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Wisconsin Personal Injury Law News
Every day, courts throughout Wisconsin and around the country hear personal injury lawsuit cases. People who have never had to deal with the life-altering effects of an injury caused by the negligence of others often express disbelief at the judgments in these cases. Unless you’ve been injured yourself, it is impossible to understand how important it is to seek a just recompense for injuries and damages suffered by the carelessness of others.
Our Madison personal injury attorneys will fight to get you the maximum amount you are entitled to under Wisconsin law. While other law firms are quick to settle with insurance companies so they can take their cut and move on to another case, Warshafsky prides itself on preparing each case for full-scale litigation in court. In so doing, we strengthen your position in settlement negotiations and win unprecedented sums for our clients whose cases end up going before a judge.
For a free consultation and no-win-no-fee attorney representation, contact our Madison personal injury law firm today.
Madison Auto Accident Attorneys Sue for Injuries Caused by Distracted Driving
Facts people who were rear ended by a texting driver should know:
You can recover damages for auto and medical bills when you are rear ended by a texting driver. Even when the driver was uninsured.
Using a cell phone while driving makes you four times more likely to get into an accident.
Texting while driving is six times more likely than drunk driving to cause an accident.
Drivers on cell phon...Continue Reading
Madison Bike Crash Attorneys Get Compensation for Cyclists
Common bike accident injuries can range from scrapes and bruises to head trauma, nerve damage, and paralysis. If you’ve been hit by a car while riding your bike, get medical attention and a copy of any medical records, even if you think you’re fine. Some injuries may not become apparent until later. You could be much more seriously injured than you first thought, and it's best to go to the hospital and fi...Continue Reading
Madison Personal Injury Lawyers Help Cyclists after an Accident
Inattentive or reckless drivers cause life-changing accidents with cyclists, even though cyclists have equal rights on the road. Find out what to do after being hit by a car, including how to prevent making a bad situation worse and how to handle a hit-and-run.
Your instinct may be to yell at or chase after the driver or, maybe worse, to brush it off and say you're fine and it was your fault. Avoid placing any ...Continue Reading
Madison Personal Injury Attorneys Advise on Steps to Take after an Accident
No one likes to think about it, but as a pedestrian or cyclist there’s always the chance of being struck by a car. Especially in a city with as much traffic as Madison.
So, what happens if the unthinkable happens? Would you have the clarity of mind to know what to say (and not say) and what to do? Or would you be completely freaked out? It’s easy to think you would keep your cool, but un...Continue Reading
Madison Personal Injury Attorneys on Car vs Pedestrian Lawsuits
First, thank your lucky stars you’re still alive. Pedestrians being hit by cars has become an all too common occurrence around Madison, and in many cases the pedestrian doesn’t survive. Fortunately, though, you’re reading this. And, hopefully, you’ll find it helpful.
Some Not-Too-Surprising Advice from a Lawyer: Get a Lawyer!
Regardless of the extent of your injuries, it’s a good ...Continue Reading
Madison Personal Injury Attorneys Sue for Workplace Injuries
Worker’s compensation covers medical expenses, rehabilitation, and some lost wages after suffering an injury or illness as a result of your job. Whether you fall on a slippery surface, are injured by equipment, or become ill after exposure to toxic substances, any on-the-job injury makes you entitled to workers’ compensation.
In most cases, if you receive workers’ compensation benefits, you give ...Continue Reading
Madison Medical Malpractice Attorneys Bring Lawsuits against Negligent Doctors and Hospitals
When suing for medical malpractice, follow these steps to make the strongest case possible:
Keep detailed records of any treatment, medications, symptoms, side effects, everything your doctor told you, any money you spent or lost, and any pain and suffering you’ve experienced as a result of the mistake.
