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Attorney Leah Michaelson-Link Settles Grocery Store Slip and Fall Case

leahIn this case, our client suffered ankle and hip injuries when she slipped and fell at a grocery store. The area in which she fell was covered with water, which was caused by a leaking cooler. The insurance carrier denied liability, so Attorney Michaelson-Link filed a lawsuit on behalf of our client. With Attorney Leah Michaelson-Link’s determination and expertise, our client received a favorable settlement.

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.

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.

Atty. Michaelson-Link Fights for Client – Gets Additional $50,000

Attorney Leah Michaelson-Link’s client was rear ended and sustained neck and back injuries in Racine, Wisconsin.   Her client’s treatment resulted in almost $25,000 in medical costs.   The insurance company only offered $15,000 to settle the case.

Atty. Michaelson-Link refused the offer and filed suit on the case, pushing the insurance company to up their offer from $15,000 to $65,000.00.  Atty. Michaelson-Link’s tough stance with the insurance company earned her client an additional $50,000 dollars, a 75% increase from their initial offer.

Have you been in a car accident?  Insurance companies will always try to give you less than you deserve.  In this case, the insurance company tried to get out of covering even the basic medical costs of our injured client.  Call Davis & Gelshenen at (866) 427-2121 for a free consultation on your case.  We always fight to get you more money and a fair settlement.

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What To Do After an Accident

A car accident can be a very traumatic event.  Stress and injuries may affect your ability to think clearly.  How you react to the accident and the information that you obtain can be a criticial element in your case.

After an accident:

  • Be careful. If you are in severe pain, wait for paramedics to arrive to assess your injuries.
  • Speak with other drivers and witnesses involved to obtain names, addresses and telephone numbers.
  • Make sure that you acquire each driver’s automobile insurance information including the name of the person insured on the vehicle, the company’s name and telephone number if known.
  • Contact the police to make an immediate report of the accident and remain at the scene until after an officer arrives.
  • Cooperate with the police in preparing an accident report.
  • After the accident, photograph the exterior and interior of the vehicles involved in the accident.
  • Do not fill out any insurance documents, releases or provide recorded statements without first consulting with a lawyer.
  • If injured, consult with a physician.

If you or a family member is injured in an accident, contact your attorney immediately to ensure your rights are protected.  Contact Davis & Gelshenen, LLP at (866) 427-2121 or ddavis@dgattorneys.com for more information or with questions concerning your rights in an accident.

The Truth About Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorneys and Tort Reform

We often hear about how our legal system is congested with trivial lawsuits.  The Wisconsin Association for Justice debunked this myth recently in their article The Truth About Trial Attorneys.

In reviewing the 2006 Wisconsin Court Filings, the Wisconsin Association for Justice found that divorce, foreclosures of mortgages, money judgments, and paternity suits led in court proceedings.  Research also fount that out of the less than 5,000 filings for personal injury lawsuits, the majority were filed due to insurance carriers’ denial of fair settlement for injuries.

Out of these personal injury cases, only 13 were medical malpractice clams.   While frivolous malpractice suits are consistently blamed for rising healthcare costs, The Wisconsin Association for Justice cites a 2006 Congressional Budget Office Paper, which found that “malpractice costs amounted to less than 2 percent of overall health care spending.”

Davis & Gelshenen Expands into Illinois

Davis & Gelshenen LLP has expanded to Illinois and is now available to serve the needs of Illinois residents and those injured in Illinois.

The firm has a new office in Rockford, Illinois at the following location:

6957 Olde Creek Rd., Suite 2300

Rockford, IL 61114

(815) 963-6100

Lawyers are also available to assist clients throughout the Lake County and Chicago metro area.

“Texting While Driving” Ban Likely to Become Law In Wisconsin

Texting while driving may soon become illegal in Wisconsin. On January 19, 2010, the State Assembly passed a bill that would prohibit people from driving while sending text or e-mail messages unless they are operating authorized emergency vehicles. Penalties could be up to $400 for first offenses, and up to $800 for second or subsequent offenses. The push for this bill came after recent studies reported drivers are eight times more likely to have an accident while texting, making texting while driving as dangerous as driving while intoxicated.

Driving while texting already has been legally banned in 18 states, and more are expected to pass similar laws to keep roads safer. Governor Jim Doyle has stated he would sign a Wisconsin ban passed by Legislature.

According to a recent study by Virginia Tech, 80 percent of all crashes and 65 percent of near crashes involve some type of distraction. While texting is among the most deadly distractions to driving, other diversions are also dangerous.

• Drivers process 50 percent less visual information while talking on the phone, quadrupling the chance of crashing.

• Reaching for something in the car increases your chance of a crash by nine times.

• Looking away for two seconds doubles your risk of a collision.

So turn off your phone, pre-program your GPS, and snack before you get into your car. By eliminating these and other distractions, you’ll greatly improve your chance of arriving safely at your destination.