3 Types of Compensation for a Personal Injury Claim

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

The first step in obtaining financial compensation after suffering an injury is being aware of the three types of damages a plaintiff can receive as part of an insurance settlement or personal injury verdict. 1. Compensatory Damages These damages are often the most identifiable and concrete and include compensation for: Past and future medical bills Lost […]

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Firework Safety Tips

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

The Fourth of July is right around the corner! Are you ready for the firework displays? Whether you are attending a display or putting on your own show, you must remember to practice firework safety protocol. Here are six tips to stay safe this Fourth of July. Do not allow children to play with or […]

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Where Do Personal Injury Settlements Come From? 

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

We are well aware of the stereotypes surrounding personal injury lawyers and lawsuits. We’ve heard our profession referred to as “ambulance chasers” and heard the complaints about folks just being too quick to sue these days. If you or a loved one has been hurt through no fault of your own, it would be tragic […]

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Hiring the Right Lawyer for a Catastrophic Injury Case

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

All traumatic injuries can dramatically change a person’s life.  For most people, those changes are temporary and, fortunately, the injuries don’t lead to life-long consequences.  For others, the injuries are catastrophic and lead to permanent, dramatic changes to a person’s quality of life.  A person who has suffered catastrophic injuries needs to work with an attorney qualified to […]

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Wisconsin Boating Safety Precautions

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

Amid the summer season, boating is a popular activity in Wisconsin, and for good reason. It offers beautiful views, and a fun experience for family and friends. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, “operator inexperience, inattention, recklessness and speeding are the four leading causes of tragic watercraft crashes”. Here are tips on safety […]

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Bicycle Accidents in Wisconsin: Who is Responsible?

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

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT), more than 90% of bicycle accidents are caused by human error. In other words, bicycle accidents and the injuries associated with them are largely preventable. Automobile drivers are responsible for about 60% of bicycle accidents involving adult cyclists according to the Wisconsin DOT. However, cyclists can contribute […]

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Summer Hazards

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

As a personal injury lawyer, I help people who have been injured by someone else’s negligence. As summer approaches, I can’t help but recall all of my clients who suffered unforeseen consequences while engaging in outdoor activities. Many times, my clients’ lives are thrown into complete disarray as the result of catastrophic injuries, which occurred […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury as a Result of an Accident

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

There are at least 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries each year, according to the CDC. Car accidents are the leading cause of these injuries.  If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to an accident that occurred due to the negligence of another party, contact Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. Our law firm has a long […]

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What (And What Not To Say) To an Insurance Company Following an Accident

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

After a car accident, you may have to talk to both your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company. It’s very common for the other driver’s insurance company to contact you, and many people tend to notify their insurance company right away. There are a number of traps you can fall into when you talk […]

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Personal Injury Pointers Facebook Live Series with Amy Risseeuw

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

At Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C. we not only work diligently to assist our clients get the fair compensation and results they deserve, but we also strive to be a helpful resource for our communities in Appleton, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Waupaca, Chilton, Oconto, Shawano, Door County and the surrounding areas. Join Attorney Amy Risseeuw every […]

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