Category: Personal Injury

An injured woman meeting with an attorney

Pursuing a Claim Accidents can happen anywhere, even on your neighbor’s property. While slips and falls may seem minor, they can result in serious injuries and unexpected expenses. If you find yourself in such a situation, it’s crucial to understand your rights and take appropriate action. In this comprehensive guide, we will provide you with […]

An injured woman on a couch

Know the Time Limit When it comes to personal injury claims, time is of the essence. Understanding the statute of limitations is crucial to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve. In Wisconsin, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims varies depending on the type of injury and the circumstances surrounding […]

semi driving down the highway with a sunset in the background

Truck accidents can be devastating, often resulting in severe injuries and significant property damage. Compared to car accidents, truck accidents pose unique challenges and dangers due to their sheer size and weight. Understanding these risks is crucial for anyone involved in a truck accident, as it can help you navigate the aftermath and protect your […]

person riding a motorcycle while wearing full protective gear

Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience, but it’s crucial to prioritize safety. Wearing the right motorcycle gear can significantly reduce the risk of injuries in case of an accident. In this blog post, we will discuss the essential gear that every rider should wear to ensure a safe and enjoyable riding experience. 1. […]

Nobody likes to think about being involved in a car accident, but they happen more often than we’d like. When a car accident occurs, it can be an overwhelming experience. If you ever find yourself in this unfortunate situation, it is essential to know the steps to take immediately after a car accident to ensure […]

TBone Accident

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its projections for traffic fatalities in 2022, estimating that 31,785 people died in traffic crashes in the first nine months of the year. While this was a slight decrease from the number of fatalities from car accidents in 2021, it is still too high. With the effects of […]

TBone Accident

A recent series of serious car accidents in our area illustrates the fact that traffic accidents, fatalities, and injuries are an increasing problem everywhere. Most recently in Madison, a 72-year-old bicyclist was killed when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle. Traffic fatalities are up substantially in Dane County. In 2021, there was a […]

If you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer, you have likely heard the term “free consultation” over and over again. And while not having to pay anything is great, no one wants to waste time. Knowing how to talk to lawyers can help you make the most out of your free consultation. It can also help […]

At LawtonCates, we would like to congratulate our 2021 Super Lawyers honorees, Terrence M. Polich and Dixon R. Gahnz. This is Terry’s second year of Super Lawyers recognition, and Dixon has been listed each year since 2011. What Does It Take to Become a Super Lawyers Honoree? Super Lawyers awards are reserved for attorneys who have attained […]

With the surging popularity of “smart phones” we are all tied to our cell phones more than ever. Our smart phones are much more than a phone in the traditional sense. We have the capability to call, text, email, tweet, post, surf the internet, watch a movie, and much more with these new gadgets. All […]