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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

What Should I do if Injured on Vacation?

Posted on May 4, 2018 Personal Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?

  Vacation season is just around the corner. Preparing to travel and taking the family someplace away from home is an exciting time. There are so many things to plan – flights, rental cars, packing suitcases, entertainment. In the midst of all of this planning, you are not likely preparing for an accident, or what… read more

Injured in a Snowmobile Accident? Understanding Your Legal Rights

Posted on December 29, 2017 Snowmobile Accident,Snowmobile Injury,Winter Snowmobile Safety,You’re Injured, Now What?

It is that time of year! Winter is upon us and that means many Wisconsin residents will be enjoying a ride on a snowmobile to traverse across areas in and around River Falls, Eau Claire, Menomonie, Hudson, etc. Unfortunately, that also means there is a higher risk of someone suffering a serious injury in a… read more

Car Accidents Caused by Winter Weather

Posted on November 16, 2017 Car Accidents,Drunk Driving,Texting Driver Accident,You’re Injured, Now What?

Approximately 800 people were killed in automobile accidents as a result of snow, sleet, ice, or freezing rain between 2011 and 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of the 10 deadliest states for winter weather car accidents, Wisconsin ranks sixth in the entire country with more than 40 car wreck deaths occurring… 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

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

Access to Justice: Legal Resources in Wisconsin (Part II of III)

Posted on February 11, 2014 General,Local News,State Law,You’re Injured, Now What?

Though the right to counsel in criminal matters is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, this right is not guaranteed in matters of civil law. Various other resources exist, however, that allow individuals with limited financial resources to seek help for their legal issues. One such resource is legal aid. Legal… read more

Insurance adjusters advising injured victims not to hire a lawyer.

Posted on March 27, 2013 General,Myth Debunker,You’re Injured, Now What?

Frequently, we hear from people who tell us that the adjuster for the insurance company encouraged them to not hire a lawyer.  Typically the adjuster advises that it is not worthwhile to hire a lawyer, because of the lawyer’s fees.  THIS IS A LIE AND THE INSURANCE COMPANY KNOWS IT! The Insurance Research Council, a… read more