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October 2016 Archives

Drivers and cyclist can both minimize risk on the road.

Over recent years, cycling has become more popular than ever. For many, bikes have become the preferred method of transportation whether it be for their daily commute, running errands, or simply getting some exercise. As the number of riders on the road increases, it is important for drivers and cyclists alike to know Wisconsin law regarding bikes and their operation so we can all minimize the risks for every person on the road.

Head-on collisions often signify wrongful death issues

There are many factors that commonly lead to car accidents in Wisconsin. From distracted drivers using texting devices behind the wheel to those who have consumed alcohol in excess of legal limits, one never knows when another motorist will do something to cause a collision. Poor road conditions, obstacles in the road and other issues may also be causal factors when a crash occurs. When two vehicles hit head-on, and a fatality occurs, it is often evidence of a wrongful death situation.

Tips to avoid Halloween dog bites

With Halloween just around the corner, the night will be filled with ghosts, zombies, Kylo Rens, probably a few Harley Quinns and maybe a couple creepy clowns scouring the neighborhood for treats. To keep the tricks at a minimum and to avoid a dog bite, it is important to remember that curious and playful dogs can become anxious. Multiple strangers clanking around may frighten a dog, no matter its age, size or typical demeanor. You can avoid an unsavory trip to the ER by following a few safety tips.

Several factors often cause motorcycle accidents in Wisconsin

People in Wisconsin like to travel by various means. Some prefer walking to and from their destinations, while others like to drive reliable vehicles. Still, many others enjoy riding motorcycles, though must be wary of various factors that could lead to motorcycle accidents.

Just when you thought it was safe to cross the street

The La Crosse area has experienced a number of pedestrian involved crashes lately. In mid-September, five people were injured in a collision that involved three pedestrians. Around 9:30 p.m. on a Friday, a car with two passengers, traveling along south Losey Boulevard, veered off the road, hit a speed limit sign, hopped a curb and crashed into a brick support. News reports were unclear if the crash was alcohol or drug related. Two people were in critical condition while another sustained life-threatening injuries.

Car accidents like this one sometimes lead to lawsuits

When a motor vehicle collision occurs in Wisconsin, or any other state, those involved may be faced with exorbitant costs in its aftermath. Medical care rendered at the scene, emergency transport to a hospital, as well as any care provided at a medical facility or in the weeks or months that follow can cause serious financial strain that surviving victims and their families may be unprepared to meet. Not all car accidents involve more than one vehicle, of course. Some, as one that occurred recently in Menomonie, are single vehicle collisions that have devastating results.

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