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Aug 5, 2022

How to Maximize Your Case Value After a Car Accident

Car accidents can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills, a significant loss in wages if you’re forced to miss work to recover from your injuries, costly repairs or replacement of your damaged vehicle, and other losses. For many victims, the costs of being hurt in an accident...

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Aug 5, 2022

Truck Accident FAQs

Truck accidents are some of the most devastating collisions on the roads. Victims of commercial vehicle crashes often must deal with significant and potentially life-altering consequences. Common Questions About Truck Accident Lawsuits

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Jul 11, 2022

The Subtle Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury

When something outside the body hits the head with significant force, or when the brain itself is impacted internally as a result of severe whiplash, it can result in traumatic brain injury (TBI). A TBI is a type of acquired brain injury (one that isn’t degenerative, congenital, or hereditary in...

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Jul 11, 2022

What Happens If My Personal Injury Claim Goes To Court?

If you have been injured in a car accident or a workplace injury accident, you will likely need a personal injury attorney to protect your rights and, if necessary, file a claim against the individual who is at fault. Filing a legal claim can help you with compensation to cover property damage,...

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Jun 18, 2022

Commercial Truck Crashes & Liability

Today, truck crashes are getting more common. In a commercial truck crash, multiple liable parties are involved

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Jun 18, 2022

Top hazards in the construction industry

Carpenters, Electricians, and steel workers all work in settings where there are numerous potential health and safety issues. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, there are close to 12 million construction workers across the United States, and the fatal injury rate is...

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May 13, 2022

Summer Accidents - Pools, Amusement Parks, Carnivals & ATVs

If summer is your favorite season, you may be keen to get outside and enjoy the warm sunshine with your family. Since school is out and many of us have a relaxed, carefree attitude, but recklessness can cause accidents and injuries. Countless adults and kids sustain summer injuries each year. In...

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May 10, 2022

Summer Travel - Be Alert To Large Trucks

Summer roads and highways see increased traffic with holiday travel. All that extra traffic on highways makes it harder for commercial truck drivers to maneuver safely, increasing the risk of accidents involving cars and other trucks. It is imperative that you take extra precaution when traveling...

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Apr 7, 2022

Commercial Truck Accidents

Commercial truck accidents can lead to very serious injuries. When this type of accident occurs, it’s in your best interest to work with our attorneys. With over 40 years of experience working on truck accident cases, we will get you the compensation you deserve.

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Apr 4, 2022

Car Accidents & Chronic Pain Back Injuries

One common result of car accidents are back injuries and chronic pain. Even a relatively minor accident can lead to a variety of possible back injuries.

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Mar 2, 2022

Top Myths About Work Injury Lawsuits

Below are some of the most common myths about work injury lawsuits.

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Mar 2, 2022

Legal Issues Around Social Media

While social media can be an important business tool, make sure you understand the related legal parameters. The following tips can help you avoid legal issues related to social media use.

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Feb 14, 2022

Follow Medical Advice After An Accident

After an accident, following your doctor's instructions may be critical to not only your health, but any legal matters as well. If your injury involves an insurance claim, you’ll likely be dealing with an insurance adjuster. The adjuster’s job is to pay you the bare minimum while making the...

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Feb 8, 2022

The Most Common Types Of Back Injuries

Many types of accidents can result in back injuries, one of the most common and persistent types of injuries. These injuries can result in missed work, loss of income, and severe pain for those affected. Below are some of the most common types of back injuries.

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Jan 12, 2022

Head Injuries & Traumatic Brain Injury

For many decades, many people believed that when you hit your head during a sporting event or accident, you just needed to “walk it off”. Now we know how wrong we were thanks to the research and issues surrounding NFL players brain injuries and studies. Researchers have determined that a...

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Jan 12, 2022


Driving can already be a stressful activity, but when you add in winter weather it can certainly raise one’s anxiety level. You can take steps to make your time behind the wheel less worrisome and safer by avoiding these winter driving mistakes.

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Dec 16, 2021

Flatbed Truck Accidents

A flatbed tow truck is a large, powerful vehicle that is designed to haul materials and other vehicles. When it comes to transporting other vehicles, instead of being hoisted and carried at an angle, the entire vehicle sits flat on the bed of the tow truck.

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Dec 3, 2021

Holiday Accidents & How To Avoid Them

The holiday season is a time to appreciate all the blessings stowed upon us during the year. To keep you and your family safe this holiday season, read about five of the most common holiday season personal injuries, and some of the ways you can prevent them.

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Nov 15, 2021

Bad Faith Insurance Problems

If you think your insurance company is trying to deny your claim unjustly, you should contact us!

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Oct 8, 2021

Amateur Sports Injuries – Who’s Liable?

In many sporting activities, there is only a minor risk of serious injury to the participants. There are, however, instances when a participant in an organized recreational event suffers a more serious injury.

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Oct 8, 2021

Hunting Season & Accidents

The hunting season is approaching and it's important that participants take precautions to avoid injury. Hunting accidents, while uncommon, can lead to serious injuries with devastating consequences. The steps you take following any such accident can also determine how you move forward.

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Sep 9, 2021

When and Why Employers May Fight A Workers Comp Claim

If you’ve been injured at work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation to pay for your medical bills and lost wages. Even though your employer should have workers’ compensation insurance, their rates can go up if they pay out on claims. Therefore, there’s a chance your employer may...

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Sep 1, 2021


As kids go back to school, some after a longer than usual break from in person classes, it's important that you review some rules and plans to keep them safe this year

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Aug 15, 2021

Lost Wages & Inability To Work

An accident occurs out of nowhere resulting in you’re being wheeled into an ambulance. Your accident injuries may require extensive medical treatment involving loss of work. Depending on your situation, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and loss of earning capacity, two very...

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Aug 15, 2021

Wrongful Death Claims

At LDM, we understand the significance of handling very serious claims involving the loss of life. When a family member is lost because of the negligent conduct of another person or persons, not only is there confusion about the rights that they may have, but there is also confusion about whether...

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Jul 23, 2021

When To Call An Attorney For A Summertime Accident

Summertime brings to mind backyard barbecues, pool parties, family vacations and fun in the sun. The slower pace of summer and the abundance of outdoor activities and more time spent outside by the pool or even on the road can lead to pain and suffering – especially if you or a loved one...

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Jul 1, 2021

Scooters & Safety In Milwaukee

Electric scooters are seemingly everywhere in Milwaukee and are becoming more popular in major cities across the United States. The law defines an electric scooter as a device that weighs less than 100 pounds and does not exceed more than 20 miles per hour when powered by an electric motor. You...

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Jun 10, 2021

Traveling With Your Dog

Dogs can make great travel companions. They're happy tourists, willing listeners and instant conversation starters. To make the most of your trips together, it’s a good idea to do some advance planning.

