An interesting trend is presenting itself with dog bite injuries across Wisconsin and the rest of the United States. Last year, injury claims from dog bites surged to an all-time high, increasing by 12 percent due to legal settlements, jury awards and increased medical costs. Dog bite injuries cost the insurance industry $478.9 million in 2011, soaring over the cost of $412.6 million in 2010.
A Wisconsin car accident critically injured a young child on May 13. The accident occurred in Calumet County and injured six people. The driver said to be responsible for causing the car accident was allegedly drinking and driving.
When getting behind the wheel of a vehicle, a reasonable duty of care is assumed for others on the road. A man may have breached this duty after causing a car accident in Wisconsin that injured three people. The 34-year-old man is facing criminal charges after crashing into a terrace and hitting a tree. After the car accident the man was administered a field sobriety test, which he failed.
An elderly Wisconsin man riding his bicycle was injured in a car accident on the afternoon of April 25. The crash occurred in the Town of Newton about 1:50 p.m. The car accident caused injuries serious enough to warrant a trip to the hospital, though the victim's further medical condition was not immediately reported.
A construction worker was killed at a U.S. 41 work site in Wisconsin on April 20. Workers were unloading equipment from a trailer when the man became pinned underneath a crane arm. While investigations are pending, it's possible that this incident could be considered a wrongful death.