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Lost Earning Capacity

Posted on June 2, 2011 Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Insurance Disputes,Tags,Vehicle Accidents,What Does This Word Mean?,What We Do For You (Civil Process)

When a person is seriously injured and some aspects of those injuries are permanent and cannot be completely resolved, it is very important to have a thorough evaluation of how those injuries will affect a person’s ability to continue earning a living.  In the litigation process, once it is known that there are permanent aspects… read more

What does this word mean? Subrogation

Posted on June 2, 2011 Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites,General,Insurance Disputes,Medical Malpractice,Tags,Unsafe Places (Premises Liability),Vehicle Accidents,What Does This Word Mean?,Work Injury

Subrogation literally means the substitution of one person in the place of another as owner or partial owner of a legal claim.  This issue arises most commonly in the situation where an injured person’s health insurance company makes payments for medical expenses that are related to an accident.  Take the situation of a person injured… read more

Wisconsin’s Truth in Auto Insurance law has been repealed.

Posted on June 2, 2011 General,State Law,Tags,What Does This Word Mean?

Wisconsin’s Truth in Auto Insurance law has been repealed.  In order to assure the same amount of underinsured motorist (UIM) and uninsured motorist (UM) coverage, consumers will need to substantially increase UIM and UM coverage for policies newly issued or renewed after November 1, 2011. First, stacking of UIM/UM coverage is no longer prohibited.  For… read more

Deadly semi collision near Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Posted on June 2, 2011 General,In The News,Semi Truck Accidents,Tags,Wrongful Death

A collision involving two semis on westbound I94 near Eau Claire resulted in a fatality recently.  Such collisions underscore the danger when drivers stop along the shoulder of public highways and the necessity for maintaining lookout as well as management and control of a motor vehicle. Persons injured in accidents have the right to consult… read more

Beware of Dog: Summer usually means an increase in injuries caused by dogs.

Posted on June 2, 2011 Assault,Dog Bites,Personal Injury,Tags

With the recent snowstorm that hit much of Minnesota and Wisconsin, it is tough to believe that summer is just around the corner.  As the weather gets warmer we will all be spending more and more time outdoors.  In the warmer months we will see more of our four legged canine friends, with or without… read more

My spouse was injured in an accident, do I have a claim?

Posted on June 2, 2011 Brain Injury,Paralysis,Personal Injury,Spinal Injury,Tags,Vehicle Accidents,Whiplash Injury

When someone is seriously injured in an accident, they are not always the only ones to suffer.  The spouse of an injured victim often suffers as well.  The non-injured spouse may not suffer physical injuries, but they often suffer in other ways.  They may need to provide care to the injured spouse.  They often have… read more

What determines who was at fault?

Posted on June 2, 2011 Bicycle Injury,General,State Law,Tags,Vehicle Accidents,Your Trial

Certain laws governing drivers and pedestrians are called the “rules of the road.”  When parties to a case dispute who is at fault, the jury must apply the rules of the road to evaluate fault.  The jury apportions fault on a percentage basis, adding up to a total of 100%.  An injured party’s right to… read more

What is meant by a free consultation and a contingency fee?

Posted on June 2, 2011 General,Tags,What Does This Word Mean?,What We Do For You (Civil Process)

Most individuals do not have the means to hire an attorney on an hourly basis for representation or for a consultation.  At Bye, Goff & Rohde we believe that everyone should have the ability to consult with an attorney.  For that reason, we offer free consultations and we work on a contingent fee.  If you… read more

Attorney Dean Rohde Settles an Uninsured Motorist Claim

Posted on June 2, 2011 Bus Accidents,General,Tags,Vehicle Accidents,What We Do For You (Civil Process)

Attorney Dean Rohde settles an uninsured motorist claim in an intersection collision where it was claimed the Defendant failed to yield the right of way.  The Plaintiff sustained a left wrist fracture that was surgically corrected with no permanent limitations or restrictions. Plaintiff had five weeks of lost wages and past medical expenses, with no… 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