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Lawyer advertising; Fact or Fiction?

Have you turned on your TV at home lately? Notice anything different?  I have; Every other commercial on television seems to be from a personal injury lawyer. Many of them boast how much money they have obtained for their clients. Some use testimonials from what appears to be former clients talking about how successful their […]

Self-Driving Vehicles: A new Legislative Landscape

The SELF DRIVE Act, which allows for autonomous vehicles on public roadways, was voted on and passed unanimously in the House, claiming a bipartisan victory this past Wednesday. SELF DRIVE will allow for private companies to test up to 100,000 autonomous vehicles on public roadways, paving a way for self-driving tech to prove its worth […]

Move Over Awareness Week

The second week in September is designated as “tow truck awareness week.” Did you know that every six days, a tow truck operator is killed while working? There is a “move over” law when you see an emergency vehicle off to the side of the road, such as a police car, fire engine,  or construction […]

Alcohol involved in a fatal boat crash in Wisconsin

I have preached many times through my blogs, of the danger of drinking and driving. The same is true for operating a personal water craft, boat, airplane, motorcycle, ATV, or snowmobile. Alcohol and speed  can kill. Over this past weekend, there was a fatal boat accident on Lake Nagawicka in Waukesha County. A 53 year […]

Rants against insurance companies

Hit by a “Phantom Vehicle”

You are minding your own business as you are driving home from work one day, and suddenly a vehicle comes out from  a side street and turns right in front of you. You slam on your brakes as hard as you can, hoping you don’t hit them, and at the same time, another driver to […]

Court strikes down caps on damages in medical malpractice case

In a landmark decision today, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, determined that the state law capping damages at $750,000 on medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional. The case involved a woman out of Milwaukee who had lost all four limbs where the case had previously gone to trial. The Court of Appeals ruled that the woman […]

41 traffic fatalities in Wisconsin during May 2017

Initial evidence from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation seems to suggest that there were forty-one traffic fatalities from crashes during  the month of May 2017. Likewise, there were a similar number of fatalities in the month of April 2017.  This compares to the worst month in 1973 when there were 113 deaths and the best […]

Woman sues Starbucks’ coffee for $100,000

In a case that smacks of the famous “McDonald’s little old lady who spilled hot coffee on her lap and got millions of dollars,” In a recent case from last month, a woman in Florida who was severely burned after her lid popped off a cup of Starbucks’ coffee and spilled on her lap, received […]

Jury Awards A Man $870,000 for removing wrong testicle

In a recent case out of the state of Pennsylvania, a jury awarded a 54 year old man $620,000 in damages and $250,000 in punitive damages, after finding that the doctor involved, was “recklessly indifferent” in the removal of the wrong testicle during a surgical procedure. The patient, Steven Hanes, reportedly suffered from right sided […]

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