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Woman Sentenced for Causing Wisconsin Car Accident While Intoxicated

by Keith Adkins | 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.

State Bar of Wisconsin Calls For Legal Service Funding To Be Restored

by Keith Adkins | April 18th, 2013

April 18, 2013

In any civil matter heard by the court system, such as a Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawsuit, whether or not an individual has legal representation could have a drastic effect on the decision that is reached in the case. Unfortunately though, many citizens cannot afford to hire an attorney.

Several years ago, Wisconsin eliminated funding for civil legal services for those with low incomes, such as the disabled, the elderly, and those who have been victims of domestic violence.

In 2008, the state legislature sat aside a total of $ 1 million for these purposes. The following year, the number almost doubled when the fund topped out at $1.9 million. Funding significantly grew again in 2010 when $2.5 million was allocated to the fund; however, state lawmakers completely eliminated the program in 2011 despite significant growth.

With a $420 million dollar surplus for the next several fiscal years, the State Bar of Wisconsin has called for the state to readopt the funding. The organization believes doing so would help the court system to more effectively hand down justice.

The Green Bay Personal Injury Attorneys with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz acknowledge that every citizen has a right to a fair trial in any civil matter and firmly believe that affordable legal representation is an integral part of achieving that.

 

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