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  • Rise in Distracted Driving Accidents

    There has been a recent trend in a number of distracted driving deaths. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), almost 6,000 pedestrians were killed in 2016 by distracted drivers. In the previous year, more than 800 bicyclists were killed by cars, and pedestrian deaths rose 10% between 2014 and 2015. Bicyclists’ deaths also increased 13% between those years, according to the ...
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  • Texting & Cell Phone Use Behind Rising Roadway Deaths, Experts Say

    As National Distracted Driving Awareness Month winds to an end, it is important to remember that the problem of driver distraction will still be present on our roads and highways. In fact, it will likely continue to be one of the main driving forces behind the rising number of deaths on our roadways, according to the National Safety Council, which recently published alarming data on the distracted ...
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  • Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

    When you need to pursue justice and compensation through a personal injury claim , your chances of success will essentially only be as good as your legal counsel. This can lead to a bit of a dilemma: how do you know who is the best lawyer for your claim? There are so many options and surely many of them will seem finely-suited for the task. If you want to get a clearer idea of who to retain, ...
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  • Devices Installed on Local Roads Aim to Prevent Wrong Way Drivers

    Crashes that result from wrong way driving are among the most dangerous a driver can experience, often resulting in head-on collisions. Despite this danger, these car accidents continue to occur on Milwaukee roads and highways. To combat this problem, the city is turning to technology. New sensors were recently installed on local freeway off-ramps meant to alert drivers that they are headed ...
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  • You Should Know Newsletter (Dec 2016)

    The December 2016 issue of You Should Know covers: 2016 Top Safety and Justice Stories 2016's Top 10 Worst Toys Your Opinion on Safety & Justice Issues And many more You can read the full newsletter here: http://letamericaknow.com/view_newsletter_ysk.php?memberid=22742&orderid=919&newsletterid=357&issueid=1612&subscriberid= Subscribe to get monthly updates of You Should Know straight to your inbox ...
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  • You Should Know Newsletter (Nov 2016)

    Our Novermber 2016 issue covers: -Industry Farms and Food Safety -4-Step Safety Guide -Thanksgiving Recipes in Each State To read the full articles, click on this link: http://letamericaknow.com/view_newsletter_ysk.php?memberid=22742&orderid=919&newsletterid=354&issueid=1611&subscriberid= Subscribe to get monthly updates of You Should Know straight to your inbox.
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  • Personal Injury Claims 101: Steps You Should Follow in Your Case

    It might be hard to imagine getting into a serious accident – like a car crash or falling down slippery stairs – that leaves you with a serious injury, but you never know what’s coming next. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 80% of Americans talk to their physician for one reason or another annually, about 40 million will need emergency medical care each ...
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  • Unique Aspects of Truck Accident Investigations

    Investigating a truck accident , pinpointing its sources, and determining liability must be a priority whenever a commercial big rig loses control and causes damage. But the investigation that follows is probably not as straightforward or usual as you might have guessed. Due to the complexities of both truck maintenance and trucking company management, there are certain aspects of a trucking ...
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  • You Should Know Newsletter (Oct 2016)

    Our October 2016 issue covers: -Opiate drug abuse and rising profits for drug companies -Preventing abuse and addiction - a checklist -Tracking how your pharmaceutical dollars reach your doctor To read the full articles, click on this link: http://letamericaknow.com/view_newsletter_ysk.php?memberid=22742&orderid=919&newsletterid=350&issueid=1610&subscriberid= You Should Know is a newsletter that ...
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  • Mistakes to Avoid when Filing a Wisconsin Personal Injury Claim

    When you are going through the personal injury claims process, your actions will be put under a magnifying glass. The opposing attorneys and insurance companies will be watching for any information they may use against you. The reality is that the insurance company is a business that must keep an eye on profits and as such may look for ways to reduce or limit your claim. Individuals may not ...
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  • You Should Know Newsletter (Sep 2016)

    In this month's issue of You Should Know , we discuss several concerns regarding asbestos, including: -Asbestos threat in schools nationwide -Recognizing and preventing asbestos exposure -Possible new law banning asbestos To read the September 2016 issue of our newsletter, visit: https://letamericaknow.com/view_newsletter_ysk.php?memberid=22742&orderid=919&newsletterid=346&issueid=1609 Our ...
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  • Honoring the People Who Make a Difference

    The progress we have achieved as a society is due to the many outstanding individuals who have poured their time and energy into making our country a safer and better place. We are proud to share with our readers their stories and how they have made a difference in the lives of the people around them. Read more about these heroes in the latest issue of our newsletter You Should Know. Click here to ...
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  • Wisconsin Motorcycle Accidents: Insurance & Prevention

    There is no doubt that riding a motorcycle comes with heightened risks. Before you start riding, it is important that you have adequate insurance coverage - this includes liability coverage (for you and your passenger), medical treatment damages, lost wages, and underinsured/uninsured coverage. Also be sure to follow safety tips and practice smart riding. Read more about motorcycle accident ...
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  • Wisconsin Car Insurance Laws

    Purchasing car insurance is not just a good idea to help you deal with the high costs often related to car accidents , it is also the law in many situations. In Wisconsin, motorists who do not meet minimum car insurance laws can face serious legal penalties, such as high fines, removal of driving privileges, and even jail time. If you want to make certain that you are well within the legal ...
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  • Legalizing Marijuana - Has It Caused More Accidents Than Drunk Driving?

    There have been many studies analyzing the effects of marijuana use on driving, but many of them have produced contradictory results and are in fact based on flawed measurements. In the lastest study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), researchers have concluded that while drivers who tested positive for THC were more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle crash, many ...
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