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Wisconsin police search for those involved in fatal car accident

Because the dangers of drinking and driving are well-known, many people choose to utilize the services of companies such as Uber. Unfortunately, three women recently lost their lives in Wisconsin after the car they were in -- driven by an Uber driver -- collided with a vehicle police say ran a red light. Investigators are still searching for the occupants of the vehicle who they say fled the scene of the car accident.

The accident happened just before 3 a.m. one morning in October. According to reports, the driver of a southbound vehicle allegedly failed to stop at a red light. As a result, the vehicle struck a westbound vehicle driven by an Uber driver.

Personal injury legal options following Wisconsin truck crashes

The period following a crash in Wisconsin is often filled with the pain of recovery and stress over a person's financial situation. Many victims suffer as a result of lost wages and medical bills. To help cope with these expenses, they may consider filing personal injury lawsuits.

If you have been involved in a car crash caused by another's negligence, the last thing you should have to worry about is how you will pay your medical bills. Our attorneys can help you seek the justice you deserve. If you were the victim of a tractor-trailer accident, you may have suffered more severe injuries, including amputation or injuries to your neck and head that will carry lifelong implications. We will work with medical experts to better understand your injuries to help you seek proper compensation .

Wisconsin car accident involving motorcycle results in fatality

Because of their size, motorcycles are often less visible than larger, passenger motor vehicles. As a result, all drivers must remain vigilant at all times to help ensure that their actions do not cause harm to motorcyclists who have less protections and could suffer serious injuries. Unfortunately, a recent car accident in Wisconsin involving a motorcycle killed one person and sent another to the hospital.

Police were sent to the scene at approximately 10:45 a.m. one morning in early October. According to reports, a motorcycle with two riders struck the side of a pickup truck as the truck crossed the street. One of the motorcycle occupants died as a result of the injuries he suffered in the crash.

Woman claims medical malpractice caused severe pain

Most people in Wisconsin have undergone some sort of surgical procedure that is considered routine. While such a procedure is not completely without risk, harm and complications are relatively rare. However, if a medical care provider is negligent, a patient can suffer. For example, a woman in another state claims that part of a surgical tool was left inside her after a procedure, an action that could potentially be a case of medical malpractice.

The woman underwent a tubal ligation and uterine ablation in April 2016, procedures that are described as common. While she expected to recover within days of the procedure, she claims that her condition worsened. She says that she began to experience heavy cramping and nausea.

2 lives lost in wrong-way car accident on Hwy 70

Every year, far too many people die from injuries they suffered in crashes on Wisconsin’s roadways. Many of these car accident victims died because another driver was negligent. Therefore, since it is up to surviving family members to deal with the aftermath of the death of their loved ones, part of their responsibilities might be to explore their legal rights under Wisconsin law in connection with the filing of a wrongful death claim.

A husband who recently lost his wife in a crash on Wisconsin Highway 70 might do just that. He and his wife were traveling east on the highway sometime prior to 3:18 p.m. on Sept. 15. At that time, law enforcement officials received a call regarding a head-on collision involving two vehicles. Local sheriff’s deputies, troopers with the Wisconsin State Patrol and other emergency responders rushed to the scene.

Investigation underway following fatal Wisconsin car accident

Those who utilize Wisconsin roadways likely have the reasonable expectation that all drivers will strive to ensure that they do not the jeopardize the safety of others. This includes declining to consume drugs or alcohol before getting behind the wheel. Unfortunately, some people -- despite knowing the risks of driving under the influence -- continue to make the choice to drink and drive. Police apparently believe that one man's decision to engage in such behavior cost another man his life in a recent car accident.

The accident happened at approximately 2 a.m. one morning in September. According to reports, a van driven by a 23-year-old man crossed the centerline of a Wisconsin road. As a result, the van struck a sedan driven by a 22-year-old man.

Young Wisconsin mother killed in suspected drunk driving accident

Those who chose to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol have left many families struggling to cope with a tragic loss. While prosecutors attempt to hold drunk drivers responsible for their actions, nothing can fill the hole that a fatal car accident creates in a family. Unfortunately, two families are left mourning an unexpected loss after a car crash in Wisconsin that is believed to have been caused by an intoxicated driver.

The accident happened in the early morning hours of a day in September and only involved one vehicle. Police claim that the alleged driver of the sports utility vehicle that wrecked, a 24-year-old man, reported that he had been drinking at a club prior to the accident. In fact, his blood alcohol content was reportedly over the legal limit at the time of the accident.

Half million dollar judgment in medical malpractice case

Many people in Wisconsin suffer from debilitating pain. As a result, they seek relief from medical care professionals to either alleviate or help manage the pain. Unfortunately, one out-of-state woman claims in a medical malpractice lawsuit that the treatment she received for back pain only complicated her medical situation.

The woman claims that she sought treatment for back pain in 2009 from a doctor at Breakthrough Pain Relief Clinic when she was 62 year old.  The clinic has since closed. Unfortunately, a lawsuit, filed in 2011, claims that the doctor embedded a 1.5 inch needle in her back during a procedure in Dec. 2009.

No criminal charges filed in fatal Wisconsin car accident

For families in Wisconsin, learning that one of their loved ones died unexpectedly as a result of another's actions is a great shock. In such a situation, some solace is provided by the knowledge that justice will be served. Even in cases that do not result in criminal charges, such as one car accident that resulted in the loss of a teenager's life, justice can be sought through the civil court system.

This accident occurred in Feb. 2016. Reports indicate that the 18-year-old victim was parked on the shoulder of the road after his vehicle ran out of gas. Unfortunately, he was allegedly struck by a car that is said to have crossed the fog line onto the shoulder.

Wisconsin fatal car accident under investigation

It is easy to overlook the role that certain traffic signs play. For example, stop signs serve an important function in regards to maintaining order on Wisconsin roadways. Failure to obey such signs can have devastating consequences. In fact, police believe that a driver who failed to stop at a stop sign caused a fatal car accident.

The accident happened just before 8:30 a.m. one morning in August. A pickup truck driven by a 47-year-old man and a highway department truck driven by a 35-year-old man were involved. Reports indicate that the highway department employee was hauling recyclables at the time of the accident.

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