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  • Check Milwaukee Nursing Homes' Safety Record Before Entering

    Tuesday, January 20, 2015

    Avoid Nursing Home Abuse by Checking for Violations First

    Milwaukee County has many nursing homes providing care for Wisconsin’s elderly and disabled citizens. Serving the most vulnerable members of society, these organizations provide loving care in difficult moments. Although rare, cases of nursing home abuse do exist.

    A good way to avoid nursing home abuse is avoiding abusive homes.

    McLario Helm & Bertling, S.C. makes no representation that one nursing h…

  • Abuse of Nursing Home Patients

    Friday, January 02, 2015

    When we place a family member or other loved one in a nursing home, we trust they will be well cared for. Unfortunately, some employees of these elder care centers are not worthy of the trust society has placed in them. They may neglect or abuse the people entrusted to their care. Generally, nursing home abuse falls into one of three categories: Physical, Emotional and Financial.

    Physical Abuse: Hitting, Restraining and Sexual Exploitation of the Elderly

    Physical abuse of th…

  • Ozaukee County’s Rising Car Accident Statistics Show It’s a Dangerous Place to Drive

    Monday, December 15, 2014

    Over 1,000 Car Crashes Happen Every Year in Ozaukee County

    There are consistently over 1,000 car accidents in Ozaukee County every year. 2014’s death toll surpassed the previous year’s total fatality number with several months left in the year. From head on collisions and rollovers to minor fender benders, Ozaukee County is slowly climbing up the list of Wisconsin’s most dangerous counties for drivers.

    Many Car Accidents Happen on Ozaukee County’s Co…

  • Menomonee Falls Motorcycle Accident Injury Severity

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    Motorcycle Crashes Cause Severe Injuries in Menomonee Falls

    Motorcycle accidents are terrifying and dangerous. With very little protection from other vehicles and objects, riders are often severely injured. Data from the Wisconsin Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory shows exactly how serious the injuries are. Between 1994 and 2013, there were 162 reported motorcycle crashes in Menomonee Falls. Fortunately, only one of them resulted in a fatal injury. The remaining injuries pain…

  • Fatal Vehicle Accidents in Waukesha County

    Friday, November 07, 2014

    Where Do Waukesha County’s Fatal Accidents Happen?

    According to data available from the Wisconsin Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory, there were 480 fatal accidents involving motor vehicles in Waukesha County between 1994 and 2013. These crashes occurred in many locations. From Chenequa to Muskego, no town was left untouched, but more than half of the accidents occurred in only six cities. Waukesha, New Berlin, Brookfield, Pewaukee, Menomonee Falls and Vernon were the sc…

  • Car Accidents in Washington County on the Rise

    Thursday, October 02, 2014

    Rural Roads and Busy Intersections Make Washington County Surprisingly Dangerous

    Car accidents are becoming increasingly common in Washington County. Many drivers don’t think twice about hopping in their cars and driving to work or running errands, but the likelihood of getting into a car accident is escalating.

    From 2012 to 2013, there was a 9% increase in auto crashes countywide.

    It is always advisable to practice defensive driving and motorists should exerci…

  • Waukesha County: One of the Three Most Dangerous Places for Car Crashes in Wisconsin

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Waukesha Car Accident Statistics Do Not Lie

    Waukesha County is generally viewed as a safe place to live and drive, but the numbers tell a different story. In 2008 through 2012, there was an average of 6,888 car crashes every year, making Waukesha County one of the top three most dangerous places to drive in Wisconsin.

    Fatal car accidents in Waukesha happen 22 times every year, on average.

    Compiling car crash data in Waukesha County from several years, it is readily a…

  • Milwaukee County’s Five Most Dangerous Intersections

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Milwaukee Had 20,000 Car Crashes Resulting in 47 Fatalities in 2013

    In 2013, there were over 118,000 car crashes in Wisconsin, 20,000 of which occurred in Milwaukee County. 47 of the 500 people who lost their lives in traffic related incidents were driving in Milwaukee at the time of the accident. These unsettling numbers show dangerous Milwaukee’s roads and highways can be. Not surprisingly, certain intersections have higher than average numbers of car accidents. McLario, Hel…

  • Wisconsin Grounds for Divorce

    Friday, June 20, 2014

    McLario, Helm, and Bertling, S.C.

    In years past, divorce proceedings could only occur if there was evidence of spousal abuse, an extramarital affair, or abandonment, and BOTH parties consented to the divorce. However, this is no longer the case. With the implementation of the "No Fault" divorce provision in the 1970s, Wisconsin state law does not require an act of wrong-doing to file for divorce (though wrong doing acts may be taken into consideration when awarding alimony or dividing property). The only requirement needed to…

  • What to do When You’ve Been in a Car Accident

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    McLario, Helm, and Bertling, S.C.

    7 Key Steps to Follow in an Auto Accident

    Being in a car accident can be a terrifying experience. Everything happens so fast it can be easy to slip into a panic - especially if you don't know what to do at the scene. Below are some steps to follow when you've been in an auto accident.

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