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Jun 10, 2021

Summer Heat, Autos & Child Safety

Excessive heat can pose additional risks to drivers and passengers. In a matter of minutes, the inside of your car can become dangerously hot. From 1998 to 2020, 883 children died from heatstroke in hot cars according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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May 11, 2021

Dog Training To Prevent Bites & Attacks

In accordance with the old adage, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, we want to talk about dog training and preventing biting incidents.

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May 3, 2021

Children & Liability

How does the law protect children who are hurt in an accident? Who is liable when a minor causes an injury? Personal injury cases typically arise from accidents and other incidents involving adults. But what if a child is injured, or ends up causing an injury?

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Apr 14, 2021

Rollover Accidents

One of the most dangerous types of vehicle accidents to experience is one where the vehicle you’re riding in rolls over. Rollover accidents are both dangerous and tragically common. 

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Apr 7, 2021

When Is A Concussion Serious

Some people often think a concussion is not serious enough, as injuries go, to give them legal rights to compensation. Nothing could be further from the truth and that the term “mild traumatic brain injury” is a prime example of a misleading use of words.

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Mar 11, 2021

Buying A Motorcycle? Here Are Some Things You Should Consider

Many factors come into play when you want to choose a motorcycle suitable for your needs. We’ve compiled a short list of must-knows in various categories to help you decide.

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Mar 1, 2021

Summer Liability & Safety

If you suffer injury from a hazard on private, public, or commercial property, you might have the right to monetary damages. Generally, property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe, but the scope of this duty varies significantly depending on the specific facts and situation.

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Feb 15, 2021


When you or a loved one is injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, having an experienced attorney on your side can save you from making costly mistakes and increase your chances of maximizing any compensations you may be awarded.  Read on to learn some steps you could...

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Feb 1, 2021

Common Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Workers Comp Claim

If you have sustained an injury or illness at work, filing a workers’ compensation claim may provide compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. Unfortunately, the claims process can be complicated and confusing, which is why workers often make mistakes along the way. These common...

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Jan 6, 2021


Workplace injuries can happen any time. But as one study has revealed, these accidents are more likely to happen at night. A study at Princeton University looked at workers’ compensation claims that had been filed in a particular state and studied the time of day that the incidents had taken...

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Jan 6, 2021


With the growth of the X Games, winter “extreme” sports like freestyle skiing and snowboarding are as popular as ever. Just like in other sports, injuries, especially concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI), unfortunately can sometimes occur.

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Dec 8, 2020

Voice To Text While Driving

Many think that using voice to text while driving is the solution to texting while driving, but is it really?

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Dec 8, 2020

Avoiding Parking Lot Accident

Many parking lots are poorly designed, making it difficult for drivers to navigate all the backing up, pulling in, and pedestrians.

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Nov 2, 2020

What Is "Whiplash" And The Dangers Associated With It?

Whiplash is a neck injury commonly associated with rear-end car accidents. It happens when someone experiences a forceful overextension of the neck beyond its typical range of motion. The movement is rapid, like a whip.

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Nov 2, 2020

Fall Driving Tips

The transition from summer to autumn brings all types of change, including changes to road conditions. Each season presents unique driving circumstances and fall is no different. Here are 6 fall driving tips to keep you safe on the road so you can enjoy the beautiful things that autumn has to offer.

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Nov 2, 2020

1 In 5 Car Accidents Take Place In Parking Lots

Did you know one of every five vehicle accidents happens in a parking lot? 9% of vehicle fatalities are caused by vehicles backing up. But, it’s not just bad drivers. Many people each year are injured in parking lots. Most injuries are avoidable and usually, some kind of negligence causes the...

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Oct 3, 2020

Playground Accidents

Playgrounds provide children with social and physical benefits. However, playgrounds can put children at risk for injury, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can have serious long-term consequences for a child’s health and development. Nearly 30,000 children – most of whom are between...

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Oct 3, 2020

Types of Traumatic Brain Injury

There are many challenges that individuals and their families must grapple with following a traumatic brain injury (TBI).  Below are four types of traumatic brain injuries and how they can change a person’s life.

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Sep 7, 2020

Truck Accidents & Work Zone Safety

Late summer is typically a busy time for road construction as the weather provides a great opportunity for repairs and new projects. At the same time, heavy traffic  can create hazards for motorists driving through these areas. This is particularly true when it comes to tractor trailers,...

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Sep 7, 2020

Lawn Care Safety

Over the past 10 years, a national survey of US emergency rooms reported more than 26,000 home lawn and garden injuries per month.  Injuries include amputations, burns, nerve damage, broken bones, cuts and bruises. Here's the facts you need to know to stay safe!

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Aug 31, 2020


Whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip. Whiplash is commonly caused by rear-end car accidents. But whiplash can also result from sports accidents, physical abuse and other types of traumas, such as a fall. Whiplash may be...

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Aug 28, 2020

Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

Motor Vehicle Accident. Each year millions of people are injured, sometimes fatally, in motor vehicle accidents. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, either as a driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your personal injuries and...

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Jul 31, 2020

Why You Need An Attorney In An Injury Case

Experiencing a personal injury due to any reason can be devastating. When it is due to someone else’s negligence, however, it can be even more of a mental and emotional burden to handle, in addition to the physical struggles it causes. In these scenarios, you may feel as though simply leaving the...

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Jul 30, 2020

Fall Related Traumatic Brain Injuries On The Rise

Injuries can happen almost anywhere, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result from many different types of accidents. Motor vehicle collisions, slips and falls, and other kinds of accidents can lead to severe head trauma. According to a recent report from U.S. News & World Report, rates of...

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Jun 23, 2020

Pedestrian & Vehicle Accident Facts

Mixing pedestrians and vehicles can often be a dangerous combination. The well-known rule that the pedestrian has the right of way is most often accurate, but there are certain times when it’s not. In the event of a car accident with a pedestrian, determining who is at fault depends on the...

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Jun 16, 2020

Fire Work Safety

Independence Day brings us backyard BBQ, festive parades, and fireworks with colorful light shows.  It's also a great time for a reminder about safety when it comes to fireworks. 

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May 17, 2020

The Cost Of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are the leading cause of paralysis in the United States. Approximately 291,000 people in the U.S. live with a spinal cord injuries with about 17,730 new cases of spinal cord injuries each year. Motor vehicle crashes and falls account for roughly 71 percent of spinal cord...

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May 13, 2020

Construction Site Acciednts

Each year construction workers, visitors, and others are injured or killed on construction sites. Construction site accidents account for approximately one-fifth of worker fatalities. Individuals injured on construction sites may be entitled to compensation from the property owner, construction...

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May 2, 2020

Burn Injury Lawsuits - What You Need To Know

Burn Injury Lawsuits are indeed challenging and complex, requiring thorough investigation, as well as communication with experts, medical providers and law enforcement officials. They also often require financial negotiations with other parties and insurance companies who may not always have your...

