How Wisconsin Homeowners Can Avoid Getting Sued in Winter
Property owners have a lot to maintain. In the state of Wisconsin, all property owners have a legal responsibility to keep their properties safe for visitors. This isn’t just for hotels or businesses. If you’re a homeowner, you have to keep your property safe for others, too.
The winter season brings a lot of new responsibilities that you as a homeowner have to stay on top of. If you neglect the maintenance work or don’t regularly inspect your property, others can get hurt while they’re on your property.
If this happens, you’re responsible for the injuries due to an area of law we call premises liability. The best way to avoid these situations is keeping your property as safe as possible.
Safe Winter Driving Habits for Wisconsin Residents
Winter can bring many dangers to Wisconsin roads. Blizzards coat the roads in slippery snow and ice, and can block your vision. Your car needs time to warm up before it runs smoothly.
As we head into the winter season, we’re more likely to have to deal with dangerous road conditions on a regular basis. If you know how to drive safely in the winter, you have a better chance of staying safe on the road.
The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Fun in Milwaukee – 2017 Edition
It’s Christmastime in Milwaukee! That means it’s time for snow, evergreen trees, presents by the dozen, holiday carols, and plenty of joy and cheer. And, if we’re honest, just a fair amount of stress. This holiday season, the legal team at Urban & Taylor, S.C. has decided to put together a guide highlighting some of the best holiday events, shows, festivities, restaurants, bars, local gift stores, and Christmas tree farms Milwaukee has to offer. We’re hoping to make this holiday season just a little brighter for everyone.
So, take a breather, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate (or spiked eggnog if that’s your preference!) and pick out a few events to enjoy below. If you feel we’re missing anything, by the way, drop us a note. We’re happy to make any suggested changes or additions.
Be Safe and Drive Safely This Black Friday
The day after Thanksgiving is its own holiday with hallmarks of big sales and even bigger crowds. People camp out in line to get a good spot to take advantage of the sales on Black Friday. Others come out for the fun of the hustle and bustle.
But even though Black Friday begins the traditional start of the holiday season, this doesn’t mean everyone feels the holiday spirit. Black Friday offers great prices and large, rushing crowds. People usually feel overwhelmed or frustrated. When these emotions affect drivers, they can make mistakes and cause an accident.
2017’s Top Product Recalls
When you purchase a product, you expect it to work and be safe to use. Products should go through testing to ensure their safety, should be made with safe materials, and have clearly labelled warnings if they need one.
But this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, a product wasn’t made safely or to the highest quality, and poses a threat to those who use it. If this has happened to you, it’s important to know that you aren’t alone. The product liability lawyers at Urban & Taylor in Wisconsin handle product liability cases and can help you get the compensation you need.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor After a Car Wreck
The first step to recovering after a car accident is to meet with your doctor. Regardless of how you feel, you need to have a medical professional give you an assessment.
When you meet with your doctor after a car accident, you’re probably thinking about so many things at once. You might have questions about your injuries, how long it will take until you can get back to your daily life, and how expensive this recovery will be.
When Is a Resort Responsible for Your Injuries?
When you look forward to a vacation, you usually plan what you want to accomplish ahead of time. Whether you want to go to certain restaurants, see certain attractions, or lay out by a pool all day, you expect your vacation to be full of fun and relaxation.
What you don’t expect is the possibility of injury. Sometimes, hotels and resorts neglect to keep their facilities as safe as possible. When you get injured, you lose your vacation and now must deal with recovery and possible medical bills.
If you’re ever in this situation, you might need a resort accident lawyer. Urban & Taylor knows what it takes to fight a premises liability case. When premises owners neglect to update or maintain their property, we’re here to help.
The Common Challenges of Preventing Elder Abuse
When you send your loved one to live in a nursing home, you expect the staff to take excellent care of them and help your loved one maintain their well-being. Sometimes, the people you trust aren’t doing this job. Abuse can be intentional or accidental, but even if it’s accidental, that doesn’t excuse them from abusing your loved one.
Abuse might be more common than you’d think. The National Ombudsman Reporting System (NORS) advocates for the rights of those in long term care facilities. In 2014, they reported about 14,258 complaints regarding abuse and neglect. This kind of abuse can have severe effects in all aspects of your loved one’s life:
How to Spot a Dangerous Truck Driver in Wisconsin
Imagine you’re driving behind a semi truck on a busy road. Suddenly, you see the truck change lanes without signaling or continuously swerve between lanes. This disrupts and alarms drivers around the truck and could potentially lead to an accident. So how do you spot a dangerous truck driver in Wisconsin?
You learn the signs. When you know what to look for as an attentive and responsible driver, you’ll help keep yourself and others safe on the road. If you see a dangerous truck driver, you should report them. One less reckless driver on the road would benefit all drivers.
Early Warning Signs: The First Symptoms of Vaccine Injury
A vaccine injury is any type of adverse side effect experienced after having a routine vaccine that has prolonged implications or leads to a permanent/long-lasting injury, condition, or illness. Vaccine injuries are rare, but they do occur to both adults and children yearly. Some of the most common vaccines that may lead to permanent or long-lasting conditions include Diphtheria and Tetanus vaccines, Pertussis vaccines, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccines, flu vaccines, and Hepatitis vaccines.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has an anonymous online reporting system they encourage individuals to utilize when they experience serious side effects after having a routine vaccination. This system is called the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and its results are used by the CDC and another government agencies to determine how safe most vaccines are and what the most reported side effects tend to be.