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Category: Personal Injury

Wrong-Way Driver Causes Serious Accident on I-94

Posted on March 2, 2018 Car Accidents,Distracted Driver Accident,Drunk Driving,In The News,Personal Injury,Wrongful Death

When an accident is reported involving a driver traveling in the wrong direction, the initial reaction is likely, “What in the heck were they thinking?” This is understandable since most people who mistakenly wind up in the wrong lane of traffic take immediate corrective action and get back into the correct lane. Unfortunately, other drivers… read more

The National Council on Aging Offers Helpful Steps to Prevent Falls For People Over Age 65

Posted on May 31, 2017 Nursing Home Accident,Personal Injury,Slip & Fall

According to the  National Council on Aging (NCOA), falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people over age 65. Because the key is to know where to look, the NCAO lists the following common factors that can lead to a fall: Balance and gait: During the aging process, people commonly lose… 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

Premises Liability: Can You Recover for a Fall at a Retail Store?

Posted on April 19, 2017 Personal Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?

Last week we discussed slip and falls on ice.  Slip and falls involving snowy or icy conditions are common in the winter and spring.  The Attorneys at BGR are experienced in handling slip and falls on ice, but we also represent people who are injured due to slippery conditions and/or tripping hazards inside retail stores…. read more

Premises Liability: Can You Recover for Slipping on an Icy Surface?

Posted on April 12, 2017 In The News,Personal Injury,Slip & Fall,State Law

Winter might be winding down, but there is still ample opportunity for snow, ice and other wintry precipitation in the Badger State, which can make for slick sidewalks, parking lots, driveways and roads. While icy conditions are dangerous for drivers, pedestrians are also at risk. In January, the La Crosse Tribune reported that numerous hospitals… read more

New Regulations Help Nursing Home Residents Seek Justice

Posted on October 18, 2016 In The News,Nursing Home Accident,Nursing Home Neglect,Personal Injury,Slip & Fall,What We Do For You (Civil Process)

The United States Department of Health and Human Services finalized an administrative rule that will deny Medicare and Medicaid benefits to nursing homes that require residents to sign forced arbitration agreements. The new regulations will help preserve the rights of individuals injured as a result of nursing home neglect.  These important rights include the right… 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

Drunk Driving in Minnesota May Give Rise to Punitive Damages

Posted on December 23, 2015 Car Accidents,Distracted Driver Accident,Drunk Driving,Personal Injury,State Law,Vehicle Accidents

In Minnesota, intoxicated drivers face criminal consequences.  In addition, the victim of a drunk driver may file a civil action for damages against the drunk driver.  “Damages” refers to an award of money the jury may impose against the drunk driver.  The victim who is injured by the drunk driver may seek compensatory damages, which… 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