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New Client Testimonial May 22, 2013

Posted by Attorney Jonathan Groth in Drunk Driving, FAQ Personal Injury, Milwaukee Personal Injury Attorney, Motorcycle Collisions, Personal Injury Law.
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Thanks again to our clients for their support over the years. We just received another great recommendation:

I am extremely grateful to have had Jon as my attorney for my personal injury case. I feel Jon went above and beyond to make sure I received the settlement I deserved for my injuries. Every aspect of my case was taken care of by Jon and his wonderful staff and I can honestly say that I was in good hands from beginning to end.

Please contact our firm with any questions or helpful information toll free at 877-375-7001 or visit our website http://www.grothlawfirm.com/contactWisconsinLawyer.asp.

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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.

Hit and Run Reward for Information September 14, 2009

Posted by Attorney Jonathan Groth in FAQ Personal Injury.
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A University of Wisconsin student was hit by a driver.  The driver fled the scene.  Taking no responsibility. 

Please, if you know any information about this collision contact the Milwaukee Police.  Today’s TMJ 4 ran the story

Here’s a synopsis of what happened:

Barger was stopped in the southbound lane of Fratney. A red SUV traveling eastbound on Burleigh made a sharp turn onto Fratney and ran Barger over. She was thrown off her bike, which was dragged under the SUV for a block. Barger was rushed to the hospital.

Barger’s injuries are extensive. She has stitches on her face and hands. Severe bruising and scraping all over her body. A chipped tooth.  And serious road rash from being dragged by the fleeing SUV.

If you know any more information please call 414-935-7396.

Take The Time To Read Your Policy February 17, 2009

Posted by Attorney Jonathan Groth in FAQ Personal Injury, Personal Injury Law.
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John Bryan a West Virginia Car Accident Attorney recently wrote about the effect of your personal auto policy on a rental car.  In short, he reminds everyone that just because you have auto insurance this does not mean your policy will cover you when you rent a vehicle.

Many of the policies out there cover rental cars being driven if their primary vehicle has broken-down or is otherwise being worked-on or out of commission.  However, many of those same policies do not cover rental cars being driven if the policyholder’s primary vehicle is operational – for instance if you rent a car while on vacation.  This means that if you choose not to purchase the insurance on the rental car and you are involved in an accident, you may be liable to the rental car company for the complete property damage to the rental car.  This is because you will be signing a contract with the rental car company agreeing to pay for any property damage that is not covered by insurance.

Before you rent a vehicle make sure you’ve read your auto insurance policy to see whether you have coverage.  Believe me, the last thing you want is to be driving around without any car insurance.

On A Lighter Note February 4, 2009

Posted by Attorney Jonathan Groth in Wisconsin Auto Accidents.
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Auto accidents are serious matters.  Especially when people are seriously injured.  

But, once in a while we have to find something to laugh about.   I found this bunch of pictures of, what appears to be, mostly single car collisions.  My favorite is “Class Is Cancelled.”

 

Class is Cancelled Car accidenet photo

Class is Cancelled car accidenet photo. I think this is a good example of an understatement.

 

 

Thanks Dark Roasted Blend for compiling these.   The tag line of the blog post sums it up best:  “Nothing is as fascinating as an unexplained accident.”

Deer Love November 7, 2008

Posted by Attorney Jonathan Groth in Wisconsin Auto Accidents.
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It’s that time of year in Wisconsin and across the nation.  It’s the rut.  That’s when every buck tries to find a doe. 

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety approximately 223 people died in animal-vehicle crashes in 2007.  

institute records revealed from January 2005 through April 2008, animal-vehicle collisions were three times more likely during November.

Rural areas with speed limits around 55 mph were most dangerous.  They note that collisions were more likely to happen between dusk and dawn.  So, if you are going to the cabin to get set for the upcoming deer season be careful driving!

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 Jon Groth is a Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney handling cases throughout Wisconsin and most recently in Marinette, Milwaukee, Milton and Wauwatosa.

No TXT while DRVNG in CA September 29, 2008

Posted by Attorney Jonathan Groth in FAQ Personal Injury.
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The Governator just signed a bill banning texting and emailing while driving.  If you are caught texting or emailing while driving in California you will be fined $20 the first time and $50 each subsequent offense.

The bill was drafted, in part, after a study that showed that most Americans who text also text while driving.

I can’t imagine it will be long before a bill like this is introduced in Wisconsin.

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Jon Groth is a Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney handling cases throughout Wisconsin and most recently in Crivitz, Janesville, Plymouth, Wauwatosa and Germantown.

Ocho Cinco September 2, 2008

Posted by Attorney Jonathan Groth in FAQ Personal Injury.
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AKA Chad Johnson of the Bengals.  Mr. Ocho Cinco has changed his name from Chad Johnson to Chad Ocho Cinco. So what does this have to do with Personal Injury law in Wisconsin?

Simply put, trust but verify.  I’ve had a great number of clients that came to me because the at fault driver fled the scene, didn’t give any insurance information or lied about who was driving the car.  So, what happens if someone doesn’t appear to be completely honest at the scene of an accident (i.e. when you exchange information gives you the name Chad Ocho Cinco)?

The key is to take as much information as possible.  First call the Police.  Then get their address, license number, remember what they look like and don’t be afraid to take a picture of the accident scene with your cell camera.  Also, don’t forget to ask for their mobile phone number!  A mobile phone number can be useful in determining if the at fault driver was distracted at the time of the collision.

It’s sad but true.  Nowadays you can’t trust that anyone is giving you the right information.  I have a lot of experience tracking down people across the United States.  I’ll do what I can to help you too.

www.jonpgroth.com 

 Jon Groth is a Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney handling cases throughout Wisconsin and most recently in Wauwatosa, Ixonia, Crivitz and Sheboygan.

Under Doctor’s Care… July 30, 2008

Posted by Attorney Jonathan Groth in Personal Groth.
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It seems simple and I say it a lot:  Follow your doctor’s advice.   If after an auto accident you are told to not pick up certain things that way 15 or more pounds, then don’t do it.  No matter what some may say, everyone wants the victims of car accidents to get better fast.   You pay the doctor big money to advise you how to get better fast.

Your doctors know what they are doing.  Follow their advice.  If you are on work restrictions then follow them.  If you are to “take it easy” then do it.   There are always going to be exceptions, and I understand that.  But, after an auto accident and before you decide to go do something ask yourself what your physician would say. 

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And the winner is…Allstate! July 21, 2008

Posted by Attorney Jonathan Groth in FAQ Personal Injury.
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“There is no greater poster child for insurance industry greed than Allstate.”  The American Association for Justice recently published a report of the ten worst insurance companies.  Allstate won the prize!

Other “honorable mentions” of auto/home insurance companies that write policies in Wisconsin are: AIG (3), State Farm (4), Farmers (7), Liberty Mutual (10). 

Is there any wonder why victims of auto accidents, dog bites, motorcycle accidents and the like hire personal injury attorneys when Allstate’s insured is at fault?

www.jonpgroth.com

Jon Groth is a Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney handling cases throughout Wisconsin and most recently in Lomira, Twin Lakes,  Wauwatosa and Milton.