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3 signs you have a personal injury case

If you watch much daytime TV, you may get the impression that virtually any injury means you have a personal injury case and tens of thousands of dollars just waiting for you to claim. In reality, you need to be able to answer yes to three questions in order to claim anything.

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5 reasons you should call your insurance company after a car accident

Many are reluctant to call their insurance company after an accident. Here's why they should call anyway.

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5 tips for choosing a great lawyer

Whether you need help with estate planning, a divorce or a personal injury lawsuit, you’ll want and need to have the right attorney in your corner.

Airport security: understanding the rules

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, and for many Americans that means time to empty all your liquids into 3-ounce containers, squeeze them all into one quart-size bag, remove your shoes and subject yourself to your choice of a nude (albeit anonymous) photo of yourself or an intimate pat-down by a stranger.


Attractive nuisances and recreational immunity: are you responsible?

A child wanders onto your property and is injured. Are you responsible?

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Auto accident: do I need an attorney?

I was in a car accident last week and suffered whiplash and a broken arm. The accident was the other driver’s fault, and I have his insurance information. Is that enough or do I need a lawyer?

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Auto accidents: do's and don'ts

What should you do first after an automobile accident? 

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Can I be sued?

I had an adverse reaction to some new medication while driving my car and accidentally hit and injured a bicyclist. Can criminal charges be filed? Can the bicyclist sue me?


Choosing an Attorney: Five Tips to Follow

Whether you need help with estate planning, a divorce or a personal injury lawsuit, you’ll want and need to have the right attorney in your corner.

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Do's and don'ts after a car accident

Did you know that on average in Wisconsin, there's an auto accident every four minutes?

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Five tips for choosing a lawyer

Chances are at some point in your life, you'll need a lawyer. It is the nature of the complex world we live in that sometimes we need the guidance of an attorney to protect our interests. Whatever the reason, you want to make sure you get the caliber of representation you deserve. 

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Flying solo: when your children travel without you

My children are flying out west this summer to spend a week with my sister. What documents should I send with them for just-in-case incidents?

Get the slip on 'slip and fall' accident liability

We live in Wisconsin or Minnesota, where we share a joke: we have six months of winter and six months of construction. Both can present opportunities for falls that are best prevented.

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Homeowners Insurance: A look at the basics

If you have a mortgage on your home, your lender has probably required you to carry homeowner’s insurance.

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Infographic shows statistics about dog bites

In tracking dog bite data throughout the year, the Centers for Disease Control have made some interesting discoveries.

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Love hurts: your liability when your dog causes injury

In Wisconsin, the law essentially says a dog owner is liable whenever their animal companion injures or causes injury to a person or another animal.

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Many factors involved in successful personal injury cases

Decisions in personal injury cases come down to negligence, how it’s defined and whether you can prove it.


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Mother Nature gives reason to read home insurance policies

So far, 2014 has been a tough year for homeowners.

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New meds and car accident...can I be sued?

I had an adverse reaction to some new medication while driving my car and accidentally hit and injured a bicyclist. Can criminal charges be filed? Can the bicyclist sue me?

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Personal injury: five steps to a fair settlement

Despite what you may see on TV, most people injured in accidents aren’t awarded vast sums of money from lawsuits...

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Personal injury: should I take the settlement?

I was injured in a car accident this winter when another car slid through an intersection and broadsided me.

Pool Safety: Five Steps to Protect You from Injury Claims

With warm temperatures finally hitting the Coulee Region, many residents are seeking refuge in their pools or at least dreaming of installing one.

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Rental Car Insurance: Get it or forget it?

Standing at the car rental counter after a long flight with tired and hungry kids is not the best time to wonder whether you need additional insurance to cover a rental car. 

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Seatbelt law: how does law affect insurance claims?

I was in a car accident and wasn't wearing my seatbelt. How will that affect my insurance claim?

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Severe weather season is here: What does your homeowner’s insurance cover?

Severe weather season is knocking on our door, and in our region, that means it’s time to review our insurance coverage.

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Slippery roads underscore importance of umbrella policies

Mother Nature served up a reason to reconsider that umbrella policy on your auto insurance. 

Small claims court: five fallacies to understand

Small claims court can be a great resource for ordinary people seeking civil justice. It’s quicker and less expensive than the usual court process, yet still yields legally enforceable judgments.

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Thousands of reasons to purchase "Underinsured Insurance"

The good news after your car accident is that the other drivers in insured. Whew!?

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Top 3 liabilities of summer

Summertime in Wisconsin is magical. Residents emerge from an interminable hibernation to enjoy the beauty, recreation and many celebrations dotting our region. But it isn’t all fun and games. Summer in Wisconsin is a prime time for injury-related accidents—many of which can easily be avoided and many of which carry big liability issues when they aren’t.

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Top 6 Myths About Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury cases aren't the slam dunks often featured on TV ads. Here's the reality.

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Top six myths about personal injury cases

A lot of common beliefs about personal injury cases are really just myths. 

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What Is "Pain and Suffering?"

In a personal injury case how is “pain and suffering” defined, and how is it calculated?

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What the Supreme Court's top five decisions this week mean for Wisconsin residents

It’s been a busy few days for the U.S. Supreme Court, with a number of big-case decisions—and, in more than one matter, indecision. Here’s the rundown on the top five and what they mean for Wisconsin residents.