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August 2012 Archives

Driver pleads guilty in BUI accident that killed Wisconsin man

Drunk driving is not exclusive to the highways and byways as it happens on our lakes and rivers all too often as well. Recently a 39-year-old man from another state plead guilty to BUI manslaughter charges after a boating accident killed a 35-year-old Wisconsin man and injured a 34-year-old man who was also in the boat at the time of the crash. The defendant also plead guilty to BUI, or boating under the influence charges in relation to property damage as well. According to reports, a plea agreement was reached that included the wishes of family members of both victims involved in the crash.

Wisconsin's medical malpractice laws prevent justice, some say

Many in Appleton and around Wisconsin may not know that parents of an adult child cannot sue for certain damages in medical malpractice cases, however if their child is killed in a car accident, well that's different. Thanks to a 1990 Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling, only minor children who lose a parent can sue the medical facility and or doctor responsible for loss of companionship and society in a wrongful death case caused by medical malpractice. And only parents can sue for the same, as long as their child is a minor.

Women's Caucus Seminar September 13 & 14, Wisconsin Association for Justice

The Women's Caucus of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, which is Chaired by attorney Amy Risseeuw of Peterson Berk & Cross, is conducting its Annual Seminar and Retreat on September 13 and 14, 2012.  The seminar will cover issues of interest for attorney-attendees, and provide continuing legal education credit.

Women's Caucus Seminar September 13 & 14, Wisconsin Association for Justice

The Women's Caucus of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, which is Chaired by attorney Amy Risseeuw of Peterson Berk & Cross, is conducting its Annual Seminar and Retreat on September 13 and 14, 2012. The seminar will cover issues of interest for attorney-attendees, and provide continuing legal education credit.

Distracted driving blamed for deadly Wisconsin crash

Distracted driving is a "deadly epidemic," according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, which has an entire website devoted to the problem and is in the middle of a national campaign designed to bring attention to the issue, which occurs not just among teens or inexperienced drivers, but can affect anyone. Just ask the father of a 17-year-old who was killed in a car accident on interstate 94 east of Hudson, Wisconsin, last week. Two other 17-year-old boys were also killed in the crash, which was blamed on distracted driving.

Wisconsin car, pedestrian and motorcycle accident fatalities up

The number of traffic accidents resulting in fatalities in the state of Wisconsin for this year is slightly higher than last year's numbers, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. A total of 68 people died in the month of July, which is eight more than the average for a five year period. Thus far, 333 people have died in traffic accidents as of the beginning of the month, which is an increase of 44 deaths over last year's figures. The total number of fatalities includes 54 motorcyclists, 23 pedestrians and four bicyclists.

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