Winter in Wisconsin can be beautiful, but all that wintry weather brings with it the need for property owners to be diligent about making sure their property is safe. This applies not only to store owners who have to put out signs warning about slippery floors; it also applies to homeowners who have to ensure their homes and surrounding property under their care are safe. Not doing so can open those homeowners up to lawsuits if someone is injured.
Sometimes children get hurt. As a parent, you want to protect them, both from themselves and the world around them. Unfortunately, sometimes you can't. If your child does get injured, you may wonder whether you can sue for damages. While this is not always possible, if someone else's negligence caused your child's injuries, you do have a right to recover.
Winning a personal injury case means patiently following a long road. You will undoubtedly feel pressure to settle early: from the insurance company's lawyer or insurance carrier, but also in some ways from your own family. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to work with your lawyer and set yourself up for success for your personal injury case in Wisconsin.
Slips and falls are very common injuries that can happen in a variety of settings and situations. The term "slip and fall" is a legal term that is used by a personal injury lawyer in cases where a person has slipped, tripped, or fallen while on another person's property. In many cases, a slip and fall injury is no more damaging than a bruised ego or behind, but at other times the injury can be quite serious and the circumstances[...]
With the weather turning colder and ice and snow beginning to fall in much of the northern half of the country, it's time to review how to stay safe in slippery conditions. Falls can be devastating; even a minor fall can result in bruises and curtailed activity, at least temporarily. Residents of Madison won't be able to avoid snow and ice, so here are ways to reduce the risk of a hard landing.
You may think of dogs as friendly, helpful animals--and indeed, most are. Still, a dog that feels threatened or is trying to protect itself or others can be dangerous. In the first four months in 2017, Madison and Dane County authorities responded to over 100 reported animal bites, most of which came from dogs. While most of these do not result in injuries, many do. If you have been injured, you should be prepared to protect your rights.
When winter arrives in Wisconsin, drivers will face icy road conditions. Almost inevitably, this leads to accidents. A driver applies the brakes, his or her car slides, and it collides with the vehicle in front. When it happens, you need to determine who has to pay for the damages.
There were over 129,000 car accidents in Wisconsin in 2016. Many resulted in property damage, some resulted in injuries, and a little more than 500 of the incidents were fatal. In the aftermath of an accident, insurance providers need to determine who was at fault for the accident so they can determine policy coverage payouts. If one party/driver wants to bring a lawsuit against the other party/driver, he or she will have to prove who was at fault as well.[...]
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.
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[...]