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Category: Myth Debunker

If I Lose My Case, Do I Get a Second Chance?

Posted on October 3, 2016 In The News,Myth Debunker

Individuals injured in accidents sometimes ask what will happen if they lose their case.  Normally, a person is allowed to pursue a particular injury claim only once.  If a court case is lost, rules of procedure bar filing the case a second (or third or fourth) time. Because injury cases are civil cases, even new… read more

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

Posted on March 9, 2016 Animal Bite/Dog Bits,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

Video Demonstrating the Crashworthiness of Modern Vehicles is a Tribute to Modern Safety Engineering Impelled by Products Liability Litigation

Posted on January 27, 2016 Car Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),General,In The News,Myth Debunker,Personal Injury,Vehicle Accidents

The greater a vehicle’s crashworthiness, the more protection it provides to occupants involved in a motor vehicle accident.  The degree of crashworthiness depends on the vehicle’s ability to withstand and absorb extreme physical stresses during a collision. Fortunately, the crashworthiness of motor vehicles has increased dramatically since Ralph Nader wrote Unsafe at Any Speed, which… read more

The Right to Jury Trial in Civil Personal Injury Cases

Posted on January 5, 2016 Car Accidents,General,Myth Debunker,Personal Injury,State Law,What We Do For You (Civil Process),You’re Injured, Now What?,Your Trial

Persons injured in motor vehicle accidents often ask if they have a right to a jury trial on their claim.  In federal court and in many state courts, the right to a jury trial in civil cases seeking money damages is a constitutional right.  That means that if a party properly invokes the right to… read more

Determining Fault for a Car Accident

Posted on October 26, 2015 Car Accidents,Insurance Disputes,Myth Debunker,Personal Injury,Vehicle Accidents

Often insurance companies offer low or no settlements to persons injured in car accidents, claiming the injured person was at fault in causing the accident, either in whole or in part. The injured party need not accept the opinion of the insurance company but should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for a fair and… read more

In a Myriad of Circumstances, Wisconsin’s Immunity Laws Prevent Liability for Irresponsible Conduct

Posted on September 1, 2015 General,In The News,Myth Debunker

When a person is injured through the wrongdoing of others, Wisconsin tort law generally provides compensation for the injury by holding the negligent party responsible for his or her careless behavior. However, when the wrongdoer is immune from liability, he or she cannot be held accountable under the law for even extremely negligent conduct that… read more