Monthly Archives: July 2019

Finding the Right Attorney

How Do I Choose the Best Attorney for My Case?

Trying to find legal help can be difficult and frustrating. Many people who don’t know where to look turn to Google or other places on the internet. Oftentimes, this only worsens the confusion because not all attorneys are equally good nor do they all handle the same types of cases. It’s important to remember that selecting the right attorney can be the difference between a successful resolution of your matter and failure.

Here are the top 4 attributes to look for in an attorney:

  1. Experience – Hire an attorney who has significant experience in that area of law and has been successful in similar matters. You also want an attorney who has experience practicing law within your state. Each state has its own unique laws, so experience in your state is crucial.
  2. Specialization –Find an attorney who specializes in that field. Don’t hire a divorce lawyer to handle a personal injury claim or a real estate lawyer to defend you if you are accused of a crime.  Lawyers who specialize in …
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Attorney Biegert secures verdict for elderly victim’s family in stairway fall.

Our client’s wife, a 78-year old woman, was found at the bottom of the basement stairs at a neighbor’s house.  They had been over celebrating New Year’s Eve and she had left the table to go to the restroom.  None of the other guests saw her fall.  She suffered a severe skull fracture and died approximately seven hours later as a result of her injuries.  She had not been drinking.

We contended the fall was the result of the unsafe condition of the stairs.  They were steep, dark and had inadequate handrails.  Most importantly, the neighboring homeowner had removed the door at the top of the stairs which allowed someone to accidentally enter the stairwell.  The homeowner’s insurer contended that the stairs were not unreasonably dangerous, that it could not be shown that the condition of the stairs had caused the fall, and that, if anyone was to blame, it was the victim, for not exercising ordinary care to avoid falling down the stairs.

Prior to trial, the insurer offered $40,000.00 to settle the claim. The case was …
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Fireworks Safety Tips for The Fourth Of July

Fireworks are used as a festive way to celebrate all year round; however, retailers see their highest sales around the fourth of July and New Year’s Eve. In order to have a successful celebration involving fireworks, safety needs to be the first priority. Unfortunately, Wisconsin statistics show that many adults and children fall victim to these preventable injuries every year.

UNDERSTAND THE STATISTICS

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health, there were 91 ER visits caused by fireworks in 2018. Males accounted for 74% of those visits and almost 23% of those injured were children. Although these numbers are down from 2016 and 2017, the fact remains that far too many preventable injuries are occurring each year.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

In order to reduce the chance of injury due to fireworks, the Wisconsin Department of Health recommends users follow these safety tips:

  • Always read and follow all warnings
  • Do not allow children to play with or around fireworks
  • Wear eye protection and never have any part of the body over the firework
  • Always buy from reliable sellers
  • Only use fireworks …
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