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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,Local 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 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

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,Federal Law,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,Local News,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,Local 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

Courts Hold That Vague Insurance Policies Must Be Interpreted Against The Insurance Company That Drafted The Policy

Posted on February 11, 2015 General,In The News,Insurance Disputes,Local News,Myth Debunker

In Wisconsin, the law says that vague insurance policies must be interpreted against the insurance company that wrote the policy and in favor of the insured person who took out the coverage. Insurance policies are contracts. These contracts are written documents usually drafted by the insurance company. Ordinary people who take out insurance usually pay… 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

The Consumer Reports Website Provides Valuable Information For Used Car Buyers Who Are Concerned About Motor Vehicle Recalls

Posted on August 25, 2014 Car Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),General,In The News,Myth Debunker

The Consumer Reports website, http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/repair/car-recalls/index.htm, has a simple pull-down search tool to find recalls for your vehicle or any used vehicle you are considering.  In addition to providing the exact recalls for the specific year, make and model entered into the search tool, the tool provides various recalls for similar vehicles for other years.  Before… read more

When Children Move Away From Home, Important Automobile Coverage May Not Be Applicable

Posted on April 24, 2014 Car Accidents,General,Myth Debunker,State Law,Vehicle Accidents

When children live in the same household as their parents, they are generally entitled to the same automobile coverage.  For example, when a child is injured while riding in a friend’s vehicle or a taxi cab, they may require underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage to pay the bills.  Likewise, such coverage would be available when… read more