Personal Injury

Sigman Janssen Represents Family in Suit Against Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells

by sjs | March 30th, 2015

Sigman Janssen has filed a suit against Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dellls alleging negligence.  See article from Madison.com posted here.

Under-Insured Coverage: Navigating the Way

by sjs | January 29th, 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 to pay. Fortunately, Attorney Pitz was able to provide strong legal argument and analysis to the court that resulted in a favorable court ruling and forced the insurance company into negotiating a very good settlement for his client.

Dog Bites and Postal Workers

by sjs | January 27th, 2014

Attorney James Pitz has frequently been asked to represent US Postal Service employees who have been bitten by bitten or attacked by a dog while performing their route. Postal carriers have multiple claims available to them and Attorney Pitz has been able to secure fair and reasonable compensation for them for the injuries they have endured. Wisconsin law provides protection for dog bit victims. In many instances, dogs that bite have done it before and Attorney Pitz has been able to obtain double damages for many of his clients who have suffered injuries of all sorts including but not limited to infections, fractures, scaring and emotional trauma. There are subrogation/reimbursement requirements when the Postal Service pays for medical expenses associated with a dog bit to a postal carrier. It is important that those legal obligations are not overlooked.

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

by sjs | January 22nd, 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 severe injuries. Brain injuries and severe orthopedic injuries are the most serious. Sometimes fatalities result. Attorney Pitz recently represented a college student who suffered devastating injuries as a result of a highway accident involving an intoxicated driver. The rehabilitation of this person’s injuries was long and grueling. Fortunately, Attorney Pitz was able to secure multiple insurance coverages for his client that have provided for life long assistance for this badly injured person.

Forklift Operator Killed in Work-Related Accident

by Keith Adkins | November 8th, 2012

Oct. 8, 2012

A 54-year-old forklift operator from Dodgeville, Wisconsin, was killed earlier this week as a result of an on-the-job accident. According to a story published by The Cap Times, the incident occurred at around 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday at Wick Homes, located at 341 Walter Road in Mazomanie, Wisconsin.

A spokesperson for the Dane County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Elise Schaffer, stated the man was moving a load of wooden trusses onto a flatbed trailer to be taken to a jobsite when the load suddenly shifted and fell back on top of the machine. Rescue crews rushed to the scene and attempted to save the man’s life, but he had died from the traumatic Wisconsin personal injury he sustained in the accident.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been contacted to conduct an investigation into what may have caused the accident and if it was preventable.

Accidents like these are all too common, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics saying roughly 15 percent of all workplace fatalities in the United States last year were the result of contact with a piece of machinery or an object at a jobsite.

The Appleton Personal Injury Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz understand the dangers of handling equipment and large objects on the job. Our law firm is here to answer any questions you may have if you have been injured in a work-related accident through no fault of your own.

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