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Category: That’s Outrageous!

Chinese Products Are Cheap, But They May Not Be Safe

Posted on August 20, 2013 Dangerous Products (Product Liability),General,Hazardous Materials,In The News,Myth Debunker,That’s Outrageous!

A recent article from The New York Times Opinion Page highlights the true costs and risks involved in buying cheap items from China.  According to the article, China has a well-deserved reputation for producing inferior and dangerous products as diverse as lead-filled toys, sulfurous drywall, pet food spiked with melamine, and tainted drugs.  The article… read more

Plaintiff with Life-Long Pain

Posted on November 14, 2012 General,Insurance Disputes,That’s Outrageous!,You’re Injured, Now What?

A woman had suffered a neck injury and her insurance company rushed her through the paperwork. They talked her into signing before consulting with an attorney, offering her money, but a lower amount that what her medical bills ended up costing her over the next few years. She was left with life-altering pain, but no… read more

Government Worker Entitled to Immunity For Running Red Light

Posted on May 31, 2012 That’s Outrageous!

According to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, a governmental worker is not entitled to immunity for his decision to run a red light in violation of Wisconsin’s Rules of the Road. In a recent case decided by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, a volunteer fire fighter for Okauchee Fire Department intentionally ran a red light… read more

What is a fair settlement amount?

Posted on September 19, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Boating Injury,Brain Injury,Bus Accidents,Construction Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites,Drunk Driving,Farm Accidents,General,Insurance Disputes,Medical Malpractice,Motorcycle Injury,Pedestrian Injury,Personal Injury,Pharmaceutical Product Injury,Semi Truck Accidents,Slip & Fall,Spinal Injury,That’s Outrageous!,Vehicle Accidents,What We Do For You (Civil Process),Work Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?

When it comes to analyzing a settlement offer that an injured person has received from an insurance company–whether that person is represented by an attorney or not–there are a great many factors that must be considered.  First and foremost, the nature and extent of the injuries, and whether there will be continuing or even permanent… read more

Wisconsin’s Highway Safety Statute should not be repealed.

Posted on August 16, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Bus Accidents,Construction Accidents,In The News,Pedestrian Injury,Semi Truck Accidents,Slip & Fall,State Law,That’s Outrageous!,Vehicle Accidents

            Wisconsin Assembly Bill 180 and Senate Bill 125, still in committee as of August 16, 2011, would repeal Wis. Stat. § 893.83, Wisconsin’s highway safety statute, except for suits related to snow.  This change would end Wisconsin’s long commitment to keeping Wisconsin highways (including shoulders, bridges and sidewalks) safe for use by the public. … read more

Although recreational immunity applies in a wide variety of situations, there are some exceptions.

Posted on August 2, 2011 Personal Injury,That’s Outrageous!,What Does This Word Mean?,What We Do For You (Civil Process),You’re Injured, Now What?

Under Wisconsin’s recreational immunity law, property owners are often not held accountable for negligently injuring or causing the death of another person who is recreating on their property.  See Wis. Stat. § 895.52.  In addition to private citizens, governmental bodies and nonprofit organization are immunized.  In addition to some other activities, all of the following… read more

That’s Outrageous! Insurance company incorrectly denies coverage for injured child.

Posted on June 2, 2011 General,That’s Outrageous!

On December 9, 2005, an unidentified motor vehicle cut the corner short, causing it to enter the wrong lane and strike a twelve-year-old boy who was properly riding his bicycle on the street.  Witnesses heard a crash of metal and observed the boy sitting in a snow bank beside his bicycle.  Unfortunately, the boy had… 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

Bye, Goff & Rohde Ltd. practices law throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota

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

Bye, Goff & Rohde Ltd. attorneys travel throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota in order to help clients with all manner of physical injury cases.  We are committed to coming to you, and finding convenient times to meet with you to discuss your case. The easiest way to get in touch with BGR is to contact our… read more

Medical Evidence 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

Wisconsin law provides that people injured as a result of another person’s negligence have a right to bring their claims before a jury to seek redress and compensation for their injuries.  At the time of trial, clearly the most important single witness is almost always the injured plaintiff him/herself.  But, in addition to any fact… read more