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Safe driving tips for Wisconsin winters

Winter seems to be coming early this year. The winter months can be snowy and icy, but did you know that the wintry weather leads to around 5,000 crashes annually across the state? Now is the best time to prepare vehicles for the upcoming conditions.

One of the most important things to do during the winter is to check the road conditions before you leave home. If the conditions aren't good, only leave home for necessities. Minimizing the time you are on the road reduces the odds that you will be in a crash.

What happens when you file bankruptcy?

A common question when an ordinary person files for bankruptcy relief is "What happens?". Within a week of filing a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy, the bankruptcy court clerk send out notices of the bankruptcy to all of a person's creditors using a list that the person supplies. This notice contains instructions that all debt collection activities are to immediately cease, which means that creditors and collectors can no longer call you and if they are garnishing wages, the garnishment must stop. This stop order is called a bankruptcy "stay", and it goes into effect the moment the bankruptcy paperwork is filed with the bankruptcy court. This stay also stops repossession and foreclosure.

Don't let medical debt ruin your financial stability

Suffering a catastrophic injury or chronic health condition is a difficult situation to handle. You might feel hopeless. The ordeal can also be mentally taxing, which can make things seem even worse.

As you try to focus on recovery, you might find your options limited by your financial situation. Fortunately, there are options to regain control of your finances.

Many types of injuries to watch for after a car wreck

The stress of an auto accident often means that our bodies release adrenaline. This can mask the true extent of injuries. Even those who do not think they were hurt should still seek a medical evaluation.

A chance exists that injuries could appear days or even weeks after the automobile wreck. This is troublesome because it can lead to insurance company questions whether a car accident was the cause of an injury. Regardless of how severe your injury immediately seems, it is good practice to schedule a check up and mention any concerns so they can be monitored.

The Liability of a Foul Ball

As the leaves begin to fall, the post-season of America's favorite pastime gains momentum as fans pack stadiums across the country to catch a glimpse of post-season history. But for some fans, the excitement of a game is crushed when a ball comes off the bat only to hit someone in the stands. When this tragedy occurs, the question asked is, "Who is liable?" Unfortunately, that answer is not a simple one.

The economy and weather plague small Wisconsin family farms

Family farms across the country are bracing for a rough year. Between the trade war and low commodity prices, hardworking farmers are facing a bleak outlook. Add in the flooding from the spring and the situation becomes even worse.

For Wisconsin farmers, the early frost is compounding the problem. This shortened the growing season in a year when the soggy spring delayed the planting period, and the cooler summer has slowed the maturation of crops.

Fatigue a big factor in workplace injuries

Construction workers, manufacturing employees, hospital and nursing care providers and truck drivers--all these workers are more prone to experiencing workplace injuries. But one factor that is affecting employee safety is one not commonly thought of: fatigue.

7 safety tips for avoiding accidents with pedestrians

The summer months bring warm weather, with more and more pedestrians and runners outside, sharing the roadsides and crossing intersections. With school children going back to class in the coming weeks, even more pedestrians will be out throughout Hudson and Western Wisconsin.

While nationally the number of pedestrian deaths is down slightly from 2016 according to the National Highway Safety Administration, still nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in 2017 when hit by cars.

How much does bankruptcy cost?

Nicolet Law Office often takes phone calls from people who ask this question first. We understand that costs are important to folks who are already under financial strain. Bankruptcy is an investment for our clients and this investment always pays off. The amount of money the client pays is small when compared to the tens of thousands of dollars of debt that is discharged. Bankruptcy gives people a fresh financial start which is a tremendous value.

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?

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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