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A Few Wisconsin Bike Laws June 8, 2010

Posted by Andrew Christman in FAQ Personal Injury, Personal Injury Law, Wisconsin Auto Accidents.
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Wisconsin has numerous laws in place to ensure that the roads are safe for bikes.  Following laws regarding bicycling can help reduce the number of bike accidents and make the roads safer for bikes and cars alike.

Wisconsin Statute 346.075 provides that cars must give bikes a minimum of three feet of space when they are passing a bike.  Bikes must also allow at least three feet when they are passing another car or a stationary object in the street including parked cars. Wisconsin Statute 346.24 says if a car is stopped to yield right of way to someone on a bike, it is illegal for any approaching car to pass the stopped car.  Finally, according to 346.804, if local law permits riding a bicycle on a sidewalk, they must yield right of way to any pedestrians on the sidewalk.

If you have any questions regarding a bike accident or any other personal injury questions, feel free to contact Groth Law Firm, S.C. Groth Law Firm, S.C. has offices to meet with clients in Brookfield, Milwaukee, Green Bay and Marinette.

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Interesting Wisconsin Law – Biking Without a Seat June 2, 2010

Posted by Andrew Christman in FAQ Personal Injury, Personal Injury Law, Wisconsin Auto Accidents.
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Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 346, Rules of the Road, has an interesting section buried within all the rules regulating the operation of both cars and bikes on the road.  According to Wisconsin Statute 346.79(1) it is illegal in the state to ride a bike that does not have a seat.  Those danger seekers who choose to violate the law should be aware that people who violate this bike law can face a fine of up to $20.

If you have any questions regarding a bike accident or any other personal injury questions, feel free to contact Groth Law Firm, S.C. Groth Law Firm, S.C. has offices to meet with clients in Brookfield, Milwaukee, Green Bay and Marinette.

On A Lighter Note February 4, 2009

Posted by Attorney Jonathan Groth in Wisconsin Auto Accidents.
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Auto accidents are serious matters.  Especially when people are seriously injured.  

But, once in a while we have to find something to laugh about.   I found this bunch of pictures of, what appears to be, mostly single car collisions.  My favorite is “Class Is Cancelled.”

 

Class is Cancelled Car accidenet photo

Class is Cancelled car accidenet photo. I think this is a good example of an understatement.

 

 

Thanks Dark Roasted Blend for compiling these.   The tag line of the blog post sums it up best:  “Nothing is as fascinating as an unexplained accident.”

Name, Number and Maybe Even E-Mail August 21, 2008

Posted by Attorney Jonathan Groth in FAQ Personal Injury.
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I was driving home the other day and traffic was horrendous.  There was a collision involving a bicycle and a car.  An ambulance and fire truck were present taking care of the injured bicyclist.   There must have been a dozen or so people standing around who had gotten out of their vehicles to help. 

This reminded me of something.  If you see a collision please give your name, number, address and/or e-mail to the parties involved or, better yet, the police at the scene. 

If you don’t want to give your address then a telephone number or email is fine. 

Many times I’ll get involved in a case a few weeks or months after the collision.  The person that caused the collision may have admitted fault to the injured party and the witnesses at the scene.  But, when confronted by their insurance company and the potential of higher premiums some people’s memory changes.  That is why it is important for witnesses who know the truth to share their information with the parties and police.

If you were involved in a collision wouldn’t you want others to stand up and tell the truth too?

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Jon Groth is a Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney handling cases throughout Wisconsin and most recently in Kansasville, Cudahy, Sheboygan and Wauwatosa.