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More Cars, More Walkers and Bikes, More Distractions = Higher Traffic Deaths

April showers have given way to May flowers, encouraging walkers and bicyclists to get out and enjoy the weather. Long walks and leisurely bike rides can be a perfect way to soak up the sun, but busy streets with distracted drivers can be an accident waiting to wreck a lovely day. Unfortunately, when drivers are […]

Eight Ways to Inspect Nursing Home Care

Our last blog post, “Voice of the Vulnerable,” discussed the importance of the elder’s visitors to be vigilant in looking for signs of abuse or neglect. We also reiterated the warning signs of abuse such as changes in mood or appetite, bed sores, unexplained bruising or lacerations, etc. However, it can be hard to distinguish […]

The Golden Age: Safe Homes for Our Older Loved Ones

Just as the trees turn to their golden time of year, many of us have loved ones coming into their own golden years. We would like to advise, however, that they do not make like a leaf and fall! Instead, we would like to see everyone taking a bit of time to make sure our […]

Wisconsin Legislature and DOT say “Orange Cones – Put down the phones!”

Have you noticed the latest messages blinking at you from construction zone signs? The Wisconsin DOT is warning Wisconsin drivers about a new law banning all handheld cell phone use in construction zones starting October 1st this year. The Wisconsin DOT reports “24,089 inattentive driving crashes, resulting in 10,640 injuries and 103 fatalities” in the […]

Hold Your Breath: Asbestos Exposure Kills 15,000 in U.S. Each Year

Over 200 businesses in Milwaukee were found to have asbestos containing materials (ACM) over the years, according to Mesothelioma.com. Their website states that only 144 asbestos-related deaths were reported in the Milwaukee area over a 20-year span before the year 2000. With the current national numbers at 15,000 U.S. citizens dying each year from asbestos-related […]

ATV Accidents and Injuries Make for a Rough Ride

ATVs, UTVs, and quads are driven most over warm summer days and nights, but not all riders of these all-terrain vehicles will tuck them away soon. They also work as great companions for agricultural use and traveling to hunting stands. When driven properly, ATVs can be great fun and very useful. Unfortunately, just as with […]

Pedestrians: The New Distracted Driver

Pedestrians: The New Distracted Driver The end of summer brings increased pedestrian traffic as children, teens, and even adults are walking to their prospective schools. Walking nourishes and strengthens the mind, body and soul. Distracted walking, on the other hand, can lead to injury or even death. As we saw in countless headlines just after […]

Insurance After Injury: Speaking with Insurance Representatives

­ Injuries disrupt your life. Dealing with insurance companies after an injury gives many people an even bigger headache. Here’s what you need to know about your insurance claim after sustaining an injury. Within 24 Hours of an Injury If you have suffered an injury at the fault of another, it is best to get […]

Before You Hit the Road: Motorcycle Insurance that Covers You and Your Bike

Some staggering statistics for motorcycle riders were released by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this year (NHTSA). “When motorcycles crash, their riders lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle, so they’re more likely to be injured or killed,” states a report by IIHS. “The federal government estimates […]

Cloudy Judgment: Consequences of Driving High

  As Wisconsin tries to gain traction on opiate abuse and drunk driving, many states are legalizing marijuana. The rise in both medical and recreational use of cannabis propagates concerns of safety, particularly when people decide to drive after using the drug. In response to the growing number of states legalizing weed, the National Highway […]