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10 Safety Resolutions for 2015

A new year means new resolutions! Popular resolutions include losing weight and budgeting money more responsibly. However, some of the most important actions that will keep you happy and healthy throughout the upcoming year involve your personal safety. Here are 10 safety resolutions for 2015 provided by ThinkFirst, a non-profit organization working to prevent brain and spinal cord injuries:

1. Always buckle up when driving or riding in a motor vehicle. According to cdc.gov, wearing a seat belt reduces serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about one-half.

2. Never drink and drive or ride with a driver who is impaired. If you plan to drink, designate a driver. Approximately 30 people die each day in the U.S. due to alcohol-impaired drivers.

3. Avoid distracted driving, which can include eating behind the wheel, reaching for something in the backseat, using a cell phone, and other various activities that take your attention off of the road.

4. Wear a helmet and make sure your children wear helmets when riding a bike, motorcycle, snowmobile, or all-terrain vehicle. Also wear appropriate protective gear when playing a contact sport, riding a skateboard, riding a horse, skiing, snowboarding, or other activities where it might be necessary.

5. Always buckle your child into an appropriate child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt, depending on the child’s height, weight, and age.

6. Avoid falls in the home by using handrails on stairways, removing tripping hazards, using non-slip mats in the tub and shower, putting grab bars in bathrooms, and having a way to safely reach high shelves. If you have children, install window guards to keep them away from open windows and use safety gates near stairs. Maintain a regular exercise program to maintain strength, balance, and coordination, and see an eye doctor regularly for a vision check.

7. Keep firearms stored unloaded in a locked cabinet or safe, and store ammunition in a separate secured location.

8. Don’t dive into a pool unless it’s at least 9 feet deep, says the American Red Cross, and never dive into unknown waters.

9. Use headphones wisely. Don’t wear headphones while biking or running in a high traffic area or while walking alone at night. In those situations, you need to be aware of what’s going on around you.

10. Think first. Many injuries could be prevented if you make smart, conscious decisions that will keep you safe.

See the original article here: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/life/2015/01/03/thinkfirst-make-safety-top-resolution/21248831/

Attorney Joe Pierotti Obtains Insurance Policy Limits after Insurance Company Denied Claim

Attorney Joseph PierottiIn this case, our client was in a rear-end motor vehicle accident. Attorney Joe Pierotti filed a claim with the client’s insurance company, but the claim was denied. Attorney Pierotti filed a lawsuit for our client, and just prior to the mandatory arbitration hearing, the insurance company reversed course and offered their policy limits to settle the claim. With Attorney Joe Pierotti’s determination, our client was compensated for the injury that she endured.

Results may vary based on specific injuries and the circumstances surrounding each individual case. The results listed above are not a predictor of the same results in similar cases.

Attorney Joe Pierotti Obtains 5 Times the Insurance Company’s Offer for a Client Rear-Ended by an Uninsured Motorist

Attorney Joseph PierottiOur client was rear-ended by an uninsured driver exiting a Target parking lot. The accident resulted in whiplash that required our client to endure months of physical therapy. Attorney Joe Pierotti filed an uninsured motorist claim under our client’s policy. The insurance company responded with a $2,300 settlement offer, which Attorney Pierotti quickly rejected considering the injuries and treatment our client withstood. Instead, Attorney Pierotti made a demand for arbitration and took the matter to a hearing, where the Arbitration Panel awarded our client over $13,000 to compensate for her injuries. With Attorney Joe Pierotti’s expertise and perseverance, our client received more than 5 times the insurance company’s pre-arbitration offer to settle.

If you have been 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 and Ohio, and will meet with you at your home to discuss your case.

Results may vary based on specific injuries and the circumstances surrounding each individual case.  The results listed above are not a predictor of the same results in similar cases.

Attorney Leah Michaelson-Link Settles Case after Insurance Company Allegedly Cancelled Policy

leahIn this case, the insurance company claimed to have cancelled our client’s insurance policy just prior to the accident. After further investigation, Attorney Michaelson-Link determined that the insurance company failed to follow the SR-22 requirements to cancel the coverage as of the date of accident. Ultimately the insurance company relented, and Attorney Leah Michaelson-Link settled our client’s case for the applicable insurance policy limits.

If you have been 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 and Ohio, and will meet with you at your home to discuss your case.

Results may vary based on specific injuries and the circumstances surrounding each individual case.  The results listed above are not a predictor of the same results in similar cases.

