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Category: Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Posted on April 26, 2017 Brain Injury,Car Accidents,Whiplash Injury

Sports fans have been hearing more and more the last several years about the dangers of concussions and traumatic brain injuries.  The NFL and NHL lawsuits regarding sports related head injuries have brought publicity to the devastating long term effects of concussions.  Due to this litigation, sports leagues have been taking more precautions to protect… 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

Traumatic Brain Injury Myth

Posted on August 6, 2013 Brain Injury,Myth Debunker,Personal Injury

We have been hearing more and more in the media about traumatic brain injuries.  They can happen to anyone and the physical symptoms can be devastating and permanent.  People are sometimes of the belief that they have to be “knocked out” or “knocked unconscious” to have one, but that is not true.  The symptoms can… read more

Wisconsin Snowmobile Accident Lawyers

Posted on December 26, 2012 Brain Injury,General,Insurance Disputes,Spinal Injury,Wrongful Death

Snowmobiling is an exhilarating winter sport that more and more people are taking up. However, with the increased interest in snowmobiling there has come an increase in snowmobiling accidents resulting in serious injury and fatality. In the state of Wisconsin there were 21 fatalities in 2009-2010. In almost all of these deaths, speed and alcohol… read more

What is a fair settlement amount?

Posted on September 19, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Boating Injury,Brain Injury,Bus Accidents,Construction Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites,Drunk Driving,Farm Accidents,General,Insurance Disputes,Medical Malpractice,Motorcycle Injury,Pedestrian Injury,Personal Injury,Pharmaceutical Product Injury,Semi Truck Accidents,Slip & Fall,Spinal Injury,That’s Outrageous!,Vehicle Accidents,What We Do For You (Civil Process),Work Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?

When it comes to analyzing a settlement offer that an injured person has received from an insurance company–whether that person is represented by an attorney or not–there are a great many factors that must be considered.  First and foremost, the nature and extent of the injuries, and whether there will be continuing or even permanent… read more

My spouse was injured in an accident, do I have a claim?

Posted on June 2, 2011 Brain Injury,Paralysis,Personal Injury,Spinal Injury,Tags,Vehicle Accidents,Whiplash Injury

When someone is seriously injured in an accident, they are not always the only ones to suffer.  The spouse of an injured victim often suffers as well.  The non-injured spouse may not suffer physical injuries, but they often suffer in other ways.  They may need to provide care to the injured spouse.  They often have… read more

Proving Damages or Harms Resulting from an Injury is a Central Issue at Trial

Posted on June 2, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Boating Injury,Brain Injury,Bus Accidents,Construction Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites,Drunk Driving,Farm Accidents,Federal Law,General,Hazardous Materials,In The News,Insurance Disputes,Local News,Medical Malpractice,Motorcycle Injury,Myth Debunker,Pedestrian Injury,Pharmaceutical Product Injury,Slip & Fall,State Law,Tags,That’s Outrageous!,Vehicle Accidents,What Does This Word Mean?,What We Do For You (Civil Process),Whiplash Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?,Your Trial

Civil trials typically concern two issues: 1) Liability. Is someone, usually the defendant or their liability insurance company, responsible for the damages the plaintiff has suffered? 2) Damages. What amount of money is fair and reasonable compensation for things like medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering? Other blogs have discussed issues related to… read more

Bye, Goff & Rohde Ltd. practices law throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota

Posted on June 2, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Boating Injury,Brain Injury,Bus Accidents,Construction Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites,Drunk Driving,Farm Accidents,Federal Law,General,Hazardous Materials,In The News,Insurance Disputes,Local News,Medical Malpractice,Motorcycle Injury,Myth Debunker,Pedestrian Injury,Pharmaceutical Product Injury,Slip & Fall,State Law,Tags,That’s Outrageous!,Vehicle Accidents,What Does This Word Mean?,What We Do For You (Civil Process),Whiplash Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?,Your Trial

Bye, Goff & Rohde Ltd. attorneys travel throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota in order to help clients with all manner of physical injury cases.  We are committed to coming to you, and finding convenient times to meet with you to discuss your case. The easiest way to get in touch with BGR is to contact our… read more

Medical Evidence at Trial

Posted on June 2, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Boating Injury,Brain Injury,Bus Accidents,Construction Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites,Drunk Driving,Farm Accidents,Federal Law,General,Hazardous Materials,In The News,Insurance Disputes,Local News,Medical Malpractice,Motorcycle Injury,Myth Debunker,Pedestrian Injury,Pharmaceutical Product Injury,Slip & Fall,State Law,Tags,That’s Outrageous!,Vehicle Accidents,What Does This Word Mean?,What We Do For You (Civil Process),Whiplash Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?,Your Trial

Wisconsin law provides that people injured as a result of another person’s negligence have a right to bring their claims before a jury to seek redress and compensation for their injuries.  At the time of trial, clearly the most important single witness is almost always the injured plaintiff him/herself.  But, in addition to any fact… read more

What is a Mediation?

Posted on June 2, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Boating Injury,Brain Injury,Bus Accidents,Construction Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites,Drunk Driving,Farm Accidents,Federal Law,General,Hazardous Materials,In The News,Insurance Disputes,Local News,Medical Malpractice,Motorcycle Injury,Myth Debunker,Pedestrian Injury,Pharmaceutical Product Injury,Slip & Fall,State Law,Tags,That’s Outrageous!,Vehicle Accidents,What Does This Word Mean?,What We Do For You (Civil Process),Whiplash Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?,Your Trial

Once a civil lawsuit is filed, the parties conduct a scheduling conference with the court and enter into the phase of a case known as discovery.  Once discovery, in the form of written requests or depositions, is generally completed, the parties are required by most judges to participate in a mediation. Mediation can be valuable… read more