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Month: December 2014

To Assure Uninsured Motorist Coverage, Pay Special Attention to Accidents Involving “Phantom” Vehicles

Posted on December 30, 2014 Car Accidents,Distracted Driver Accident,General,Insurance Disputes,State Law,Vehicle Accidents,What Does This Word Mean?

One purpose for “uninsured motorist” coverage is to protect the insured in the event of an accident involving a negligent driver who leaves the scene and remains unidentified.  By definition, there will be uninsured motorist coverage if the accident qualifies as a “hit-and-run.”  Wis. Stat. § 632.32(2)(g)3.  However, to qualify as a “hit-and-run, “ there… read more

What is the “Eggshell Plaintiff” or the “Eggshell Skull Plaintiff” Rule?

Posted on December 23, 2014 Assault,Brain Injury,Car Accidents,General,Myth Debunker,What Does This Word Mean?

It is a general rule in personal injury law that the negligent defendant takes the injured plaintiff as he or she finds them.  Under this rule, called the “eggshell skull” or “eggshell plaintiff” rule, if a plaintiff sustains injuries due to an unusual susceptibility, this will be compensable even if another healthier individual would have… read more

Be Cautious Shopping Online For The Holidays

Posted on December 18, 2014 General,In The News,Local News

The traditional image of holiday gift-shoppers treading through department stores with bags and boxes in hand is fading.  In today’s world gift-shopping increasingly is accomplished online, through devoted e-retailers such as Amazon and ebay, and through websites maintained by brick-and-mortar retailers such as Target.com and BestBuy.com.  Many retailers offer apps to allow shoppers to browse… read more

Deer Season Safety

Posted on December 5, 2014 Deer Accident,General,In The News,Local News

Non-hunters should be aware that the deer season continues in Wisconsin along with the need to wear blaze orange in order to safely share the out-of-doors with hunters. Hunters taking to the fields, woods, and marshes to enjoy Wisconsin’s annual deer harvest tend to be educated as to hunter safety and are well-aware that wearing… read more