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Attorney Dan Davis Obtains $100,000 Insurance Limits Settlement After Previous $3,000 “Final Offer”

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In this Racine, Wisconsin case, our client sustained injury after being struck in the rear by the other driver.  The insurance company tried to argue that the impact could not have caused the injuries and made a “final offer” of $3,000.  Attorney Dan Davis fought for the client and did not relent until the insurance company offered the full limits of the insurance policy, $100,000.  At Davis & Gelshenen LLP we don’t just accept the insurance company “final offer;”  we fight for our clients to obtain fair and reasonable results.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call Davis & Gelshenen LLP at 1-866-427-2121 for a free initial consultation with one of our Experienced, Trusted, and Recommended Personal Injury Attorneys. Davis & Gelshenen LLP handles cases throughout Wisconsin and Illinois and will meet with you at your home to discuss your case.

Attorney Sean Mowery Obtains $65,000 Settlement for Client Who Sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury

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In this case, our client was a passenger in a vehicle that had lost control and left the roadway, striking a culvert and utility pole. The victim of this single car accident hired Davis & Gelshenen LLP to assist in the handling of their injury claim. The significant impact of the collision caused our client to sustain a traumatic brain injury, and also resulted in the need for a shoulder surgery. Attorney Sean Mowery garnered a settlement of $65,000 through his representation of the passenger.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call Davis & Gelshenen LLP at 1-866-427-2121 for a free initial consultation with one of our Experienced, Trusted, and Recommended Personal Injury Attorneys. Davis & Gelshenen LLP handles cases throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, and North Carolina and will meet with you at your home to discuss your case.

Attorney Leah Michaelson-Link Obtains Settlement for Client with Rotator Cuff Tear

leahIn this case, the at-fault driver failed to yield the right-of-way from a stop sign, resulting in a collision. The accident caused our client to suffer a rotator cuff tear, requiring surgery, as well as physical therapy.  Attorney Leah Michaelson-Link fought for our client and obtained a settlement for the limits of the insurance policy.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call Davis & Gelshenen LLP at 1-866-427-2121 for a free initial consultation with one of our Experienced, Trusted, and Recommended Personal Injury Attorneys. Davis & Gelshenen LLP handles cases throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, and North Carolina and will meet with you at your home to discuss your case.

Talcum Powder Dangers

Talcum powderTalcum powder is made from talc, a mineral containing magnesium and silicon that are mined in rock form. The powder is made by crushing, drying, and milling the rock into a fine powder. Talcum powder has been marketed and sold to absorb moisture and reduce friction, and has been used for diaper rash and chafing.

For some time, medical professionals have known that talcum powder is dangerous for babies and children to breath, but now women are claiming that fine-powder products gave them ovarian cancer. Lawsuits have been filed again Johnson & Johnson, a talcum powder distributor, for failure to warn of the potential danger.

Studies regarding talc and ovarian cancer started in the 1970’s. Since then, many more studies have been conducted and most of the studies indicate that talc-based powders, when used by women long term to keep moisture, odor, and chafing under control, are associated with ovarian cancer. It is believed that talc powder can travel to the ovaries and become embedded in the ovarian tissue. Although talc is a natural mineral, it is difficult for the body to remove the particles. As a result, inflammation may occur and cancerous tumors may form. In additional to the risk of ovarian cancer, talc powder can also contribute to respiratory problems and talcosis.

Despite almost all of the research that has found talc powder to be dangerous, Johnson & Johnson and other talc powder manufacturers have not placed warning about the risk on their products.

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and your medical professional believes talc may have caused your cancer, please contact the Attorneys at Davis & Gelshenen, LLP at 866-427-2121 for a free consultation.

Attorney Leah Michaelson-Link Obtains Favorable Settlement for Client Hit by Drunk Driver

leahIn this case, our client was struck head on when a drunk driver crossed over the center line. As a result of being hit head on, our client suffered neck and back injuries. Attorney Leah Michaelson-Link negotiated on behalf of the client, and ultimately reached a favorable settlement for the client without filing a lawsuit.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call Davis & Gelshenen LLP at 1-866-427-2121 for a free initial consultation with one of our Experienced, Trusted, and Recommended Personal Injury Attorneys. Davis & Gelshenen LLP handles cases throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, and North Carolina and will meet with you at your home to discuss your case.

Attorney Andrew Larson Obtains Settlement for Almost Four Times More than Original Insurance Company Offer

andrewThis case involved an intersection accident that occurred when the at-fault driver ran a stop sign, leaving our client no time to stop before t-boning the at-fault driver. With no health insurance and limited means to pay for medical care, our client received sporadic and limited care for her injured head and neck. The at-fault driver’s insurance company cited the limited medical care as a basis for providing a minimal settlement offer without full appreciation of our client’s injuries. Unwilling to accept the insurance company’s limited valuation of our client’s injuries, Attorney Andrew Larson filed a lawsuit. As Attorney Larson worked through the litigation process, the insurance company began to see the flaws in its valuation and ultimately offered almost four times more than they offered before the lawsuit was filed.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call Davis & Gelshenen LLP at 1-866-427-2121 for a free initial consultation with one of our Experienced, Trusted, and Recommended Personal Injury Attorneys. Davis & Gelshenen LLP handles cases throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, and North Carolina and will meet with you at your home to discuss your case.