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May 1, 2020

Accidents Lawsuits Start At The Scene

Injured in a car accident? Here’s an important list of do’s and don’ts to help make sure your case starts on a solid foundation. Laying the appropriate groundwork for a lawsuit starts at the scene of the accident. Not every car accident ends with a trial, but yours might, so it’s...

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Apr 21, 2020

Burn Injuries

Each year, 2.4 million burn injuries are reported across the country. Many individuals suffer permanent scarring and handicap while others lose their lives to injuries. Burn injuries can result from negligence, defective products, fires, hot liquid scalds, gas explosions, occupational accidents,...

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Apr 1, 2020

Being Smart When It Comes To Excercise

Coming out of winter with travel and social distancing guidelines in place is certain to make many of us a little “stir crazy”. With the first sign of sun, it’s tempting to jump into some types of physical activities such as a biking, running, weights, rollerblading, etc. If you’re out...

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Mar 30, 2020

Making Your House Safe While Being "Safe At Home"

Keeping a positive attitude and staying active during these uncertain times will help you stay healthier, both mentally and physically. If you and your family are looking to be productive at home, dive into some home projects.

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Feb 13, 2020

New Car Safety

In an effort to reduce injuries during car accidents, new cars come with a host of options. According to Consumer Reports, here are some of the ones you should look for when it comes to your next vehicle;

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Feb 4, 2020

Wrongful Death Defined

A wrongful death occurs when a person loses their life due to the negligence or carelessness of another person or entity. The law considers negligence as the lack of reasonable care to prevent harm or injury to another person. These are common causes of wrongful death that occur frequently and all...

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Jan 16, 2020

Cold Conditions and Worker Injuries

Workers exposed to cold outdoors (Construction, Public Utilities, etc) or indoors (Cold Storage/Warehouse workers, etc.) are at risk for cold stress, a drop in the body’s internal temperature that can cause serious damage if not remedied immediately.

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Jan 10, 2020

A Legal Laugh

Welcome to winter and sub zero temps. With that in mind, we thought a little "legal humor" would nice. For that, we turned to one of America's all time favorite comedians, Groucho Marx. In 1946 Groucho became embroiled in a legal dispute with Warner Brothers. Being Groucho, rather than...

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Dec 18, 2019

How To Prevent Common Gym Injuries

Today’s fitness clubs, cycle studios, Pilates classes and yoga centers (to name a few) have become our modern day gymnasiums.  Molding our bodies into shape, they serve as a refuge from the stress of our daily lives.  However, they can also be minefields filled with dead weights, one-ton...

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Dec 4, 2019

Office Parties & Liability

It’s that time of year again, so your office administrative staff is likely planning your company’s holiday party. While holiday parties are a great way to build morale and show appreciation for your employees, they can also present risks for employers

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Nov 7, 2019

What causes most workplace injuries

Insurance companies keep meticulous data on workplace injuries. The job of an insurance company is to reduce their own risk of having to pay out money in injury settlements so you can be certain they will let employers know exactly how workers get injured.

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Nov 3, 2019

What is Mediation

Many of our clients are not familiar with mediation, but in some cases it is an option to consider.

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Oct 30, 2019

Low Impact Collisions

It is common knowledge that accidents that occur at high speeds can cause significant damage and injuries. However, what is less commonly known is that low-impact collisions can be just as dangerous and damaging. Many studies have been conducted regarding low-impact collisions, both front- and...

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Oct 28, 2019

Winter Safety Reminders

Winter is upon us already and time for some reminders on safety tips to keep in mind

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Sep 20, 2019

Night Driving Safety

Every time we get into a car we risk our lives. Driving is one of the most dangerous activities we do, yet we do it daily and without concern. As we slide our key into the ignition and pull on our seatbelt, we never pause to think about the roughly 18,000 car accidents that occur in the U.S. each...

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Sep 18, 2019

Construction Accidents Facts

Construction site accidents lead to severe, and even fatal, injuries because of the nature of the industry. The heavy machinery, moving objects, and simultaneous projects create the perfect environment for construction site accidents and workers comp injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health...

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Aug 7, 2019


Due to their significant size and power, commercial trucks can be particularly dangerous on the roadways. If a vehicle of this massive size collides with a smaller vehicle, the results are often devastating. That said, it is important for motorists in smaller vehicles to know how to safely drive...

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Aug 5, 2019

Coping With Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) often change victims’ lives forever. However, insurance companies try their hardest to avoid fully paying victims for the enormous costs and losses they suffer after an injury to the brain.

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Aug 1, 2019

Electric Scooter Accidents In Milwaukee

Electric scooters seem to be everywhere in Milwaukee. As more and more electric scooters take to the roadways, there are also many issues regarding legality when serious accidents occur.

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Jun 12, 2019

What To Do In An Accident With Uber or Lyft

Ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft provide an easy to use alternative to taxi services and offer convenience when booking a ride. The payment and billing is handled on your phone making it very simple for all. However, if you're involved in an accident with one of these ride sharing groups,...

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Jun 10, 2019

Social Media Actions - Personal VS Professional Liability

While the expansion of social media in our daily professional lives offers exciting ways to connect with clients and the public, it opens up a number of liability concerns. One of the most worrisome challenges of social media is the way in which they may blur the line between an employee’s...

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May 6, 2019

Reducing Risks Of Dog Bites

To reduce the number of injuries from dog bites, adults and children should be educated about bite prevention, and dog owners should practice responsible dog ownership. Understanding dog body language is a key way to help avoid being bitten. Know the signs that dogs give to indicate that...

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May 3, 2019

Driving With Unrestrained Pets

We bring our dogs everywhere and many of us wouldn’t consider a road trip without our trusty canine co-pilot. However, a growing number of states are enacting laws that require pets be in seatbelts, an approved carrier or in the back seats. While Wisconsin doesn’t have such laws yet, that’s...

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May 1, 2019

Avoiding Social Media When Legal Matters Are Concerned

Don't hurt your chances in court cases or with insurers with social media posts.

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Apr 30, 2019

Keeping Your Kids Safe On Prom Night

For most high schoolers, Prom is a long-anticipated event that can be months or years in the making. From finding just the right outfit to photos, friends and activities, it’s a celebration that they will remember for years to come. However, Prom can also be a night where some are tempted by...

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Apr 23, 2019

Avoiding Your Phone While Driving

While the majority of drivers say it is never acceptable to email, text, or use social media while driving, a recent AAA survey found, more than 70 percent admit to talking on the phone while driving. There are more crashes due to distracted driving than drunken driving.

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Mar 6, 2019

Brain Injuries And Dementia

The New York Times recently published an article detailing a new study which examined people suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and found an increased likelihood in developing dementia.

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Mar 4, 2019

Catastrophic Injuries

Whenever an accident occurs due to the negligence or recklessness of another person or entity, it’s important that the injuries resulting from that accident are addressed immediately to prevent long-term damage. In very grave situations, injuries become not only long-term, but permanent, and...

