements for the minimum amount of motor vehicle insurance that you need to carry when you own a motor vehicle. Motor vehicle insurance policies cover you as the insured party, your […]

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Different Types of Distracted Driving Can Be Equally Dangerous

Distracted driving is one of the major causes of motor vehicle crashes involving injuries and fatalities throughout the United States, and Wisconsin is no exception. As many as one in five crashes in Wisconsin involved […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Three Times More Deaths Occur on Suburban Roads Than City Streets

A recent study by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reveals that speeding-related fatalities were three times higher on local roads than on highways. According to the data collected, high speed limits on rural roads […]

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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 […]

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Survey Ranks States According to ‘Nice Driver’ Rates

Kars 4 Kids recently launched a courteous driving campaign entitled #DriveHuman. The purpose of the campaign is make roads safer for drivers and passengers by discouraging bad driving behaviors that also are hazardous for everyone […]

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Is It Safer for Me to Buy a Heavier/Larger Vehicle?

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, bigger and heavier vehicles are more protective for passengers than smaller and lighter vehicles. Size and weight are both characteristics of vehicles that affect the force that […]

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Surviving Wisconsin Winter Driving

Wisconsin’s Winter Awareness Week is an annual campaign sponsored by several state agencies to promote safe driving habits throughout winter. Every November, Wisconsin officials share new statistics and useful reminders about the dangerous of winter […]

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Wisconsin Traffic Fatalities – July 2017

July 2017 was the deadliest July on record since 2012, with 72 traffic fatalities. It also has been the deadliest month so far in 2017, by far. The month closest to July in terms of […]

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How to Report a Traffic Accident to Police

Any traffic accident that occurs in the state of Wisconsin and involves injury of a person, $1,000 or more damage to any person’s vehicle or property, or damage of $200 or more to state or […]

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Speeding Plays Large Role in Traffic Deaths

Our last post explained the prevalence of speeding on American roadways and how it led to as many deaths as both alcohol-related driving and lack of seatbelt usage. Aside from highlighting the findings of its […]

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Study: Drivers with Poor Eyesight Fail to Wear Glasses, Contacts

British insurance company Direct Line has conducted a study showing that over 13 million motorists with impaired vision fail to wear glasses or contact lenses at times when they are driving. Plus, one-fifth of these […]

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What Kind of Evidence Is Used in Car Accident Cases?

Injuries and property damage resulting from car accidents can be devastating for an individual and his or her family. Obtaining evidence of liability is essential to getting compensation for your losses from any parties responsible […]

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Teen Car Accidents More Likely in Summer

According to AAA data, summertime is the most common time for teenage drivers to become involved in car accidents. During the “100 deadliest days of summer,” which stretch from Memorial Day to Labor Day, more […]

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Common Causes of Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Crashes

There are a variety of different causes of motor vehicle accidents, some of which are far more common than others. All motor vehicle crashes, no matter what the cause may be, have the potential to […]

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What is the ’72-Hour Rule’ for Statements to Insurance Companies?

After being involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is not uncommon for an insurance adjuster for the other party’s insurance company to call you and want to get your side of the story. If […]

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Fatal Traffic Accident Update from Wisconsin DOT

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), 41 traffic deaths occurred during the month of April 2017 which, coincidentally, is identical to the number of deaths that occurred during the month of April in […]

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Download the Drive Sober App from the Wisconsin DOT

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is highlighting its “Zero in Wisconsin Driver Sober” mobile app, which you can download for free here. The app, which is available for download for both Apple and Android devices, […]

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Should I talk to Another Driver’s Insurance Company after an Accident?

After many motor vehicle accidents, a representative or adjuster from the other party’s insurance company contacts you in order to ask you questions about the accident. Individuals often ask whether you really should be talking […]

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What if I Am Hit by a Driver Who Doesn’t Stop?

All too often, drivers who cause accidents simply leave the scene, for various reasons. The driver may be drunk, under the influence of drugs, driving without a driver’s license, or driving without insurance. In many […]

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Should I See a Doctor After an Accident if I Don’t Feel Hurt?

