With the holiday season upon us, many people might be heading out to go visit other homes. Some of those homes might have dogs. While most people say their dogs are nice and friendly, there is always the possibility that the dog might lash out. With that in mind, we want to remind our Wisconsin readers about some basic dog bite facts.
In a few of our blog posts, we have covered the subject of animal bite injuries. When a person gets injured by an animal, there are usually medical expenses associated with the cost of treating the animal bite. Even in the case of other animal attacks, such as cat scratches, there are costs of treating the injury. That brings up the question about who is responsible for paying for those costs when the attack is done by a pet.
Almost anyone who follows professional football happenings has probably heard about the class action lawsuit that some former players filed against the National Football League. The lawsuit had to deal with retired players getting help with medical expenses for injuries that were caused as a result of concussions caused by repeated blows to the head that are common in the sport.
Think about some of the things you do while you are driving. Many of the things drivers commonly do are the targets of a campaign to raise awareness of distracted driving. Activities like eating, texting, putting on makeup or checking your hair in the mirror are all activities that might contribute to a car accident.
A 44-year-old man is facing a felony charge for a November car collision that left a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, sports broadcaster injured. Formal charges include causing injury while driving under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance.
On Dec. 28, a three-car accident occurred after a pedestrian at a crossing initiated the flashing yellow signal warning motorists to slow down. Four people were injured as a result of the incident. Since May 2012, at least three other collisions have been reported at this same pedestrian crossing. At 2:02 p.m., the pedestrian activated the yellow signal and crossed without incident. A Land Rover heading east on Ogden Avenue stopped for the signal, but two vehicles behind the Land Rover did not stop. The second vehicle rear-ended the SUV. Then, the third vehicle rear-ended the second vehicle, and the force of the impact sent the second vehicle into the Land Rover again.
Motorists recently received a warning about the dangers associated with failing to maintain control over a motor vehicle. Police reported that two drivers were killed in a motor vehicle accident when their vehicles crashed head-on into each other just outside of Rock Falls. Personnel from the local medical examiner's office were called to the scene after rescuers were unable to revive either of the seriously injured drivers. One of the drivers was 19-years-old and, the other was 62. There were no passengers reported in either car, and no other vehicles were involved in the collision.
The owner of a female pit bull was issued a quarantine order after the dog attacked a 7-year-old boy in Racine. According to police, the dog was found to be both unvaccinated and unlicensed. As a result of the attack, the young victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital. There have been no reports as to whether the boy's family plans to file a personal injury claim against the dog owner.
A well-liked Wisconsin radio broadcaster suffered injuries in a car accident around 10 a.m. Nov. 13. The crash occurred at the intersection of Fond du Lac and Hampton avenues in Milwaukee when a car ran a red light and hit the side of his car. On Nov. 14, he was looking forward to leaving the ICU and moving into a regular room, according to a source close to him.
Wisconsin State Patrol officials said that a late-night crash involving a semi-tractor-trailer truck, and a passenger vehicle on Interstate 90/94 left four people injured, including two children. However, none of the people who were hurt sustained serious injury.