Davis & Gelshenen Sponsors Hockey Team at Door County Pond Hockey Tournament

D&G Hockey Team 2As part of the Bailey’s Harbor Winter Carnival, the Door County Pond Hockey tournament took place on Saturday, February 6th on Kangaroo Lake in Bailey’s Harbor. Davis & Gelshenen proudly sponsored the team that took third place overall. The D&G team went 3-1 in the tournament losing only to the eventual champion.

PROPOSED NEW LAW WILL REDUCE SETTLEMENTS FOR INJURED INDIVIDUALS AND BENEFIT PEOPLE WHO CARELESSLY CAUSE INJURIES

A proposed law introduced in the Wisconsin legislature could significantly lower the amount of money people can recover in claims involving serious injury due to someone else’s negligence.

Based on current law, the recoverable damages for injuries include the total amount of medical bills that accumulated as a result of an accident. In December, Rep. Mike Kuglitsch (New Berlin) and Sen. Chris Kapenga (Delafield) introduced a bill, AB-539/SB-405 that substantively changes the current law. This bill could lower the value of claims to the amount paid by your health insurer.

If this change in the law is approved by the Legislature, the potential value of personal injury claims for medical expenses could be substantially reduced.

Because people work and spend their hard-earned money paying for medical insurance, they deserve the benefit of the coverage they buy. In return for their money and hard work, health insurers often negotiate with healthcare providers to pay less than the billed amount. What results is a discount they paid for and that they earned. The proposed legislation now under consideration will allow the person who caused the injury and his or her insurance company to now benefit from these discounts.

This legislation benefits the person who caused the injuries to the detriment of the injured party, and to the detriment of that injured party’s health insurance carrier. If enacted, this new law will take the health insurance benefits that people have worked hard to pay for and shift those benefits to the person who caused their injuries. The only way we can avoid this attack on your rights is to defeat this bill.

Below is a link that you can use to identify your state legislators (just insert your address in the box on the right side of the page). We encourage you to write, email or call your legislators in the Assembly and Senate and urge them to oppose this legislation. We have provided the suggested text below, which you can feel free to copy and include in your communication with your legislator. Also, this Bill might come up for a vote as early as February 9, so it is important for you to reach out to your legislators as soon as possible.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/

SUGGESTED TEXT:

I have recently become aware of a proposed new law (AB 539/SB 405 /“Collateral Source” Legislation) that could have a significant impact on the damages recoverable in Wisconsin by individuals injured by the carelessness of others.

I strongly urge you to oppose this change in Wisconsin law. The current law allows the recovery of the value of the medical bills incurred as a result of the accident. The proposed change in the law unfairly allows the wrongdoer who caused the injury to escape responsibility for these costs by introducing evidence of what the health insurer paid for medical treatment. Those reductions in payment were negotiated on behalf of the injured party and are a result of hard work and a choice by the injured party to be responsible and carry health insurance. The person who caused the injury should not be allowed to benefit from these discounts.

The proposed legislation benefits the person who caused an injury to the detriment of the injured party and to the detriment of the injured party’s health insurer. In this day of rising health care costs, this is bad public policy. I urge you to oppose this unfair legislation.

Attorney Sean Mowery Obtains Settlement for Client Struck by Drunk Driver

seanIn this case, an Ohio client was struck head on by a drunk driver who went over the center line of the road, resulting in a horrific accident. As a result of the accident, the client suffered concussion symptoms and numbness in the left and right arms, which eventually required surgical intervention. This client chose to consult with Davis and Gelshenen, and Ohio Attorney Sean Mowery sought justice for the carelessness of the intoxicated motorist. After diligent efforts and negotiations, Attorney Sean Mowery was able to secure a settlement for our client.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call Davis & Gelshenen LLP at 1-866-427-2121 for a free initial consultation with one of our Experienced, Trusted, and Recommended Personal Injury Attorneys. Davis & Gelshenen LLP handles cases throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, and North Carolina and will meet with you at your home to discuss your case.

Attorney Daniel Davis Obtains Six-figure Policy Limits Settlement for Client Hit by Uninsured Driver

danIn this Wisconsin case, an uninsured driver pulled out from a stop sign right in front of our client on his moped, causing a collision. Our client sustained serious injuries and turned to his own insurance company for help through his Uninsured Motorists coverage. Our client’s insurance company initially offered substantially less than the applicable policy limit, so Attorney Davis threatened to pursue a cause of action for Bad Faith. When that happened, the insurance company quickly changed its tune and offered its policy limit. At Davis & Gelshenen LLP our attorneys do not settle for what the insurance company wants to pay, we fight to get our clients what they deserve.