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Month: June 2011

Attorney Dean Rohde Settles Farm Accident Case

Posted on June 22, 2011 Farm Accidents,In The News,Insurance Disputes,Local News,Personal Injury

In a farming accident in Wood County, the Plaintiff was helping a friend by attempting to clear a clogged combine when the Defendant put the combine in gear.  The Plaintiff’s right hand was pulled into a chain and sprocket mechanism and he lost the last digit of the four fingers on his hand. The case… read more

What does this word mean? Interrogatories

Posted on June 2, 2011 Boating Injury,Construction Accidents,Semi Truck Accidents,Unsafe Places (Premises Liability),Vehicle Accidents,What We Do For You (Civil Process),Wrongful Death,You’re Injured, Now What?

Interrogatories are a commonly used form of written discovery that enable attorneys to obtain basic information about claims, defenses, and other issues in a case.  Often, written discovery through interrogatories is the first method of discovery employed in a case.  For victims of physical injuries, the questions commonly concern the nature of injuries sustained, names… read more

What does this word mean? Discovery

Posted on June 2, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Boating Injury,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites

Once a lawsuit is filed and the defendants have answered the complaint, the case moves into the phase of litigation called discovery.  As the name implies, this is the time when the parties collect information and evidence to be used in evaluating and, if necessary, trying the case at trial.  The most common types of… read more

No Fault Auto Insurance Coverage

Posted on June 2, 2011 Insurance Disputes

Some states, among them the State of Minnesota, require automobile insurance companies to sell and drivers to obtain and carry insurance with Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage.  This PIP coverage is sometimes referred to as “no fault” coverage.  As the “no fault” name would imply, this coverage is designed to be paid without fault or… read more

Lost Earning Capacity

Posted on June 2, 2011 Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Insurance Disputes,Tags,Vehicle Accidents,What Does This Word Mean?,What We Do For You (Civil Process)

When a person is seriously injured and some aspects of those injuries are permanent and cannot be completely resolved, it is very important to have a thorough evaluation of how those injuries will affect a person’s ability to continue earning a living.  In the litigation process, once it is known that there are permanent aspects… read more

What does this word mean? Subrogation

Posted on June 2, 2011 Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites,General,Insurance Disputes,Medical Malpractice,Tags,Unsafe Places (Premises Liability),Vehicle Accidents,What Does This Word Mean?,Work Injury

Subrogation literally means the substitution of one person in the place of another as owner or partial owner of a legal claim.  This issue arises most commonly in the situation where an injured person’s health insurance company makes payments for medical expenses that are related to an accident.  Take the situation of a person injured… read more

Wisconsin’s Truth in Auto Insurance law has been repealed.

Posted on June 2, 2011 General,State Law,Tags,What Does This Word Mean?

Wisconsin’s Truth in Auto Insurance law has been repealed.  In order to assure the same amount of underinsured motorist (UIM) and uninsured motorist (UM) coverage, consumers will need to substantially increase UIM and UM coverage for policies newly issued or renewed after November 1, 2011. First, stacking of UIM/UM coverage is no longer prohibited.  For… read more

Deadly semi collision near Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Posted on June 2, 2011 General,In The News,Semi Truck Accidents,Tags,Wrongful Death

A collision involving two semis on westbound I94 near Eau Claire resulted in a fatality recently.  Such collisions underscore the danger when drivers stop along the shoulder of public highways and the necessity for maintaining lookout as well as management and control of a motor vehicle. Persons injured in accidents have the right to consult… read more

Inmate death

Posted on June 2, 2011 Insurance Disputes

Another relatively young person has died in custody in Wisconsin, as originally reported by CorrectionsOne.Com.  Persons detained or jailed have certain rights afforded by federal and state law.  Such rights include reasonable and necessary health care and reasonable protection.  Bye, Goff & Rohde has advanced claims involving injury and death occurring in Wisconsin jails.  Persons… read more

That’s Outrageous! Insurance company incorrectly denies coverage for injured child.

Posted on June 2, 2011 General,That’s Outrageous!

On December 9, 2005, an unidentified motor vehicle cut the corner short, causing it to enter the wrong lane and strike a twelve-year-old boy who was properly riding his bicycle on the street.  Witnesses heard a crash of metal and observed the boy sitting in a snow bank beside his bicycle.  Unfortunately, the boy had… read more