Uninsured Motorist Coverage

The law calls for the negligent party to pay for damages as a result of an accident.  The negligent party is also called the responsible party.  Beginning in 2010, Wisconsin took a step forward and joined the vast majority of states that require automobile insurance.  A failure to have automobile insurance can result in a […]


Damages for Personal Injury

The law permits an injured person who has been injured by the fault of another to recover money damages.  The central concept is that an injured person should be compensated to put them back in the same position as before they were injured.  When a judge or jury find a defendant liable in a personal […]


When Should I Hire a Lawyer After an Accident?

After an injured person is involved in an accident, they have a lot on their mind.  Depending on the severity of the accident, their entire life may have to be rearranged.  The safest route to take is to contact a lawyer as soon as reasonably possible after the accident.  By contacting the lawyer soon after […]


people-35682_640

Loss of Consortium

When a person is injured in an accident, they are not always the only ones who suffer.  The spouse and children of an injured person suffers as well.  The family of the injured person may need to provide care.  Family members will also take on extra responsibilities in running the household.  An injury can also […]


How Can I Afford an Attorney for My Personal Injury Case?

In a personal injury case, it is very typical for an an attorney to offer to represent an injured person on a contingent fee basis.  This means that the attorney will work for a percentage of the amount recovered for fees.  This allows the attorney to work for the injured person without sending a monthly […]


Farm Accident Safety

  A farm is not a hazard free work setting.  On a farm, a person is exposed to many hazards including but not limited to  tractors, augers, manure pits and silos.  An OSHA fact sheet sets forth many suggestions to keep a farm safe. Some of the suggestions are:  Read the owner’s manual of your equipment […]


Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

A bad result from medical treatment does not make a medical malpractice case.  Some risks from medical treatment are unavoidable.  In evaluating a medical malpractice case, a personal injury lawyer looks to find the standard of care and see if the health care provider followed them.  In situations where the standard of care was not […]


Are There Time Limits to a Personal Injury Case?

Personal injury cases are subject to a statute of limitations.  A typical personal injury claim in the State of Wisconsin has a three year statute of limitations.  This time limit is not the same for all states. Nor, are all personal injury cases considered typical.  A failure to comply with a statute of limitations will […]


Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving is a leading cause of car accidents.  Wisconsin law requires that a driver safely manage and control their vehicle.  Distracted driving can be considered negligence which can subject the negligent driver to money damages. Distracted driving occurs when a driver takes his or her attention away from driving safely.  Driving distractions can be […]

accident-87811_640

The Cost of Ankle Injuries

An ankle injury can be costly.  When the ankle is working properly it allows for the foot to move in many directions.  The ankle also distributes the weight of the body over a small area.  The ankle also serves to stabilize the lower extremities.  There are wide range of ankle injuries going from the simple […]