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March 2015 Archives

Fatal Wisconsin car accident results in criminal charges

The potential dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol are well-known. Unfortunately, many people in Wisconsin and across the country continue to make the poor decision to get behind the wheel while inebriated. Police in Wisconsin believe that drugs may have played a role in a fatal car accident. The driver of the only vehicle involved has since been charged.

Litigation in Wisconsin pedestrian car accident cases

As the winter thaws, more people in Wisconsin will likely spend their time outdoors, likely resulting in additional pedestrians on or near the roadways. Unfortunately, some pedestrians become the victims of a car accident. In fact, statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association indicate that approximately 5,000 pedestrians are killed in accidents involving motor vehicles each year. In 2012, an additional 76,000 pedestrians were injured. Those injured -- or their relatives in the event of a fatality -- have the option of seeking damages in a civil court if it can be proved that the accident was caused by a driver's negligence.

Woman killed in Wisconsin car accident

While drivers should always exercise caution, extra caution is needed when a school bus is in the area. Unfortunately, one woman was recently killed in a Wisconsin car accident after she stopped near a bus that was unloading school children. The accident remains under investigation.

Man's death leads to medical malpractice claim

People face death every single day. Usually, they are unaware of the potential hazards they just escaped. While people know they could be at risk for harm from a car accident, they likely do not expect that a doctor or other medical care provider's actions could actually worsen the injuries suffered in an accident. Unfortunately, many in Wisconsin are aware of the potential consequences of medical malpractice. One out-of-state woman recently filed a claim against the facility that she says failed to adequately treat her husband after a motorcycle accident, resulting in his death.

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