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Spinal cord injuries have special considerations for children

Being involved in a truck accident is something that is traumatic in any case. When that truck accident leads to your child suffering from a spinal cord injury, the trauma is long-lasting. Your child who was once active and self-sufficient might be suffering from paralysis and other difficulties. For parents, coping with the changes that must occur and helping the child to overcome the injury can often prove complicated.

Take action after a distracted driving accident injures you

When you are driving down the road, you might see other drivers doing a host of tasks that have nothing to do with driving. Some of the drivers on Wisconsin roadways are putting others at risk by applying makeup, talking on the phone, texting, eating, shaving or reading while they drive. While that might not seem like a big deal to those drivers, we know that it is a huge issue because of the safety factor.

How common is post-traumatic stress disorder?

Accidents with semi-trucks can cause a lot of different injuries for the victims. Many of the injuries, such as broken bones, head injuries and cuts, are easy to see, there are other injuries that are more difficult to see. In the case of a severe truck accident, some victims might suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, which is a serious mental health condition.

5 restaurant patrons injured when dump truck slams into building

Going out to eat isn't something that most people associate with being injured. In fact, when you go out to eat, you likely expect that you will get to rest while you enjoy a good meal. For some restaurant patrons in a Wisconsin restaurant, a careening dump truck slamming into the restaurant was likely enough to ruin their meal.

What should I know about personal injury settlements?

When you file a personal injury lawsuit, there are a few different things that can happen. In some cases, you will end up going to trial. In others, you will be able to resolve your case before you go to trial. This might mean that you and the other party come to an agreement about a settlement. It is important to understand what a settlement means so that you can make sure that you want to settle before trial.

What regulations can reduce truck driver fatigue?

We recently discussed some of the most common causes of trucker fatigue. If you recall, trucker fatigue is a major problem that can lead to trucking accidents. In an effort to combat trucker driver fatigue, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has enacted Hour of Service regulations that truckers who meet certain criteria must follow. Our Wisconsin readers might be interested in learning more about these regulations.

Common causes of truck driver fatigue

Accidents involving semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles can be very serious. These accidents often lead to serious injuries and in some cases death. While there are many reasons for these big rig accidents, around 40 percent of them are caused by driver fatigue. This is one of the easiest factors of truck crashes to remedy. Our Wisconsin readers might be interested in learning a bit about driver fatigue.

Causes of truck accidents can affect claims for compensation

Driving down the road and seeing a semi-truck accident is a horrifying experience. Now, imagine that you are the person who was in the accident with the semi-truck. That experience would be even more terrifying than just seeing the accident. For people who have been involved in a semi-truck accident, learning about some of the common causes of these accidents might help them to decide if they would like to seek compensation through Wisconsin courts.

Wisconsin boy dies after semi-truck accident

Semi-truck drivers have to be aware of how traffic around them is flowing. Failing to pay attention to those around them can cause accidents that might lead to serious injuries. The reasons for semi-truck drivers to not have their full attention on the roadway can vary greatly. Fatigue, long hours on the road, cellphones and a host of other causes might play a part in semi-truck accidents. Regardless of the cause, these accidents can have a huge impact on those affected.

Wisconsin family hit by semitrailer, 3 injured

People who drive large vehicles have to keep an eye out for smaller vehicles. One way to do this is to make sure that all traffic signs and signals are followed appropriately. Not following traffic laws or driving in a negligent manner can lead to a serious accident, especially if a passenger vehicle carrying children is involved. A recent accident highlights the importance of large vehicles following traffic laws.

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