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AAA Study Reveals Higher Accident Risk for Sleep Deprived Drivers

Drivers who receive less than the recommended seven hours of sleep a night are more likely to cause a car accident due to drowsy driving, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The 2016 study was the first to quantify a relationship between… Read More

Wisconsin Harshens Law on Repeat OWI Offenders

A new Wisconsin operating while intoxicated (OWI) law went into effect on Jan. 1, 2017 that enforces stronger penalties on repeat OWI offenders, regardless of when the crime was committed. In April 2016, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed Senate Bill… Read More

New Nursing Home Regulations Aim to Reduce Elder Abuse

New federal regulations of nursing homes will provide residents and their families more involvement in deciding a resident’s care and granting them stronger rights when filing a complaint against a facility. The regulations, issued by the Centers for… Read More

Wisconsin Traffic Fatalities Increased in 2016

The number of deaths caused by fatal traffic accidents in Wisconsin increased by nearly six percent in 2016, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). The total number of traffic deaths for Wisconsin in 2016 was 588 fatalities,… Read More

Elder Financial Abuse: What You Need to Know

Residents of nursing homes are often targeted for abuse and financial fraud. If you have a loved one who is a senior citizen living in a nursing home, it is important that you are able to identify signs of abuse or fraud. Instances of financial abuse… Read More

How Nursing Homes Cover Up Deadly Infection Outbreaks

A recent investigation by Reuters found that vague rules give healthcare providers too much leeway in reporting outbreaks of deadly infections, often allowing for information about these outbreaks to be kept from the public. In one instance uncovered… Read More

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Begins

Wisconsin state officials and law enforcement agencies are combining their efforts to address drunk driving during the holiday season as part of the national Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. The campaign is part of a nationwide effort sponsored… Read More

AAA Expects New Holiday Travel Record

A record amount of people are expected to travel this holiday season, according to AAA. The auto agency estimates that 103 million people will travel for the holidays, with the majority choosing driving as thir form of transportation. According to AAA’s… Read More

PKSD Newsletter: Top Stories of 2016

In this month’s issue of the PKSD newsletter, our personal injury lawyers highlight the top stories of 2016 focused on the health, safety and legal rights of Americans. Defective Medical Devices According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the… Read More

Wells Fargo Uses Arbitration to Suppress False Bank Accounts Lawsuits

Controversy has surrounded Wells Fargo since it was revealed earlier this year that its employees created more than two million fake banking and credit card accounts with customers’ private information in an attempt to meet intense sales quotas. In response… Read More

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