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What are the 4 elements of a negligent driver claim?

When it comes to car accidents, if someone acts in a manner that is careless and that carelessness causes another person to be injured, it falls under what is known as the legal principle of "negligence." This means that the careless person is generally considered liable for any type of resulting harm. Although you may think that it is fairly easy to win a case involving a negligent driver, there are actually four elements that must be established to show that the person was at fault.

Where car safety is concerned bigger may be better

Last week we wrote about recommendations from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety regarding the types of cars teen drivers should have to be safest on the roads. One of the characteristics mentioned in that post is the size of the car. When it comes to teen drivers, the bigger and heavier the vehicle, the better. As it turns out, this appears to be the case with other drivers as well.

Two fatal Wisconsin accidents occur within days of each other

Residents in and around Jefferson County are probably thinking that their roads are a little bit more dangerous this week after two separate car accidents in the area claimed the lives of two people within days of each other. While these crashes are both reminders of how even one mistake behind the wheel can change a life forever.

Should Wisconsin have tougher restrictions for party buses?

Nearly everyone in Wisconsin has seen a party bus driving along the roadways at least once in their lives.  Usually converted school buses, these large commercial vehicles provide large groups of people with a safe way to get from one point to the next.  This is especially true if alcohol is involved.  But with the numerous reports of party bus accidents having been reported over the last few years, some people are beginning to wonder if tougher restrictions need to be placed on these vehicles.

Experts warn of road dangers for returning veterans

Worrying about a soldier while they are deployed in an overseas battle zone is a common emotion for most Wisconsin residents. They realize the risk these people are in and hope they come through the situation unharmed. But as some service members and counselors are discovering, soldiers may be finding themselves in equally dangerous situations after returning home as well.

Three drunk-driving accidents lead to three arrests in one week

Saying that there are a lot of reckless drivers on the roads would not a surprising statement to most people in Wisconsin. Whether you've read about it here on our blog or heard about it on the news, there are many drivers who make poor choices behind the wheel which can put other drivers in considerable danger. This is especially true when it comes to the decision to drink and drive.

Wisconsin's drunk drivers get no luck this St. Patty's Day

With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, as many bars across the state of Wisconsin stock up on green-themed alcoholic beverages, law enforcement across the state are gearing up for what is expected to be one of the biggest nights for DUI arrests this month. But while the state steps up patrols, one Milwaukee lawmaker says this isn't enough to keep innocent drivers safe from drunk-driving accidents.

Six new OWI bills introduced to keep Wisconsin drivers safer

Law enforcement has long since struggled with the increasing number of alcohol-related accidents across the state of Wisconsin. And for years now, families who have lost loved ones because of drunk-driving accidents and advocate groups such as MADD are constantly calling for change in a state that has seen too many die at the hands of OWIs.

Fatal crash near Hastings reminds teens of dangers when driving

Just across the St. Croix River, in the state of Minnesota, sits the town of Hastings where, shortly before 8pm on September 6, 2012, a16-year-old girl lost her life during a serious motor vehicle accident. Although this may not have happened across state lines, the grim reality of the accident resonates with Wisconsin residents still, to this day.

Head-on car accident sends 3 to Wisconsin hospitals

Wisconsin Highway 38 became the scene of a head-on collision that sent three people to the hospital recently. Only one of the three injured is known to have been released from the hospital. The car accident happened in the vicinity of Brooke Road in Caledonia.

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