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  • 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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  • 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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  • When Cars Become Torpedoes - How Distractions Wreak Havoc

    Earlier this month, a truck driver from Independence, WI was traveling 63 mph when he slammed his vehicle into the back of a car stopped at an intersection. The driver and sole occupant of the car, a 54-year-old father of 3, died at the scene. Instead of paying attention to the road, the truck driver spent the 8 seconds prior the accident texting his girlfriend and researching a house on the ...
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  • Self-Driving Car Accidents: Who Is to Blame?

    We are all prone to mistakes, which is why civil engineers have spent centuries studying conditions and infrastructure related to travel in order to design solutions that can be used to mitigate accidents. In their quest to perfect the self-driving vehicle, tech companies like Uber and Waymo have been testing autonomous cars in several states throughout the country. The goal for these companies, ...
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  • Asleep at the Wheel? Drowsy Drivers Cause 10% of Accidents

    We’re a sleep-deprived nation. The CDC reports that one out of three of us are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis. It’s been long documented that the lack of sleep negatively impacts productivity on the job and health and wellbeing. Now a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety also tells us that drowsy driving contributes to more accidents on the road than previously ...
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  • Tips to Avoid a Costly - even Deadly - Winter Season

    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. According to the Centers for ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Avoid Crowded Roads & Accidents when Traveling During Thanksgiving Weekend

    As we head over the hills and through the woods to our relatives’ houses for Thanksgiving, please remember that the roads through the hills and woods are going to be congested with other travelers. In fact, Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year. It’s also one of the deadliest. According to reports from the National Safety Council, there are approximately 3,000 deaths each year ...
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  • Black Wednesday and Safe Driving

    Cautioning Young Drivers About the Dangers of Black Wednesday A law enforcement friend of ours tells us that this time of year they see a sharp increase in the number of arrests related to college kids who drink and drive. These kids come home for the weekend, excited to see their friends, borrow their parents’ cars, head to parties and, far too often, drink and drive. With the majority of ...
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  • Improperly Secured Safety Seats & Teen Driver Error Create Great Safety Risks

    The most common cause of death among young children is car crashes. In fact, 1,346 children under the age of 15 were killed in motor vehicle collisions in 2015 alone. That adds up to more than 3 kids dying each day. Understanding how to properly secure a child in a safety seat can go a long way in keeping them safe during a car accident. The National Safety Council (NSC) suggests that state ...
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  • 4 Simple Steps to Reduce Your Chances of Getting into a Car Accident

    Car accidents are horrific for all involved, and they are even traumatic for uninvolved witnesses. Not only do they generally result in a number of serious injuries, they may even be deadly. This is why it is essential you partake in preventative practices, as you will not only protect your life, but the lives of all others on the road. The following are 4 simple steps to reducing your chances of ...
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  • Driving Safely in Construction Zones as SE Wisconsin Prepares for Foxconn

    People throughout Wisconsin seem pretty excited now that Foxconn, a Taiwanese company that supplies Apple and other tech corporations with electronic components, has announced it plans to invest $10 billion in the state’s southeast for a brand new facility. While the international company’s presence could bring thousands of new jobs to the state, it will certainly bring some new headaches in terms ...
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  • Consequences of Hazardous Teenage Driving

    Most accidents occur as a result of negligent or distracted driving, which teen drivers are the number one perpetrator of. Unfortunately, the majority of teenagers are often so caught up in the excitement of driving a car that they forget there are lives on the line every time they take a seat behind the wheel. Whether they are playing music, speeding, driving under the influence of drinking or ...
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  • Teen Driver Safety: Reducing Risks During Summer Months

    Teens and young adults may have earned the stereotype for rash decision making and a dangerous desire to engage in risky behaviors behind the wheel, but those stereotypes may be driven by real statistics. In fact, data regarding teen driving accidents show that car accidents are consistently a leading cause of injury and death among young adults. During the summer months, the risks increase ...
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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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  • 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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  • Who's at Fault - A Discussion of Accident Liability

    A determination of who is responsible for an automobile accident, or accident liability, is the essential first step in representing an injured individual. I find that in the majority of car accidents , one driver is more negligent than the other. Although some accidents are the result of intentional acts, most are the result of negligence. Broadly defined, a driver is negligent when that person ...
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  • Wisconsin Drunk Driving Injuries

    Drunk Driving Injuries are being scrutinized everywhere. Recently, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel had run a five-part series on the drinking culture in Wisconsin and the tragic impact that driving under the influence of alcohol has on its citizens. Wisconsin is known, among other things, for its cheese, football, and beer. Not to be glib, but our culture is one that embraces alcohol consumption, ...
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