Accidents/Injuries

Wisconsin Automobile Accidents

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 Each year in the United States hundreds of thousands of people are injured in automobile accidents through no fault of their own. 

Daniel P. Kondos is devoted to providing the highest legal representation to those who have been injured in automobile accidents. A primary goal of our office is to achieve a just and favorable settlement for our clients.

All of our attorneys have extensive experience and training in this area. The attorneys have all worked hard to obtain the necessary legal and medical knowledge that is essential in providing the best representation for those who have been injured.

If you are involved in an automobile accident, the following information may prove valuable:

The first thing you must do if you are involved in an automobile collision is stop. Obviously, call an ambulance if anyone is injured. Check each person involved in the collision to see if they have been injured. Call the police.

If possible you and the other driver must exchange information. You will want the other drivers name, address, phone number(s), drivers license number, insurance carrier, policy number and agents name and telephone number. You should also provide the same information to the other driver.

If there are any witnesses you should try to obtain their names, addresses and phone numbers before they leave. Also, if possible take photographs of the damage to your vehicle.

It is important to cooperate fully with the police when they arrive. If the police do not come to the scene of the accident, report the collision to the nearest police station as soon as possible. For any injury, no matter how slight you think it might be, you need to have a medical professional examine you. If your injuries persist you need to see a qualified medical professional for assistance and treatment. Your health comes first. Oftentimes injuries sustained in automobile accidents do not become symptomatic for hours or even days after the accident. It is essential to get medical documentation of these injuries as soon as they become apparent.


Future Considerations


If there are any witnesses you should try to obtain their names, addresses and phone numbers before they leave. Also, if possible take photographs of the damage to your vehicle.

If you have been injured document all of your losses. These losses can include your medical bills, reasonable transportation costs related to the injuries, future medical treatment, lost wages, future loss of earnings, the effect on your family, and the effect on your life. Oftentimes, if you have experienced a serious injury, it will be necessary to retain the services of experts to prove these damages. This will require the representation of an experienced attorney. If you have been injured because of the negligence of another driver, then contact an experienced Wisconsin Auto Accident Attorney for a free consultation.


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Daniel P. Kondos has been active in the representation of motor vehicle accident victims for over thirty (30) years. We have helped thousands of people recover compensation for the injuries and property damage they suffered in the motor vehicle accidents.


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Wisconsin Motorcycle Accidents

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 Daniel P. Kondos has been a motorcycle rider for over forty (40) years. He knows what kind of help riders need when they have been injured.

In the unfortunate event you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you should gather the following information:

  1. Obtain the name and address of the operator of the other vehicle.
  2. Obtain the drivers license number of the operator of the other vehicle.
  3. Write down the license plate number of the other vehicle. The operator of the vehicle may not be the owner. The license plate number will aid in obtaining the owners information.
  4. Obtain the other drivers insurance information.
  5. Take photographs of the other vehicle and the scene of the accident, including skid marks on the roadway. If a camera is not available, take pictures of your motorcycle as soon as possible. Also, photograph any signs of physical injury, such as bruising, cuts, road rash, etc.
  6. Obtain the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all witnesses.
  7. If the police arrive at the scene, ask the police officer whether he or she intends to file a report. If a report is going to be completed, ask when and where it will be available. Regardless of whether a report is prepared, it is a good idea to take down the officers name and badge number.
  8. It is important to determine whether your motorcycle is repairable and at what cost. Take your motorcycle to a repair shop of your choice and obtain and estimate. The place where you service your motorcycle is probably the best place to obtain an estimate. However, you should always obtain at least two estimates. Your insurance company or the other drivers insurance company may recommend a repair shop. You are not obligated to use their recommended facility, but usually it is okay to obtain an estimate from them.


Motorcyclists tend to be very safe drivers. It is the other driver you have to look out for. However, if an accident does occur, by obtaining the information referenced above, you will have gone a long way in protecting your rights to recover for your injuries.


Future Considerations


If you have been injured document all of your losses. These losses can include your medical bills, reasonable transportation costs related to the injuries, future medical treatment, lost wages, future loss of earnings, the effect on your family, and the effect on your life. Oftentimes, if you have experienced a serious injury, it will be necessary to retain the services of experts to prove these damages. This will require the representation of an experienced attorney. If you have been severely injured because of the negligence of another driver, then please feel free to contact our office for a free consultation with an experienced Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident Attorney.


Results


Daniel P. Kondos has been active in the representation of motor vehicle accident victims for over thirty (30) years. We have helped thousands of people recover compensation for the injuries and property damage they suffered in the motor vehicle accidents.


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Pedestrian Accidents

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 Accidents involving pedestrians can cause serious bodily injury, large medical bills, and even death of loved ones. There are a number of common contributing factors involved in pedestrian accidents. However, the most common contributing factor is negligence. The Wisconsin law provides extra protection for pedestrians.

