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February 2018 Archives

Medical malpractice: $11.35M awarded for birth injuries

The birth of a child to any Wisconsin family should be one of life's highlights, and when something goes wrong during the birth, it can be life-changing for the entire family. Sadly, birth injuries sometimes only become evident later when a child shows developmental and social problems. A jury in another state recently ruled in favor of a teenager who suffered brain injuries at birth. His parents filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor who handled the boy's birth.

What level of recovery can be expected after DUI accident?

Victims of crashes caused by drunk drivers may suffer the consequences for the remainder of their lives. In fact, there have been cases in which children or infants suffer life-changing traumatic brain injuries in such accident. Questions are sometimes asked by people in Wisconsin about the level of compensation a victim of a drunk driving accident can expect to be awarded by a civil court.

Car accident kills 77-year-old passenger in Wisconsin

Many collisions on Wisconsin roads are caused by distracted drivers. Multiple things can cause distractions, including cell phone calls and text messages. Even a moment's distraction -- especially in snowy conditions -- can cause a driver to cross over the center line and into the path of other traffic. A cross-over car accident recently claimed the life of a passenger in Fond du Lac County.

Is a learner's permit holder an uninsured motorist?

When there is a young learner's permit holder in a Wisconsin family, the parents may have questions about the need to get additional auto insurance. If that person is driving an already insured vehicle of the parents, the holder of the learner's permit will not be seen as an uninsured motorist. This is because auto insurance follows the vehicle and not the operator.

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