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This Winter, Let's keep Slips, Slides and Crashes on the Hockey Rink - Not the Roads

This Winter, Let's keep Slips, Slides and Crashes on the Hockey Rink - Not the Roads

At Casey Law Offices, S.C., we focus exclusively on prosecuting injury claims to ensure negligent individuals and businesses are held responsible for irresponsible behavior resulting in injury so those harmed are fairly compensated. We represent Wisconsinites who have suffered a variety of injuries, including those related to car accidents due to irresponsible drivers.

This Winter, Let’s keep Slips, Slides and Crashes on the Hockey Rink – Not the Roads

Much of Wisconsin was treated to a White Christmas this year. The snow may be pretty, but it can be treacherous when traveling home from visiting with relatives and friends. 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 make driving incredibly difficult, increasing the chances of an accident.

Despite your best efforts to prepare for winter driving, you may still find yourself in a multi-car accident. Weather-related accidents can involve multiple vehicles and cause serious injuries and property damages, all of which can create a highly complex legal situation. Who is to blame? Whose insurance company or companies should pay? What role did the weather play and how do you compensate for that? These are questions and issues we can help you sort out. Prepared drivers are better equipped to handle the challenges of driving in dangerous conditions and are more likely to steer clear of accidents.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation offers these tips for travel in winter weather:

  • Plan multiple routes and drive as carefully as possible.
  • Notify others of your itinerary so you can be found in the event of an accident.
  • Call or check 511 or 511wi.gov for traveler information. Also, check the weather before you embark on a trip.
  • Don’t travel alone if at all possible.
  • Beware of ice patches.
  • Be as aware of your location at all times, as this will be useful in case you are run off the road or otherwise involved in a crash. This way, you will more likely be found by law enforcement or a tow truck.
  • If the driving conditions become too treacherous, go to a safe location as soon as possible.
  • If your car encounters any issue, don’t leave the vehicle and maintain your engine and heater at various intervals. Hoswever, beware of carbon monoxide poisoning by leaving a window slightly open.

It is a good idea to keep a winter driving survival kit in your car during the cold months--including an ice scraper, a small snow shovel, and sand or salt. It’s also wise to check your tires to ensure they have solid tread and have appropriate air pressure. Additionally, it is important you keep your gas tank as full as possible at all times. Checking your windshield wipers is essential as well, as is ensuring you have plenty of windshield fluid, including an extra bottle in the car at all times.

No matter how hard you try to prevent them from occurring, accidents still happen. If injured, consider the following tips:

  • Immediately seek medical attention, and don’t walk home. Make sure you keep all of your medical documentation for later, as well as any other expenses resulting from the accident.
  • Do not speak to the other driver’s insurance company until you have consulted with a trusted Milwaukee personal injury attorney. We will help you discuss your options regarding any injuries or damages.

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For a skilled Milwaukee personal injury lawyer, please call the Casey Law Offices at (414) 272-3776--we are here to help.

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At Casey Law Offices, S.C., we focus exclusively on prosecuting injury claims to ensure negligent individuals and businesses are held responsible for irresponsible behavior resulting in injury so those harmed are fairly compensated. We represent Wisconsinites who have suffered a variety of injuries, including those related to car accidents due to irresponsible drivers.

Legal Remedy an Option When Food-Poisoning Makes You Sick

Have you been sick to your stomach lately? It might not have been the flu. A disturbing report released this week by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Inspector General’s office tells us the recall process for the vast majority of the nation’s food is so slow that it can take up to 10 months to get unsafe products off store shelves, regardless of the effect this food has on consumers.

An audit of 30 recall cases from a three-year period revealed it took the FDA an average of 57 days, or nearly 2 months, to issue a recall. Specific instances include 3 months to recall cheese contaminated with listeria, and 5 months to recall nut butter infected with salmonella.

Of the 30 recalls reviewed by the inspector general, 23 were Class 1 recalls, which means they can cause death or irreversible health problems. The other 7 were Class 2, which can result in up to months-long hospital stays. 1 infant and 2 fetuses died in the recalls examined between October 2012 and May 2015 and multiple illnesses were reported.

