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September 2015 Archives

What Causes Whiplash in Car Accidents

What causes whiplash in car accidents is the sudden extension of the Cervical Spine (backward movement of the neck) and flexion (forward movement of the neck). This type of trauma is also referred to as a cervical acceleration-deceleration injury. Rear-end or side-impact motor vehicle collisions are the number one cause of whiplash with injury to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, and discs of the cervical spine.

Fatigued truckers can cause serious accidents

Drivers who are tired can make unsafe moves that affect other drivers on the roadways. When a trucker is tired, the effects of that fatigue can lead to serious accidents. Learning about trucker fatigue might help some motorists to understand why a fatigued trucker is such a danger on the roadways.

Truck accidents and understanding your options

When you're injured in a motor vehicle accident, the last thing on your mind is what might happen at a trial months down the road. Many victims are surprised to find out that it can be very difficult to get the other party's insurance company to pay out, and many times large trucking companies have their own team of lawyers who will try to get you to settle a case out of court or even try to put the blame on you.

Sharing Economy, Independent Contractor and Workers Compensation

The sharing economy, independent contractor and workers compensation are not in sync.  The sharing economy is usually defined as goods or services that are accessed by consumers or businesses through the use of digital technology, especially through dedicated specific apps.  Prominent examples are Ebay and Etsy (selling/buying goods online), Uber (taxi service), Airbnb (lodging).

Helmets and other motorcycle safety measures

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, common safety measures taken by motorcycle riders and various state and local governments have differing ranges of effectiveness. Some of the measures are not related to any high-quality evidence showing they are effective, while a very few measures have associated proof. Knowing which measures are proven effective can help motorcycle riders protect themselves on the roadway.

Wisconsin Ice Slip and Fall Accidents

Wisconsin ice slip and fall accidents are common enough but present challenges to any attorney willing to take on the case.  Under Wisconsin law, most property owners have a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe manner relative to people who are there to use it, essentially anyone who is not a trespasser.  Wisconsin jury instruction 8020 provides:

Who can file a wrongful death suit?

A wide range of people can file a wrongful death suit, but the law does provide guidelines for the process and priorities for certain relationships and people. Wisconsin law states that people can bring wrongful death suits if they are owed money or if they are the personal representative of the person who has passed away.

Medical Record Summaries as Evidence

Medical record summaries as evidence can be submitted in a personal injury motor vehicle accident case or a workers compensation hearing in Wisconsin in one of two ways.  Medical summaries are very helpful in proving medical treatment of a long period of time.  It can be submitted as substantive evidence under Wis. Stats. Sec. 910.06  Summaries:

Man dies in Wisconsin car accident

Taking to the roads for short or long travel purposes is a daily event for most people in Wisconsin. Motor vehicles get us to work, take us home at the end of the day, ensure we make it on time to children's school functions, and allow us to enjoy many leisure activities. While most of our time spent using motor vehicles is positive in nature, things can go wrong in just a split second, leading to injury and death in a car accident.

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