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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.

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).

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:

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:

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