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January 2017 Archives

Motorists and pedestrians must watch out for each other

Studies indicate that walking has become a more dangerous activity than it was a couple of decades ago. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), pedestrian injuries have been on the decline, but in 2012, the statistics took a jump and injuries now stand at about 4,800 annually. As with all methods of travel, there is a certain amount of risk. However, there is no accurate data to tell us how many minutes or hours people spend walking every day, or how often they cross the street, thereby becoming exposed to traffic dangers. Although vehicles are not found to be the primary cause of pedestrian accidents, they do hold a significant place on the list of reasons behind the injuries and fatalities suffered by walkers.

Animal bites kill 1 child, injure another

Dog bites in Wisconsin and throughout the country can be catastrophic. A recent tragedy in another state claimed the life of one child and critically injured another. The children were mauled by two dogs as they walked to their school bus stop one morning. As a result of these animal bites, the owner of the dogs has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. The police also report that the man has also been charged with two counts of reckless conduct.

Wisconsin crash could lead to wrongful death claim

A Wisconsin car accident may lead to devastating results. The likelihood of a tragic outcome is even greater when that car accident involves a head-on collision. A recent crash claimed the life of a passenger when his vehicle was struck by a driver travelling in the wrong lane. The family members of victims in similar accidents often seek information about filing a wrongful death claim.

Children at day care center injured after animal bites

Injuries suffered from a dog bite can be serious and require extended medical care. Animal bites in Wisconsin or in other area are frequently caused by an animal that has never previously bitten anyone.  However, a bite from an animal that has bitten before and was classified as high-risk may be even more devastating.  Such an incident recently occurred in another state.

Factors affecting pedestrian accidents

Being the pedestrian is one of the most vulnerable positions to occupy when involved in a car accident. The outcome for those not inside a vehicle depends on several factors, including the person's age, gender and intoxication level. The time of day, impact point and vehicle type can also play a role in how severe the injuries are.

Deaths in Wisconsin car accidents often caused by drunk driving

Families must often deal with the loss of a loved one. No matter the circumstances, the loss of a family member is a tragedy. However, when deaths occur in car accidents because of drunk driving, the losses become even more devastating. A Wisconsin family recently experienced such a loss.

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