Can You Sue the Driver Who Hits You if You’re Horribly Injured While Jaywalking?

In bustling cities and suburban neighborhoods, pedestrians often find themselves navigating crowded streets and intersections. Designated crosswalks and intersections provide safer options for pedestrians to cross the street, but sometimes you may be tempted to take a shortcut and jaywalk. However, it's important to recognize that jaywalking is typically illegal and may pose significant risks to both pedestrians and drivers. Laws regarding jaywalking vary by jurisdiction, with some areas enforcing strict penalties for violators. Jaywalking Laws in Wisconsin Wisconsin, like many states, has laws in place governing pedestrian behavior and traffic safety. In Wisconsin, pedestrians are generally required to use [...]

By |May 16, 2024|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Can I Sue Someone for a Minor Dog Bite?

There’s a reason dogs are often referred to as our best friends. They are beloved pets who offer  companionship, love, protection, and so much more. However, even the most well-behaved dog  can bite unexpectedly, and unfortunately, dog bites happen more often than you might think.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 4.5 million  dog bites occur each year in the United States, with nearly 20% of the bites requiring medical  attention.  If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite in Wisconsin, you may be wondering if you have  legal recourse. Can you [...]

By |May 14, 2024|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Can I Sue Someone for a Minor Dog Bite?

Do Bicycle Lanes Help Reduce Accidents?

In recent years, the question of whether bicycle lanes truly help reduce accidents has sparked debates among urban planners, transportation experts, cyclists, and motorists alike. These lanes can offer a safe route for cyclists and reduce conflicts with motor vehicles. As communities create safer road environments, the role of bicycle lanes in accident reduction has become an important topic. The Basics of Bicycle Lanes Bicycle lanes are designated areas on roadways reserved for cyclists, providing them with a dedicated space to ride safely. These lanes are typically marked with painted lines, symbols, or physical barriers, creating separation between cyclists and [...]

By |May 9, 2024|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Do Bicycle Lanes Help Reduce Accidents?

How Much is Your Truck Accident Worth?

A truck accident can have devastating consequences, leaving you physically, emotionally, and financially distressed. One question we often hear is: "How much is my truck accident worth?" Let’s look at the factors involved in determining the value of a truck accident claim to help you understand the potential compensation available. Understanding Compensation in Truck Accident Claims There are several types of compensation available following a truck accident. This can include compensation for medical expenses, property damage, and lost wages. Additionally, non-economic damage can include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. Evaluating the impact of these [...]

By |May 7, 2024|Categories: Blog, Truck Accident, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wisconsin Boating Safety

Southern Wisconsin is a beautiful place, full of lakes and streams to explore and enjoy. It only takes one tragedy in the news to be reminded how important water safety is, so here are a few tips: Attorney Evan's dog Louie, diligently wearing his life jacket! Life Jackets: As you can see from the photo, Attorney Evan's dog Louie wisely chose to wear his life jacket while kayaking on the Marshall Millpond, just east of Sun Prairie. When Louie got a little too excited about another dog on the shore and fell out of the kayak, the life [...]

By |August 14, 2023|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Firework Safety Tips

With 4th of July right around the corner, the personal injury team at Nowlan Law thought it would be good to review some firework safety guidelines. Rock and Dane Counties have plenty of fun firework festivities planned–as you enjoy the celebrations, keep a few simple things in mind. Flags over Sparklers For smaller kids, consider switching out the sparklers for flags or glow sticks. Children simply don’t have the best judgment & coordination, and their response times are slower. According to the National Fire Protection Association, children ages 10–14 had the highest rate of fireworks injury, with more than [...]

By |June 6, 2023|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tip, Insights for WI Accident Victims & Their Families

Thank you to Uncommon Cents Investing for having me as a guest on their WCLO Janesville podcast last week. We discussed important insurance considerations for businesses who are providing unique services during the pandemic (such as delivery), as well as ways to protect your assets in the event of an accident/injury. If you missed it, you can listen to the podcast here: Can’t listen right now? Here’s a preview of some of the points covered: Most people who’ve never been in a serious accident fail to realize just how important your actions before the accident are. You must have sufficient insurance [...]

By |November 28, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Vertigo after a car accident is a real problem – here’s what to do next

Get a fair settlement for vertigo-related injuries caused by negligence If you’re experiencing dizziness following a car accident, you’re not alone. After a collision many victims experience vertigo, which can be caused by different types of injuries, commonly: BPPV vertigo Whiplash vertigo Head injury/concussion vertigo Vertigo isn’t limited to dizziness. There are many different symptoms associated with vertigo that may require medical treatment and prevent you from returning to work. Don’t let the consequences of another driver’s mistake ruin your health and financial future. Steve Caya is an experienced injury attorney who helps Wisconsin accident victims win fair compensation for [...]

By |November 28, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Suing for tinnitus, hearing loss & ear pain after a car accident

Wisconsin personal injury attorney for ear injuries caused by negligence Ringing in the ears (aka tinnitus), hearing loss and other types of damage to the ear can result from head and neck injuries in a car accident. Air bags are another common culprit, as they can injure the inner ear and cause temporary or permanent loss of hearing in one or both ears. If you’ve been experiencing ringing in the ears, ear pain or hearing damage after a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills and other expenses. Can you sue? It all [...]

By |November 28, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Shoulder pain after an accident: 3 steps to getting fairly compensated

Shoulder pain after an accident needs to be taken seriously. Whether the pain appears immediately or is delayed, the message is the same: something is wrong with your shoulder. The shoulder joint involves three bones, multiple soft tissues, and has the largest range of motion of any joint in the body. This complexity makes the shoulder more vulnerable to injury in a motor vehicle collision or slip and fall accident. If your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for your shoulder injury and associated pain. Unless your shoulder pain is very [...]

By |November 28, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

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