Sigman Janssen Legal Blog

Sigman Janssen Takes on Wisconsin Recreational Immunity Overreach

March 30, 2015

The Wisconsin Recreational Immunity statute was enacted to encourage landowners to open their lands to the public to permit recreational activities.  Since it’s enactment a series of Court of Appeals and Supreme Court decisions have widened it’s scope. The first push was to expand it’s application to landowners regardless of whether they opened their land […] Read more »

Penalties May Stiffen for Drunk Drivers Who Cause Injuries

March 20, 2014

Drunk driving results in thousands of Wisconsin Car Accidents that leave motorists injured or killed each year. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation shows the number of operating while intoxicated (OWI) convictions has risen steadily in recent years with 38,324 motorists in the state facing the charge, compared to the 35,753 individuals arrested for drunken driving […] Read more »

3 Green Bay St. Patrick’s Day Events Worth Checking Out

March 13, 2014

While the St. Patrick’s Day holiday does not officially kick off until Monday, many businesses around Appleton and Green Bay are beginning to celebrate early this year. The Green Bay Personal Injury Attorneys with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz would like point out some of the events they are looking forward to this year: […] Read more »

Under-Insured Coverage: Navigating the Way

January 29, 2014

Attorney Jim Pitz recently obtained great success for a high school athlete who was injured so badly in an accident that high school sports were no longer possible. This case required a detailed analysis and legal briefing of insurance coverage on multiple policies. Auto insurance companies will typically dispute coverage even when they have responsibility […] Read more »

Wisconsin Considering Cellphone Ban in Construction Zones

January 23, 2014

Distracted driving is a growing problem in Wisconsin. There were a total of 3,328 people killed and another 421,000 who were seriously injured as a result of distracted driving Car Accidents in 2012. The latter figure was a nine percent increase from the 2011 total. Distracted driving is especially dangerous in construction zones, where a […] Read more »

Motor Vehicle Accidents: Long Term Care After a Drunk Driving Accident

January 22, 2014

Attorney James Pitz has recently concluded multiple cases involving severe life altering injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. Although Wisconsin’s laws on intoxicated driving have continued to toughen, people still drive drunk. Those drunk drivers hurt us all. Usually, accidents involving drunk drivers are at high rates of speed. Those high speed accidents frequently cause […] Read more »

Wisconsin Jury Awards Car Accident Victim $23,000 for Injuries

January 09, 2014

When individuals are seriously injured in motor vehicle collisions where the person responsible for the accident was not properly insured, they may seek compensation from their own insurer to cover their damages. The Appleton Car Accident Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz explain that such a case was recently heard in Milwaukee County […] Read more »

Wisconsin Considers New Law Banning Cellphones in Road Construction Zones

December 19, 2013

December 19, 2013 Two factors that can increase the chances of motorists being involved in collisions are cellphone distractions and construction zones. The Appleton Car Accident Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz say that is why state lawmakers are considering passing legislation that would prohibit drivers from using cellphones while in construction zones. […] Read more »

Debate Over Raising Wisconsin’s Speed Limit Stirs Controversy

October 31, 2013

October 31, 2013 Speeding is one of the leading causes of fatal motor vehicle collisions in the United States, and it’s fueling controversy about whether or not Wisconsin should raise its speed limit. The Wisconsin Car Accident Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz point out that one state legislator is pushing a bill […] Read more »
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