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Scary Research About Teens and Texting While Driving June 14, 2012

Posted by Andrew Christman in Drunk Driving, FAQ Personal Injury, Milwaukee Litigation Attorney, Milwaukee Personal Injury Attorney, Personal Injury Law, Wisconsin Auto Accidents.
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New research released by State Farm Insurance shows that teen may not be getting the message about the dangers of texting and driving.  Some of the figures produced by this survey are quite shocking.  Notably, over half of teens with their license, 57% to be exact, admit to text messaging while driving.  The survey produced by State Farm also makes comparisons between teens views on texting while driving and drinking and driving.  While 83% of teens think they are likely to be in an accident if they regularly drink and drive, only 63% of teens believe they are likely to be involved in an accident if they regularly text while driving.  The study also shows a link between parents who regularly talk to their children about safe driving.  Of teens who responded that they never texted and drove, 82% said their regularly talked to their parents about safe driving.  Of teens that reported that they do text while driving, only 67% reported talking to their parents regularly about safe driving.

Texting and driving became illegal in Wisconsin in 2010 with the passage of Wisconsin Statute 346.89.  The risk of getting a ticket, however, is nothing compared to the safety risk that texting and driving creates.  Text messaging while driving is an extremely dangerous action both the person doing it and those around him or her.

If you have been the victim of an inattentive driver or have been injured in an automobile accident in the Milwaukee area or any other area in Wisconsin and are in need of a personal injury attorney, contact Groth Law Firm S.C.

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San Francisco Truck Driver Awarded $11.4 Million June 13, 2012

Posted by grothlawclerk in FAQ Personal Injury, Milwaukee Litigation Attorney, Milwaukee Personal Injury Attorney.
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In San Francisco, California, a federal court has awarded Raymond Mariolle with $11.4 million in damages after sustaining a spinal injury while working for Waste Management Co. in October 2007. Mariolle was driving his truck when the front wheel collapsed causing the 55,000-pound vehicle to fall to the ground. Mariolle sustained compression injuries that have caused him severe pain even after three surgeries.
The lawsuit stated that Consolidated Metco, which made the hub for the truck, Volvo Trucks, which made the cab and chassis, and Whittke Manufacturing, which designed the truck, all knew that the hub was defective and failed to warn the drivers of this fact. After a three-week trial, the jury found that all the parts of the truck were defective and had caused Mr. Mariolle’s injuries.
The Plaintiff’s damages included $2.4 million for lost wages and all of his medical costs, $7.5 million for all the pain and suffering his injury has caused him, and $1.5 million for his wife Regina Mariolle for loss of marital and family relations.
For the full article, please visit http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/22/BA3U1OM26H.DTL

If you have been injured in an accident, please contact Attorney Jonathan P. Groth at 877-375-7001. Groth Law Firm, S.C. has offices to meet with clients in Wauwatosa, Brookfield, Milwaukee, Green Bay and Marinette.

WARNING! Rollover Danger Associated with 15 Passenger Vans June 12, 2012

Posted by Andrew Christman in FAQ Personal Injury, Milwaukee Litigation Attorney, Milwaukee Personal Injury Attorney, Personal Injury Law, Wisconsin Auto Accidents.
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A recent article has highlighted the continuing safety concerns with 15 passenger vans and the tendency of these vans to rollover in collisions.  Since 2001, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has released 8 warning regarding the vans’ tendency to tip over.  This risk, it appears, is increased when the vans are carrying more passengers.  Even more disturbing, this risk increases even when the vans are not loaded to or beyond capacity.  When one of these vans is carrying 10 or more passengers the rollover rate in collisions is three times as great as it is when the van is carrying 5 or fewer passengers.

If you have been injured in an automobile accident in the Milwaukee area or any other area in Wisconsin and are in need of a personal injury attorney, contact Groth Law Firm S.C.