Get a second opinion (or several opinions)—if other medical profe...Continue Reading
Madison Product Liability Attorneys Sue Negligent Companies for Personal Injuries Caused by Faulty Goods
Imagine you’re driving along and a manufacturing defect in your car causes you to spin out and crash, injuring you and your passengers. Or you follow every safety precaution while using a circular saw, but a design flaw leads to the loss of a finger. In cases like these where a defective product caused an injury – or a death – you need a Madison product ...Continue Reading
Madison Personal Injury Law Firm Tackles Police Brutality and Corruption
It seems as if every time you turn on the news, there’s another video of a police officer shooting an unarmed suspect or a report of police brutality. The police are there to keep us safe, to bring criminals to justice, to protect and serve. For the most part, our law enforcement does just that, but sometimes corruption seeps into the ranks of the police department and officers begin to abuse thei...Continue Reading
Madison Car Accident Lawyers on Reporting a Hit-and-Run and Getting Compensation
It’s easy to feel helpless after being the victim of a hit-and-run car accident, especially if your parked car was hit while you weren’t there. You may not know how or when it happened or where any witnesses might be now. Even if you were in the car, the other driver may have sped away so fast you didn’t get a chance to see the type of car or license plate. You may think there&...Continue Reading
Suing For Injuries Caused By Drunk Drivers
Doreen was driving home around 12:30am after working the second shift at her job. As she went through an intersection, a car came screaming through a red light and T-boned her Toyota. While Doreen had to be carried away on an ambulance stretcher, the driver of the other car suffered only minor bruising.
As it turns out, the driver of the other car was a UW-Madison college student returning to his dorm room after attending an off-...Continue Reading
Madison Personal Injury Lawyers on When to Lawyer Up
There are literally thousands of auto accidents in the greater Madison area each year. Fortunately, the vast majority are minor fender benders that don’t require the involvement of attorneys. But if the accident is serious—serious enough to have caused substantial bodily harm or property damage—you absolutely need legal representation.
While it may seem obvious, it bears the added emphasis of its own hea...Continue Reading
Madison Personal Injury Attorneys Come Through for Cancer Patients
For many of us, the three scariest words in the English language are “You’ve got cancer.” Sometimes it’s simply genetics, and sometimes it is the result of toxic exposure. To make matters worse, some cancer patients have to deal with botched cancer surgeries and treatments, and even misdiagnoses that gave their cancer a head start.
Fortunately, for those in the greater Madison area, t...Continue Reading
Wisconsin Motorcycle Crash Law Firm Brings Lawsuits against Negligent Drivers and Manufacturers
Generally speaking, motorcycle accidents rarely end well for the motorcyclist—particularly if they involve a collision with a car or truck. Unfortunately, insurance companies often try to weasel out of making good on a claim by saying that motorcycling is an “inherently dangerous activity” and, well, tough luck for you.
Well, last time we checked, everyone has a...Continue Reading
Personal Injury Lawyers Madison Trusts for Icy Road Auto Accidents
Wisconsin winters bring all kinds of dangerous driving conditions, like snow, ice, black ice, freezing rain, and slush. We’ve all felt the momentary panic as the car slides unexpectedly and the relief when we regain control. It’s not uncommon to see a vehicle that has slid into a ditch and can’t get traction on the frozen or snowy ground to get back out.
Some winter car accidents are unavoi...Continue Reading
Madison Personal Injury Lawyers Get Maximum Compensation in Toxic Tort Settlements and Awards
A group of industrial workers is exposed to asbestos on the job.
A neighborhood’s groundwater is contaminated by pesticides.
A renter finds toxic mold growing in the apartment.
A family living in an old house is exposed to lead paint during a renovation.In each of these cases, the people involved could become seriously ill or even die due to exposure to toxic substances. Th...Continue Reading
Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorneys Sue for Bikes or Pedestrians Struck by Cars
Cyclists and pedestrians in accidents with cars often suffer serious injuries requiring expensive medical care. Although in some cases the victim walks away with only scrapes and bruises, many others suffer:
Even driving at 10 miles per hour, a car, motorcycle, or truck can severely disable a pedestrian or bicyclist, while speeds of 30 ...Continue Reading
Top Wisconsin Law Firm Sues Negligent Hospitals, Doctors, and Medical Professionals
If you’re thinking of pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit against your doctor, nurse, surgeon, psychiatrist, or other medical professional, it’s important to understand what constitutes medical malpractice, and what does not. Simply put, if a healthcare provider failed to meet the standard of care and that failure resulted in an injury, you may have a case for medical malpracti...Continue Reading
How to Choose an Auto Accident Attorney
When you’ve been in a car accident, the prospect of dealing with insurance companies and lawyers can be overwhelming. Some people take the insurance company’s first offer, assuming it’s the compensation they deserve for their injury and property damage, or simply to avoid dragging things out. But if you want to win the greatest amount of money possible for your personal injury, you need an experienced car crash attorn...Continue Reading
Madison Personal Injury Attorneys on Pool and Hot Tub Injury and Death Suits
Every summer, families all across Wisconsin look forward to cooling off in swimming pools and relaxing in hot tubs or jacuzzis. Sadly, what starts out as a day of fun sometimes ends in tragedy. If you or someone in your family has been injured in a pool or spa-related accident, the Madison personal injury attorneys of Warshafsky Law are here to help.
