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August 2017 Archives

Medical malpractice 3rd largest cause of death nationwide

Professionals in any occupation can be sued, but it was reported that five of the 10 most sued professionals work in the various fields of medicine. Wisconsin residents may find it interesting that the 10 areas of specialties that face the most medical malpractice claims are also those of the physicians that save the most lives. They are oncology, urology, pulmonary medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, plastic surgery, gastroenterology, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery and thoracic-cardiovascular surgery.

Are you a victim of a distracted driving accident?

Although car accidents are not the only cause of spinal cord injuries in Wisconsin, a significant number of them follow wrecks. What is concerning is the fact that national statistics show that crashes caused one in every three spinal cord injuries. More and more often, a victim of spinal cord injuries will say his or her condition resulted from a distracted driving accident.

Family may pursue financial relief after fatal car accident

Losing a loved one in a crash that appears to have been caused by a driver who was under the influence of alcohol often leaves surviving family members with many unanswered questions. How to cope with the unanticipated expenses is typically one of those questions. Dealing with insurers in the aftermath of a fatal car accident can also prove to be challenging.

What is the purpose of underinsured motorist coverage?

Although motorists in Wisconsin must have auto liability insurance, many vehicle drivers do not comply and drive uninsured. For that reason, any person who is involved in an accident may discover that the at-fault driver has no insurance coverage. That will mean the innocent party must settle his or her own medical expenses. However, even if the at-fault driver has insurance, it might be an underinsured motorist, meaning that only some of the damages may be covered.

Fatal car accident in Wisconsin kills 26-year-old driver

The sheriff's office of La Crosse County and the Wisconsin State Patrol had to close a section of road on a recent Tuesday morning. This was done to allow them to reconstruct a fatal car accident that had occurred earlier. Investigators were trying to determine the reason why one driver crossed over the center line.

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