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What Types of Personal Injury Claims Might Result from COVID-19 Exposure?

COVID-19 exposure has led to a litany of serious health issues and tens of thousands of deaths. Though everyone’s health is top priority, afflicted individuals and family members of those who have been lost might wonder what type of claims can be brought in relation to coronavirus infections. Though each case is unique and it […]

Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus

Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that […]

Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult in […]

Milwaukee Nursing Homes to Pay $38M for Substandard Care, But Not to Residents They Harmed

A recent story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel disclosed that Extendicare Health Services Inc., which owns a chain of nursing homes in Milwaukee, has reached a $38 million settlement for substandard and unnecessary care given to residents between 2007 and 2013. However, none of that money is earmarked for the patients who suffered; the bulk […]

Lower Gas Prices Could Make for Safer Winter Driving

Across the country, gasoline prices have been falling, and economists predict that trend may last throughout the winter of 2014-2015. This means that most Wisconsin residents will have some extra cash for holiday shopping, but it may also mean they’ll be safer on the roads this winter. According to the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles, […]

Hands-Free Technology in Your Car: Helpful or Harmful?

Do you have technology in your car that allows you to make calls, text, or even write messages without using your hands? Have you ever used that technology while you were driving? Thought you were being safe while you did it?  Well, turns out, even with all that, you may have been headed down a […]

Dog Bite Death of Hustisford Boy Raises Questions for Wisconsin Pet Owners

The tragic death of a seven year-old boy bitten by the family’s pet Rottweiler raises questions for families who own guard dog breeds as family pets. According to fdlreproter.com, the family had recently moved to the area to open a “dog protection” business called Platinum K9 Protection. Though the facts and circumstances behind the dog […]

Risky Driving and the Teenage Brain

According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, young people from 15 to 24 years old represent only 14 percent of the population but are responsible for 30 percent of motor vehicle injuries among males and 28 percent among females. In other words, a young driver is roughly twice as likely as […]