Summer Hazards

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

As a personal injury lawyer, I help people who have been injured by someone else’s negligence. As summer approaches, I can’t help but recall all of my clients who suffered unforeseen consequences while engaging in outdoor activities. Many times, my clients’ lives are thrown into complete disarray as the result of catastrophic injuries, which occurred […]

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What (And What Not To Say) To an Insurance Company Following an Accident

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

After a car accident, you may have to talk to both your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company. It’s very common for the other driver’s insurance company to contact you, and many people tend to notify their insurance company right away. There are a number of traps you can fall into when you talk […]

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Drowsy Driving Crashes

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

According to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 328,000 drowsy driving crashes happen each year. This figure is more than three times larger than the police-reported number. According to the same study, 109,000 drowsy driving crashes caused an injury and approximately 6,400 of the crashes were fatal. The study concluded that drowsy […]

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Importance of Winterizing Vehicles

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

As winter months approach in Wisconsin, it is important to ensure your car is “winterized” in case disaster strikes. Winterizing your car includes taking steps such as servicing your car, gathering an easily accessibly emergency kit and ensuring you are driving safely at all times.  Unfortunately, even if you fully prepare your car for the […]

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How To Help Keep Your Teen Driver Safe

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

When teenagers have their licenses, it can be hard to make sure they stay safe when they are on their own. Being able to drive alone is exciting, and it is easy for new drivers to forget the safety rules of the road. As a parent, what can you do to help keep your young […]

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Know The Symptoms Of Delayed Car Crash Injuries

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

You might see a doctor right after being involved in a car crash. But, you might not realize the importance of medical follow-up, even if you look and feel healthy days and weeks later. The reality is there are many injuries that won’t become clear until several days after the accident. Knowing the physical symptoms of delayed […]

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3 Tips For Driving Through Summer Construction Sites

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

The joke that there are two seasons in the Midwest — winter and construction season — can often feel like a reality in Wisconsin. As road projects and home construction sites continue to pop-up and remain through the warm months of the year, it’s important to be mindful of the crews and vehicles who share […]

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6 Things To Do Immediately After A Car Accident

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

Whether you were in a minor fender-bender or a serious crash, a car accident can have an impact on your health, your ability to travel and your life. Taking the right steps after an accident can help protect you and ensure that you have the support you need. 1. Get to safety. First and foremost, […]

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Hit-And-Run Car Accident Injures 2

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

It seems to be a fact of modern life that nearly every driver will, at some point, be involved in a car crash. The hope is that, if it occurs, it won’t be serious enough to result in injury, but unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. A recent car accident here in Wisconsin left two people injured, and if that […]

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Woman Killed, 2 Arrested Following Wisconsin Car Accident

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

Because motor vehicles are part of the everyday lives of millions of people across the United States, drivers may take for granted the potential harm they can cause if they are involved in an accident. Unfortunately, a car accident in Wisconsin illustrates this harm after a woman was killed in a rollover crash. Both the driver […]

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