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What is alternative dispute resolution (ADR)?

Alternative dispute resolution in Wisconsin is governed by statute 802.12. The statute provides a mechanism for the parties to agree to mediate their dispute, and to agree to arbitrate their legal dispute. The court has authority under 802.12 to order the parties to mediate a personal injury lawsuit. I have been practicing long enough that […]

When do you have to go to court to seek approval of a minor settlement?

This issue comes up whenever a minor child is involved in an accident and a settlement is reached. The starting point in determining whether court approval is required, falls under Wisconsin Statute Sec. 807.10. Subsection (3) states as follows; “If the amount awarded to a minor or individual adjudicated incompetent by judgment or by an […]

Compensation for Stress and Aggravation.

When injured in an accident, can a person be compensated for all of their stress and aggravation of what has happened to them? The answer is generally no. There is no way to quantify from a monetary perspective, a person’s stress of being in an accident, the inconvenience, hassle and aggravation that a car accident […]

What To Do If You Are In a Car Accident

I was recently in a car accident where I was rear ended while stopped for a light. Luckily, I wasn’t injured, unlike many of our own clients who are not as fortunate. I learned a few things first hand after being in a recent accident and I would like to them share with you for […]

How to Cope with Your Loved One’s Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is shocking and distressing, especially when the death is sudden and unexpected. Wrongful death is an area of personal injury law, designed to obtain justice for the decedent and his or her family. Wrongful deaths occur due to the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of others. A Milwaukee wrongful death lawyer can […]

Madison Middle School Not Responsible For Amputated Finger

In the spring of 2011, Mariah Yang did not think she was in any danger as she retrieved a volleyball from a section of closed bleachers at Madison Middle School. Yang slipped and fell, and her finger was amputated near the knuckle. The Yang family submitted a claim to the school district in December, asking […]

What to Do if Your Child is Involved in a School Bus Accident

When you see your child off to school in the morning, you assume he or she will be safe on the school bus. Licensed bus drivers and aides protect children from danger, helping them safely arrive at school. But what happens when your child is involved in a school bus accident? Who is responsible for […]

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