Should Vehicles be Moved After an Accident Before the Police Arrive?

If you have been involved in a serious crash, the safest place to remain after an accident is in your motor vehicle.  If you get out of your vehicle, you risk being struck by other traffic coming by the accident scene.  You should also remember that after a serious crash you may not be thinking […]

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Mild traumatic brain injuries can have permanent repercussions

Most people are aware that traumatic brain injuries, or TBI’s, may have significantly negative consequences. However, individuals who suffer a TBI often assume that since the injury is “mild,” they will be able to return to normal rather quickly. But a new report by the American Journal of Nursing suggests that this may not necessarily […]


Upcoming Seminar

Jay Heit will be a speaker at the upcoming seminar Plaintiff’s Guide to Dog Bite Litigation.  The seminar is a national seminar produced by NBI.  The seminar is available on webcast.


A History of Chiropractic Medicine

In representing the injured from car accidents and other types of injuries, chiropractic medicine is often used to treat the injury.  The decision to use chiropractic medicine is a personal one.  In some instances, we have seen medical doctors refer the injured to chiropractors for treatment. At the website Spine Universe, they have an article […]


What to Do If the Other Driver Threatens to Leave the Accident Scene?

After an accident, you may be confronted with a driver who wishes to leave the accident scene.  If the other driver threatens to leave the scene, you should advise them that they may be violating the law and advise them to stay.  If the other driver does leave the scene, this is out of your […]


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When a Car Starts on Fire

Vehicle design defects, involving the structural design near the gas tank or the location of the gas tank can lead to fire and explosions that cause injury.  A car accident or rollover can result in damage to the fuel tank or fuel line.  A classic example of this type of defect was in the Ford […]


Facial Scarring from a Car Accident

In a car accident, the injured person can receive injuries to the face.  The face can be cut severely by flying glass, debris or striking an object.  The injuries may require stitches and may result in a  facial scar. Wisconsin law allows an injured person to includes as part of their damages the scarring caused […]

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Do I Need an Ambulance After a Car Accident?

If you are severely injured after a car accident, you will have no choice in being transported by ambulance.  If you are less severely injured, law enforcement will typically ask an injured person if they wish to be transported by ambulance to the nearest emergency room  The best advice is if you have any doubt […]


Lost Wages from a Car Accident

An injured person involved in a car accident will often lose time from work.  If the person is an hourly employee, the number of hours lost is calculated by the hourly wage rate.  If a person is on salary, the amount of time that injured person’s employer does not pay their salary will be calculated. […]

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Should I Talk to the Other Driver Involved in the Accident?

A driver involved in an accident must give their name, address, vehicle registration number and show their driver’s license to any of the other individuals involved in the accident.  Wisconsin law also requires that vehicles the are driven be insured.  A driver should first think of their own safety and their passenger’s safety before exiting […]