By far, children are the ones most frequently in...Continue Reading
Warshafsky Law on Defective and Dangerous Product Injury Claims
According to statistics from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 100,000 people are injured per year in falls from ladders, stepladders and stepstools, and there are over 300 deaths. While many of these accidents are caused by improper or careless use of these products, there are numerous incidents caused by defective or poorly designed ladders and stepstools, as well as by improperly maintained ladders...Continue Reading
Suing for Injuries Caused by Slip and Fall Accidents Down Stairs
According to statistics from the National Safety Council, there are over a million accidents every year involving falling down stairs. Of those, 12,000 result in death—half of which occur in the home.
The majority of stair-related injuries are sustained by young children. It’s a widely reported statistic that every six minutes, a child under the age of 5 is rushed to the emergency room after fallin...Continue Reading
Defective and Unsafe Home Furnishings Can Cause Severe Injuries
Unless it happens to you or someone you care about, the whole concept of being injured by furniture may seem laughable. After all, what can an inanimate object do to hurt anyone? Well, as it turns out, a lot.
According to statistics from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are more than 578,000 furniture-related injuries every year and 114 deaths. Beds cause so many injuries they are in their own...Continue Reading
A Guide to Pursuing Legal Action for Trampoline Injuries in Wisconsin
If you have been injured in a trampoline accident there are many product manufacturers and insurance companies that may be liable for damages. These damages range from your medical bills to pain and suffering and more.
Procuring maximum compensation depends on preparing your case to go the distance at trial. Settlement mills will often forward your paperwork and take a cut out of the base settlement you...Continue Reading
Compensation for Medical Negligence Resulting on Death
Due to medical malpractice laws in Wisconsin, filing a wrongful death lawsuit can be difficult. Fewer lawsuits are filed in the state of Wisconsin and there are fewer payouts to those who have experience medical malpractice. Warshafsky Law Firm of Madison is still dedicated to helping those who have experienced medical negligence or wrongful death from malpractice.
Why is medical malpractice less common in Wisconsin?
Know What to Do After Experiencing a Loss
After a loved one or close friend passes away, there are many situations requiring attention. Taking care of medical expenses or planning funeral services can cause a lot of tension during this emotional time. It is even worse when the cause of death is determined to be wrongful. Heirs and beneficiaries have several necessary steps to go through to bring closure to the loss of a loved one.
What to do as a beneficiary or heir in a wr...Continue Reading
On average, there are over a thousand bicycle accidents per year in Wisconsin. Of these, the most serious injuries are caused by car-bike collisions. While we represent cyclists injured in all manner of accidents caused by the carelessness or negligence of others, the focus of this article is on the cause of most serious bicycle injuries: Collisions with vehicles.
Regardless of whether you are seriously injured in a bicycle vs. car collision and looking to get reimbursed for...Continue Reading
How to Know If You Qualify for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The loss of a child is never easy, even if the child was unborn at the time of your loss. Trying to navigate dense legal terminology is an unnecessary burden during this trying time. Warshafsky Law Firm is here to provide an assessment to determine if the loss of your unborn child can qualify for a wrongful death lawsuit.
Can Wrongful Death Claims Apply to Unborn Children?
Many mistakenly believe unborn children do no...Continue Reading
Chances are, at some point in your life you will be involved in a car accident, whether by someone else’s fault or your own. After a jarring collision, you may not know which step to take first in filing a claim with your insurance company. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you along.
When to File
First, always call your personal injury lawyer before reaching out to your insurance company. Insurers want to settle cases as quickly as possible to avoid losing money. ...Continue Reading
Expecting a baby is exciting, hopeful and scary. The mother does all she can to take exceptional care of her body and her growing child within. Eating a proper diet, taking pre-natal vitamins every day, and abstaining from the things adults love but babies shouldn’t have like sushi, wine and unpasteurized cheese; expecting mothers do all they can to prepare for a healthy and strong bundle of joy from the first indication they are with child.
Life continues to march on ...Continue Reading
Warshafsky Law, Madison's best car accident lawyers, has experience with every type of unfortunate car accident that may surprise us.
