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Alcohol involved in a fatal boat crash in Wisconsin

I have preached many times through my blogs, of the danger of drinking and driving. The same is true for operating a personal water craft, boat, airplane, motorcycle, ATV, or snowmobile. Alcohol and speed  can kill. Over this past weekend, there was a fatal boat accident on Lake Nagawicka in Waukesha County. A 53 year […]

Rants against insurance companies

Hit by a “Phantom Vehicle”

You are minding your own business as you are driving home from work one day, and suddenly a vehicle comes out from  a side street and turns right in front of you. You slam on your brakes as hard as you can, hoping you don’t hit them, and at the same time, another driver to […]

Court strikes down caps on damages in medical malpractice case

In a landmark decision today, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, determined that the state law capping damages at $750,000 on medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional. The case involved a woman out of Milwaukee who had lost all four limbs where the case had previously gone to trial. The Court of Appeals ruled that the woman […]

41 traffic fatalities in Wisconsin during May 2017

Initial evidence from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation seems to suggest that there were forty-one traffic fatalities from crashes during  the month of May 2017. Likewise, there were a similar number of fatalities in the month of April 2017.  This compares to the worst month in 1973 when there were 113 deaths and the best […]

Woman sues Starbucks’ coffee for $100,000

In a case that smacks of the famous “McDonald’s little old lady who spilled hot coffee on her lap and got millions of dollars,” In a recent case from last month, a woman in Florida who was severely burned after her lid popped off a cup of Starbucks’ coffee and spilled on her lap, received […]

Jury Awards A Man $870,000 for removing wrong testicle

In a recent case out of the state of Pennsylvania, a jury awarded a 54 year old man $620,000 in damages and $250,000 in punitive damages, after finding that the doctor involved, was “recklessly indifferent” in the removal of the wrong testicle during a surgical procedure. The patient, Steven Hanes, reportedly suffered from right sided […]

Buckle up and be safe

It is hard to believe but we are on top of the  Memorial Day weekend. Where did the year go so far? We really haven’t had that nice of a spring, but here we are, the first major holiday as we near towards the summer months. This means that there will be  an abundance of […]

Motorcycle Awareness Month

In recognition of National Motorcycle Awareness Month, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and related agencies are placing a strong emphasis on reminding drivers to be alert for motorcycles on the roadways. As many of the signs on the freeways have emphasized, “look twice!” In the spirit of the month, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has […]

Safer Cars, Safer Roads

I have written numerous blogs at our web site, dealing with the mad rush by automobile manufacturers to produce self driving cars. The technology being developed will take the human error and distracted driving away from the driver and in the long run, result in the minimization of automobile accidents, if not, completely make them […]

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