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Category: Dog Bites

Wisconsin Dog Owners Are Strictly Liable for Injuries and Damages Caused by Their Dogs

Posted on March 9, 2016 Animal Bite,Dog Bites,General,Myth Debunker

Wisconsin Stat. § 174.02, commonly known as the “dog bite statute,” provides that “the owner of a dog is liable for the full amount of damages caused by the dog injuring or causing injury to a person.”  A dog owner includes any person who owns, harbors, or keeps a dog.  If the dog has seriously… read more

Man’s Best Friend Can Be Dangerous, Especially For Children

Posted on April 3, 2014 Dog Bites,In The News

The CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, emphasizes that dog bites are a serious safety concern, especially for children. http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/dog-bites/index.html According to the CDC, nearly 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year and half are children.  About 885,000 of the people who are bitten require medical attention, and 27,000 people underwent reconstructive… 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

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

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

Beware of Dog: Summer usually means an increase in injuries caused by dogs.

Posted on June 2, 2011 Assault,Dog Bites,Personal Injury,Tags

With the recent snowstorm that hit much of Minnesota and Wisconsin, it is tough to believe that summer is just around the corner.  As the weather gets warmer we will all be spending more and more time outdoors.  In the warmer months we will see more of our four legged canine friends, with or without… 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