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August 2017 Archives

Animal bites: what to do if bitten by a dog

Many residents in Wisconsin have pets that they consider to be part of their families. Dogs are popular pets for families and most never cause a problem to their owners or others they meet. However, any dog is capable of becoming aggressive, given certain circumstances. If a person is attacked, animal bites can cause serious problems and may require extensive treatment. Recently, two dogs attacked people in separate incidents in a Wisconsin county.

Car accidents not a usual occurence on a Wisconsin camping trip

When most people go camping, their concerns may range from thunderstorms to mosquitoes to running out of marshmallows. One thing they're probably not worrying about is car accidents. For a group of campers in Wisconsin, however, this unlikely disaster is apparently exactly what happened.

How to prevent and treat animal bites

Summertime in Wisconsin and around the nation brings increased time outdoors for families and their pets. This interaction leads to more opportunities for animal bites. As statistics show that around 4.7 million dog bites occur in the country annually, emergency medical personnel offer suggestions on how to prevent and treat such injuries.

Wisconsin motorcycle accidents: Rider dies following crash

Motorcyclists frequently enjoy riding on the beautiful roads and highways across the state of Wisconsin. Most of them travel safely as they ride, whether simply for pleasure or to reach their destinations. However, motorcycle accidents can be catastrophic when other vehicles are involved. Recently, a motorcycle driver lost his life in a crash in Outagamie County.

Tips for cyclists to avoid accidents on the road

The most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation shows that 818 bicyclists died on American streets in 2015, while another 45,000 cyclists received injuries in traffic. The number of cyclist fatalities increased 12.2 percent over 2014. This may not sound like a lot of deaths, but many of these fatalities could have been prevented if motorists were more aware of cyclists on the road. 

Animal bites: how to avoid them and how to recover from them

Many families in Wisconsin and across the country have dogs or are around dogs often. Most interactions with dogs are without incident; however, it is important to remember that any dog can bite someone under certain circumstances. There are roughly 4.5 million dog bites in the nation annually, more than any other type of animal bites. Knowing how to avoid being bitten and what to do if someone is bitten are both useful pieces of information to know.

Understanding car accident damage awards in Wisconsin

Wisconsin residents considering filing a lawsuit to recover damages from a car accident often want to know how damages awards work. Understanding what you may expect to recover can help you achieve a realistic view of your prospects and to fend off pushy insurers who try to get you to settle for less.

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