September 20th, 2013|
September 19, 2013
With the school year back in full swing, the volume of pedestrians and bicyclists using the streets during commute hours is rising. The Appleton Bicycle Accident Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz explain that the increase in pedestrian and cyclist volume too often leads to an incline in the number of accidents involving these individuals.
According to FOX 11 News, such a crash was responsible for leaving a 12-year-old girl seriously injured earlier this week. Reports indicate the crash occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. on the morning of Sept. 16, at the corner of Calumet Street and South Greenview Street in Appleton.
The girl was on her way to school at the nearby James Madison Middle School. A vehicle struck her as she was attempting to cross the street at the intersection. The driver stopped the car and got out for a short moment before fleeing the scene. Meanwhile, rescue crews were summoned to transport the child to a local trauma center for treatment to injuries to her arm and legs.
The motorist responsible for the crash later came forward to police and was issued several citations.
The law firm’s team of Appleton Personal Injury Lawyers encourages both motorists and cyclists to help prevent such collisions by always looking twice in all directions before attempting to enter or move in traffic.
April 25th, 2013|
April 25, 2013
Experts say that wearing a seat belt can decrease the chances of death or injury in a car accident by more than 50 percent. Randy Meyer, the Mayor of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, claims he is living proof of these numbers.
Meyer was involved in a Wisconsin Car Accident earlier this month that claimed the lives of an elderly couple and left him and his wife seriously injured. WISN 12 News reported the crash happened on April 7 at the corner of Highway 32 and County Road J. The mayor’s wife was driving along Highway 32 at roughly 55 mph when a vehicle pulled out in front of her. The woman did not have time to stop and the two vehicles collided.
While the two passengers in the vehicle that entered the highway died at the scene, while the mayor sustained serious internal injuries, a shattered hand, broken ribs, and deep bruising. His wife suffered an injury to her wrist.
Having survived the accident, the mayor is now using the experience to educate others in the community about the importance of buckling up. He plans to discuss the incident during several upcoming engagements.
The Appleton Personal Injury Attorneys with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz ask that motorists do their part to stay safe by fastening their seat belt every time they get into a vehicle.
March 7th, 2013|
March 7, 2013
An Appleton Car Accident that occurred yesterday afternoon left a 38-year-old woman seriously injured. According to a story from the Appleton Post-Crescent, the collision happened at around 11:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes of U.S. 41, near College Avenue.
Police say the woman was attempting to merge onto the highway in a Toyota Echo. As she began to move into the left lane though, a driver of a tractor-trailer failed to see the smaller vehicle and ran into the vehicle’s rear-end. This caused the driver of the Echo to lose control, allowing the car skid out of control and roll several times.
The driver of the Echo was ejected from the vehicle and suffered serious injuries. Paramedics transported the woman to a local trauma center in order to receive treatment.
Investigators say they are continuing to look into what other contributing factors caused the crash.
Accidents like this can often leave motorists wondering what they can do to help prevent being involved in a collision. The Appleton Personal Injury Attorneys with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz say the best way is to allow tractor-trailers enough room to see their surroundings.
The firm explains the sheer size of tractor-trailers creates very large blind spots. That is why it’s so important to allow these vehicles extra space on the road. One rule to remember is if you can’t see a tractor-trailer’s mirrors, the truck driver can’t see you.
January 24th, 2013|
Jan. 24, 2013
Distracted driving is a major problem across the United States. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that, in 2010 alone, nearly 4,000 people were killed and more than a half million people were injured in crashes involving distracted driving. In fact, almost 20 percent of all crashes in 2010 involved some type of distraction.
These dangers were highlighted in a story from FOX 11 News that discussed how a 19-year-old woman from Little Chute, Wisconsin, is now facing homicide charges after causing a car accident while texting and driving.
The Appleton Car Accident happened during the early morning hours of July 28 along Kimberly Avenue in Outagamie County as the young woman was traveling eastbound. She was texting on her phone when she veered toward the shoulder and struck a 46-year-old victim who was riding a bike. Witnesses called paramedics to the scene and rushed the victim to a local hospital. Unfortunately, the man died as a result of his injuries several days later.
Following a complete investigation into the accident, it was announced yesterday that prosecutors would be charging the woman with negligent homicide as well as several other minor charges.
The Appleton Personal Injury Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz w encourage motorists to do their part to keep Wisconsin’s highways safe by never using an electronic handheld device while driving.