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Paul Jacquart

Milwaukee Police Squad Car Involved in Serious Accident

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting today that a serious accident involving a Milwaukee Police Department Squad Car happened at at the entrance ramp onto Highway 41 from W. Wisconsin Ave….

David Lowe

Teens Hurt While Texting And Driving Under the Influence

Wisconsin has an alcohol problem.

Today’s news brings new proof: Two teenage girls driving in the Town of Rietbrock have been cited for simultaneously operating the same car while under…

David Lowe

How Big Is Your Umbrella?

Many car accident victims come to my office with an accident report in their hands revealing that the driver at fault had insufficient or no liability insurance. The injured victim usually asks:…

David Lowe

Wisconsin Leads The Nation In Drunk Drivers

A national study reveals that Wisconsin leads the nation in drunk driving, based on admitted behavior in surveys conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an agency…

David Lowe

Two Killed In 100 Car Pile Up On Foggy Highway Near Madison

At least two people have been killed and more than 50 injured people have been sent to Madison area hospitals after more than 100 vehicles collided in foggy conditions on Interstate 90 on Madison’s east side on Sunday afternoon, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol. The pile ups involved two incidents, just south of Highway 12-18, with collisions occurring on both sides of the…

David Lowe

Motorist Killed By Flying Truck Tire Raises Uninsured Motorist Coverage Questions

In a bizarre tragedy Thursday evening, a Mequon, Wisconsin motorist was killed when a truck tire came loose from a truck traveling southbound on I-43, bounced over a retaining wall, and struck the windshield of the man’s 2007 BMW. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner announced today that the victim, Krishma Chintamaneni, 55, died at the scene. The driver of the semi from which the tire came…

Paul Jacquart

Kenosha Bus Accident Injures 22 Students

WTMJ4 reports that 22 Bradford High School students were injured in a bus crash in Kenosha on Wednesday, September 5, 2007. According to the article, the bus crashed into a car driven by another Bradford High School student who reportedly pulled in front of the bus cutting it off on 39th Avenue, south of Bradford High School. Another news report from WSAW indicates that the car subsequently…

David Lowe

School Bus Accidents Studied in Virginia News Story

Yesterday the Virginia-Pilot published a story by Marc Davis reporting that local municipalities paid about $7.5 million to more than 1,700 victims of accidents in 2004, 2005 and 2006 for wrecks caused by city cars, buses and trucks. About a third of the accidents involved school buses. The story makes the point that reliable data are not kept about the frequency of such accidents. But the…

David Lowe

Turn Off the iPhone While Driving

I had the chance this weekend to visit an Apple Store and try out a one of Apple’s new iPhones. I couldn’t help but think that we’ll have a new rash of cell phone car accidents as drivers go through their learning curve on the remarkable device–while behind the wheel. It is already well known that the distraction of cell phone use by drivers has caused many accidents. Those of us who handle…

David Lowe

Verdict for Wheelchair Passenger Injured Due to Improper Application of Occupant Restraints

Been in trial so I haven’t blogged for awhile.But the case was quite interesting, involving wheelchair transportation safey issues. My client, Russell Worth is an 83 year old T-12 paraplegic, having suffered injuries 16 years ago in a motor vehicle accident. But despite his age and physical disability, was very active as a participant in the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in…