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Feb 19, 2019

What is a personal injury claim

Personal injury claims are filed to get compensation for someone who has suffered harm because of the negligence or carelessness of another. By far, the most common types personal injury claims stem from automobile accidents, whether the motor vehicles involved are cars, trucks, or motorcycles, but...

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Feb 4, 2019

Winter Driving Safety

We may have made it through the rough part of winter driving, but it's important to remain careful while the snow and ice melts (we hope).

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Jan 4, 2019

Don't Believe Everything Your Told By An Insurance Adjuster

Insurance adjusters are not on your side. Never. Ever. In fact, the larger your personal injury claim shapes up to be, the nicer they will be to you. They'll be helpful and fair, until money is discussed. When significant dollar amounts are involved, adjusters will also try to discourage you...

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Jan 2, 2019

All Head Injuries Should Be Considered Serious

One of the most dangerous injuries after a car accident is also one of the least understood. Concussions and brain injuries after a serious car accident require immediate medical care and also caution.

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Dec 20, 2018

Workplace Injury VS Personal Injury

After suffering a workplace injury, you may be wondering what legal options are available to cover your injuries and other damages. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may have two options: file a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit.

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Dec 11, 2018

15 Must Have Items For Winter Driving

There are steps you can take to avoid a winter car accident. In addition to making sure your car is serviced and ready for the cold, having the proper materials and emergency equipment on board is key. Being prepared for emergencies will make things easier if you get into a crash, break down, or...

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Nov 23, 2018

Getting A Second Opinion

If you've been injured by someone, the last thing you probably would want to hear from an attorney is: There’s no case. Remember, that's only one person's opinion. You could still choose to have conversation with a second attorney to see if they may see something that may have been overlooked...

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Nov 20, 2018

Holidays With Your Children When Divorced

s holidays’ plans approach, many families may think about this holiday visitation schedule as much as the decorations, presents, and all other related preparations. Whether you like it or not, divorce is all about making compromises, regardless of the season. Everything from where you live to...

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Nov 8, 2018

Cold Weather Brings New Concerns For Workers

Winter weather can bring dangerous working conditions that lead to devastating, and sometimes fatal, consequences. Many workers in fields such as construction, emergency response and public services are consistently exposed to dangerous winter conditions.

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Oct 18, 2018

How To Stay Safer This Winter

The coming ice and snow of winter, bring with them the increased possibility of slips, falls and auto accidents. Freezing rain, sleet, ice, packed snow, and snow covered ice create the perfect setting for many types of accidents. When snow and ice are tracked indoors, puddles form causing...

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Sep 25, 2018

Holiday Parties & Liability

If you plan on hosting a holiday event this season, here's something you should know. If your event includes alcohol and your guests overindulge, you could potentially be on the hook if they wreck their car and kill or injure someone. As a matter of fact, you could be held liable if they trip...

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Sep 12, 2018

What To Do If You're Injured At Work

If you are injured in an accident at work you are probably entitled to workers compensation. Nearly every employer is required by state law to provide workers compensation insurance coverage for it's employees. If you suffer a job-related injury, here are a few important tips to protect your legal...

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Aug 22, 2018

Pedestrians & Auto Accidents

Twelve percent of people killed in fatal car crashes are pedestrians. That’s a high percentage considering the majority of the pedestrians were walking on sidewalks or crossing the street. Only 3 percent of people injured in car crashes are pedestrians. That actually isn’t a good thing. It...

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Aug 12, 2018

Back & Neck Injuries

Back and neck injuries are seen more than perhaps anything else in a personal injury law practice. These range from soft tissue whiplash injuries which can be quite debilitating to spine fractures and spinal cord injuries resulting in permanent disability.

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Jul 27, 2018


Boating is an enjoyable hobby and allows people to spend time with friends and family, enjoy great weather, sight-see beautiful locations, and create memories to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, boating accidents do occur frequently, because boating can be dangerous. Boat accidents can occur in...

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Jul 23, 2018

Mopeds, Scooters, Safety & The Law

With this year's high gas prices and comfortable weather, scooters and mopeds are becoming an increasingly popular form of travel nationwide. We encourage drivers of these vehicles to make sure they understand their roadway responsibilities when sharing Wisconsin streets with larger passenger...

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Jun 4, 2018

Avoiding Summer Roadway Accidents

With summer public roads and highways, which see a lot of traffic and more teens, tourists, and individuals who have been celebrating than other times of the year. More traffic means more accidents. To help you stay safe, we have outlined a few of the reasons why car accidents are likely to...

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Jun 3, 2018

Pool Safety & Liability

As the weather begins heating up, neighborhood swimming pool use will increase dramatically. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 3,500 people die in drowning accidents every year, most of them occurring in swimming pools. It is important for pool owners to know...

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May 8, 2018

Truck Driver Fatigue Kills and Injures Thousands of People

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that truck driver fatigue is a factor in 30 to 40 percent of accidents involving large commercial vehicles, such as tractor-trailers, flatbed semis, delivery trucks and coal trucks. In many of those crashes, the driver was not...

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May 1, 2018

Bicycle Accidents & Injury Cases

Because bicyclists aren’t afforded the same physical protection as drivers, many bicycle accident victims suffer serious injuries, resulting in costly medical bills and a long road to recovery. Bicyclists can recover financial compensation for the damages they have suffered in an accident with...

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Apr 10, 2018

Auto Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injury

Every year, 2.4 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Of these injuries, over 17% are caused by automobile accidents according to the CDC. However, evidence of TBI is not always immediately apparent. Often seemingly mild symptoms including headaches, fatigue, or irritability can be...

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Apr 2, 2018

Basic Motorcycle Safety

Riding is a lifestyle. Whether you’re restoring an old Indian, are a Harley-Davidson person, or prefer your trusty Honda, choosing a motorcycle involves more than history or looks. The size, weight, maneuverability, and experience of the rider all play roles in what motorcycle is right for you....

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Mar 20, 2018

Commercial Truck Accidents

The process for determining fault in crashes involving a commercial truck can be complex. Crashes involving commercial trucks often have a number of contributing factors such as driver error, weather, roadway conditions, and vehicle malfunctions which may complicate the liability determination.

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Mar 6, 2018

ATV Accidents

ll-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are popular recreational vehicles, used and enjoyed by thousands of Americans each year. They’re also used by farm workers and workers in certain manufacturing and industrial settings for a variety of motorized tasks.

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Feb 28, 2018

Rear End Crashes

A car accident can change one’s life instantly. While some rear-end accidents result in minor damage and injuries, in other cases, rear-end accidents can be deadly. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rear-end accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm.

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Feb 15, 2018

Can you protect yourself from pharmacy error?

Your doctor prescribed pain medication to get you back on your feet after hip replacement surgery. You head into your pharmacist and pick up your prescription before driving home. But how confident can you be that you have the right medication, and in the right dose?

