Questions you may be asked by a Milwaukee Car Accident Lawyer about your recent car accident

by Keith Stachowiak • Leave a Comment

Prospective clients who have been in a car accident and are seeking to lawyer to handle their case may wonder what information an attorney will need in that initial meeting. These are generally the topics that will be covered.   General Information questions: What was the date of the car accident? What is your date […]

Two More Recent Wisconsin Bike Federation Bills That Help Bicyclists

by Tea Norfolk • Leave a Comment

This summer, the Wisconsin Bike Federation was successful in having Governor Walker sign two bills that help bicyclists: The Vulnerable User Bill  and Assembly Bill 730. These bills and other bicycle-friendly legislation help bolster Wisconsin’s reputation as a bicycle-friendly place to live and visit. They also help injured cyclists make their case in recovering for […]

What Should You Do After a Bike Accident

by Keith Stachowiak • Leave a Comment

What Should You Do After a Bike Accident? P  Pull your bike out of traffic R  Request medical attention E  Ensure someone has called the police S  Snap a few pictures of the scene, your injuries, and your bike T  Try to exchange information with the driver and any witnesses A Ask Murphy & Prachthauser […]

Tort Statistics in Milwaukee May Surprise You

by Keith Stachowiak • Leave a Comment

Have you ever been injured? Do you know someone who has been injured? After the accident/injury, did anybody tell you that you should sue? Did anyone tell you to sue so you could win millions of dollars at trial? While this is the common misconception of how tort law and trials work, it is not […]

How do you make sense of comparative negligence in a bicycle accident?

by Tea Norfolk • 2 Comments

Every person who uses the roadway – whether a pedestrian, motorist, or bicyclist – is required to use reasonable care to protect his or her own safety as well as the safety of others. To fall below that standard of care is to be negligent. Comparative negligence is comparing which party was less careful than […]

Riverwest 24 Hour Bike Race and the Three Foot Rule in Wisconsin -

by Keith Stachowiak • Leave a Comment

Gear up for a full day of biking fun! Riverwest 24 is only a few days away. If you live in Riverwest, you’re probably busy preparing for or participating in the big event. If you’re not from the Riverwest area or don’t know where the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee is located, you may not have heard of […]

Where can you lawfully ride your bike in Wisconsin? Discussion of Bike Lanes.

by Keith Stachowiak • Leave a Comment

You tuned up your bike, have all of your gear ready, and are ready to go for a bike ride. One thing you have probably never considered is where biking is permissible. You always ride on roads or trails. I would like to discuss some of the rights and responsibilities or bicyclists on different types […]

Automobile Recalls and Your Car Accident

by Tea Norfolk • Leave a Comment

The GM ignition switch recall for the Chevrolet Cobalt, Saturn Ion, Pontiac Solstice, Chevrolet HHR, Saturn Sky, and Pontiac G5 is the latest automobile recall in the news, but it isn’t the first recall of this type. And it may not be the last. Investigations have shown that General Motors knew of the problems with […]

Wisconsin Immunity Statutes Provide a Blockade to Persons Injured Storming the Bastille

by Keith Stachowiak • Leave a Comment

Over two hundred years ago, on July 14, 1789, the French stormed the Bastille prison and began the French Revolution. To commemorate this historic event, Milwaukee is celebrating its 33rd annual Bastille Days from July 10 through July 13. The festival has a French theme and offers activities for people of all ages. Bastille Days […]

Do You Still Have a Case if a Bicycle Accident Was Your Fault?

by Tea Norfolk • Leave a Comment

Bicycle accidents can be dangerous and life-threatening. As with any other accident, it may be difficult to determine who is at fault. As a general rule, the person who is less careful is the one who is more at fault, but a number of factors play into the equation. In some instances, the wrong person […]