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Whether you plan to camp or transport livestock, you might need to use a trailer. However, this equipment could become a collision risk if it does not meet standards imposed by state law.
Certain trailers require permits, but only if they go beyond limits set by state law. Fortunately, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation provides guidelines and rules regarding trailer use. These regulations include the following:

Trailers weighing over 3,000 pounds require an ID number from the Department of
Continue Reading Do I Need a Permit to Drive with a Trailer?

If you were in a car or truck accident, you might experience sudden and unusual sensations over the next several days. You must not ignore any of these sensations as they may be symptoms of injury to crucial parts of your body. For instance, the following symptoms can point to a possible spinal cord injury.

Severe pain or pressure on your back, neck, and head
A sudden feeling of stiffness in your neck
Tingling in any part of your
Continue Reading Signs of a spinal cord injury you shouldn’t ignore

For Immediate Release
The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Peter J. Carman of Law Office of Peter J. Carman, S.C. in Appleton has been re-selected as an NTL – Civil Plaintiff – Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the state of Wisconsin after his first year as an exceptionally respected member.
This honor is given to only the top 100 attorneys for their superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as young criminal defense and civil plaintiff lawyers.
Continue Reading The National Trial Lawyers Announces The Re-Selection Of Peter J. Carman As An NTL – Civil Plaintiff – Top 100 Trial Lawyer In Wisconsin After One Year

Everyone has had a late night worrying about work. Everyone has been too tired to do something after they get home. However, if your time on the clock has left you so tired you have an accident when you are no longer at work, you are at risk for injuries. And those injuries may qualify for coverage under workers’ compensation.
To be sure, it is more difficult to get claims from worker’s compensation if your injuries did not occur
Continue Reading What happens when you bring home your fatigue from work?

Both public and private employees can rely on their worker’s compensation benefits when they suffer work-related injuries. However, coverage can extend beyond the workplace.
You could use this benefit if you got injured in the following scenarios:

While hauling objects or doing strenuous tasks on the job
Commuting to and from work
Within company property
Outside company premises to perform a work task
In a road accident while performing your job

However, the nature of your injury and its
Continue Reading 5 scenarios covered by worker’s compensation benefits

The police usually report car accidents in Wisconsin. However, what should you do if they are not easily accessible? Sometimes, it may feel like a bother if your accident left little to no damage.

You might be tempted to brush off the incident, but state laws indicate that any crash must be reported if it meets the following conditions:

  • Someone suffered an injury.
  • The collision caused at least $ 1,000 worth of private property damage.
  • It also damaged property

Continue Reading When should I report a car crash?

On-the-job injuries can lead to complicated treatment plans and expensive medication. Depending on the severity of the injury, some workers could face costly hospital visits, complex surgery, and lengthy physical therapy. During all this, if the insurance company denied the claim, the cost could be astronomical.
Fortunately, numerous remedies are available after a claim denial.
Grounds for denial
Before seeking the proper course of action for your appeal, you must know the reason for denying your claim. Here are
Continue Reading Remedies in case of workers’ compensation claim rejections

Motor vehicle accidents are common. So common, in fact, that it is likely that everyone reading this blog has been involved in one, and if you have not, it is only a matter of time until you are involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, what is also extremely common are the traumatic brain injuries that result from accidents.
Why are they so common?
TBIs are so common because they can result from any jolt to the body or head.
Continue Reading Traumatic brain injuries

Property owners have certain duties under Wisconsin law to protect others from safety hazards. The landlord of an apartment complex has a responsibility to their tenants and all lawful guests to take reasonable steps to maintain their premises and comply with any applicable property codes.
In addition to maintaining the units in the apartment complex, landlords are typically responsible for lobbies, stairwells, pool areas, parking lots, gyms, terraces and other common areas.
Unfortunately, many apartment residents and guests suffer
Continue Reading Landlords may be liable for slip-and-fall injuries  

We have all said the stray expletive in traffic. It is frustrating, boring, and dangerous. No one likes traffic. However, even driving without traffic can be hair raising, especially after a Packers game. And, you may have wondered to yourself whether Wisconsin has the worst drivers.
Does Wisconsin have the worst drivers?
Actually, no. Surprisingly, Wisconsin ranks right in the middle at 22. This means our roads are relatively safe compared with many other states, according to data from
Continue Reading How bad are Wisconsin drivers?

A workplace injury can leave you facing significant hardship. While you struggle to recoup from the physical harm that you have experienced, the financial realities of your recovery can leave you in a predicament. Although worker’s compensation benefits might provide you with some relief, in order to successfully navigate the process, you’ll have to know how to handle some of its intricacies.
What is the independent medical examination?
When you seek worker’s compensation benefits, the insurance company will probably
Continue Reading What you need to know about the independent medical examination

Many media reports of motor vehicle accidents conclude with a statement that the accident remains under investigation. A recent account of a head-on collision ended with the statement that “The Wisconsin State Patrol is reconstructing the crash.”

What exactly does this statement mean? How can investigators “reconstruct” the collision of two or more vehicles?

Forensic Engineering

Accident reconstruction is a branch of forensic engineering in which investigators use many different technologies to calculate the speed of the vehicles, the
Continue Reading Understanding the Basics of Accident Reconstruction

You may be commuting to work on I-41 or dropping your kids off at Appleton West when suddenly, “Crash!” you are t-boned by another vehicle. The crash rattles you emotionally and you sustain physical injuries that will take quite a while to heal. You may wish to pursue a lawsuit in order to be compensated for your damages.
However, car crashes are not always straightforward. There are many factors at play, and sometimes both parties made mistakes. For example,
Continue Reading Can I sue if I was partially at fault for my car crash?

Sustaining an injury at work can bring your normal life to a complete stop. A serious injury that prevents you from working can cause you incredible stress over how you are going to pay your bills and take care of your loved ones.
Depending on the type and seriousness of your injury, you may also worry about being able to go back to work again. On top of everything, you are likely going to many medical appointments and watching
Continue Reading What expenses does worker’s compensation cover?

Car accidents hurt millions of American drivers and passengers every year. While most of the focus is on the physical trauma and the pain that affects the body, some people forget that car crashes always include emotional trauma as well.
All car accidents have some level of emotional trauma
Even a low-speed accident in Wisconsin, without any serious damage, causes a bit of emotional trauma — even if it is just the shock of the car accident itself or
Continue Reading Car crashes do not just hurt your body

Many motor vehicle accidents occur each year on America’s roads. A serious head-on collision occurred on Interstate 43 between two trucks recently. According to the police report, a truck was on the northbound side of the interstate highway when another truck on the southbound side crossed over the median and crashed into the truck on the other side.
According to an eye witness, authorities blocked off the highway after the crash occurred and other cars were getting off as
Continue Reading The Wisconsin Department of Transportation gets involved after a head-on collision