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Jan 24, 2018

Construction Hazards & Injuries

Over the past few years there has been a great increase in development of both public and private buildings throughout metro Milwaukee. This increase in construction has also led to an increase in construction related injuries. While many construction accidents occur in warmer weather when more...

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Jan 21, 2018

Neck And Back Injuries -The Dangers To Consider

As anyone who’s suffered one knows, injuries to the neck and back are among the worst types of trauma that can happen to your body. The pain from such an injury can be chronic and debilitating, limit your range of movement, and often take the longest to heal. At the same time, symptoms from such...

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Dec 20, 2017


Whether traversing a parking lot, sidewalk, roadside or intersection, the potential for a car-vs-pedestrian accident is always present. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely per trip than occupants of passenger vehicles to be killed....

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Dec 15, 2017

Winter Fun & Safety

Winter months are filled with dozens of fun activities, especially if you live in areas where snow and ice are a part of your winter season. Some of the best and most memorable activities you can do during the winter include: sledding, skiing, or snowboarding, having a snowball fight, and going ice...

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Dec 13, 2017

Holiday Roadways & Increased Dangers Of DUI

The holidays bring with them a mood of merriment and leisure, as we begin to wind down and collect ourselves from a hectic year. Loved ones rejoin their families, eggnog and other libations flow freely, airports and highways seem to bust at the seams with swells of determined travelers. However,...

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Nov 14, 2017

Teenage Head Injuries

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 5.3 million Americans currently live with disabilities resulting from brain injuries. The CDC also reports that of the one million people who are treated in and released from hospital emergency rooms each year 230,000...

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Nov 12, 2017

Winter Safety & Accidents

As Winter approaches, it’s time to prepare for the holiday season and to enjoy staying toasty warm indoors with loved ones. However, you shouldn’t forget that the season brings many different kinds of injury risks with it. The snowy weather is not always magical as it can create hazardous...

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Nov 8, 2017

Drowsy Driving Prevention & Safety Tips

As the holidays approach, many people find themselves making due on less sleep due to increased demands. Shopping, traveling, gatherings, end of year work and other events pop up at this time of year. Tiredness and fatigue can often affect your driving ability long before you even notice you’re...

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Nov 1, 2017

Winter Means Increased Personal Injury Risks

It will soon be common to see snow or ice-covered staircases around the city. Most people do their best to clean their properties and keep thoroughfares safe. However, there are occasions when property owners fail to exercise their due diligence. Perhaps they waited too long to clear the area or...

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Oct 25, 2017

Concussions and their lingering effects

After a serious accident, you may not be able to see the initial signs of a concussion. In fact, in most cases the symptoms may not present themselves until several days after the accident. However, it does not mean that this serious condition is not there. If you were involved in a serious...

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Sep 20, 2017

New Study Shows Rising Medical Costs from Bicycle Injuries

The study, which was published in June 2017 in the journal Injury Prevention, indicated that crashes and fatalities have been steadily increasing over the past ten years.

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Sep 5, 2017

Truck Driver Injuries Are Increasing

We don’t think too much about the risks associated with driving a truck; yet, according to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), “piloting” an eighteen-wheeler down a New Jersey highway can be extremely dangerous. The DOL notes that, across the nation, deaths and injuries...

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Aug 5, 2017

Brain Injury - The Silent Injury

Brain injuries are devastating, life-changing and often not obvious to the casual observer. That is why traumatic brain injuries are sometimes described as “invisible injuries” and a “silent epidemic.” If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, you understand the devastating...

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Aug 2, 2017

8 Safety Hacks To Enjoy Safe Bicycle Ride

Bike riding can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get exercise, commute, and spend time with family and friends. However, biking can also lead to serious injury if you have the misfortune of getting into an accident. Bike accidents are all too common these days, especially with the increase...

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Aug 1, 2017

What to remember when in a car accident

Nothing can prepare you for a car accident and as cautious of a driver as you might be, crashes happen to the best of us. As a result of shock, trauma and often rage, it is easy to forget what to do in order to claim from your insurance later. Here are a few tips to remember, if you ever find...

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Aug 1, 2017

What to remember when in a car accident

Nothing can prepare you for a car accident and as cautious of a driver as you might be, crashes happen to the best of us. As a result of shock, trauma and often rage, it is easy to forget what to do in order to claim from your insurance later. Here are a few tips to remember, if you ever find...

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Jun 23, 2017

Protecting Your Case From Social Media

Social media is everywhere in our lives today. If you don’t have a Snapchat account, you likely have a Facebook page or a Pinterest obsession. Because these forms of communicating have been folded seamlessly into our everyday lives, you may not think twice about sharing the details of your...

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Jun 20, 2017

Top Reasons For Vehicle Crashs & How To Avoid Them

A car crash is a horrible event that we hope you never have to experience, however, many of us will be involved in a crash at some point. Every year vehicle crashes result in thousands of injuries and deaths on the road. The main cause of most crashes is human error.

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Jun 13, 2017

Lawnmower Safey

A new study published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine documents that at least 13 children are sent to the hospital each day because they sustain injuries from lawnmowers. The data, compiled by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, shows that...

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May 17, 2017

Who Pays My Medical Bills After A Car Accident?

After a car accident, you want to heal, fix your car and get back to normal—preferably without making too big of a dent in your bank account. The accident wasn’t even your fault, so why should you have to foot the bill? Who’s paying the bills while you’re trying to get back on your feet?

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May 15, 2017

Understand Traumatic Brain Injury and Your Rights

Too many people suffer traumatic brain injuries in the US, often due to another’s negligence or reckless endangerment. You are not alone if you are a victim of a traumatic brain injury, or you know a victim of a traumatic brain injury.

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Apr 12, 2017

Sprintime Safety Around The Home

Around this time of year, a lot of people start thinking about spring cleaning projects. After all, there are many tasks we might have been avoiding during the winter that suddenly seem very important once the warmer weather rolls around. With this in mind, it can also be a good time to remind...

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Apr 11, 2017

Car Must Do's To Avoid Car Accidents

Auto crashes are dangerous and can cause major injuries to all parties involved. While the way one drives is a large factor in avoiding crashes, there is also some necessary maintenance that should be performed to decrease your risk of an crash.

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Apr 9, 2017

Scooters & Safety

Spend any time driving the streets and you will most likely see at least one scooter sharing the road with you. Common and popular in cities around the country (and world), scooters are an inexpensive alternative form of transportation - small, light, and economical. For individuals who choose not...

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Mar 9, 2017

Don't Underestimate The Seriousness Of A Back Injury

A back injury is one of the most common kinds of injuries people can get in car crashes, fall down accident and injuries at work. They can range from a temporary tweak to a very serious, debilitating kind of injury which could require multiple surgeries and mean that you may never return to work.

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Mar 2, 2017

Bicycle Rules Of The Road & Responsibilties

As the warm weather is approaching, we tend to spend more time enjoying the outdoors. Many opt for walking or biking this time of year. So what are the rules of the road when pedestrians and cyclists are involved? A bicycle is legally a “vehicle”. The “vehicle” classification means...

