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Category: Motorcycle Injury

Recovery Within Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident Law

Posted on September 14, 2018 Motorcycle Injury

Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating: the purr of the engine, the freedom of the open road! However, the joy of riding can turn to horror if you are involved in a serious motorcycle accident.  Motorcycle accidents happen frequently; Wisconsin has experienced more than 300 fatal motorcycle crashes this year, and recently in July, a… read more

Filing a Motorcycle Personal Injury Lawsuit

Posted on May 24, 2017 Motorcycle Injury,Personal Injury

Motorcycle accidents can be scary, largely because drivers and passengers don’t have the same level of protection that is afforded by an enclosed vehicle. But the law treats motorcyclists no differently than other drivers, and everyone must respect the same rules of the road. Like any driver, if a motorcycle driver or passenger is injured… read more

Summer Road Trips

Posted on July 2, 2015 Car Accidents,Distracted Driver Accident,Holiday Travel,In The News,Local News,Motorcycle Injury,Pedestrian Injury,Personal Injury,RV Accident,Vehicle Accidents

Whatever you have planned for the summer, road travel safety trips can help make sure you have a great time. Prevention and planning goes a long way to avoid breakdowns or accidents. Regular maintenance like tune-ups, oil changes, battery checks and tire rotations can really help avoid ending up on the side of the road… read more

In Wisconsin, Drunk Bicycling Can Be a Serious Offense

Posted on September 16, 2014 ATV Accidents,Bicycle Injury,Drunk Driving,General,Golf Cart Accidents,Motorcycle Injury,Personal Injury,State Law

States differ on whether intoxicated use of a bicycle on a public road constitutes operating while intoxicated, or OWI.  In Wisconsin, the OWI statute applies to operation of a “motor vehicle,” which includes all manner of motorized conveyances.  But a separate offense exists for OWI causing injury while operating a “vehicle,” a term that even… read more

In May, And Every Other Month, Drivers Are Reminded To “Share The Road” With Motorcyclists And To Be Extra Alert To Keep Motorcyclists Safe

Posted on May 2, 2014 Bicycle Injury,Car Accidents,General,In The News,Local News,Motorcycle Injury,State Law,Vehicle Accidents

Since 2004, May has been recognized as “National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.”  This special safety month was adopted by congress to encourage motorcycle safety due to the following dire statistics: -Over two-thirds of car-motorcycle crashes and nearly one-half of all motorcycle crashes are caused by car drivers, not by motorcyclists. -36 percent of 1,400 fatal… read more

Vulnerable Users Bill – Proposed Wisconsin Legislation Would Create Stricter Penalties For Anyone Who Injures Or Kills Someone Along A Public Roadway.

Posted on November 12, 2013 Bicycle Injury,Car Accidents,In The News,Local News,Motorcycle Injury,Pedestrian Injury,Personal Injury,State Law,Vehicle Accidents

The bill proposes penalty enhancements for traffic violations that harm or injure “vulnerable highway users.”   Drivers need to be aware of walkers, runners, and bicycles as they travel on public roads.  Due to distracted driving, the number of accidents involving highway users who are not inside vehicles has increased.  Many times these accidents result in… 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

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