Category Archives: Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorneys

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.

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Attorney Leah Michaelson-Link Settles Case for $100,000.00

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In this case, our client suffered multiple injuries, including concussive syndrome, whiplash, ocular flutter, tinnitus, and hyperacusis when she was rear ended while riding as a passenger in a vehicle.  Treatment included occipital nerve blocks, corrective eye wear, physical and occupational therapy, and chiropractic. Attorney Leah Michaelson-Link was able to obtain a settlement of $100,000.00 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 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.

Slip and Fall Accidents – A Leading Cause of Disability and Death

caution signSlip, trip, and fall accidents are more common than many people realize. Slip and fall accidents can lead to disability and even death. Victims of slip and fall accidents often miss work, have to receive ongoing medical treatment, and experience pain due to their accident. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, fall accidents are the leading cause of injuries that result in hospital emergency room visits. Fall accidents account for more than eight million emergency room visits in the U.S. each year, with slip and fall accidents accounting for approximately 12 percent of those emergency room visits.

The NFSI website provides an extensive list of quick facts about fall accidents in the U.S. Some of the facts include:

 
• Fractures are generally the most serious consequences of falls and occur in 5% of all people who fall.
• Floors and flooring materials contribute to more than 2 million fall injuries each year.
• Over 60% of nursing home residents will fall each year.
• 85% of worker’s compensation claims are attributed to employees slipping on slick floors.
• Falls occur in all manufacturing and service sectors. Fatal falls most commonly occur in construction, mining, and certain maintenance activities.
• See the full list of quick facts from the NFSI here: http://nfsi.org/nfsi-research/quick-facts/

Some of these statistics are shocking, especially since many falls can be prevented. Fall accidents can happen in almost any location, so by avoiding slip and fall hazards, you can decrease the risk of an accident. Avoid or take extra precautions when you observe the following things:

 
• Loose rugs or rippled carpeting
• Wet or greasy floors
• Clutter in walkways and doorways
• Electrical cords and cables on the ground
• Poor lighting conditions
• Icy or snowy paths and sidewalks
• Poorly maintained sidewalks and stairways
• Safety code violations

 
While not all slip and fall accidents warrant hiring an attorney, many accidents can be due to the negligence or actions of others. If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact 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.