According to a National Highway Traffic Association and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety report, a pedestrian is injured on average every 8 minutes in the United States. Common injuries suffered include, but are not limited to:

 fractured bones, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.


When cars collide with pedestrians, there is high potential for serious injury. Pedestrian/motor vehicle accidents are a serious problem throughout the world. 


The United States has a particular problem with pedestrian deaths and injuries. About 5,000 pedestrians are killed and another 64,000 are injured in motor vehicle accidents every year in this country.


The following represents pedestrian accident statistics for the United States according to the National Highway Traffic Association and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


  • Pedestrian fatalities account for 11 percent of motor vehicle fatalities.
  • Over 180,000 pedestrians have been killed in motor vehicle accidents between 1975 and 2005.
  • Pedestrians comprise the second largest category of motor vehicle accident deaths following occupant deaths.
  • On average, a pedestrian is injured in a traffic accident every 8 minutes.
  • On average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident every 111 minutes.
  • In 2005 a total of 4,881 pedestrian were killed in motor vehicle accidents.
  • In 2005, the per capita pedestrian death rate was 1.6 per 100,000 people.                                                                                                                   There are numerous common factors that contribute to pedestrian accidents. Negligence is one of the most common factors. Motorists have a responsibility to adhere to the laws of the road and drive in a safe and observant manner at all times. Pedestrians are killed every day due to a driver’s negligence.


Some common negligent practices by motorists include:


  • Inattentive or preoccupied drivers are potentially very dangerous for pedestrians.
  • A driver’s failure to observe posted speed limits can add to the severity in a pedestrian/motor vehicle accident.
  • A driver’s failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians at marked cross walks can increase the chance of being involved in a pedestrian/motor vehicle accident.
  • A driver’s disregard for traffic control devices can also increase the chance of being involved in a motor vehicle/pedestrian accident.


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Wisconsin Truck Accidents

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 Each year in the United States thousands of people are injured in accidents involving large trucks.

Daniel P. Kondos is devoted to providing the highest legal representation to those who have been injured in Wisconsin Trucking Accidents. A primary goal of our office is to achieve a just and favorable settlement for our clients.

Through experience, we have developed a thorough understanding of the Federal and State laws governing the trucking industry. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations place substantial restrictions on all aspects of trucking, from the hours drivers are allowed to operate their trucks, to the mandatory documentation concerning all aspects of each driver's trip. This documentation can be valuable to show violations of the hours of service rules.

It is critical to hire a competent Wisconsin Trucking Attorney as soon as possible following a trucking wreck. The trucking companies and their lawyers will oftentimes be at the scene of an accident within hours of the wreck. It is essential that the victim or their family also obtain counsel in order to preserve evidence that would not be ordinarily preserved unless the trucking company received proper notification from the victim's attorney.

If you have been injured document all of your losses. These losses can include your medical bills, reasonable transportation costs related to the injuries, future medical treatment, lost wages, future loss of earnings, the effect on your family, and the effect on your life. Oftentimes, if you have experienced a serious injury, it will be necessary to retain the services of experts to prove these damages. This will require the representation of an experienced attorney. If you have been injured because of the negligence of a truck driver, then please feel free to contact an experienced Wisconsin Truck Crash Attorney.


Results


Daniel P. Kondos has been active in the representation of motor vehicle accident victims for over thirty (30) years. We have helped thousands of people recover compensation for the injuries and property damage they suffered in the motor vehicle accidents.


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Catastrophic Injuries

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 A catastrophic injury can leave a person suffering from permanent disabilities for the rest of their life. Catastrophic injuries are any injuries that have serious, long-term effects on the victim. If compensation is not received for catastrophic injuries, the physical, emotional and financial strains can be devastating.

Catastrophic injuries can be caused by any number of different circumstances, and the results of the catastrophic injury can last for weeks, months, or even years. Some of the most common catastrophic injuries include:

  • Back Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Burns
  • Organ Damage
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia

When a victim suffers a catastrophic injury, the impact can be enormous. Not only can a catastrophic injury prevent a person from gaining any substantial income, it can prevent them from enjoying their life, and it can cause their family huge amounts of stress. Catastrophic injuries to the brain can even change a person's personality, make remembering things difficult, and prevent them from recognizing their most loved family members.


  • Lost Wages
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Mental Anguish
  • Pain
  • Suffering
  • Lost Future Wages
  • Permanent Disability
  • Medical Bills


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Wrongful Death

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 If someone is killed and the fault lies with another party, wrongful death damages may be recovered by the victim's family. Examples would be a personal injury that results in death or a fatality caused by drunk driving or a defective product. There have also been more unusual cases of deaths caused by another party. Families in this situation not only must deal with the emotional stress that comes with losing a loved one, but often financial burdens as well. These are the damages a suit aims to recover and a task that a competent wrongful death lawyer must be up for.


