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Getting the Compensation You’re Owed Means Getting Educated

The first step is the hardest. When you’re injured in an accident, you must act quickly. Jumping into action in a complex realm of legalese and multilayered procedure can turn disastrous if you try tackling it on your own.

Janesville attorney Steve Caya provides industry info and insights to equip you with the knowledge you need to tackle a personal injury lawsuit. Get him on your side and get the compensation you’re owed.

Here’s everything you need to do after a motorcycle accident

` If you’re in pain after a motorcycle accident & escape a major injury your first impulse might be to shake it off and move on. But too often minor injuries from motorcycle accidents linger for years and what happens is compounding long-term pain and suffering. What you should do after a motorcycle accident – don’t panic, get help, and get the facts. Get help, get the facts, lawyer up and get the compensation you deserve. Don't put up with the pain. Get compensated. get a free case consultation After a motorcycle accident it’s crucial to keep a level head. The more… Read More

What exactly is Biker's Arm, and do I have a case?

` Advice from a biker’s arm injury lawyer in Janesville, Wisconsin If you or someone you know suffers biker’s arm in a motorcycle accident as the result of negligence or recklessness, you deserve compensation for your injury. Biker’s arm, also called rider’s arm, is a common injury from a motorcycle accident. Biker’s arm is caused by nerve damage to the main nerves of the upper arm: the median nerve, radial nerve and ulnar nerve. In severe cases, biker’s arm can result in long-term or permanent paralysis of the arm, and/or loss of sensation in the injured area… Read More

What to Do After a Slip and Fall on Ice in Wisconsin

` 4 Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall on Ice Wisconsin is known for becoming a frozen wonderland every winter. While the snow covered landscape can be beautiful, it also means conditions are prime for dangerously icy roads, sidewalks and parking lots. Head injuries, hip fractures, back injuries, dislocated shoulders and sprains are all common injuries caused by slipping and falling. If you were injured after a slip and fall on ice in Wisconsin, here’s what to do next: Get treatment. Make sure your injuries are carefully documented and cared for. Take note of any changes in your injuries… Read More

What’s the Time Limit to Sue for a Slip and Fall in Wisconsin?

` Statute of Limitations for a Slip and Fall in Wisconsin You slipped and fell unexpectedly on someone else’s property, suffering injuries in the process. Maybe it was a tailbone fracture, a head injury or a broken arm. Medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering are adding up. Can you still file a lawsuit for a slip and fall? The statute of limitations determines how long you have to file a lawsuit for personal injury cases. The time limit to sue for a slip and fall in Wisconsin is 3 years (Wisconsin Statute 893.54). This means you have 3 years from the date of the incident to file t… Read More

Back and neck pain after a car accident - it's whiplash. What do you do next?

` Escaping a car accident unscathed is much rarer than the alternative. Even in small and minor motor vehicle accidents the likelihood of suffering a major injury is awfully high. The problem? The perception of “major injury.” Don't let neck and back pain from an accident ruin your life. Take action. get a free case consultation Sure, the car accident didn’t seem all that bad – you survived. No broken bones, nothing torn, no gruesome wounds or visible catastrophic trauma. At the time? No major injuries. But how would you classify delayed pain in the upper back or neck … Read More

Motorcycle Accidents with Deer in Wisconsin - Who Pays?

` Will insurance pay for injuries & vehicle damage after a deer crash on your bike? Not if they don’t have to. How to improve your odds of getting fair compensation after a motorcycle deer accident. You may be powerless to avoid a deer crash, but you can act now to learn your rights for compensation.   Motorcycle accidents with deer, moose, dogs or other animals are all too common in Wisconsin, and can easily cause serious injury or death. You can follow the rules of the road, obey the speed limit, wear a helmet and still wind up hitting a deer. Wisconsin tort law says the at-fa… Read More

5 Things You MUST Know about Wrongful Death Lawsuits in WI

` Here they are: Who can sue? | What is the statute of limitations? | Is there a damages cap on claims? | What's the average settlement? | How to file a lawsuit Losing a family member is never easy, especially in cases where negligence is involved. If your loved has been killed in a fatal accident caused by negligence you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death is defined as any fatality caused by another party’s actions or negligence. It may include examples such as motor vehicle accident, bicycle accidents caused by another driver, dangerous roadway … Read More

Tips for Keeping Children Safe from Dog Bites

` According to the American Veterinary Medical Association more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites every year. Of these individuals, children are by far the most common victim and often are the most likely to be severely injured. Most dog bites occur when interacting with familiar dogs, either a family pet, or a pet at a friend, neighbor or relatives home. These incidents occur most frequently during the summer season when families tend to spend more time outside with pets. So how can you protect yourself and your children from dog bites this summer? Here are som… Read More

New Study Reveals Impact of Weaker Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Laws

` In 2012, Michigan replaced a universal motorcycle helmet law by passing a partial mandatory motorcycle helmet law. The new law only required helmets for drivers under 21 that still had a learner’s permit and had been driving for less than two years. Unlike the partial helmet law, universal helmet laws require mandatory helmets for all motorcycle riders. Michigan was the latest of several states to lower the standard for helmet laws across the country. Failing to wear a helmet on a motorcycle puts you at unnecessary risk. When injured in an accident, get a lawyer, fast However, as … Read More

Will Driverless Cars Make Janesville Roads Safer?

