Drowsy Driving Crashes

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

According to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 328,000 drowsy driving crashes happen each year. This figure is more than three times larger than the police-reported number. According to the same study, 109,000 drowsy driving crashes caused an injury and approximately 6,400 of the crashes were fatal. The study concluded that drowsy […]

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Importance of Winterizing Vehicles

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

As winter months approach in Wisconsin, it is important to ensure your car is “winterized” in case disaster strikes. Winterizing your car includes taking steps such as servicing your car, gathering an easily accessibly emergency kit and ensuring you are driving safely at all times.  Unfortunately, even if you fully prepare your car for the […]

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Holiday Donation to Harbor House

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

This year at Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. we chose to donate to Harbor House for our charitable holiday giving. Harbor House’s mission is to empower communities to be free of domestic abuse through safety, knowledge and engagement. The passionate advocates at Harbor House help to shelter individuals from domestic abuse and assist in breaking […]

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Amy Risseeuw Receives a 10.0 AVVO Score

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Avvo is a prominent source for consumers to view ratings, reviews and disciplinary records of lawyers in each state. Each attorney profile is assigned a rating on a scale of 1.0-10.0, with a 1.0 rating denoting “Extreme Caution” and a 10.0 rating meaning “Superb”. In order to calculate where each lawyer falls on this scale, […]

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Holiday Office Hours

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Holiday Hours at Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. During the holidays, the attorneys and staff of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. take some extra time to spend with their families. Our doors will be closed during the following days and times in the upcoming weeks: Thursday, December 24, 2020 – OFFICES CLOSED ALL DAY Friday, […]

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Police Dog Bites

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Each year, thousands of Americans, including bystanders, police officers and children are bitten by police dogs.  This report entails an examination of 150 serious police dog bite cases that occurred in the United States from 2010-2020. Three of these cases ended fatally. The report found that the most common target of police dog bites are […]

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Car Crash Fatalities Have Risen Since Onset of Pandemic in Wisconsin

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, transportation officials hoped the decrease in traveling would lead to less car crash fatalities. However, according to David Pabst of the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Safety and Technical Services, the number of fatalities has risen. 433 individuals died in Wisconsin car crashes through […]

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Attorneys Amy M. Risseeuw, Avram D. Berk and John C. Peterson Land on 2020 Super Lawyers List in Addition to an Extensive History of Super Lawyers Recognition

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Attorneys Amy M. Risseeuw, Avram D. Berk and John C. Peterson have all landed on Super Lawyers 2020 published list, an honor granted to only 5 percent of attorneys in each state annually. In addition to being selected onto the Super Lawyers list this year, each of these lawyers has an extensive history of being […]

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A Guardian Ad Litem Protects Children’s Best Interests

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Minors are not allowed to pursue personal injury lawsuits on their own. They must be represented in court by a parent or guardian. Sometimes those people have a stake in the outcome. In those cases, a guardian ad litem might be appointed. The court wants to ensure the best interests of the child are met. Personal injury […]

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