Social Media and the Law: Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and How They Affect Your Personal Injury Case June 7, 2012

Posted by Attorney Jonathan Groth in FAQ Personal Injury, Milwaukee Litigation Attorney, Milwaukee Personal Injury Attorney, Motorcycle Collisions, Personal Injury Law, Wisconsin Auto Accidents.
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Attorney Jon Groth was interviewed by Bill Leff of WGN radio.  Attorney Groth discussed how Facebook, Twitter and social media in general have evolved over the years and are being used as a sword and shield in legal cases.  Topics discussed include: Workers Compensation, Injury Law, Divorce, Invasion of Privacy and others.

Social Media and Personal Injury Litigation. May 8, 2012

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Attorney Jon Groth's Interview with Fox 6 Wake UpWe’ve attached Attorney Jon Groth’s interview with the Fox 6 Wake Up morning program.  Kim Murphy and Attorney Groth discussed how Facebook and other social media sites can be used as a sword and shield in civil litigation.

Facebook, Twitter and Personal Injury Litigation January 3, 2012

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Attorney Jon Groth and Attorney Jackie Nuckels were recently interviewed by WUWM’s Mitch Teich on “Lake Effect.”  You can listen to the interview at WUWM Lake Effect’s website.  The Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorneys discuss social media and how these can have a tremendous effect on litigation and victim’s rights.

Merry Christmas December 23, 2011

Posted by Attorney Jonathan Groth in FAQ Personal Injury.
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Merry Christmas from everyone at Groth Law Firm, S.C.!!!

 

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Merry Christmas from Groth Law Firm

Don’t Spill Your HOT COFFEE! October 27, 2011

Posted by Andrew Christman in FAQ Personal Injury, Milwaukee Litigation Attorney, Milwaukee Personal Injury Attorney, Personal Injury Law.
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HBO has produced a new documentary that aired entitled “Hot Coffee.”  This film discusses the now infamous case of Liebeck v. McDonald’s in which a woman spilled coffee on herself and was eventually awarded millions of dollars in compensation.  The case has become a sticking point for those in favor in tort reform and has been hoisted up as an example greedy people taking advantage of the legal system in our overly litigious society by businesses and insurance companies.  The documentary explores whether or not the reputation this case holds is fair and exposes how the case has been twisted to make it seem like and over the top award.  “Hot Coffee” is a compelling film and has already won numerous film awards.  Two trailers and more information for the film can be found at the website: www.hotcoffeethemovie.com.

Modification to the Direct Action Law in Wisconsin October 25, 2011

Posted by Andrew Christman in FAQ Personal Injury, Milwaukee Litigation Attorney, Milwaukee Personal Injury Attorney, Personal Injury Law, Wisconsin Auto Accidents.
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In May of last year I wrote a blog post about the direct action statute in Wisconsin. This is the law that allows an injured party to sue the insurance company of the at fault party directly. The Supreme Court has recently modified this law in its decision in Casper v. American International South Insurance. There was previously case law in Wisconsin that said in order for the direct action statute to apply, the insurance policy must have been delivered or issued in Wisconsin. In the Casper case, the Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously overturned this case law now stating that for direct action to apply the subject injury need only take place in Wisconsin. In Casper, an automobile accident, the at fault driver was operating a truck as part of his job duties. The insurance policy covering the employer was issued out of state. More information about the case can be found at the State Bar of Wisconsin website.

Feel free to contact Groth Law Firm, S.C.  if you have any questions or would like to discuss your need for a personal injury attorney.  Groth Law Firm, S.C. has offices to meet with clients in Brookfield, Milwaukee, Green Bay and Marinette.

For The People October 18, 2011

Posted by Attorney Jonathan Groth in FAQ Personal Injury.
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Attorney Jonathan Groth and Attorney Jacqueline Nuckels of Groth Law Firm, S.C. are proud to announce that they have moved to 13035 West Bluemount Road, Suite 205, Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005.

We work “For The People” of Wisconsin in all aspects of personal injury litigation.

Please continue to use our toll free number 877-375-7001 when trying to contact the firm.

Groth Law Firm, S.C.

For The People