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Car Crash Fatalities Have Risen Since Onset of Pandemic in Wisconsin

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, transportation officials hoped the decrease in traveling would lead to less car crash fatalities. However, according to David Pabst of the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Safety and Technical Services, the number of fatalities has risen. 433 individuals died in Wisconsin car crashes through […]

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Attorneys Amy M. Risseeuw, Avram D. Berk and John C. Peterson Land on 2020 Super Lawyers List in Addition to an Extensive History of Super Lawyers Recognition

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Attorneys Amy M. Risseeuw, Avram D. Berk and John C. Peterson have all landed on Super Lawyers 2020 published list, an honor granted to only 5 percent of attorneys in each state annually. In addition to being selected onto the Super Lawyers list this year, each of these lawyers has an extensive history of being […]

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How Covid-19 May Impact Your Personal Injury Claim

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

COVID-19 is surely impacting your everyday life in numerous ways. However, one thing that has not changed is that an unexpected injury may still occur. Clients who are seeking compensation for their injuries may be wondering how the presence of COVID-19 might impact their personal injury case. There are some new roadblocks that exist, but […]

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Auto Accident Injures And Hospitalizes Construction Worker

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Road construction and repair is necessary in Wisconsin and across the United States. Because of wear and tear or outright damage, drivers can be put at risk of an accident with injuries and death. Although people might lament having their commute slowed because of this road work, it is important to drive slowly and pay […]

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Man Faces Sixth Arrest For Drunk Driving In Wisconsin

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Drivers in Wisconsin are keenly aware of the potential penalties for a drunk driving arrest. In the state, it is generally referred to as operating while intoxicated (OWI). If there is a conviction, the circumstances will determine the severity of the penalties. A key aspect of the case is the number of times the person […]

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Auto–Pedestrian Accident Kills Green Bay Man

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

We may feel safer around here because we live in a less populous area that we can walk around without fear of being hit by a vehicle. However, we should always be on the lookout when we are on the roads because pedestrians have no protection from vehicles, which means that pedestrian accidents often result […]

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Motorcyclist With Previous OWI Arrests Charged A Seventh Time

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Whenever there is an arrest for operating while intoxicated in Wisconsin, the driver will face the possibility of a conviction and the accompanying penalties. These may include jail, fines and a driver’s license suspension. If the driver has had previous OWI convictions, the challenges they face rise incrementally. Although it is understood that OWI (also […]

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How To Stay Safe On ATVs

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are an exciting way to get around and explore areas of your community that you may not otherwise see. ATVs can be fun, but they also need proper safety precautions to avoid catastrophic injuries. When ATV drivers are not taking the proper precautions, a joyride can quickly turn fatal. Every safety measure you take […]

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Estate Planning Without Family Conflict

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

When parents assemble their estate plan, they often overlook the agreeability of their heirs. Though most siblings love and care for each other, grief impacts everyone differently. Some siblings may feel slighted by their inheritance and make a claim against the estate. Legal battles between siblings can tear a family apart. Parents who want to […]

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