Like any accident, legal liability rests on the person or people at fault. However, it can be very difficult to determine who is at fault in the case of a school bus accident because so many different factors come into play. Technically, you can sue if your child is injured in a school bus accident, but you have to be sure you have the full story.
Adults today may have fond memories of sitting in the front passenger seat as a child and playing with the car radio, but over the years, researchers have found that it is noticeably safer for smaller children to be in the back seat. Wisconsin's requirements vary considerably by age and weight.
In Wisconsin, being charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) carries significant consequences. If you are charged with an OWI with a child under 16 in the car with you, though, the penalties go up quickly. Any time you are arrested and charged with an OWI, especially if children are present, you need to contact an attorney to help with your legal defense.
If you are legally entitled to carry a gun in Wisconsin, you may carry it openly. Carrying a concealed weapon in Wisconsin, though, is a Class A misdemeanor. While you may know that this is a crime, you may be surprised what the law considers to be a "concealed" weapon. You may not intend to hide your weapon but still be charged if you do not have a concealed carry permit. Understanding your rights and duties is therefore critical to[...]
When you think about accidents on Wisconsin roads, you probably think primarily of vehicle collisions. While these can be dangerous, though, accidents that involve pedestrians are much more deadly. Cars that collide have a lot of machinery and safety features to help protect the people they carry. When a car hits a pedestrian, though, that protection is missing. A person struck on the road can suffer serious injuries or worse. Learning to protect yourself when traveling on foot is vital[...]
Wisconsin boasts a number of beautiful lakes, and thus many opportunities to enjoy recreational boating. Unfortunately, this also creates the potential for accidents. In 2017, 25 people died in boating accidents in Wisconsin. While sometimes these cannot be helped, often someone's reckless or negligent behavior causes an accident that should never have happened. If your loved one has been killed due to someone else's inappropriate boating behavior, you should contact a Wisconsin attorney for help filing a wrongful death claim.[...]
Almost anyone who has ever been pulled over and received a ticket considers whether or not to fight the ticket, but most don't bother. A traffic violation isn't a criminal offense and Wisconsin makes it so easy to pay the fine and move on that it seems easier to do just that. Not fighting a traffic ticket is the same as pleading guilty. Even people who feel they received the ticket unjustly would rather skip the hassle of fighting[...]
Motorcycle accidents tend to result in the most serious injuries of any type of vehicular accident. Not only are motorcyclists more likely to be involved in an accident than automobile drivers, when an accident does occur, the risk of death or serious injury is higher. Motorcycles are smaller, which makes them harder to see than cars and is one of the top reasons why such accidents occur, but defects in the motorcycle can also cause accidents with the most common[...]