Personal Injury

Seitz v. City of Prairie Du Chien

Recently, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals reaffirmed the wide-reaching nature of governmental immunity from negligence claims.  In Seitz v. City of Prairie Du Chien, a young girl was crossing a crosswalk which lines had become faded when she was struck by an automobile...

Statute of Limitations in Auto Cases

If you have been in an automobile accident, you may have several claims to consider. First, you may have a bodily injury claim to consider if you were injured and the other party was equally or more responsible than you. If that party does not have insurance or does not have enough insurance, you may have what is called an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim under your own automobile insurance. Finally, if you lose a loved one to a motor vehicle accident, you may have a wrongful death claim against the negligent party.

Parental Liability for Your Child’s Online Actions

When thinking of being potentially held liable for your child’s actions outside of an auto accident, parents tend to think of some of the traditional situations: negligently entrusting a child with an item or activity that harms someone else, or failing to control a child which in turn leads to injury. In both situations, in Wisconsin, the parent can be treated as a joint tortfeasor with their child.

Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation

Arbitration and litigation – you may have heard both of these words before and wondered what they mean. On the other hand, you may have given little or no thought to it at all. In either case, a basic understanding of these two very different but related concepts is important because many of us have agreed or likely will agree to one of these two dispute resolution mechanisms at least once in our lives. In addition, as the cost of traditional legal battles has increased over time, parties to a dispute are turning to a third dispute resolution mechanism – mediation.

Insurance Plays Critical Role

The benefits of having good insurance and high policy limits cannot be overemphasized. When a new client comes into our office to discuss a potential claim, whether it be a personal injury claim or a dispute involving another party, one of the first issues that we discuss is what type of insurance may be available to cover the loss.

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