Now that the weather has gotten warmer, a lot of people in Wisconsin are enjoying being on the water. While the goal of being out on a boat is to relax and enjoy the water, boaters must also remember that they are piloting a vehicle and accidents do occur. If boaters aren't careful, they could end up facing criminal charges and wrongful death actions if someone dies in a boating accident.
Wisconsin police still have not released the name of the 41-year-old Milwaukee man in their custody who they believe was involved in a serious hit-and-run accident just days ago. Although charges have not been pressed at this time, police do believe that alcohol was the reason for the man's reckless driving that could have claimed the life of a 23-year-old Marquette University student.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on June 1, someone traveling down Highway G in the Wisconsin city of Delmar noticed a vehicle that had been abandoned and some pieces of what appeared to be a bicycle. On further inspection, the passerby found the victim of a car vs. bicycle accident. Sheriff's deputies were sent to the scene and found the victim deceased.
When most people in Wisconsin think about drunken driving, they typically think about a person driving a car. But as officers from the DNR point out, the legal limit for boaters is the same as any other recreational vehicle and can carry with it some of the same consequences as well.
Back on July 2, 2012, a crash occurred in West Point where Highways 188 and 60 meet. One man died that day. Now, almost one year later, the Wisconsin State Patrol's car accident reconstruction has led to the other driver being charged with homicide in connection with the death of the other driver.
While there's no doubt in people's minds that drunken driving is dangerous, most would agree that an even deadlier combination would be drunken driving and a police chase. While both offer a considerable risk for other people's safety, together they can increase that risk by so much more.
Interstate 94 in Wisconsin was shut down from the Milwaukee-Racine county line to Rawson Avenue recently. This caused traffic to become congested in the Oak Creek area. It was during this traffic congestion that a man was allegedly driving under the influence when he hit a motorcycle.
Nicolet Law Office, S.C. is representing clients in one of the lawsuit filed against Dr. David Van De Loo and Mayo Clinic Health System.
As you have may have seen in the recent news, multiple lawsuits have been filed against Dr. David Van De Loo a former pediatrician at Mayo Clinic Health System Eau Claire for harmful and offensive sexual contact.
Understanding the seriousness of commercial truck accidents is something the Wisconsin State Patrols tries bring to the public's attention at every chance it gets. As readers of our blog know, accidents involving commercial trucks--especially large semi-trucks--can end in catastrophic injury as well as death. This is usually in part because of the trucks' size and weight which can turn even a simple fender-bender into a deadly crash.