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Questions to ask your personal injury lawyer

You were in a bad accident and received injuries. You are thinking of hiring a personal injury lawyer. There are many lawyer ads on television, but you are not sure that hiring the lawyer that advertises the most, translates into their being the best lawyer for your case. You want to intereview with several injury […]

Insurance companies “tricks of the trade.”

I am seeing a number of new personal injury clients who inform me that prior to hiring a lawyer, clear out of the blue, the insurance company is sending them a settlement check and a release to sign. The amounts fall between $500 and $1,000. For the unwary, that seems like some quick and easy […]

Get it in writing

The other day someone posted a note about being concerned about an attorney charging more than what the client thought the attorney was allowed to charge under a contingency contract. In Wisconsin, contingency fee contracts, such as on accident cases, must be in writing. The contingency fee agreement should spell out what percentage the attorney […]

Why not small claims court?

You were in an accident and injured. The insurance company is stalling, delaying and not returning phone calls. You would like to settle your case. You talked with a personal injury lawyer and they told you to file a large claims lawsuit. When you asked how long that would take, they told you anywhere from […]

Proving a wage loss when self employed

We see a fair number of injured clients each year who miss time from their work, but are self-employed. Insurance companies and their lawyers are always suspect on self employed individuals. How can you prove the amount of money you lost from work when you are a self employed contractor? What documents will you be […]

Switching doctors in the middle of an injury case

We frequently have injury clients for one reason or another, want to switch doctors. Presumably,  the reason is that they feel that their current doctor isn’t doing enough to treat their injuries and they are seeking a more aggressive approach. This is an issue that needs to be discussed both with your doctor and injury […]

What questions should I ask my personal injury lawyer?

Businesses spent $1.65 billion dollars last year in marketing/advertising; personal injury lawyers spend millions of dollars marketing their services. You can’t turn on the television and not  be inundated with personal injury lawyer ads; add to that, radio, billboards, newspapers, magazines, city buses and direct mail, and personal injury lawyer ads seem to be everywhere. […]

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