Suffering injuries in a car accident can be a traumatic event, but when those injuries cannot be seen by the naked eye, such as those suffered to the brain and head, it can make things that much worse. While CT and normal MRI scans can offer doctors a look into the human body, they often times do not show the extent of damage received, which can lead to questions of long-term effects.
Senator Jerry Petrowski is trying to make the roadways just a little bit safer in the upcoming year with his proposal for a new bill that would bar drivers from using their cellphones while driving through construction zones where workers are present. The plan of the new bill, which was proposed recently and is seeking other co-sponsors, is to not only make conditions safer for construction workers but reduce the number of distracted driving accidents in Wisconsin.
Officers from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol are still looking into a deadly crash that took place in Gordon just days ago when a truck collided head-on with an SUV carrying five people. The fatal accident is just one of many that have occurred across the state and highlights the dangers that are ever present on the roadways.
The battle to keep drunk-drivers off of Wisconsin roadways has been a hard fought battle that has not come without its losses. According to the Century Council, Wisconsin police arrested nearly 28,800 people for driving under the influence across the state. While impressive, in that same year, an estimated 196 people lost their lives because of drunk drivers. And according to law enforcement and state lawmakers, a majority of these deaths could have been avoided had tougher laws been in place.
Losing someone as a result of another driver's negligence is never an easy situation to handle. But when the criminal courts do not deliver the sense of justice and closure you deserve, it can make that loss even more painful.
The state of Wisconsin loses about 200 lives each year as a result of drunk driving car accidents. Since even one loss from a preventable accident is too many, lawmakers in the state are looking for new ways to stop the reckless behavior and prevent these accidents.
Readers of our blog are probably some of the few who know just how quickly a life can be taken away because of someone else’s negligence. This is especially true in pedestrian accidents because these victims do not have the protection of another vehicle to prevent serious injuries or death.
As we've said before in past posts, hit-and-run accidents often leave victims with the worst sense of injustice because the driver responsible for causing the accident sometimes goes unpunished. Some of our readers may know this frustration firsthand and may still be holding out hope that police find the driver and hold them accountable for their actions.
When it comes to the safety features in our cars, possibly the most important is our seat belt. In an attempt to extend this same safety to our furry friends, manufacturers have begun developing protective harnesses that are designed to help prevent man’s best friend from suffering serious injury or death during an accident. But are these safety harnesses really as safe as manufacturers say?
In a majority of the stories that we present to readers of our blog, victims of car accidents must rely on the better judgment of a judge if they want to receive compensation from a negligent driver. Unfortunately, in a case out of Illinois this month, residents here in Wisconsin will see just how difficult it is to plead your case when the negligent driver is a judge himself.