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Insurance & Personal Injury

Recommended Lawyers:

| Terence R. Collins | Brent P. Smith | Peder G. Arneson (Retired) | Brian G. Weber | Joseph G. Veenstra | David A. Pierce Jr. |

Johns, Flaherty & Collins' insurance attorneys are members of the Civil Trial Council of Wisconsin, the Defense Research Institute, American Board of Trial Advocates and American College of Trial Lawyers.

We have a long tradition of representing insurance companies in:

  • Insurance claims
  • Coverage disputes
  • Alternative dispute resolution proceedings
  • Appellate matters

Representative Matters

Johns, Flaherty & Collins defended an auto insurance company where the plaintiff demanded $200,000 from an auto accident where she had been injured. The case went to trial, where the jury found the majority of the injuries were related to something other than the accident and awarded the plaintiff less than $5,000.

A man who was partially paralyzed in an accident brought a personal injury case against a Johns, Flaherty & Collins client, an insurance company for a local business, claiming the business had sold a defective product. Following a three-week trial, the jury found no negligence on behalf of our client.

Representative Clients

  • American Family Insurance Group
  • Auto Club Insurance Association
  • Auto Owners Insurance Company
  • Badger Mutual Insurance Company
  • Erie Insurance Exchange
  • Progressive Casualty Insurance Company
  • West Bend Mutual Insurance Company
  • Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance

We also represent injured people, offering free initial consultations for situations involving:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Birth injuries
  • Consumer products
  • Environmental injury, including mold and asbestos
  • Food poisoning
  • Job-related injuries and illness
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Pharmaceutical injuries
  • Wrongful death

We represent injured persons on a contingent-fee basis, which means we are not paid a fee unless our client is compensated.

Representative Matters

A man who was severely burned in an industrial accident worked with Johns, Flaherty & Collins to seek justice for his debilitating injuries. Working with a number of novel legal theories - theories that have since been used in other cases - Johns, Flaherty & Collins was able to avoid what would likely have been an expensive month-long trial to settle the case for $7.2 million.

A young man who suffered a workplace accident that left him tremendously injured and brain damaged. Though several other substantial law firms declined to take the case (many of whom represented insurers who had subrogation claims on the case), Johns, Flaherty & Collins agreed to take it and pursued litigation. The case settled in mediation, resulting in payment of $4.5 million from workers compensation and another $4 million from the liability carrier for total awards of $8.5 million. Later, the position Johns, Flaherty & Collins took was argued in an appellate matter in another case, and our position was affirmed.