Comparative Negligence Threatens Injury Compensation

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

When a party is liable for the personal injury or illness of another person, the liable party is commonly responsible for the compensation of those injuries or illnesses. A tactic that the defendant in a liability claim would take is using comparative negligence. There are several ways people can use comparative negligence to affect compensation across various […]

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Slip And Falls Are More Dangerous For Older People

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

In the United States, falls are a leading cause of death and injuries for seniors over 65. What might seem like a minor fall for a younger person, can be a very dangerous event for an older person. Not only can a fall cause death and injury, a fall can threaten a senior’s independence and […]

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The Bias Of Independent Medical Exams

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

In many personal injury cases, our client is required to be examined by a doctor chosen by the defense insurance company. That examination is often referred to as an “independent medical exam,” also known as an “IME.” In most cases, there is nothing independent about the examination and the doctor is specifically hired by the […]

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Punitive Damages Are Available When Drunk Boaters Injure Others

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

Summer is a time for fun and relaxing in the sun. In Green Bay, the water is an inviting place where plenty of people converge throughout the hot months to partake in sports and recreation alike. There is a lot of boating, and a lot of drinking. Unfortunately, sometimes those two elements come together, causing […]

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Attorney Risseeuw Presented A Seminar At The Outagamie County Bar Association Meeting

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

Attorney Amy M. Risseeuw presented a seminar to other local attorneys at the monthly meeting of the Outagamie County Bar Association yesterday. Attorney Risseeuw’s presentation, entitled the Low Impact Tool Kit, addressed personal injury cases involving car accidents with minimal property damage. Insurance companies call these minimal property damage cases “low impact,” even though the amount […]

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Check Your Insurance Coverage Before Your Spring Break Trip

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

Automobile insurance is one of those grown-up topics that isn’t that much fun to think about. We all know we should have insurance (it is the law!), we all want to pay reasonable rates, and we all see a lot of insurance company commercials promising stellar service or cheaper prices. While getting good service at a […]

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