To its credit, the FDA is making major efforts for the recall process. It has focused on improving communications with the public and will likely begin naming stores where infected products are sold, along with the companies that make them. If you believe you have been a victim of a contaminated food product, our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys at Casey Law Offices may be able to help you in determining whether you have a case.

Wisconsin has strict product liability laws, which mean you do not have to show proof of negligence on behalf of the manufacturer or supplier. You may be able to do so by proving this negligence occurred in the manufacturing or supplying processes, in regard to a failure to exercise reasonable care in making or distributing the contaminated food product responsible for your illness.

Wisconsin also imposes minimum standards on products, known as "implied warranties", and the contamination of the food product involved in your case may constitute a violation of those implied warranties. In addition, any guarantees supplied by the food processor can be constituted as a violation, including those claiming the food in question has been pre-washed.

Proving your claim comes down to 2 points: proving the food you ate was contaminated and was also the cause of your illness. To prove the food was, in fact, contaminated--it is much easier to prove if other people got sick after eating the same food as well. It is also easier to prove in case a government health agency tracks the food poisoning, which allows for scientific testing of the food in question. Proving your illness is a result of the contaminated food is far easier, as you simply need to provide a stool sample which indicates a connection between the food and your consequential illness.

It is important to begin an investigation immediately upon becoming sick. If you or someone in your family has been wrongly and seriously injured due to contaminated food, please contact our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys at Casey Law Offices, S.C. Our team includes a seasoned trial attorney who has won significant cases for our injured clients, resulting in restored justice and significant financial awards.

Please call us today for a free consultation (414) 272-3776.

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At Casey Law Offices, S.C., we focus exclusively on prosecuting injury claims to ensure negligent individuals and businesses are held responsible for irresponsible behavior resulting in injury so those harmed are fairly compensated. We represent Wisconsinites who have suffered a variety of injuries, including those related to car accidents due to irresponsible drivers.

Tips to Avoid a Costly – even Deadly – New Year’s Eve

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 30 people across the nation die in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver every day. New Year’s Eve can go from a festive evening to a dangerous or even deadly one for those who mistakenly choose to drive after having one drink too many. Please don’t become a statistic. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Authority notes a DUI, on average, costs about $10,000. Planning a safe ride home New Year’s Eve can prevent an enormous amount of pain, suffering, and damages down the road.

To stay safe on the roads this weekend:

  • Designate a sober driver.
  • If you’re feeling buzzed, you should not drive.
  • Don’t allow friends to drive drunk.
  • Call a taxicab or schedule an Uber ride.
  • Look into free ride options, such as those offered through the Tavern League of Wisconsin’s SafeRide program and the Milwaukee County Transit System: www.ridemcts.com

Kudos to Miller Coors for partnering with the MCTS to offer free rides New Year’s Eve. Now in its 30th year, the Miller Lite Free Rides program has provided more than 5.5 million people with a safe ride home. The rides are available on all Milwaukee County Transit bus routes, Sunday, December 31, beginning at 8 p.m. Visit www.MillerLiteFreeRides.com for more information.

If you have a smartphone, download the WisDOT’s DRIVE SOBER app. You can use the Blood Alcohol Estimator to determine if you are too drunk to drive, find a sober driver, select a ride, and make it to your destination safely. You can also report drunk drivers and save a life. Download for iOS Download for Android

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Should you become the victim of a drunken driving accident, remember to seek medical attention immediately. Keeping track of any evidence, including medical documentation, photographs of the scene, or any exchanges with the other driver will be invaluable to you in the long run. It is also important you don’t make any statements to the other driver’s insurance company, which is why you should enlist the services of our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys of Casey Law Offices, S.C. We have the team and legal experience to ensure that you receive the justice and compensation that you deserve.

Please enjoy a safe and Happy New Year! Contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (414) 272-3776.

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