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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.

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

Beware Backseat Passengers: You Need to Buckle Up Too

` Passengers riding in the back seat of a vehicle are dependent upon drivers to be safe and follow the rules of driving to try to avoid collisions. If a car is involved in a crash, those backseat passengers can be hurt or even killed. In such situations, a knowledgeable car accident attorney can help passengers and their families. Since these passengers did not have control over their own safety, they can pursue a claim against the driver of the car they were riding in if that motorist caused the collision to happen. If another driver caused the crash, backseat passengers could take le… Read More

Troubling Data Shows an Increase in Traffic Deaths During the First Half of 2016

` Individuals who are hurt in accidents or the family members of those killed in collisions can pursue damage claims to recover for their losses. Steve Caya, a Janesville car accident injury lawyer, can help victims make their claims for compensation when crash losses happen.  Unfortunately, many more people are facing tragic consequences as a result of traffic accidents. After decades of decline, auto accident fatality rates are rising sharply. RISING TRAFFIC DEATHS IS CAUSE FOR CONCERN Car and Driver reported on the troubling increase in motor vehicle collisions that has been oc… Read More

The Risks Associated with Rising Speed Limits

` Throughout the United States, speed limits are going up. Within the past three years, five states have raised the speed limits on interstates to 80 miles per hour or more. In one state, the maximum speed limit is actually 85 MPH now. In states that have not yet jumped on the bandwagon of increasing speed limits, there is a lot of pressure on politicians to join the trend and let motorists go faster. Unfortunately, as Wired points out, raising speed limits can be extremely dangerous. Why? More crashes can occur and those crashes are more likely to be serious when cars are going at hig… Read More

The Risk of Highway Accidents: Is the Ferguson Effect Causing an Increase?

` Driving safety laws are often broken, especially if people think that they can get away with things like speeding or impaired driving. Unfortunately, police cannot stop everyone, so motorists often think they can engage in unsafe behavior without consequences. The more people are subjected to dangerous risks on the road, and the less often they are pulled over by police, the greater the threat to road safety. When people break safety rules and cause crashes, victims should consult with Janesville auto accident lawyer Steve Caya to pursue claims for damages against these unsafe drivers. Th… Read More

The Holiday Season is Upon Us: Be Careful on the Roadways

` Fall is a time to enjoy the changing seasons and celebrate holidays like Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, fall is also a dangerous time of year. The Thanksgiving holiday is typically a time when there is a significant increase in the risk of injuries happening.  A high number of collisions (especially impaired-driving crashes) over Thanksgiving mean that many motorists are at serious risk on the roads. If you are hurt in a crash during the holiday season, you need to consult with Steve Caya, a Janesville car accident injury attorney, to find out what options you have for pursuing a claim… Read More

Steve Caya Named One of Wisconsin's Ten Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction

` For the third year in a row, attorney Steve Caya has been named by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the Top Ten Personal Injury Attorneys in Wisconsin for Client Satisfaction. The award recognizes excellence in client service and satisfaction through superior professionalism and ethical representation. Contact one of the best personal injury lawyers in Wisconsin, Steve Caya, for a free case consultation. Read More

Steve Caya Elected President of Friends of Noah

` Attorney Steve Caya has been elected President of Noah. Friends of Noah is a Non Profit Organization whose main mission is the fostering and permanent placement of animals. Friends of Noah also provides community outreach and education concerning animal ownership and care. Friends of Noah further provides assistance to low income families with respect to food and veterinary care. “I am honored to have been chosen President of Friends of Noah” said Caya. “I have been legal counsel to this great organization for a number of years and look forward to continue serving along with … Read More

Passenger Safety in Small SUVs: A Janesville Personal Injury Attorney Discusses the Problem

` Many people choose SUVs because they are supposed to be safe cars. Unfortunately, this is not necessarily the case — at least for passengers in the front seat of these vehicles. CNBC reported recently that crash tests involving many small SUVs had revealed problems with safety features affecting the front passenger seat. The crash tests were conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on seven small SUVs that had generally received good crash test ratings. The results were troubling. When accidents happen, safety features can and should help to prevent fatalities an… Read More

A Closer Look at Nightshift Work and the Risk of Drowsy Driving Accidents

` In 2014, 846 people were killed in car accidents attributed to drowsy driving. Fatal accidents represent only a small portion of the total number of collisions involving fatigued drivers. In fact, Journalist’s Resource from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center reports that thousands, or even millions, of drowsy driving accidents happen annually. Estimates on the scope of the problem vary greatly, with data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration collected between 2005 and 2009 revealing an average of 83,000 drowsy driving-related accidents annua… Read More

My Best Free Legal Advice

` Everyone likes free stuff.  Here is car accident lawyer Steve Caya’s best free legal advice. No one likes to think they or a family member may be injured in an accident, but let’s face it — the unexpected does happen. Accident victims can be placed in two categories: those who are fully and fairly compensated for their injuries and losses and those who are not. What separates the two? The answer is insurance. In every accident case, I have to analyze who is at fault, what are the injuries and damages and what is the source of compensation for my client’s injur… Read More

Pokemon Go: Distracted Driving Issues Related to the Popular Video Game

` Pokémon Go is a new concept in the field of video games because it involves the creation of an augmented reality. Players install an app on their phone and then must go outside into the real world and try to find Pokémon characters that the app makes appear in various locations.  The game is novel since it gets people out of the house, but it has quickly become apparent that there is a problem developing. Many people who play the game will end up driving to find Pokémon, which means many of them will be behind the wheel with their phones on. Distracted driving already… Read More

The Risks Associated with Road Rage

` Road rage is, unfortunately, very common among drivers throughout the United States. Road rage can prompt motorists to act in a variety of unsafe ways, significantly increasing the chances of auto accidents occurring. When and if a driver gives into road rage and causes a crash to happen, injured victims of the accidents or the loved ones of people whose lives are lost can pursue a claim for compensation. Attorney Steve Caya is a Janesville auto accident lawyer who helps victims hold angry drivers accountable for the consequences that their road rage causes. Unfortunately, there are far too ma… Read More

Nursing Home Abuse and Social Media Postings

` In recent months, a disturbing trend has been occurring throughout the United States. Nursing home staff members have been taking pictures and/or videos of residents who are under their care. These photos and videos, unfortunately, sometimes appeared to show seniors being abused or neglected. Many of the videos also showed the nursing home resident in a compromised or embarrassing position. All of this is generally done without the senior’s permission and the pictures and videos posted on the Internet are usually without the consent of those who are being recorded or photographed. If nur… Read More

Drugged Driving

` Drugged driving has become increasingly common, especially as attitudes towards marijuana have shifted nationwide and the drug has become more accepted for medicinal and recreational purposes.  The rise in drugged drivers has come at an unfortunate time, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates the number of drugged drivers has risen while there has been a big decline in the number of drunk drivers. While more people are driving after using drugs, this does not mean the behavior is acceptable. Driving while under the influence of legal or illegal… Read More