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Feb 27, 2017

Car Accidents & Insurance Claims

The period immediately following an accident often sets the tone for the insurance claim process. Though the claims adjuster representing the other party’s insurance company may seem friendly, their primary concern is saving their company money while protecting the individual they insure....

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Feb 23, 2017

Pedestrian Accidents & Avoiding Them

Pedestrian accidents cause thousands of personal injuries every year. Sadly, pedestrians are in a group of road users who have seen a growing increase in fatalities in the United States in recent years. Like bicyclists, pedestrians are very vulnerable to injuries in crashes because they do not have...

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Jan 24, 2017


Many people who suffer a traumatic brain injury also suffer from tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Tinnitus can be present in one or both ears and causes the paties to suffer from hearing a ringing, buzzing, hissing or clicking sound, either constantly or intermittently.

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Jan 20, 2017

Large Truck and Car Accidents

When a tractor trailer or other large truck collides with a passenger vehicle, it almost always results in bad news for the driver and passengers of the smaller vehicle. In fact, 97% of fatalities in these types of accidents are those in the smaller vehicle.

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Dec 19, 2016

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries affect thousands of Americans every year, and they are among the most expensive and difficult injuries to treat. Spinal cord injuries are devastating to not only the victim, who experiences unbearable pain and disability, but their entire families who must cope with the...

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Dec 12, 2016

Pedestrian Accidents

Recent studies have highlighted the idea that texting isn’t only a dangerous distraction for drivers, pedestrians can be in great danger as well. Researchers from the University of Washington observed more than 1,100 pedestrians at 20 different intersections in Seattle and found almost one-third...

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Nov 21, 2016

Settling A Case VS Going To Court

At some point in every claim, a person must decide whether to settle their claim or file a lawsuit. Which option is best depends on the facts of each claim and the individuals needs and characteristics of each person.

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Nov 14, 2016

Preventing Nursing Home Abuse

Elder abuse is a significant form of human rights violation, and a real, existing evil in our current society. Greater awareness of the problem may help detect and prevent elder abuse and bring relief to elderly individuals who have had their rights and dignity taken away.

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Oct 19, 2016


During holidays and holiday weekends, the risk of an alcohol-related crash becomes even greater. According to traffic safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that the daily death toll from drunk driving crashes during holiday weekends is significantly more than...

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Sep 26, 2016

After An Accident, See Your Doctor Or Else

While it can be tempting to “tough it out” and avoid seeking medical treatment after a car accident, you need to understand that this will likely prevent you from being able to recover any compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and related losses resulting from the accident.

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Sep 12, 2016

What To Do When Filing A Major Insurance Claim

Many people will tell you that the most important and necessary thing you will ever purchase in your adult life is insurance. In many cases, that might be true, but not all insurance companies are as responsive and dedicated to you as what they would have you believe.  As with any other service,...

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Sep 11, 2016

Preserving Evidence In Slip & Fall Accidents

According to the National Safety Institute, slip & fall cases account for a staggering 8 million hospital emergency visits every year.  Along with half of all accidental deaths in the home occurring because of a fall, more than one in three people over the age of 65 will experience a serious...

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Jul 21, 2016

Always Take Any Head Injuries Seriously

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us brain injury is the leading cause of death among children and people 18-35. It is estimated 6,000 Wisconsinites suffer a brain injury each year, and 50,000 Wisconsin residents live with the effects of a brain injury. Most all of these are the...

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Jul 21, 2016

Rental Car Safety & What To Do In An Accident

Both rental cars and rental agreements can be confusing.  Who really understands things like “damage waiver” and “supplemental liability insurance” provisions?  In the unlucky event that you have an accident, THEN, you'll want to know all about those clauses, the contract's fine print and...

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Jun 20, 2016


Boating season is here in Wisconsin and for boaters, it's time to get your vessel out of storage and start performing the necessary inspections and maintenance to ensure that you're ready to hit the water as soon as the weather allows. Follow these tips to get your boat water-ready for summer:

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Jun 12, 2016


When a truck accident involving a smaller vehicle occurs, the resulting injuries and property damage are often substantial. In fact, about 1 in 10 highway accidents involve a large truck. There are many potential causes of truck accidents, and oftentimes it is the driver of the truck who is...

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May 21, 2016


With Summer, in theory, about to kick off here in Wisconsin, we're seeing a lot more bikers on the roads. Whether you bike to work, school or just for fun, you deserve to be safe. Bike lanes are one of the best roadway features we have to ensure that. There has been some debate nationally...

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May 17, 2016

New Wisconsin Law Limits Time Auto Accident Victims Have To File Claims

On February 6, 2016, Governor Scott Walker signed legislation into law that made substantial changes to the statutes of limitations of auto accident related claims. This bill reduces the statute of limitations for under insured, uninsured and property damage claims as well as shortening the statute...

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Apr 24, 2016

Bicycle Accidents & Safety For 2016

In an effort to encourage people to increase their physical activity, Milwaukee, along with many major cities around the country, has expanded designated bike lanes, added trails and even offer automated bike rental locations.  As part of both green and health initiatives, bike traffic is booming...

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Apr 24, 2016

Staying Safe On Wisconsin Roads - Who are you sharing the road with?

According to the experts, 1 in 10 U.S. drivers do not own a license Whether their reasons are financial or legal (revoked or suspended licenses), countless drivers make the dangerous choice of driving without a license and/or with no car insurance. Imagine all those vehicles going back and...

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Mar 22, 2016

Back & Neck Injuries

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA), back injuries at work are second only to hand injuries as the most prevalent workplace injury. Back or neck injuries are incredibly debilitating and painful. 

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Mar 15, 2016

Bike Rules Of The Road

With warm weather approaching, it's a good time to review your rights as a cyclist to help keep yourself and other safe on the roads this season.

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Feb 18, 2016

Daylight Savings Time & Accidents

On March 13th, Daylight Savings Time will have us turning our clocks one hour forward. Amazingly, this subtle time shift can take a noticeable toll on the human body. Here are three strange ways that daylight saving time, and the ending of it, affect human health:

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Feb 16, 2016

Smart Phones - The Good & The Bad When It Comes To Your Auto

Smartphones are a fact of life in today's world. Not only do they allow us to stay connected to others, but their various applications can allow us to do everything from catch up on the latest TV show to pay bills. Along with all their benefits, there are some drawbacks to them as well....

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Jan 18, 2016

What To Do About Medical Bills During Your Accident Case

So what do you do when you get medical bills in the mail from an accident? The accident wasn’t even your fault and now you’re stuck with medical bills you can’t afford because your case hasn’t even settled yet. Read on....

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Dec 21, 2015

New Teen Drivers & Safety Tips For All

The holidays/new year time frame leads to a lot of auto purchases. Many of those purchases, whether new or used autos, go to newly licensed drivers. It's a day that comes with mixed emotions for parents, but at some point, your teen will probably get their license and be anxious to drive....

