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Paul Benson

Do I Need a Lawyer after a Car Crash?

When we were younger, we eagerly anticipated the day that we would pass our driver’s license test. That small plastic card was a big symbol of freedom. As we get older, driving becomes less idyllic and more a matter of practicality — we get in our cars to drive to work and run errands.

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Paul Benson

Injuries from Hoyer Lifts in Nursing Homes

Nursing home staff are held to high standards concerning the welfare of residents of the care facility. Residents who are bedridden, paralyzed, disabled, or incapacitated, often require help getting from one place to another. Often, Hoyer lifts are used in nursing homes to help residents overcome such mobility challenges.

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Paul Benson

Can I Sue a Grocery Store If I Was Hurt on Their Property?

A recent Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses from the Bureau of Labor Statistics ranked grocery stores as one of only nine industries that have 100,000 or more injury and illness cases each year. If you were injured on a grocery store property and are trying to figure out if and/or how to get compensated for it, having an experienced legal team behind you is the first step.

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Paul Benson

Suing the Nursing Home for Improper Use of Equipment

According to the most recent statistics from the National Center for Victims of Crime, gross neglect accounted for over 15% of the more than 14,000 complaints filed with nursing home regulators. If your loved one has been injured in a nursing home due to the nursing staff's negligence or improper use of equipment, you are entitled to pursue compensation for their injuries.

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What Does “Strict Liability” Mean in a Dog Bite Case?

Unlike some states, Wisconsin doesn’t give a dog and its owner a free ride when it comes to the dog’s first biting incident. Other states implement what is known as the “first bite” or “one bite” rule, basically forgiving the dog and its owner for the first offense. Not so in Wisconsin. “Strict liability” is the rule in the Badger State.

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Can I Sue a Hotel If I Have Been Hurt on Their Property?

Slip and falls are the leading cause of accidents in hotels, public buildings, and restaurants. In Wisconsin, when you're injured in an accident on a hotel's premises or another person's property, you are well within your rights to hold the property owner responsible and seek fair compensation for your injuries.

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Paul Benson

When Is The Nursing Home Required To Call 911?

Moving a loved one into a nursing home is a difficult decision for most families. You wonder if the facility’s staff will take good care of them. What if your loved one falls and injures themselves? What if another resident or a staff member harms them?

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Paul Benson

Wisconsin Dog Bite Law

An analysis of homeowner insurance data carried out in 2019 by the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.)found that the average cost paid out for a dog bite claim was $44,760 and rising annually. In 2019 alone, the number of dog bite claims rose almost three percent on an annual basis to 17,802.

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