Auto Accidents

18 May

Who May be at Fault for a Collision When a Vehicle is Going in Reverse?

Many types of collisions occur on Wisconsin roads each day, including collisions while driving in reverse. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that about 30,000 accidents per year involve one or more vehicles backing up. You may think these estimates are too high or that because backing up incidents often occur at low […]

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02 May

What Are the Advantages of Settling a Car Crash Claim?

Most car crash claims are resolved in one of two ways: reaching a settlement or going to court. The best option will depend on the particular circumstances of a case. In some cases, going to court may result in a better outcome. However, there are a number of factors that can make settling more favorable. […]

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19 Apr

Talking to Doctors About Your Car Crash Injuries

When we visit the doctor for a checkup or to ask about a medical issue we are experiencing, sometimes we forget to mention things. You may not think that certain thing is worth mentioning but doctors can only treat symptoms they know about. This is especially important after being injured in a car crash. Being […]

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08 Apr

Fault for a Blind-Spot Accident with a Commercial Truck

All vehicles have blind spots that reduce visibility in front, back and to the sides. When drivers fail to check their blind spots before changing lanes, they can cause serious accidents. The same is true for commercial truck drivers. The larger the vehicle, the larger the blind spot and the more damage that can happen […]

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11 Mar

How is Liability Determined in Accidents Involving Delivery Vehicles?

Every day, there are more and more delivery vehicles on the roads, transporting packages or takeout food. This puts other drivers at greater risk of being involved in an accident with delivery drivers. These accidents can result in serious injuries and significant property damage. If you were in an accident involving a delivery driver, you […]

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17 Feb

Why Admitting Fault for a Crash Could Hurt Your Claim

After a crash, tensions often run high. It is normal to not think clearly. Offering an apology to the other party involved may come naturally to you even if the crash was not your fault. Perhaps you may be partially to blame for what happened, but some crash victims apologize when they probably should not. […]

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03 Feb

Legal Liability for a Crash Caused by an Elderly Parent

As parents get older, adult children often have many concerns and difficult decisions to make. One concern is discussing when it may be time for an elderly parent to stop driving. Having a driver’s license is a way for the elderly to maintain their freedom. However, with age comes medical conditions that can make them […]

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14 Jan

Can a Passenger File a Claim Against More Than One Driver in an Accident?

Passengers involved in car accidents may be eligible to pursue full compensation for their injuries under Wisconsin law. As a passenger, you may be able to file an injury claim against any driver who was negligent and caused the crash. Depending on the situation, you may be able to file a claim with the insurance […]

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15 Dec

Why Online Car Accident Settlement Calculators Are Often Inaccurate

There are many online calculators that provide estimates for monthly loan payments or the cost of refinancing a mortgage. There are even calculators that estimate the value of a personal injury claim. However, estimating damages after a car accident has its own set of challenges. Online settlement calculators are often inaccurate because they can only […]

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01 Dec

Are Drivers Always At-Fault for Hitting a Motorcyclist?

Riding a motorcycle has its inherent risks, but drivers are expected to stay alert and be extra cautious for motorcyclists. When a motorcyclist is hit by a car, it is often presumed the driver is to blame for the accident. However, that is not always the case. Motorcycle riders should never assume that a driver […]

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