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What time should you head to the lake on Labor Day weekend?

Wisconsinites take whatever opportunities they can to enjoy themselves outside when the weather cooperates. While the end of summer can be sad, Labor Day weekend provides one more chance for seasonal activities.

However, an increased interest in getting outdoors leads to more travelers on the road, causing delays in driving time. Labor Day weekend is the second-deadliest major holiday period for traffic fatalities. How can Wisconsin drivers keep themselves safe and get to their destination quickly?

Get out for a group bike ride this summer

Bicyclists only get so many days of summer to venture local roads and trails without battling the Wisconsin winter weather. Why not make the most of the season?

Luckily there are many opportunities to pedal with fellow enthusiasts. In the Chippewa Valley, group rides offer a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and explore the local biking community.

The Meeting of Creditors

Preparing to file bankruptcy can seem to be an insurmountable task to accomplish. But once you've worked with your attorney to complete, sign and file the petition, you are presented with another hurdle to move past, the Meeting of Creditors. But don't let the name of this hearing deter you as this is a necessary and fairly short hearing.

Auto Insurance 101 - Know What's In Your Policy

Uninsured / Underinsured Coverage

It's important to know how much uninsured ("UM") and underinsured ("UIM") coverage you have in your auto insurance policy. When somebody causes an accident and injures another person, it is usually the at-fault driver's liability or bodily injury ("BI") coverage that compensates the injured victim.

However, what happens if the at-fault driver did not have an active insurance policy at the time of the accident? The victim then needs to look to the uninsured coverage that the victim carries in his or her own auto policy.

Similarly, what happens if the at-fault driver has auto insurance, but the liability limits are insufficient to compensate the victim for the injuries the victim sustained? This is where underinsured coverage comes into effect.

Homeowners can be car crash victims, too

Someone who isn't on the road may believe they can't be a victim of a car accident. Unfortunately that is not necessarily true - a car accident can happen in your own home.

Such was the case in a July car crash in the Town of Beloit. At 2:38 a.m., a car crashed into the side of a house. The vehicle totaled the home and caused a large fire.

Are your fireworks safe?

Fireworks are awesome. Most Wisconsinites enjoy them not just on Independence Day weekend but all summer long.

Whether you have obtained a permit to release your own fireworks or are attending a local show this summer, it is important to practice safe pyrotechnic habits. Unfortunately, no matter how safe you are personally, the product may be the problem.

Medical Payment Coverage in Your Auto Insurance Policy - What is it and do you need it?

A simple way to think of medical payment coverage (a.k.a. "med-pay") is that it is health insurance built into your auto policy to cover medical treatment related to a car accident. Thus, you cannot use your med-pay coverage to get a flu shot. The medical treatment it covers must be connected to a motor vehicle accident. Additionally, it will only cover medical treatment up to your med-pay limits. Once your limit has been met, your auto insurance will stop paying for further treatment.

Road rage is not acceptable in Wisconsin

Everyone has encountered that one driver who can’t seem to accept any minor inconvenience while on the road. Sometimes these individuals lash out aggressively and can seriously injure others.

What can drivers do when other motorists act this way and endanger everyone else’s safety? One Kenosha woman got a little too “creative” with how she chose to handle two drivers who were fighting at a stoplight.

How toxic is Roundup?

Farming is a hard way to make a living, and it’s getting harder. As prices come down, farmers must do everything they can to ensure they get the maximum yield from their land, especially since they’re competing with large-scale corporate agribusiness. Staying competitive often means using large amounts of Roundup to keep the weeds down. But is Roundup actually safe? And if not, what options do farmers have?

Wisconsin leading the nation in farm bankruptcies

This is a hard time to be a farmer. With falling prices and escalating economic tensions, many farmers are watching their meager, hard-earned profits slip away. While farmers are known for their resilience, some financial realities are impossible to escape. What are they supposed to do when the markets turn against them? How can they get out from under crushing debt?

Awards & Recognition

Our peers and independent third-party organizations have recognized the hard work and dedication we put into every case. This has led to numerous awards and accolades.

  1. Rated By Super Lawyers | Russel D. Nicolet
    Super Lawyers Rising Stars
    Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Personal Injury Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Bankruptcy
  2. The American Association of Legal Advocates Wisconsin Association for Justice BBB Accredited Business - A+
  3. Minnesota State Bar Association American Bar Association State Bar of Wisconsin
  4. BV Distinguished | Lexis Nexis | Martindale-Hubbell | For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability The National Trial Lawyers Million Dollar Advocates Forum

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