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November 2012 Archives

Wisconsin man sentenced to 10 years fatal accident

A Wisconsin man was recently sentenced to time in jail after causing a car accident because he was texting and driving. He received a sentence of 10 years for his negligent actions.The accident occurred in December 2010. The defendant was driving and approaching a stop sign when he failed to stop, which resulted in a collision with another vehicle. The man driving the other vehicle was ejected from the driver's seat and died at the scene.

Greenfield car crash sends 2 children to hospital

A woman trying to make a left turn in her vehicle was hit by a postal truck, causing injury to her two children. The car accident happened on Highway 21 in the town of Greenfield around 4:45 in the afternoon. The woman slowed down and signaled to make her turn. The driver of a postal truck behind her, however, did not realize she was stopping and struck the back of her vehicle. A one-year-old and three-year-old riding with the woman were both injured and taken to the hospital. However, they are expected to recover.Rear-end auto accidents are the most common type of collision. Rear-end collisions often occur due to driver inattention or distraction. Sometimes, drivers do not realize that a car in front of them is slowing or stopping, and suddenly find they are unable to stop in time to avoid a crash. Depending on the speed at which the driver was traveling, these crashes can result in major injuries.

Contract Case of PBC Atty. Michael Brown Named by Wisconsin Lawyer to "Top 12" Wisconsin Supreme Court Decisions Last Term

The November 2012 issue of Wisconsin Lawyer magazine has an article titled "Top 12 2011-12 Wisconsin Supreme Court Decisions," and it lists as number 5 the case of Kroner v. Oneida Seven Generations Corporation.

Wisconsin child killed in Highway 93 crash

A crash on Highway 93 resulted in the wrongful death of a 9-year-old child after a driver struck the car in which the child was riding. The driver apparently crossed into lanes of oncoming traffic after losing control of his vehicle, hitting the other car and causing a serious collision. The driver was cited with driving too fast for conditions and taken to an area hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the crash. The victims in the other car included an adult and three children. All were taken to the hospital with injuries, and the 9-year-old child later died from his injuries. The family of the child may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit given the circumstances of the accident.

Take Justice Back: A New Website Regarding Rights of Individuals Harmed By Corporations

Today, the American Association for Justice, a lawyers' group, launched a new website called Take Justice Back. The website seeks to inform everyday Americans about the civil justice system, and why they should care about protecting that system, and protecting the rights of individuals harmed by corporations.

New Complaint Filed in Our H-1B Underpaid-Worker Class Action Against Access Therapies, RN Staff Inc. d/b/a Rehability Care

The attorney-authors of the H-1B Legal Rights blog, including Michael Brown of Peterson, Berk & Cross, have represented underpaid H-1B workers with a number of legal cases across the U.S., including a class action case pending in the Southern District of Indiana federal court.

Wisconsin woman causes 3 DUI accidents

Three separate auto accidents involving a driver who traveled across two counties in Wisconsin led to injuries for one driver and may have been fueled by drinking. The cross-county odyssey began when a 21-year-old suspected of being under the influence at the time ran a woman off the road in Green County. The mother, who was traveling with her infant, said that the car came toward her suddenly but she was able to swerve off the road and avoid a head-on collision. The driver still sideswiped her but fled the scene. About two hours later, the same driver hit a telephone box in Dane County then hit another car head-on while driving on Highway JG in Perry. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries as a result of that accident. Authorities charged the driver with DUI; she was initially hospitalized for injuries but has since been released. Police are still investigating to determine if she hit anything else during her two-hour drive.

2 injured in Cashton car accident

A recent auto accident in Cashton sent two drivers to the hospital with injuries. The accident occurred around 5 p.m. when a car driven on Highway 33 by a 17-year-old boy crossed Highway 27 without seeing an oncoming car driven by a 52-year-old woman. The two cars collided at the intersection; both drivers were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.If a driver is involved in a collision, the first priority is to ensure everyone's safety. After that, drivers should refrain from taking the blame for an accident or making any statements other than giving authorities the facts of the collision. Sometimes it is necessary to wait for a final accident report until making any further moves.

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