Eligible Damages


Survivors of the victim may be eligible for many different wrongful death damages in a claim. Once fault on the part of another has been determined, they may be eligible for the following:


  • Compensation for medical and funeral expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages
  • Compensatory damages  


Filing A Claim


In most cases, a claim for wrongful death damages can only be filed by close family members of the deceased. In Wisconsin, immediate family such as parents, spouses and children are allowed to file a claim. Keep in mind, however, that laws vary from state to state so speaking with a qualified personal injury lawyer is advisable. The state laws regarding wrongful death tend to vary by the following factors:

Minors - In some states, a legal guardian is required to ensure a minor's best interests in a lawsuit.

Distant Relatives - Distant relatives such as grandparents, aunts and uncles are not able to file a suit for wrongful death damages in Wisconsin.

Statute of Limitations - Families of the victim must usually comply with the local statute of limitations and file charges in a predetermined amount of time. State of Wisconsin has a 2 year statute of limitations that generally runs from the date of an accident. Once this time has expired, a claim or charges cannot be filed against the responsible party.

Anyone who files a claim for wrongful death damages from the responsible party must have valid proof of certain elements and present their case to the court. In most cases, they either need to prove that the responsible party did or did not act in a certain way, thus causing the instance that resulted in the death of their loved one. Because these cases can be very complex, the best way to determine if you have a legitimate claim is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney to evaluate your case and discuss your legal rights.   


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A wrongful death lawsuit is often stressful and emotional for survivors of the deceased. If you have lost a loved one due to the neglect of another party, please contact

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Nursing Home Neglect--Medical Malpractice--Dog Attacks

Wisconsin Nursing Home Neglect

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 The two primary types of nursing home claims that require legal assistance are cases involving nursing home negligence or cases involving nursing home abuse.

Negligence claims arise when the nursing home staff unintentionally provides inadequate care or maintenance. This staff may include the doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, therapists, or even administrators. In each case involving nursing home negligence it is necessary to hire an expert to conclude that the staff violated their particular standard of care. There are several state and federal guidelines which require nursing homes to provide a clean and safe living environment. These guidelines also require the nursing home to provide adequate supervision. The staff also must follow the doctor's orders. Any failure of the staff to fulfill their duties can give rise to a cause of action by the harmed patient.

Due to the growing number of elderly adults in the U.S., the number of nursing home abuse cases has risen dramatically in recent years. Nursing home abuse claims most commonly involve bed sores, broken bones, malnutrition, physical abuse, verbal abuse, or financial violations. Nursing home abuse claims should also be pursued via proper authorities. The Wisconsin legislature requires each county to provide an elder abuse reporting authority to investigate potential abuse claims.


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Wisconsin Medical Malpractice

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 Medical malpractice can result in severe injuries to patients. We have all heard of cases where the incorrect limb is amputated. This is not a typical medical malpractice case. Ordinarily medical malpractice cases involve very complicated techniques or procedures.

In Wisconsin it is necessary for the victim of medical malpractice to hire an expert witness to review the individual's medical records and form an opinion as to the existing standard of care and, most importantly, whether a medical professional violated the pertinent standard of care. Oftentimes it is also necessary to obtain an opinion from a separate expert to form an opinion that the alleged negligence of the medical professional resulted in the specific injuries. Due to the nature of the testimony required (i.e. testifying against other medical professionals), these experts routinely charge an exorbitant amount for their time. In a typical medical malpractice case, it is not unusual for the plaintiff's attorney to spend over $50,000 on expert witness reports and testimony.

Medical professionals and their insurance companies are well aware of the high cost in pursuing a medical malpractice claim and therefore, they are reluctant to settle such claims prior to the filing of a lawsuit. This policy has resulted in only the most serious claims being pursued. Unfortunately, plaintiff's attorneys cannot afford to pursue every legitimate medical malpractice because of these financial restraints.


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Dog Attacks

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Around 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year, resulting in the hospitalization of 6,000 to 13,000 people each year in the United States .

Unfortunately, the majority of dog bite victims are children and nearly half of them have suffered bites to the face.

Dog bites are the fifth most common reason for a child vising an Emergency Room. 

Oftentimes the main reason for children being bitten is due to their smaller size.  Many dog breeds refrain from biting an adult, however that does not mean it cannot happen!

The following Breeds are known to be more aggressive and involved statistically in the most lethal attacks:

Pit Bull

Rottweiler

German Shepherds

Malamutes

Siberian Husky

Doberman

Chows

Great Danes

Akitas


Wisconsin has a Dog Bite Law that states Wisconsin dog owners are now automatically liable for harm or damage caused by their dog. 

If you or a family member has been injured as a result of a dog bite, please contact

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