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Dec 18, 2015

Child Safety Seats & Winter Driving

When the temperatures fall, your instinct is to bundle up your child in as many layers as possible to help protect him from the frigid weather. When it comes to car safety, parents should remove children's winter coats before strapping their children into auto seats.

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Nov 17, 2015

Thanksgiving Safety

With all the activity this holiday, keeping safety in mind is crucial. From crowded road ways, changes in weather and food safety, the holidays can see an increase in accidents and injuries. Check out some of these holiday safety matters and be prepared

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Nov 13, 2015

Car Rentals & The Holidays

This is the time of year when rental car counters are lined up with holiday travelers. In preparing for this, here are 4 “musts” you need to know when renting a car.

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Oct 13, 2015

What To Do In The Event Of An Auto Accident

Even a seemingly minor car accident can be a disorienting experience. After an accident, check on the well-being of your passengers, as well as any other drivers, and call for paramedics if there are any obvious injuries.

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Oct 6, 2015

What Do You Need To Help Win An Auto Accident Case

There isn't any ONE key piece of evidence that an injured person needs in order to win an auto accident case. However, the more pertinent and well-presented pieces of evidence you have, the better your chance of prevailing in such cases. Sadly, there are many attorneys out there who, whether...

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Aug 25, 2015

Workers Comp Claims & Denials

Work comp insurance companies can deny a claim on almost any basis. This is how insurance companies avoid paying claims, because they know that a certain percentage of people will never hire a lawyer or pursue a claim if it has been denied. This is particularly true where the injured worker has...

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Aug 19, 2015

School Sports Programs & Safety

Young people's participation in sports can provide mental and physical health benefits, teach teamwork, sportsmen help to reduce the chances of a young person becoming involved with drugs, and it can reduce the risk of obesity. Unfortunately, while there are many positive health and social...

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Jul 20, 2015

Summer Driving Dangers

On the surface, driving through a summer heat wave seems quite serene compared to a winter whiteout. But according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), summer is the most dangerous. Here are a handful of reasons why summer often trumps winter in the danger department.

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Jul 16, 2015

Car Seat Safety

Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States. Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent.

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Jun 4, 2015

Why You Need An Expert Workplace Accident Attorney If You Are Injured

Workplace accidents happen every day and range in seriousness from a temporary injury to long term disability and, in some cases, death. The slightest of errors can cause serious injuries to people at the work place. Insurance companies have made it their business to dodge compensation of some...

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Jun 1, 2015

Distracted Driving Accidents

At any given moment in the US, an estimated 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or electronic devices while driving. Many of these drivers are teens. If you are the parent of a teen driver, the idea of your teen texting while driving may be among your greatest fears.

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Apr 20, 2015

Nighttime Car Accidents & Safety

Whether involved in an accident, running out of gas or having car trouble in general, a busy highway can be especially dangerous at night. Reduced visibility and potential driver fatigue are factors in many nighttime accidents and deaths each year. Knowing what do to in a nighttime emergency may...

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Apr 18, 2015

Motorcycle Accident Disabilities and Safety

As the first spring rains have washed away the salt and tar, many motorcycle enthusiasts are again taking to the streets and highways of Wisconsin. As we kick off this much anticipated riding season it's important to be mindful of fellow motorists and safety.

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Apr 16, 2015

Teen Driving Accidents And Prevention

The leading cause of death among teenagers ages 15-20 is car accidents according to the National Center for Health Statistics. In fact, teenagers are three times more likely to be killed in a car accident than any other age group. Not only do teenagers not yet have the experience to deal with...

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Mar 30, 2015

Bike Versus Car Accidents

With Spring weather beginning to appear, many area residents will be digging out their bicycles, getting them cleaned up and road ready. When it comes to safety, along with a well-maintained bike and proper gear, keeping your wits about you can play a key part in avoiding injury.

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Feb 18, 2015

Rear End Collisions

In terms of automobile accidents, rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of collisions. Even a relatively minor collision has the potential to result in significant damage.

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Feb 17, 2015

Multi Vehicle Accidents

If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a multi-vehicle accident, you may be wondering who might be held legally and financially responsible for your injuries. Common questions include; How do you file an insurance claim? Will you need to file multiple claims or just one? If you are...

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Jan 22, 2015

Safety & Property Liability

When you go to a property owned by someone else, you are, at least to some degree, putting your safety in the hands of the property owner. It is important for property owners to be respectful of this responsibility and to do what they can to provide guests with an environment that is safe and...

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Jan 13, 2015

Cell Phone Use While Driving Liability - Hands Free or Hand Held

Last year, a semi-truck crossed onto a railroad track as the train was approaching and caused the train to derail, ultimately resulting in millions of dollars of property damage.

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Jan 7, 2015

Conscious Pain & Suffering -Car Acccident

In 2008, 22 year old Elvia Collado, a counselor for developmentally disabled kids, was killed in a car accident that was senseless and preventable.

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Dec 16, 2014

Conscious Pain & Suffering - Crane Accident

A twenty-eight years old, licensed crane operator, along with his assistant, had set up a crane at an industrial site to perform a brief lifting operation. Due to the failure of on site personnel, the crane operator was killed after suffering terrible injuries at the scene.

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Dec 9, 2014

Conscious Pain and Suffering Damages in Case Involving Death at Scene of Bus Accident

Lourdes Fernandez was 68 years old on July 2, 2008 when, at about 1:30 p.m., she was crossing Madison Street near its intersection with Jackson Street in Manhattan. She was struck by a left turning bus and died at the scene.

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Nov 29, 2014

Winter Safety & Liability

For those of us who have lived in cold climates for extended periods, we sometimes become used to dealing with snow, sleet, and ice, thus forgetting some basic winter safety. To protect yourself and others from injuries that could lead to diminished health, loss or income and legal matters, here...

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Oct 15, 2014

Holiday Party Planning & Avoiding Legal Issues

At this time of year, companies everywhere are beginning to plan their holiday parties and get-togethers. Such parties can prove to be a great motivational event and serve as a thank you for a job well done. Regrettably, the confluence of religious expression, social interaction, and alcohol...

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Sep 27, 2014

Myths And Misconceptions About Accident & Injuries

There are a number of common misconceptions about accident cases. Listed below are three of these common myths along with the actions you should take. An experienced personal injury lawyer is always the best person to advise what to do after an accident. However, when speaking to an attorney...

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Sep 19, 2014

Bus Accidents And Safety

While bus travel is considered to be a safe alternative to driving, there are still many accidents each year that result in death or serious injury. Over 70% of the bus related accidents are the result of driver error. While bus drivers are held to a higher standard than the average drivers,...

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Sep 12, 2014

Slip & Falls - It Will Happen To You

Slips and falls are a normal part of everyday life...things fall on or drip on the ground, smooth surfaces become uneven and areas become slick. Some things like drainage grates or entryway mats are intentionally put on the ground as they serve a purpose. With that in mind, a property owner or...

