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Statute of Limitations

Posted on October 10, 2019 FAQ,General

We understand that if you have been affected by an accident you have more immediate concerns – like obtaining proper medical care, keeping a job, or planning a loved one’s funeral. Understandably, if you have been injured, filing a lawsuit may not be your initial concern. But, it is also important to keep in mind… 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

Farm Accidents

Posted on October 13, 2015 Farm Accidents,General,In The News,Tractor Accidents

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune has begun an interesting multi-part series on the continuing dangers associated with family farms. While focusing on rural Minnesota farms, the issues are nonetheless equally relevant to Wisconsin farmers and Wisconsin farm employees.  The dangers associated with farming are well-known, but among the topics the article addresses is the fact that while… read more

“When Social Media and the Law Collide” from WAJ President Ann S. Jacobs

Posted on October 5, 2015 General,In The News

More and more often, people involved in personal injury cases are being asked to provide information from their social media accounts. Other claimants are finding that, if the privacy settings permit the public to access certain information, the defense already has photographs, comments, blogs, and other information that they will use to undermine a person’s… read more

What is Mediation?

Posted on September 30, 2015 General,Mediation,What We Do For You (Civil Process),You’re Injured, Now What?

The lawyers at Bye, Goff & Rohde often participate in mediation to pursue fair settlement offers for clients.  Mediation is a proceeding in which the parties meet with a neutral in an effort to iron out a settlement before trial.  Mediation is not binding unless the parties reach a mutual agreement to settle. More information… 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

How to Choose a Lawyer for a Personal Injury Case

Posted on August 5, 2015 Car Accidents,General,Personal Injury,What We Do For You (Civil Process),You’re Injured, Now What?

If you have been injured in an accident, choosing a lawyer is a difficult decision. There are things that you should consider in choosing a lawyer. The lawyer’s qualifications and experience, especially in the field of personal injury. Whether the lawyer is experienced in trial work, with a track record of taking injury cases to… read more