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Questions an Attorney May Ask You in a Free Consultation

Many law firms advertise that they offer free legal consultations. This initial meeting helps the attorney learn more about the incident that caused your injuries and determine if you may have a case. But are there strings attached? The article below discusses what questions the attorney may ask you and…

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How Are Settlements Different From a Jury Verdict in an Injury Claim?

If you have been injured because of another’s negligent or reckless behavior, pursuing a legal claim can help you recover compensation. In Wisconsin, the legal process for these types of claims may resolve in one of two ways – either through a negotiated settlement agreement or by winning a verdict…

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Can a Preexisting Condition Hurt My Personal Injury Claim?

Whether a preexisting condition will hurt your personal injury claim or not largely depends on how it is handled. Should you try to keep your prior injuries under wrap? Should you simply downplay them? Should you even tell your attorney about them? These are all valid questions that PKSD answers,…

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Wisconsin Nursing Home Workers Among First For COVID-19 Vaccine

One of the first COVID-19 vaccines may soon be available in Wisconsin. When it becomes available, nursing home caregivers and other frontline workers are slated to be among the first to receive it. Officials at the Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that distribution of the vaccine may begin before…

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Man With Developmental Disability Needs Caregiver; Mom is Told to Get Diapers Instead

Drew Bolender is a 41-year-old male in Arizona with developmental disabilities. Born with hydrocephalus and brain damage, he has already surpassed the typical life expectancy for someone with his condition. Although he enjoys some normal hobbies, including video games, listening to the band Green Day and weightlifting, his physical limitations…

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Increased Commercial Drone Use Raises Privacy and Safety Concerns

Drone technology, which was previously used with balloons, torpedoes and aerial targets, has been around since the mid-1800s. More recent technology was solely used by the military until 2006. The first commercial permits for drones were issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to aid search efforts for survivors during…

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PKSD Newsletter: Forced Arbitration Clauses Threaten Your Rights

As if the economic difficulties brought on by COVID-19 are not enough, now there is yet another challenge arising from the pandemic. In PKSD’s latest newsletter, thousands of businesses are incorporating more legalese into their contracts that protects them from consumers who want to take legal action against them. What is a…

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How Might the Coronavirus Affect Your Personal Injury Claim?

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted normal daily life, complicating even the most basic tasks, such as food shopping. How will this affect your existing personal injury claim? What should you do if you are in an accident or injured during shelter-in-place orders? At PKSD, our knowledgeable attorneys address your personal…

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Should I Accept the Settlement Offer from My Insurance Company?

The short answer is no. Insurance companies are for-profit businesses, so their top priority is not to put money in your pocket, but to pay out as little as possible. This is why it is nearly always true that the first offer from your insurer is very likely a lowball…

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Can a Jaywalker Pursue Compensation After Being Hit by a Car in Wisconsin?

If a jaywalker is injured by a motor vehicle, he or she may be able to recover damages for his or her injuries, even though he or she may be partially at fault. Below, learn more about comparative negligence and how it may apply to an accident where the pedestrian…

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