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Flying snow and ice may be evidence of negligence

Roads throughout the country become hazardous during the winter months, and Wisconsin is no exception. Among the most common causes of winter injuries are slip-and-fall accidents and car wrecks on slippery roads. However, there is another source of winter weather injuries that is easily preventable and too often forgotten. Hardened snow and ice flying off moving vehicles are immensely dangerous. 

Deadly Wisconsin Snowmobile Accidents Puts Focus on Safety

The death of a 37-year-old man in a Wisconsin snowmobile accident has authorities urging safety as the riding season begins. snowmobileinjury.jpg The incident occurred in Schoepke, about 20 miles southeast of Rhinelander, after the rider missed a curve on a public trail and continued into the woods, where he struck a large rock and overturned. Authorities believe alcohol may have been a contributing factor, according to the State Journal. Our Hayward injury lawyers note it was the third Wisconsin snowmobile death this riding season. Last year, the Wisconsin Division of Natural Resources reported 14 deaths, compared to 16 deaths during the 2016-2017 snowmobile season.

Mexican hotel faces wrongful death suit by Wis. woman's family

Many college students from Wisconsin travel to warm-weather destinations during vacations from school, but such trips may sometimes prove dangerous. A 20-year-old woman died last year in a hotel swimming pool in Cancun, Mexico as a result of drowning after allegedly drinking tainted alcohol she obtained from a hotel bar. Claiming that the hotel knowingly served alcohol that was unsafe, her family has now filed a wrongful death suit against the hotel. 

A look at cognitive distraction and hands-free cellphones

Although talking and texting on a hand-held cellphone is not illegal for Wisconsin drivers, the dangerous practice takes thousands of lives throughout the United States every year. As a result, many people have started using hands-free cellphones as a way to continue engaging in business while minimizing visual and manual distractions. Companies market hands-free cellphones as a safe alternative to using hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel. Study results show, however, that hands-free cellphones may not be as safe as some might think.

Wisconsin Safe Driving in Autumn

Trips along the Wisconsin scenic routes in autumn to enjoy the explosion of changing foliage and crisp air can be invigorating. They are a top tourist draw in the Badger state, with Travel Wisconsin offering the 11 best scenic routes to glimpse the fall splendor. The Hayward Lakes Area in Sawyer County is in the top three - with parts winding through the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, the Blue Hills and the Lac Courte Oreilles Indian Reservationautumnroads.jpg.

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