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Aug 13, 2014

Are Ride Share Companies Like Uber And Lyft Skirting Their Legal Repsonsibilities?

With the arrival of ridesharing vehicle services Uber and Lyft there are a lot of questions that are coming up both here in Milwaukee and nationally. The big issue that is unfolding nationally is liability and these companies claiming they are not necessarily responsible for accidents with their...

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Jul 29, 2014

Pedestrian Crashes In Wisconsin & How To Stay Safe

According to the National Transportation and Safety Administration, more than 5K pedestrians are killed each year due to motor vehicle crashes. In 2013 in Wisconsin, there were 1,273 pedestrian crashes amounting to one pedestrian being injured or killed about every 7 hours. In total, 35...

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Jul 19, 2014

Hosting A Party? Know Your Liability When It Comes To Drinking

During the summer, many people in Wisconsin have backyard parties and events planned. Undoubtedly, there will be alcoholic beverages consumed at many of these events. What may seem like a harmless sip of beer can have significant financial and legal implications for the host under "Social Host"...

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Jun 26, 2014

Challenging An OWI And Winning

OWIs (Operating While Impaired) and the accidents caused by impaired drivers are a very serious issue in Wisconsin. In recent years, state legislators, police and safety officials have been making a concentrated effort to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road for the benefit of...

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Jun 26, 2014

Common Injury Claim Questions & Answers

Regardless of the type of accident, there are some standard questions that most clients ask when discussing a potential case. Having a solid understanding of legal options and reasonable expectations in an injury case is a benefit to both client and attorney. Here are the most commonly asked...

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Jun 14, 2014

Boating Safety and OWIs In Wisconsin

In 2013 here in Wisconsin, there were 87 serious boat accidents resulting in 66 injuries and 13 deaths. While the number of accidents and deaths is lower than previous years, there still much we can do to prevent problems.

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Jun 2, 2014


A solid employment background screening can help increase applicant quality and retention, reduce workplace violence, theft and corporate liability for many personnel matters. For a company, background checks can help them be more productive and profitable.

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May 19, 2014

Bicycle Safety And Prevent Accidents

Each year, there are more than 1,000 bicycle crashes in Wisconsin. The latest figures from the Wisconsin DOT show that 11 bicyclists were killed and 1,049 were injured in 2012 (most recent figures available). Most bicycle accidents occur between the hours of 3PM – 7PM, the hours after school and...

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May 14, 2014

Playground Safety & Preventing Injuries

Playground injuries occur at an alarming rate in the United States. In fact, each year more than 200,000 children are treated in emergency departments for playground-related accidents with dozens of children dying of their injuries. Minor school and playground injuries are inevitable with kids,...

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Apr 29, 2014

6 Tips To Follow Before You Get Married

The spring and summer seasons are a huge time for weddings. Whether you are a pauper or a billionaire, getting married will transform your legal rights. In the flurry of activity surrounding weddings, it's a good idea to discuss and complete some important tasks.

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Apr 15, 2014

Motorcycle Accidents & Safety

Being a motorcycle owner is a great feeling and puts you in some pretty awesome company, especially here in Wisconsin. Of course motorcycle riding comes with some added responsibilities and risks. Having the proper course training and understanding can literally be a lifesaver for motorcyclists.

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Apr 1, 2014

Nursing Home & Elder Abuse

Nearly two million Americans live in long-term care facilities, and abuse and neglect against the elderly are a growing national concern. In Wisconsin, statutes defining elder abuse include physical, emotional, financial, or sexual abuse/assault. This abuse can happen in one's home or in an...

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Mar 24, 2014

Premise Liability

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, compensation for premises liability cases is among the highest of any damages awarded in the U.S.; nearly $4 billion dollars are spent each year to compensate victims who sustain premises liability injuries.

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Mar 17, 2014

Growing Issue & Legal Ramifications Of Defamation On Social Media

Everyone has heard the old adage, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all". In the age of social media, such advice takes on a whole new meaning. Just because something is 140 characters long, doesn’t mean it doesn’t have the power to land you in the courtroom. Defamation...

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Mar 10, 2014

Truck Accidents & Liability

In the United States, it is estimated that there are more than 100,000 collisions annually between large trucks and smaller vehicles. With a commercial truck weighing more than 80,000 pounds and an average size vehicle only weighing 3,000 pounds; the difference is immense. It’s no surprise that...

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Feb 19, 2014

Dog Attacks; How To Avoid Them And Proper Dog Training

According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are more than 164 million dogs in the US today. Over the past decade, both dog ownership and dog bite incidents have increased. In the US, 4.5 million dog bites occur each year and more than 30,000 victims require reconstructive surgery.

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Feb 11, 2014

Having A Prenuptial Agreement May Save Your Marriage

While prenuptial agreements are great tools for estate planning, most of us think of them in the context of a divorce. Oddly enough, having a prenuptial agreement with your intended spouse may actually help you avoid some of the key issues that lead to divorce. Read why you should have a...

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Feb 4, 2014

Slips & Fall Accidents Big Costs To Industries and Individuals

Costing over $70 billion annually, trips, slips and falls are a major impact on loss of wages and worker's comp claims. With a few cautionary measures, most of these injuries can be avoided, saving everyone time, injury and money

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Jan 23, 2014

Wisconsin Snowmobiling & Key Tips To Stay Safe

As the birthplace of snowmobiling, Wisconsin is legendary for its great snowmobile trails statewide. However, as with any sport there are 4 snowboard specific risks that every enthusiast should consider before taking off this season. By taking a few minutes to run down the snowmobile checklist,...

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Dec 18, 2013

When To Update Your Estate Plan

It is important for anyone who has assets to have some sort of estate plan. Equally as important is making sure that the estate plan is regularly reviewed and updated as you experience changes in your life from any number of directions.

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Dec 4, 2013

OWI in Wisconsin

Wisconsin has the highest percentage of drunk driving in the US. The laws and punishments for Operating While Impaired (OWI) are consistently getting more severe. One OWI can have serious financial and personal consequences.

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Nov 14, 2013

Family Law Mediation

The growing divorce rate has led to an ever increasing number of caseloads in our court system. The additional cases create longer waiting times for final judgements, higher litigation costs and general frustration. Effective mediation can help expedite or even avoid time in court for all parties.

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Oct 26, 2013

Why I Am A Criminal Defense Attorney

As a criminal defense attorney, I sometimes represent individuals charged with horrible crimes. Many ask how I can willingly defend someone accused of rape, assault or even murder, especially when there is significant evidence against the accused. I defend the accused to protect the innocent.

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Sep 30, 2013

Umbrella Policies

Don't think you need an umbrella policy because you're not wealthy or have a lot of assets? The fact is an umbrella policy is a good idea for most individuals these days given the nominal cost and the greatly increased protection that one can provide.

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