5 Distracted Driving Behaviors You May Not Have Considered

Distracted drivers are dangerous to themselves, their passengers, and the public on and off of the roads. In 2020, 3,142 casualties occurred on US highways, each caused by a distracted driver, per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In addition to the deaths that distracted drivers cause, there is a long list of injuries too. […]

Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable?  

Is income from personal injury settlements taxable like other standard income? Many people who have received settlements from a personal injury case wonder if they have to pay taxes on the money they received. The real answer is that sometimes settlement payments are taxable, and sometimes they are not. Yes, it can become complicated quickly. […]

4 Things To Know After A Dog Bite Accident

Minnesota places the onus on dog owners when dog bite injuries occur. While the burden is on the dog’s owner, the situation is not completely black and white. While gray areas exist, the following four facts about dog bite injuries in Minnesota begin to explain the need for legal representation when an injury occurs. 1. […]

What Is The Minnesota Dram Shop Law?

The Minnesota Dram Shop Law is a state statute designed to protect people from the results of the illegal sale of alcohol. In Minnesota, the sale of alcohol is regulated, and those regulations are placed to control the sale of alcohol and protect the public from issues that arise from the consumption of too much […]

7 Things to Know If Injured on Public or Government Property

Can you sue the state or federal government for personal injury? In today’s modern world you can sue the state or federal government for personal injury.  The process varies from one state to the next as modern statutes decrease the power of Sovereign Immunity and replace it with a structured pathway for the public to […]

What Workers’ Comp Benefits Am I Entitled To?

When you have an on-the-job injury, you are entitled to certain benefits. Novitzke, Gust, Sempf, Whitley, & Bergmanis Attorneys at Law has years of experience handling personal injury cases in Minnesota. As a full-service law firm, we can handle all of your legal needs. In addition, we specialize in workers comp benefits and help each […]

Can personal injury be psychological?

Personal injuries are not only physical but can also be emotional. We call them psychological injuries, and victims can pursue compensation in the Wisconsin court system. What is an Emotional Injury? Emotional injury or psychological trauma are situations that occur after a traumatic event. The symptoms of psychological trauma range from one person to another […]

What counts as a personal injury?

A personal injury occurs when someone is hurt either physically or mentally through the actions of another person. The injury may be accidental or deliberate. Some fatalities are also personal injuries. A personal injury attorney can help you determine if the circumstances that caused an injury is a personal injury or not. In Minnesota, personal […]

Wisconsin Laws on Dog Bites

The general rules around dog bites are that the dog’s owner will be legally responsible for any harm that their dog does. However, this general rule has a couple of restrictions. Where did the bite take place? Dog owners are allowed to use dogs to protect their person and property. Whether the dog was protecting […]

Dealing with Accidents and Uninsured Drivers

Auto insurance is designed to pay for the damages and expenses of car accident victims. It transfers the risk of paying from the driver or owner of the vehicle to the insurance company. Lawsuits can become a bit more complicated when the other driver does not have insurance. Minimum Levels of Insurance Coverage Every driver […]

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