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Prioritizing Safety on a Spring Road Trip: 5 Easy Tips

Published on Feb 14, 2018 at 10:37 pm in Car Accidents.

Spring is a major travel season, especially because of spring break. That break gives people a much-needed change from cold, dreary, winter and a fun opportunity to do something new. But people going on spring road trips still need to plan ahead to make sure their trip is as safe as possible.

When you take precautions and prioritize your safety, you reduce your chances of causing or getting into an accident on the road. People who are distracted, fatigued, or lost make the roads more dangerous. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, a Milwaukee car accident lawyer from Urban & Taylor can help. We will do everything we can to get you the compensation you need.

5 Braking Tips that Could Prevent a Car Crash

Published on Feb 7, 2018 at 5:19 pm in Car Accidents.

When you’re driving, sometimes you have to make quick, sudden decisions on the road. If you’re unprepared, it can cause dangerous car accidents and injuries. There are different ways to respond to these situations on the road. If more people have more knowledge of how to use their brakes, there’s a chance the number of accidents on the road could be reduced.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault in Wisconsin, you’re probably feeling confused about what to do next. You might be dealing with car accident injuries that are preventing you from working or figuring out how to fix damaged property. These issues cause a lot of emotional stress that make a car accident claim seem impossible.

The Dangers of Aggressive Driving

Published on Dec 19, 2017 at 5:57 pm in Car Accidents.

Aggressive drivers engage in reckless driving behaviors that makes them unsafe to be on the road. They’re risking their lives as well as others around them. One of the most common forms of aggressive driving is speeding or otherwise driving recklessly.

When you experience a car accident, it can be jarring and leave you confused about what you’re supposed to do next. You might have injuries that need to heal, a car that you need to get fixed, and you might not be in a condition to work. The thought of dealing with a car accident claim and insurance companies is the last thing you want to deal with.

The car accident lawyers at Urban & Taylor in Milwaukee, Wisconsin want to help you get the compensation you deserve. We’ll hold the negligent party accountable for their actions.

Safe Winter Driving Habits for Wisconsin Residents

Published on Nov 29, 2017 at 6:24 pm in Car Accidents.

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.

Be Safe and Drive Safely This Black Friday

Published on Nov 15, 2017 at 6:15 pm in Car Accidents.

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.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor After a Car Wreck

Published on Nov 1, 2017 at 5:51 pm in Car Accidents.

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.

5 Common Late-Appearing Car Accident Injuries & Their Implications

Published on Sep 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm in Car Accidents.

When someone is involved in a car crash, their brain floods their body with adrenaline as a coping mechanism to deal with shock. The effects of this adrenaline can last for hours or even days after an accident occurs, masking the pain associated with many common car accident injuries.  Here are five common car accident injuries that are often diagnosed days after a crash:

Whiplash. Whiplash is a very common soft-tissue injury that occurs upon impact when your head is suddenly and violently jerked back-and-forth.  Whiplash injuries that go undiagnosed and untreated can have neck and shoulder pain that continues to worsen, creating severe discomfort and loss of mobility.  Physical therapy and prescription medication is often required for a whiplash injury to heal.

What One State is Doing About the Dangers of Distracted Walking

Published on Sep 6, 2017 at 7:59 pm in Car Accidents.

The debate surrounding the idea of “distracted walking” takes to new heights as the Honolulu City Council proposes a bill that will legally limit pedestrian cell phone use.  Should the bill pass, it will be against the law for a pedestrian in Hawaii to look at their phone while crossing the street.  However, controversy arises as it will still not be illegal to look at your phone while driving a car through the very same intersection.

A recent study released by Ohio State University claims that pedestrian injuries involving a cell phone are rapidly rising.  The study reported that cell phones cause more than 1,000 serious pedestrian injuries every year.  The researchers claim this number is just the “tip of the iceberg” and that thousands more pedestrian injuries occur each year that are not categorized as serious.

How to Determine Fault in a Wisconsin Car Accident Claim

Published on Aug 24, 2017 at 4:58 pm in Car Accidents.

If you’ve been injured in a serious car wreck in Wisconsin and are questioning your legal options due to difficulty in settling an insurance claim and/or getting the necessary compensation, you have a great deal to consider. The first of which, of course, is the matter of fault. Who was really at fault for your accident? How will the court approach the matter of fault, often referred to as liability? How is liability determined?

The first thing you need to know is that matters of fault and liability differ from state to state. In Wisconsin and in many other states, the factor of negligence will inevitably come into play. When someone acts negligently, they act carelessly and fail to behave with the level of care that would be expected of someone under the same conditions.

What is the Most Dangerous Interstate in Wisconsin?

Published on Jul 12, 2017 at 5:44 pm in Car Accidents.

According to data obtained from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration, I-94 is the deadliest interstate in the State of Wisconsin. This interstate has a fatal crash rate of 0.2. Compared to dangerous highways in other states, I-94 is one of the safer interstates in the United States. But in the State of Wisconsin, a car accident on I-94 has the greatest risk being fatal.

Overall, the most dangerous roads in Wisconsin are the rural two-lane roads.  They are less forgiving because they are more narrow, have dangerous hills or curves, have little or no shoulders, and short clearance space for vehicles that leave the roadway.  In 2014, the fatality rate on Wisconsin’s non-interstate rural roads was more than double that on all other roads in the state.

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