Governor Scott Walker signed numerous bills into law at the Wisconsin State Capital on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Included in the bevy of laws is Assembly Bill 201, which addresses hit and run accidents throughout the state.
Assembly Bill 201 was enacted to help prevent individuals from using the excuse that they neglected to stop because they did not know what they hit in a hit-and-run incident. The bill requires that drivers involved in an accident must stop and “reasonably investigate”[...]
Thousands die each year due to distracted drivers, yet millions of Americans still drive while distracted by talking or texting on their cell phones. In Wisconsin, texting while driving is illegal, and talking on a cell phone in a construction zone is punishable with a fine. Although many individuals are aware that talking on a cell phone or texting while driving is dangerous, there are many other distractions that can occur, including:
Smoking-related distractions (getting a cigarette out of the package,[...]
In February, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released statistics on infant mortality in the United States. For every 1,000 live births, there are 5.96 deaths. Some of the causes of death represent genetic or chromosomal malformations. In these cases, nothing can be done to save the life of the infant. Still, an alarming number of deaths are associated with often preventable disorders.
The top ten causes of infant mortality are:
Congenital malformations and chromosomal abnormalities
Premature birth and/or low birth weight
If a personal injury case goes to court, you might have your choice of the case being heard in front of a judge or jury. Either side can request a jury. The only way a judge will decide is if both sides agree to have the judge hear the case without a jury. There are pros and cons to each scenario and it may require consultation with the injury lawyers at Madison's Eisenberg Law Offices to determine[...]