` According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 38,300 people were killed in car accidents in 2015, with another 4.4 million left injured. In 2016, 18 individuals died in Janesville traffic accidents alone. Of the people who were killed last year, distracted driving behaviors were reported as the number one cause for car accidents. Transportation and research innovation expert, Peter Sweatman, explains how the increase in distracted driving incidents may be due to the fact that humans are not wired to effectively monitor tasks such as driving a car. To help address this problem, ma… Read More

Will the New "Textalyzer" Device Help Prevent Distracted Traffic Accidents?

` On December 2nd of 2015, two Tennessee buses engaged in a major collision that killed 2 young girls and an aspiring teacher. It was later discovered that James Davenport, one of the bus drivers, had sent and received several texts leading up to the collision. While this story is certainly tragic, it is not a stand-alone incident. A recent study showed that nine Americans are killed every day from distracted driving car accidents, that include behaviors such as using a smartphones, texting while driving, and eating. Car accident lawyer Steve Caya helps you get the compensation you deserve … Read More

Wisconsin: USA's 4th Most Dangerous State for Drunk Driving

` According to a study by carinsurance.com, Wisconsin ranks as the fourth most dangerous state for drunk driving. The study looks at multiple factors causing drunk driving including: level of alcohol consumption, severity of DUI laws, cost per drunk driving fatality and number of DUI arrests. The overall findings of the study show that North Dakota had the worst combination for drunk driving and, despite efforts to curb drunk driving, Wisconsin ranked as the fourth worst state for drunk driving, putting residents at a very high risk of a drunk driving accident. Some of the factors that lead… Read More

How to Detect and Prevent Elder Abuse

` Taking care of our loved ones as they age represents an important yet daunting task that requires careful planning, consideration and information. We want to help provide a safe and secure space for the people we love most as they require more specialized care in their lives. Unfortunately, selecting a care provider for the elderly is often dependent on many limiting factors including: finances, health and geographical location. Many people believe the best way to prevent elder abuse is keep loved ones close to home; however, as people age and require more attentive care, staying at home is no… Read More

Keeping Kids Safe Around Cars Off the Road

` According to statistics provided by the Kids and Cars foundation, the most prominent cause of death for children involved with non-traffic related car accidents is being backed over by a vehicle. A new campaign created in collaboration with the California Kids’ Plates program aims to decrease these deaths and the total number of non-traffic related car accidents by promoting vehicle safety on and off the road. By educating parents about ways to talk to kids about car safety, the initiative helps spread awareness about the possible risks of non-traffic related accident… Read More

5 Ways to Avoid Bicycle Collisions

` The winter season is ending and warmer weather lays ahead which means bikers across Wisconsin are preparing to get their bikes back on the road. As you dust off your seats and tune up your bikes, now is also a good time to sharpen up on some key bike safety tips to protect yourself on the road.  Although wearing a helmet remains a necessity, there are several other equally important safety tips to keep in mind as you get back on the road. To keep the roads as safe as possible remember these important bike safety tips. Keep yourself visible. To avoid collisions with cars turning or p… Read More

Increased Speed Limits Fuel Debates on Traffic Safety Initiatives

` In recent years, speed limits across the country have been on the rise. The fastest speed limits in the country can be found in Texas where many major roads now have an 85-mph speed limit. As traffic-related deaths continue to rise, some officials argue increased speed limits only add to the growing danger on the roads. Since major budget cuts have limited the number of patrol cars available to enforce already high speed limits, drivers are less likely to consistently adhere to safe speeds on the road. Traffic safety advisors continue to cite excessive speed on the roads as a key fac… Read More

Unbuckled Seat Belts and Excessive Speed Continue to Threaten Driver Safety on the Roads

` Despite increased initiatives and efforts to curb traffic-related deaths, recent statistics released by the National Security Council estimate 40,200 people died in traffic related deaths in 2016. The newly released statistics show a 7 percent increase from 2015 and mark the second consecutive year in which traffic-related deaths have increased. New technologies have enhanced vehicle safety dramatically over the years and stricter traffic laws have been passed nation-wide. However, traffic-related deaths continue to climb. As officials look towards finding a solution, some safety adv… Read More

Changes to Trucking Regulations Spark Mixed Response

` Trucking accidents, often resulting from fatigued drivers, make up a significant portion of all traffic related accidents each year. On average, there are 4,000 large truck related fatalities each year and the regulations put into place to combat those accidents have been largely debated. Last month, congress rolled back a 2013 requirement that mandated truck drivers take two consecutive rest periods between the hours of 1am and 5am before they can start a new workweek. The 2013 “1-5” requirement was an addition to the Hours of Service rule that states a truck driver must… Read More

Wisconsin Traffic Deaths Increase 6% in 2016, Officials Cite Distracted Driving

` As the year comes to a close, an increase in the total number of all traffic related deaths in 2016 reveals a grim trend in driving safety across the nation. Last week, the Associated Press reported the number of pedestrian deaths in Minnesota for 2016 reached a 25-year high. Experts in Minnesota claim distractions fueled by new technologies such as mobile apps and games provide heightened dangers for both pedestrians and drivers. As the number of distractions increase, both drivers and pedestrians lose awareness of their surroundings and have decreased attention capacities, creating… Read More

NHTSA Seeks New Distracted Driving Guidelines for Mobile Devices

` Distracted driving continues to be a serious public safety risk. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), approximately 26 percent of auto accidents that occur in the United States involve cellphone use as one possible factor leading up to the crash. The rates of cellphone-related accidents are very high because at any given moment, nine percent of drivers on the road are using their mobile devices. It is important to note that these motorists can be held accountable for the collisions they cause and Steve Caya, a skilled Janesville car accident lawyer, should be consulted by … Read More