Attorney John Gelshenen Settles Shooting Victim Case for 4 Times the Original Settlement Offer

JJG Solo1In this case, a drunken Halloween party-goer shot Davis & Gelshenen’s client in the eye with a CO2 cartridge BB gun.  The shooter and his insurance company denied insurance coverage and offered a low settlement.  Attorney Gelshenen filed a lawsuit, and after a year of protracted litigation, forced the insurance company to pay a reasonable and fair settlement to the client.  Now, because of Attorney Gelshenen’s knowledge of insurance coverage law and litigation practice, this client will receive compensation to cover past and future medical care costs.

If you have been denied insurance coverage, 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 and Ohio, and will meet with you at your home to discuss your case.

Results may vary based on specific injuries and the circumstances surrounding each individual case.  The results listed above are not a predictor of the same results in similar cases.

Attorney Dan Davis Gets Client $30,000 More Than “Final Offer”

Attorney Dan Davis received a low “final” settlement offer from an at-fault insurance company.  Rather than just accept the insurance company’s decision, Attorney Davis kept on fighting for his client.  He filed a lawsuit on behalf of his client and eventually forced the insurance company to settle the claim for $30,000 more than the original “final” offer.  The attorneys at Davis & Gelshenen work hard to fight for your rights and make sure you get what you deserve.

If you were injured in a car accident and would like a FREE CONSULTATION with Attorney Davis, call 1-866-427-2121 or email him at ddavis@dgattorneys.com.  Davis & Gelshenen always fights to get you more.

Stay Safe On Your Bicycle this Fall

Please remember to follow these cycling safety tips from Davis & Gelshenen:

  1. Have the correct bike for the terrain you’re  biking on.
  2. Make sure that when you purchase your bicycle, you get fitted appropriately.
  3. Buy the right gear.  This includes a helmet, front and back bike lights, bright or reflective clothing, comfortable shoes, bike gloves, and sunglasses.
  4. Check your bike’s tire pressure and brakes before every ride.
  5. Know the rules of the road and use turn signals.
  6. Never Drink and Ride.
  7. Never talk on a cell phone while riding.

If you have been in an accident on your bicycle as a result of someone’s negligence, contact Davis & Gelshenen for a free consultation at 866-421-2121 or email us at ddavis@dgattorneys.com.

Atty. Michaelson-Link Gets Client More Than Policy Limits

Attorney Leah Michaelson-Link’s client was a passenger in a vehicle which crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head on.  When the insurance company’s policy limits were insufficient to cover the medical bills and pain and suffering of her client, Atty. Michaelson-Link obtained a settlement from both insurance companies as well as the at fault driver, personally.  Atty. Michaelson-Link ultimately obtained a six-figure settlement for her client.

To speak with Atty. Leah Michaelson-Link regarding your case, call TOLL FREE at 1-866-427-2121 or email her at lmichaelson@dgattorneys.com.

Davis & Gelshenen Supports Wisconsin AIDS Walk 2010

Davis & Gelshenen helped support the AIDS Walk Wisconsin 2010 on September 19, 2010.   AIDS Walk Wisconsin raises money for the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin.  This year the walk raised $261,094.00.  This money will benefit thousands of Wisconsin residents living with HIV or AIDS, as well as providing prevention education to others.   The walk takes place annually beginning at the Henry W. Maier Summerfest grounds along Milwaukee’s Lakefront.

Davis & Gelshenen is pleased to help with such a worthwhile cause.  Congrats to all of the walkers and to AIDS Walk Wisconsin 2010.

Recent Salmonella Outbreak, Egg Recall is Largest in United States History.

After people throughout the United States experienced an outbreak of Salmonella Poisoning, the infectious bacteria has been traced back to the egg distribution company Wright County Egg of Galt.  This company distributes eggs to California, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa under multiple brand names.  According to the Chicago Daily Herald, the outbreak may have sickened as many as 1,300 people.  Congress has subpoenaed the owner of Wright County Egg of Galt, Austin DeCoster, to testify regarding the outbreak.

Illnesses have been reported in Minnesota, California, and Wisconsin as a result of the salmonella outbreak.  Symptoms of salmonella bacteria can include fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea.  It can be fatal to children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems.  The best way for people to protect themselves from the salmonella outbreak is to either throw away or take recalled eggs back to the store.

The FDA is working to create legislation that will mandate egg producers to purchase only salmonella free chicks and have producer houses test for salmonella.  The FDA encourages consumers to take the following steps to stay safe from salmonella:

  1. Refrigerate all eggs.
  2. Make sure to use eggs within 3 weeks of purchasing them.
  3. When cooking eggs, make sure to cook until the yolk is firm (not runny).
  4. Cook all foods with egg in them thoroughly.

If you have been injured by the recent salmonella outbreak, Davis & Gelshenen can help.  Call toll free at 1-866-427-2121 for a FREE CONSULTATION with one of our experienced attorneys or email Partner John J. Gelshenen, Jr. at jgelshenen@dgattorneys.com.