Many individuals believe that they aren’t really injured immediately following an accident, so they don’t seek medical attention right away. Unfortunately, the symptoms of some medical conditions or injuries do not appear until hours or […]

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Basic Tips to Ensure Safe Driving

While some accidents are not preventable in any way, others are preventable, if all drivers would follow some simple safety tips. Roadways are full of drivers who engage in risky behaviors, such as cell phone […]

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AAA Study Ranks Young Millennials as Worst Drivers

A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that as many as 88% of millennials engaged in at least one risky behavior while driving in the previous 30 days. As a result […]

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When You Are Injured by a Drunk Driver: Settlement Basics

Drunk driving accidents can be among some of the most catastrophic motor vehicle collisions on Wisconsin roads. These types of accidents often result in catastrophic injuries and even fatalities in some cases. In fact, some […]

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Who is at Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Accident?

One of the most essential elements of a personal injury claim is to determine fault. When there is a motor vehicle accident involving two cars, the number of people that are potentially at fault for […]

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Wisconsin DOT Releases Preliminary 2016 and 2017 Fatal Crash Data

While we are just in the midst of completing the first quarter of 2017, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation-Division of Motor Vehicles (WisDOT-DMV) has released preliminary data on fatal traffic crashes for 2016 and year-to-date […]

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Calculating Damages in Car Crash Cases

Car crashes occur on a daily basis in the state of Wisconsin and throughout the United States. Serious injuries and even fatalities can result from these crashes, often when families least expect it. When the […]

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Rear-End Collisions Can Result in Serious Injuries

According to a Washington Post article, about 1.7 million rear-end collisions occur on U.S. roadways each year. These collisions result in about 1,700 deaths and 500,000 injuries, and constitute about 30% of all traffic accidents, […]

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What to do After a Car Accident [INFOGRAPHIC]

Injured in an accident? Remember these tips! Steps to Take After Car Accident:  Call 911 Immediately Find a Safe Spot  Gather Information Take Pictures Locate Witnesses Talk to a Car Accident Attorney

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Are You Too Tired To Drive?
Are You Too Tired To Drive?

The United States is crisscrossed with roads, highways, and interstates. We use them, with the help of our cars, to go just about everywhere: work, the store, to see family, to go on vacation. According […]

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What Types of Car Accidents Lead to Personal Injury Claims?

Car accidents occur in many different ways, but some are more likely than others to generate personal injury claims. First, a traffic accident that leads to a personal injury claim often involves two or more […]

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How Do You Determine Fault in a Motor Vehicle Accident?

When a car crash occurs, you always must determine who is at fault for the crash. Fault is relevant in a number of ways, but is particularly relevant in a case that involves property damage […]

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Accident Statistics From the Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are all too common in the state of Wisconsin. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT), there were over 119,000 crashes in the state of Wisconsin in 2014. 451 of […]

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I’ve Been in a Wisconsin Car Accident. What Should I Do?

It can be frightening to be involved in any type of car accident, even if there is little damage to the vehicles involved and you do not appear to be injured. When an accident occurs, […]

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The Dangers of Distracted Driving

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, distracted driving has become an epidemic throughout America, causing many needless deaths and injuries. In 2013, the most recent year for which statistics are available, over 3,000 people […]

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Understanding Rental Car Insurance Policies
Understanding Rental Car Insurance Policies

If you’ve gone on vacation or out of town for a business, chances are you’ve rented car. Rental cars are more convenient than  taxis or calling an Uber every time you need to go somewhere. That’s […]

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Icy Road Driving Tips

As winter sets in the roads in Wisconsin will become more icy and dangerous. It is important to be as safe as possibly while driving this winter. Here are a few great driving tips for […]

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2014 Car Fatality Infographic

The greatest cost of car accidents is human lives, and motor vehicle crashes continue to claim an average of more than 35,000 lives each year, according to figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]

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Why Would I Need An Auto Injury Attorney?
Why Would I Need An Auto Injury Attorney?

Being in a car accident or suffering any auto injuries is incredibly stressful.  Not only do you need to deal with who or what is at fault, you may be physically injured and have major medical bills, […]

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How To Avoid A Car Accident
How To Avoid A Car Accident

Summer is approaching! Typically, that means more road trips, traffic and driving over the start of summer with Memorial Day weekend, the 4th of July, and the last ‘hurrah’ of Labor Day. With more roadtrips […]

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Preventing A Car Accident Neck Injury
Preventing A Car Accident Neck Injury

If you have ever been in an automobile accident where there is a rear end crash, then you know that whiplash can be a very real result.  Whiplash occurs when there is severe strain or […]

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Avoiding Icy Or Freezing Road Accidents
Avoiding Icy Or Freezing Road Accidents

While it may be amusing to hear stories about how Wisconsin residents have found that cheese is being spread on the roads, along with traditional road salt, icy or freezing roads are really no joke […]

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