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2018

Blog Posts in 2018

  • Tips to Drive Safely During the Winter Season

    Now that the weather is cooling down and we are nearing the winter season, snow, rain, ice, and dangerous road conditions are in our future and, as drivers, it is our responsibility to take extra precautions to avoid a disastrous or fatal accident. It is estimated that one out of every four weather-related crashes is related to snow or icy roads, so do what you can to make your winter traveling ...
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  • Weather or Not: Driving Safety Tips Worth Repeating

    It’s that time of the year. Winter weather driving. The snow may be pretty, but it can be dangerous during your morning and evening commutes. Snow, slush and icy roads cause out-of-the-ordinary challenges for drivers and are involved in nearly one in four weather-related vehicle crashes, according to the US Department of Transportation. These conditions can make it harder for drivers to see, slow ...
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  • Tricks, Treats, and Creeps — How to Avoid a Scary Lawsuit this Halloween

    What used to be an innocent holiday when kids of all ages would wear home-made costumes and trick-or-treat well past sundown, Halloween has become a time when pranksters and those with bad intentions create situations that result in injury and lawsuits. Add to that, accidents just happen, even to the best of us. We will use this space to share some tips to help property owners avoid winding up in ...
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  • The Most Common Slip and Fall Injuries

    Slips and falls are some of the most common accidents in the country and, though they might not sound like a big deal, some of the injuries that a person sustains can be life-altering or even fatal. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), slips and falls account for nearly nine million visits to the emergency room every year. In fact, many victims of slips and falls end up requiring ...
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  • Passed Out & Passed Down: How the Opioid Crisis is Harming the Next Generation

    Part II. Holding Big Pharma Accountable for Damage Inflicted on Society’s Most Vulnerable Tens of thousands of infants born in the U.S. each year are born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). NAS is a group of conditions caused when a baby withdraws from certain drugs - usually opioids - he or she is exposed to in the womb before birth. Signs and symptoms of NAS can be different for every baby ...
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  • Passed Out & Passed Down: How the Opioid Crisis is Harming the Next Generation

    Part I. We have repeatedly written about the national disaster which is the epidemic of opioid drug addiction and how it is tearing at the social fabric of this country. The next generation stands to feel the effects of this crisis years if not decades down the road. We all will pay for the costs associated with the epidemic through higher insurance costs and increased taxpayer support for social ...
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  • Weed Control Products. Could They Be Hazardous to Your Health?

    Part III – Have You Been Impacted? As you read in our previous posts, Dewayne Johnson is a former California school groundskeeper who contracted cancer from applying the herbicide Roundup as part of his job. His case is the first which cracked wall guarding Monsanto, the maker of the Roundup, from damage judgments because the product was determined to be carcinogenic. As a result of the judgment, ...
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  • Weed Control Products. Could They Be Hazardous to Your Health?

    Part II – Who Is at Fault? In our last post, we introduced you to the sad story about Dewayne Johnson, a former school groundskeeper in California who contracted non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after significant exposure to Monsanto’s popular weed killer Roundup. You have probably used the product at one time or another to clear weeds from your lawn, sidewalk, patio, and driveway. Face it, spraying away ...
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  • Weed Control Products. Could They Be Hazardous to Your Health?

    At Casey Law Offices, S.C., we focus exclusively on prosecuting injury claims to ensure negligent individuals and businesses are held accountable for irresponsible behavior resulting in injury so those who are harmed are fairly compensated. We represent Wisconsinites who have suffered a variety of injuries, including those related to unsafe products. Weed Control Products. Could They Be Hazardous ...
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  • As "Vehicle" Operators, Bicyclists in Wisconsin Have Responsibility When Sharing Roads

    This could have been a blooper from a reality stunt TV show. A Menasha woman rides her bike onto a drawbridge as it was opening, ignoring the flashing warning lights, swiping one of the lowered arm guards and ultimately riding her swerving bike into the gap between the bridge approach area and the bridge span. Luckily, the bike stuck in the gap, preventing the woman from falling through. And ...
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  • South Milwaukee Mayor Inviting Birds to Its Streets in a Managed Rollout

    The City of Milwaukee recently engaged in an ugly public dispute with Santa Monica, California-based Bird Rides Inc., the company that dropped off 100 electric scooters in parts of the city in June without notifying the city. A cease and desist order was filed against the scooter maker. Bird finally agreed to pull the scooters off streets. And now the Common Council has passed a resolution ...
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  • How America Got Addicted to OxyContin

    Heath Ledger had just finished filming his Oscar-winning performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight when he was found unresponsive at his Los Angeles apartment in 2008. According to doctors, the 28-year-old film star died of acute intoxication from the combination of strong painkillers, including oxycodone—sold as OxyContin. Sadly, his story isn’t uncommon. Since 1999, 200,000 Americans have died ...
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  • How to Avoid an Accident with a Pedestrian and What to Do When It Happens

    Following a tragic pedestrian accident this is heard all too frequently, “the person seemed to come out of nowhere.” Though Wisconsin is not the worst place for pedestrian accidents, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, there are over 2,000 pedestrians hit by cars every year in this state, with scores of these accidents resulting in fatalities. How Do You Avoid These Accidents? ...
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  • Distracted Boating - It's is a Thing...and it's Deadly

    Drivers don’t have a monopoly on distractions. Boaters have as many distractions, possibly more. They don’t have white lines to follow; however, they do have vessels approaching from all directions at all speeds, shifting sea and weather conditions, crowded harbors, passengers who move around – some while drinking adult beverages. High on the list of distractions are electronic devices. And just ...
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  • Watch Your Step. Pedestrian Deaths Are on the Rise Part II

    In our previous blog on this issue, you learned that the number of people being hit and killed by vehicles while walking has been shooting up over the past eight years. The odds are getting higher for you being a road casualty. In the next 24 hours, according to the Centers for Disease Control, 430 people on average will be in the emergency room for traffic-related injuries. How to Avoid These ...
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