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Category: What We Do For You (Civil Process)

Attorney Tracy Tool Featured Speaker on Personal Injury Law

Posted on May 11, 2018 Personal Injury,What We Do For You (Civil Process),You’re Injured, Now What?

Attorney Tracy Tool, a partner at Bye, Goff & Rohde will be a featured speaker for the National Business Institute upcoming webcast on the subject of “Key Medical Expert Deposition and Cross-Examination Tactics” on May 22, 2018.  Tracy lectures regularly on legal topics including Personal Injury and Civil Trial Advanced Practices. As a lawyer, Tracy focuses… read more

New Regulations Help Nursing Home Residents Seek Justice

Posted on October 18, 2016 Federal Law,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

Laule Delivers Seminar Lecture

Posted on March 24, 2016 General,In The News,Local News,What We Do For You (Civil Process)

Bye, Goff & Rohde partner, Brian Laule, lectures at the 2016 Wisconsin Association for Justice Spring Seminar on the subject of videotaping depositions for trial.  Brian and other trial lawyers, including Walter Kelly and Dean Strang, addressed current topics in Wisconsin practice.  The seminar was held in Green Bay.

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

What is Mediation?

Posted on September 30, 2015 General,Mediation,What Does This Word Mean?,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

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 primary decision. Considerations in choosing a lawyer include: –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 jury trial.  Having an experienced… read more

The Number of Jury Trials is in Decline with Various Implications for the Justice System in Wisconsin

Posted on March 5, 2015 Federal Law,General,In The News,Local News,Personal Injury,What We Do For You (Civil Process),Your Trial

According to the State Bar of Wisconsin, Inside Track Newsletter, the number of Wisconsin jury trials has steadily declined in both federal and state courts for the past 30 years. While personal injury cases generally go to trial more than other civil cases, the State Bar article indicates that juries only resolved 115 of 3,928… read more

What Is The Difference Between Arbitration And Mediation?

Posted on January 28, 2014 General,Myth Debunker,State Law,What Does This Word Mean?,What We Do For You (Civil Process),Your Trial

Not all legal disputes are resolved in a courtroom before a judge and jury.  In the modern era, the legal system has explored and often used alternative ways to resolve disputes.  Two of those are arbitration and mediation. In arbitration, the parties to the dispute select a neutral person or a panel of neutral persons… read more

What is an expert witness?

Posted on February 12, 2013 General,Personal Injury,What Does This Word Mean?,What We Do For You (Civil Process)

In civil cases, as well as criminal cases, expert witnesses are sometimes called to testify on matters that are relevant to a case but do not fall within the ordinary and common knowledge of many people.  An expert can be qualified by his or her education, training or experience.  So a person need not have… read more

How long does it take to get a settlement?

Posted on October 31, 2012 General,Insurance Disputes,Uncategorized,What We Do For You (Civil Process),You’re Injured, Now What?

The length of time needed to complete a settlement depends on various factors, including the facts leading to the injury and whether ongoing health care is required for the injury. If the insurance company disputes liability for the injury, litigation may be needed to establish the insurer’s obligation to pay anything. However, often the insurer… read more