Drunk Drivers in Wisconsin
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Oct 21, 2008 in Drunken Driving Accidents
The Milwaukee Journal Senitinel is running a five-part series on alcohol and Wisconsin. The series highlights Wisconsins fondness for, and abuse of, alcohol. The series does a commendable job of bringing alcohol abuse and the states lack of enforcement to the forefront.
Pitman, Kalkhoff & Sicula has represented several individuals who have been victims of these circumstances. In fact, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel did a similar story on one of our clients who was recently injured by a habitual drunk driver in Waukesha, WI. You can read that article here.
In Wisconsin, the law allows injured victims of drunk driving collisions to collect compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and incidentals along with punitive damages. Punitive damages are meant, in part, to punish the drunk driver for his/her disregard of another's rights.
Here are the links to the Journal Sentinel stories:
Sunday, October 18th - Drinking, a part of Wisconsin Culture
Monday, October 19th Felony Drunk Drivers Avoid Prison
Tuesday, October 21st Costs of Drunk Driving
Pitman, Kalkhoff & Sicula is a Wisconsin personal injury law firm handling cases through out the state. Our personal injury lawyers have successfully represented injured people in almost every county. We know Wisconsin.