Wisconsin Accident Injury & News Blog

AAA Releases Wisconsin Drunk Driving Statistics

More than 40 percent of drivers in Wisconsin admit to having operated a vehicle within two hours of having multiple drinks, according to a recent study conducted by AAA. The study, based on information provided by Wisconsin residents 21-years or older,… Read More

Winter Driving Tips for Motorists

Winter weather can make roads more dangerous for drivers, passengers and pedestrians. When hitting the roads this winter season, practice the following safety tips to lower your risk of accident. Pre-Winter Driving Tips Take your vehicle in for a… Read More

Super Lawyers Includes Jeff Pitman Among Top 50 Attorneys in Wisconsin

Jeff Pitman, a founding partner of Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice, has once again been selected by Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 lawyers in Wisconsin and among the top 25 in Milwaukee. This is the 11th consecutive year that Jeff has been included… Read More

Alzheimer’s Disease and Nursing Home Abuse

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, which makes it a great time to consider signs of nursing home abuse in the context of Alzheimer’s disease. Those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dimentia are particularly susceptible to abuse… Read More

Government Regulation Prevents Hybrid Cars from Traveling Silently

New federal regulations will require that hybrid and electric vehicles emit a sound while traveling at low-speeds in an effort to increase safety for pedestrians, especially those who are visually-impaired. The regulations imposed by the U.S. Department… Read More

Liability in Nursing Home Abuse Cases

Elderly residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities are often victims of abuse and neglect that can leave a devastating impact on their quality of life. Nursing homes have a legal responsibility to provide quality care for all residents… Read More

Study Shows Red-Light Camera Enforcement Saves Children’s Lives

A new study has found a correlation between red-light violations and the rising number of traffic fatalities involving children in states that prohibit red-light cameras, like Wisconsin. The study, presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP),… Read More

Nursing Home Arbitration Ban Hits Temporary Roadblock

A U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of Mississippi has temporarily blocked a federal ruling that ends the use of forced arbitration agreements in most nursing homes and long term care facilities. The judge has blocked the Medicare &… Read More

Kindred Pays Largest Corporate Integrity Fine in History

Kindred Healthcare Inc. has been ordered to pay a $3.07 million fine after it was found that the company violated a corporate integrity agreement with the federal government. The fine is the largest of its kind in history. Kindred, the largest provider… Read More

Resources for Reporting Elder Abuse

Despite the dangers of elder abuse, it often goes unreported for a number of reasons. This may include loved ones who do not visit residents often, loved ones who are unsure of what to do, and abuse that is over looked or difficult to identify. Many elderly… Read More

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