The Top Ten Types of Car Accidents:
1. Drunk Driving Accidents2. Distracted Driver Crashes3. Hit-and-Run Accidents4. Construction Zone Wrecks5. Rollover Accidents6. Rear-End Accidents7. Uninsured and Underinsured Claims8. Large-Truck Accidents9. Angle or Side Impacts10. Run-Off-Road Collisions...Continue Reading
The top auto accident lawyers in Madison find the cause of your car crash and get you the largest settlement or judgment possible for your injuries and property damage. Here are the Top Ten Risk Factors you can prepare for to stay safe on the roads while operating a motor vehicle:
The Top Ten Car Accident Causes:
1. Distracted Driving2. Speeding3. Drunk Driving4. Reckless Driving5. Rain6. Running Red Lights and Stop Signs7.&nbs...Continue Reading
Car Accident Damages are more than Pain and Suffering
There are two types of damages in auto accident cases: property damage and personal damage.
Property damage relates to costs associated with:
VehiclesDamage to personal belongings during the accidentTowing costsVehicle storage feesAppraisals, if necessaryPublic or private property damage from accidentBody shop repairsReplacement costs
Personal Injury Damages may include:
Ambulance servicesEmergency roo...Continue Reading
Warshafsky Law Takes on Difficult Malpractice Cases
If you have been injured during a colonoscopy you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim. Getting the maximum compensation from insurance companies depends on preparing your case to go the distance at trial. Anything less and you will receive a lower settlement offer. Contact the Warshafsky Law Firm for a free case assessment. We fund cases all the way through investigation, trial and appeal. You pay not o...Continue Reading
When Physicians Neglect Standard of Care, Warshafsky Law Holds Them Accountable
We’ve all seen the old movies where the doctor in a small town carries a black leather bag and makes house calls when someone falls ill. Trained to handle a wide variety of common ailments—from delivering babies to sewing up wounds and setting broken bones—these doctors were the precursor to the General Practitioner (aka “GP”).
Although today’s General Practit...Continue Reading
Warshafsky Law Represents Victims of Malpractice
Any kind of surgery can have complications, and some side effects of surgical procedures can't be helped. A fistula is an injury that connects two hollow areas in the body, like intestines, blood vessels, and other similar organs. While some fistulas are congenital or the result of disease or injury, some can occur because a surgeon was careless or failed to provide proper follow-up care after surgery.
If you’ve develop...Continue Reading
If you have been caused harm by a pharmaceutical company or health care provider in relation to your birth control - you may be entitled to damages.
Sterility and birth defects are sometimes a result of a dangerous product or medical malpractice.
Only by choosing a personal injury lawyer who prepares every case to go to trial do you procure the best chance at maximum compensation.
Contact Warshafsky today for a free case assessment. No fees until you are compensated.Continue Reading
Warshafsky Law Champions Victims of Emotional Distress
The Four Primary PTSD symptoms
Flashbacks and Nightmares
Often, bad memories of a traumatic event are replayed in vivid ways. It can happen as a flashback while the person is awake or as a nightmare. In either case, the same feelings felt during the actual event come flooding back with the same intensity as if the actual event is occurring again.
Avoiding people or places that bring back...Continue Reading
Dane County among Most Dangerous for Deer Collisions
There were nearly 19,000 collisions involving deer on Wisconsin roadways in 2012, above the 6-year average of roughly 17,000. By comparison, there were just over 5,000 alcohol-related crashes over the same year. Fortunately, deer accidents are much less likely to end in death or injury to human passengers than alcohol-related crashes, but they cost victims millions of dollars in economic impact every year.
Dane County saw...Continue Reading
Warskhafsky Law Explains The No-Win, No-Fee Policy.
Being injured through the carelessness of others puts you in a very difficult situation. Besides dealing with physical injury, your finances take a hit as well. Just paying the deductible for your hospital expenses is hard. Add in bills from specialists and lost time from work and it’s no wonder there's no money left over to hire an attorney. Which is precisely why Warshafsky Law has a No-Win, No-Fee Policy with no up...Continue Reading
A severe personal injury is a traumatic event. It can be life-changing - physically and emotionally. Often, victims who were personally injured are too overwhelmed to make good decisions. If they are not careful, they might select the first personal injury lawyer they meet. Unfortunately, it might be an attorney who cares more about collecting a fee than fighting for a just settlement. If all the attorney wants is to collect a fee for a quick settlement from the insurance com...Continue Reading