Understanding Fault in Civil Actions

Fault is an important concept in most civil legal interactions—such as a lawsuit after a car accident. If one party asserts that another has caused him or her some sort of harm, several preliminary questions must be answered. Who is to blame? How much blame falls on each party? Was one party more at fault than the other? When determining fault, states use one of three different approaches. Each approach [...]

2015-04-27T07:00:12+00:00April 27, 2015|Car Accidents|

Oconomowoc Gas Explosion: State High Court Rules in Favor of Victims

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that an insurer, responsible for specific liabilities, must share the costs and contribute to the settlement paid to victims of a gas explosion accident at a city construction site. This decision will lead to victims of the accident receiving compensation for their injuries at a faster rate. Explosion in Oconomowoc The ruling stems from a 2008 explosion in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. The contractor, Dorner Inc., [...]

2015-04-04T07:00:02+00:00April 4, 2015|Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer|

Recreational Activities: Injuries Sustained on Another’s Property

Recreational activities such as snowmobiling, sledding, hunting, fishing, camping, and berry picking are popular in Wisconsin. However, if you or a loved one has suffered an injury during one of these activities, you may have been told there is no way to recover for your injuries under current Wisconsin law. But, with an experienced attorney who understands the complexities of Wisconsin's recreational activities law, you may be able to recover [...]

2015-01-26T13:04:07+00:00January 26, 2015|Appleton Personal Injury Attorney|

Wisconsin Faces an Increasing Number of Car Accident Fatalities

Car accidents occur at an alarming rate throughout the United States. In fact, in 2012, 109, 385 traffic crashes occurred in Wisconsin alone. Of those crashes, 601 people were killed. Losing a loved one in car accident can be devastating, especially when it is due to another driver's negligence. Although there is nothing that can be done to bring a loved one back, pursuing a cause of action on behalf [...]

2014-12-02T07:00:32+00:00December 2, 2014|Car Accidents|

The Importance of Punitive Damages in Drunken Driving Accidents

Losing a loved one in a car accident can be a tragic and traumatic experience. When the accident is the fault of an intoxicated driver, it is normal for other feelings such as anger and hostility to arise. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, there were more than 33, 000 convictions for drunken driving offenses in Wisconsin in 2012 alone. Given the high volume of convictions, it is clear [...]

2014-11-25T12:15:48+00:00November 25, 2014|Car Accidents|

Personal Injury Cases: Calculating the Damages  

Being the victim of an accident can be a traumatic and life-changing experience. Serious injuries can result following all types of incidents including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, workplace accidents, and even dog attacks. However, when an accident is caused by someone else's negligent or reckless conduct, the victim may be entitled to compensation. In addition to the medical expenses incurred to treat the accident-related injuries, the person liable [...]

2014-09-30T12:54:06+00:00September 30, 2014|Car Accidents|

Wisconsin Boating Accidents: Recovering for Injuries Sustained

Wisconsin is home to about 15, 000 lakes and has access to Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and the Mississippi River. Nestled close to Lake Michigan, Green Bay is a prime location to take out a boat on the water during a hot summer day. Although boat owners typically take out their boats during popular holidays such as the 4th of July, Memorial Day, and Labor Day, Wisconsin boat owners have [...]

2014-08-12T10:28:39+00:00August 12, 2014|Green Bay Boating Accidents Attorney|

The Dangers of Fatigued Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are about 100, 000 automobile accidents a year caused by drivers who are fatigued or driving drowsy. This number already may seem high, but it is actually even higher since drowsy driving is often underreported and there is no test to determine whether a driver fell asleep at the wheel. Currently, there are only a handful of states that have [...]

2014-07-28T16:39:44+00:00July 28, 2014|Car Accidents|

Green Bay Police Find a New Way to Promote Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian accidents in Wisconsin may seem high now, but they have been decreasing over the past few decades. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WDOT), 1, 277 crashes involving pedestrians occurred in Wisconsin in 2012 alone. Since 1990, Wisconsin has worked hard to decrease the number of pedestrian accidents by focusing its efforts on areas such as enforcement, education, and emergency response. As a result of these efforts, pedestrian-related [...]

2014-07-24T07:00:13+00:00July 24, 2014|Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer|

Fire Closes Down Fond Du Lac Hotel

Burn injuries sustained from a fire can be severe and have long-lasting effects on a person's quality of life. Unfortunately, burn injuries from fires, especially those in buildings, are sadly common. According to the United States Fire Administration, 13, 900 people suffered from injuries due to residential building fires in 2011 alone. After a traumatic injury, victims of burn injuries can be faced with medical bills, loss of income, and [...]

2014-07-22T14:26:34+00:00July 22, 2014|Appleton Burn Injury Lawyers|
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