September 26th, 2013|
September 26, 2013
The Green Bay Car Accident Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz explain that each year, hundreds of thousands of car accidents are recorded in Wisconsin and across the United States. A portion of those crashes are attributed to a defective highway design or maintenance, such as uneven pavement. In fact, a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that almost 750 accidents that researchers examined were the result of problems with a roadways design.
In an effort to avoid such crashes in the city of Green Bay, officials recently announced the indefinite closing of the Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge due to sagging. According to a story released by the Appleton Post-Crescent, the sagging creates an 800-foot long section of bridge that contains a dip that can be as deep as one and a half feet deep. If a vehicle was to strike the sagging section, it could easily cause an accident or vehicle damage.
Officials added that they have pinpointed the problem to a support structure known as Pier 22. They stated that when the structure settled recently, it caused the roadway above to sink. They are unsure when the bridge will reopen.
Sigman Janssen’s team of Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyers recognizes the dangers a defective highway can pose to motorists. That’s why the firm urges anyone who has been injured in a crash caused by such negligence to discuss their legal rights with an attorney.
June 13th, 2013|
June 13, 2013
A 54-year-old woman from Marinette was sentenced earlier this week for her part in a Wisconsin Car Accident that left another motorist seriously injured.
The crash happened on June 9, 2012 at the corner of Froelich Road and U.S. 41 in Pensaukee, Wisconsin. According to an article from the Green Bay Press Gazette, the woman responsible for causing the crash was heavily under the influence of alcohol and parked along the side of the highway. When she attempted to cut across lanes of traffic while making a U-turn, another motorist struck her vehicle.
The impact left the other motorist with a broken leg. Meanwhile, the woman responsible for causing the crash was taken into custody and charged with several crimes.
In a plea agreement reached earlier this week, the woman was sentenced to seven months in jail, along with four years of probation. Her license will also be revoked and she will have to have an ignition interlock device installed on her vehicle.
While criminal penalties may deter motorists from drinking and driving, they may not help a crash victim get the money they need to cover expenses associated with an accident, such as medical bills and lost wages. If you have been hurt in a crash, the Green Bay Personal Injury Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz may be able to help get you the compensation you deserve.