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Injured in a Car Accident? Protecting the Injured in Wisconsin & Minnesota

La Crosse Car Accident Attorneys

Injured in a Car Crash? Call Bye, Goff & Rohde

The highways and roads of Wisconsin can feel like a confusing jumble at times. With the interstates and roads that lead north to the cabin or south to the bluffs, there are many cars on the roads. No matter how cautious you are as a driver, you may not always be able to avoid an auto accident. 

The La Crosse car accident lawyers of Bye, Goff & Rohde have been serving Wisconsin since we opened our doors in 1974. If you’ve been injured in an accident, we have the experience to fight for your interests.

You Deserve Justice

The injuries suffered in a car wreck can be severely painful, and the effects can linger for years. You may face expensive medical bills, lost wages due to time off from work, and lasting pain and suffering. 

You don’t have to accept the first settlement the insurance company offers. Our attorneys at Bye, Goff & Rohde will fight to keep insurance companies from taking advantage of you, endeavoring to reach a settlement that covers all your damages – including those that extend well into the future. We never forget that our work is not about representing a case; it’s about representing you. 

All of our partners are Board Certified by The National Board of Trial Advocacy. This honor is awarded to only a very small percentage of attorneys nationwide. We can put this expertise to work for you.


When you allow us to begin working on your behalf, you owe us nothing unless we win your case or get you a settlement. Let’s meet to discuss your accident and how best to proceed.


Determining Fault for Your Accident

Car accidents occur frequently. They can seem to be a regular part of life. However, most accidents happen because someone fails to look out for the safety of others.

Common careless behaviors that result in accidents include:

  • Talking or texting while driving
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence
  • Reckless driving
  • Improper vehicle maintenance
  • Failure to observe traffic laws and signals

Finding the exact reason for your accident can be a complex task requiring careful attention to detail. Our car accident lawyers in La Crosse pursue every case with the knowledge that you’ve suffered lasting effects from your accident. You deserve time and attention.

Understanding Wisconsin's Car Accident Laws

Wisconsin is an at-fault insurance state, meaning you must prove someone else’s negligence before recovering damages. Our fault laws work under a modified comparative negligence system. Under this system, damages are distributed based on how much each party was at fault for the accident. 

For example, if you were involved in an accident that caused $100,000 worth of damage and your actions contributed 20% to the cause, you would only be able to recover 80% of the total amount ($80,000). 

It is important to remember that many factors can influence who is liable for an accident, such as proof of intoxication or recklessness. By understanding how fault laws work in Wisconsin and how comparative negligence affects legal proceedings, you may better understand the compensation you’re eligible to receive from those liable. 

You Deserve to Be Compensated for Your Injuries

Car accidents are hazardous and often lead to severe injuries, some of which could last forever. 

While many injuries can occur due to a car accident, some of the most common include:

  • Broken bones
  • Whiplash 
  • Concussions
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal organ damage 

In addition to physical injuries that may be sustained in a car accident, you may experience psychological trauma. Emotional symptoms such as depression, anxiety, fearfulness, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can all be caused by a car accident.

Our car accident attorneys in La Crosse are here to help if you are suffering from an injury due to a car accident caused by negligence. We have a proven track record of getting compensation from insurance companies and other liable parties to cover the victim’s medical bills, lost wages due to missed work days, pain and suffering damages, and more.

How Long Will My Case Take to Resolve?

The amount of time it takes to resolve a Wisconsin car accident claim depends on several factors, including the complexity of the case and any legal proceedings involved. Generally speaking, most claims are resolved within one to three months of filing, but certain cases may take longer depending on the specifics. 

In some cases, an insurance company may quickly provide an offer that compensates for medical bills and lost wages; however, insurers will typically try to pay out as little as possible and may offer you a settlement that is too small to cover your damages. We will handle all negotiations with insurers, as we know how to fight for a more significant claim. 

Other, more complex claims, such as those involving severe injuries or death, could require a lengthy court battle before settling. If a settlement is not reached during negotiations with the insurance company, a lawsuit must be filed to recover compensation. This can extend the process as attorneys require time to prepare evidence and negotiate terms. 

At Bye, Goff & Rohde, we understand how important it is to resolve your claim promptly. Our experienced La Crosse car accident lawyers will help you navigate all aspects of your car accident claim and will aggressively seek to reach a fair settlement as soon as possible. We are committed to providing personalized attention and effective representation so that you can get compensation for the damages you have incurred. 


We are here to help. Call us at (608) 602-7272 or contact us online to schedule your free estimate.


Our La Crosse car accident attorneys are committed to fighting for the best possible outcome for your case. With decades of experience in personal injury law, we have the knowledge and know-how to build strong cases.

Our lawyers understand that car accidents can cause severe physical, emotional, and financial pain for those involved. We are dedicated to fighting for your rights and will use every available legal tool to seek justice. 

We handle all types of motor vehicle accidents, including: 

We provide comprehensive legal advice and guidance throughout the legal process, from filing an insurance claim to taking your case to court if necessary. We will investigate the accident scene to determine negligence, obtain statements from witnesses, and review police, medical, and other records related to your case. 

We will also consult with experts in various fields, such as accident reconstructionists, who can provide valuable insight into how exactly a collision occurred. 

Our firm has years of experience handling these cases, which gives us an advantage when negotiating with insurance companies or litigating in court. By choosing Bye, Goff & Rohde as your car accident lawyers in La Crosse, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands.

Hear From Our Past Client's Real Clients. Real Stories.
"Got Results When Others Did Not"

Brian Laule immediately developed a battle plan because my old case was stagnant when he received the file, each time he phoned me he was full of energy, and I knew I could count on him 100%.

- Mary

Explore Our Past Successes We Get Results

  • $6.0 Million Drunk Driving Accident

    Bye, Goff & Rohde obtained $6,000,000 on behalf of a client who was injured due to a tavern intoxicating an underage driver.

  • $2.4 Million Distracted Driving Accident

    Bye, Goff & Rohde obtained $2,393,000 on behalf of an adult male who suffered serious injuries (including a brain injury) when he was hit by a truck driver who was texting on a cell phone.

  • $2.3 Million Spinal Cord Injury

    Bye, Goff, & Rohde obtained $2,300,000 on behalf of an adult male who suffered a spinal cord injury in a Dodge vehicle.

  • $2.17 Million Tractor-Trailer Accident

    Bye, Goff, & Rohde obtained $2,167,990 on behalf of an adult male who suffered multiple serious injuries including brain damage in a tractor-trailer accident.

  • $2.0 Million Burn Injury

    Bye, Goff, & Rohde obtained $2,000,000 on behalf of an adult female who suffered severe burns as a result of a defective product.

  • $1.25 Million Pedestrian Accident

    Bye, Goff & Rohde obtained $1,250,000 on behalf of a minor who was struck by a vehicle while on a skateboard.

We’re Ready to Help Contact Bye, Goff & Rohde Today!

If you or a loved one has been injured, contact our dedicated and experienced team for the justice you deserve.

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