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Getting the Compensation You’re Owed Means Getting Educated

The first step is the hardest. When you’re injured in an accident, you must act quickly. Jumping into action in a complex realm of legalese and multilayered procedure can turn disastrous if you try tackling it on your own.

Janesville attorney Steve Caya provides industry info and insights to equip you with the knowledge you need to tackle a personal injury lawsuit. Get him on your side and get the compensation you’re owed.

Can you sue after a no-contact car or motorcycle accident in Wisconsin?

` What to do if a phantom driver causes your crash If the driver who caused your crash disappeared, you need an experienced attorney to defend your claim. Choose wisely. Get compensated. get a free case consultation Will your insurance company pay your claim if someone cuts you off, swerves into your lane, or otherwise causes you to crash without ever touching your vehicle? There’s no clear-cut answer to this question. It all depends on the circumstances of the accident. Cases involving damage to only one vehicle/driver are particularly difficult when the at-fault driver is never identif… Read More

5 things you NEED to know about dog bite lawsuits in Wisconsin

` 1 Can I sue? And who do I sue? ▼ An overview of Wisconsin's law on dog bite injuries. 2 Statue of limitations on dog bite injury lawsuits ▼ Wisconsin imposes a time limit on filing an injury claim. 3 How long does a dog bite injury lawsuit take? ▼ Understand the factors that influence a lawsuit's timeline. 4 Do I need a lawyer to file a lawsuit? ▼ Why representing yourself is not a good idea. 5 What kind of settlement can I expect? ▼ A look at the variables that influence settlements. For most dog owners, their pets are more than just companions. They’re p… Read More

6 things you NEED to know before filing a car accident lawsuit in Wisconsin

` 1 Can I sue? And who do I sue? ▼ Get an overview of what's involved in filing a car accident lawsuit in Wisconsin. 2 How do I file a car accident lawsuit? ▼ Understand what you can do to lay the groundwork for a lawsuit. 3 The statute of limitations on auto accident lawsuits. ▼ You have a limited amount of time to file a claim - don't wait too long. 4 How long does an auto accident lawsuit take? ▼ Get the facts on why injury lawsuits take so long to get resolved. 5 Do I need a lawyer to file a lawsuit? Can I do it myself? ▼ Why the do-it-yourself approach is NOT a good idea. 6 What… Read More

6 things it pays to know about motorcycle accident settlements in Wisconsin

` 1 Can I sue? ▼ Start with this 3-minute primer on the Wisconsin laws affecting motorcycle accident lawsuits to find out if you’ve got a case. 2 How to file a claim for motorcycle accident injuries ▼ 5 basic steps you can’t afford to skip – including the things you should do immediately to build a strong case. 3 Statute of limitations on motorcycle accident lawsuits. ▼ Time is money – don’t miss out on your chance to claim compensation. 4 How long does an accident claim take? ▼ Which factors affect the duration of your case, and why you shoul… Read More

What you need to know about slip and fall lawsuits in Wisconsin

` 1 Do I have a case? ▼ Gather the details of the case, get the basics on Wisconsin law and figure out if a lawsuit is a possibility. 2 How much is a slip and fall injury settlement? ▼ There is no fixed amount to expect, but a few factors contribute most to your potential settlement amount. 3 The most common kinds of slip and fall injuries. ▼ Typical injuries from a slip and fall include knee, back, head & tailbone injuries. 4 How to file a slip and fall lawsuit in Wisconsin. ▼ Here's how to file a lawsuit - from reporting the accident all the way to contacting a personal injury lawy… Read More

How to Become a Better Motorcyclist...In the Winter

` I was thinking this weekend how much I miss riding my motorcycle. I have not ridden in months and with the winter we are having, it may be some time before I can get back on my bike. As a motorcycle accident victim and motorcycle accident injury lawyer I'm keenly aware of the need to stay sharp and stay safe on every ride. Even though I haven't ridden in months, I've been working on maintaining my riding skills over the winter WITHOUT EVEN RIDING MY BIKE!  How am I doing this? When I first obtained my motorcycle endorsement, I had just completed the Rider’s Edge Safety course t… Read More

Here’s everything you need to do after a motorcycle accident

` If you’re in pain after a motorcycle accident & escape a major injury your first impulse might be to shake it off and move on. But too often "minor" injuries from motorcycle accidents linger for years compounding into long-term pain and suffering. Motorcycle accident lawyer Steve Caya has experience on both sides: as an injured rider, and as a personal injury attorney fighting to win just compensation for injured motorcyclists in Wisconsin. What you should do after a motorcycle accident – don’t panic, get help, and get the facts. Get help, get the facts, lawyer up a… Read More

What exactly is Biker's Arm, and do I have a case?

` Advice from a biker’s arm injury lawyer in Janesville, Wisconsin If you or someone you know suffers biker’s arm in a motorcycle accident as the result of negligence or recklessness, you deserve compensation for your injury. Biker’s arm, also called rider’s arm, is a common injury from a motorcycle accident. Biker’s arm is caused by nerve damage to the main nerves of the upper arm: the median nerve, radial nerve and ulnar nerve. In severe cases, biker’s arm can result in long-term or permanent paralysis of the arm, and/or loss of sensation in the injured area… Read More

What to Do After a Slip and Fall on Ice in Wisconsin

` 4 Steps to Take After a Slip and Fall on Ice Wisconsin is known for becoming a frozen wonderland every winter. While the snow covered landscape can be beautiful, it also means conditions are prime for dangerously icy roads, sidewalks and parking lots. Head injuries, hip fractures, back injuries, dislocated shoulders and sprains are all common injuries caused by slipping and falling. If you were injured after a slip and fall on ice in Wisconsin, here’s what to do next: Get treatment. Make sure your injuries are carefully documented and cared for. Take note of any changes in your injuries… Read More

What’s the Time Limit to Sue for a Slip and Fall in Wisconsin?

` Statute of Limitations for a Slip and Fall in Wisconsin You slipped and fell unexpectedly on someone else’s property, suffering injuries in the process. Maybe it was a tailbone fracture, a head injury or a broken arm. Medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering are adding up. Can you still file a lawsuit for a slip and fall? The statute of limitations determines how long you have to file a lawsuit for personal injury cases. The time limit to sue for a slip and fall in Wisconsin is 3 years (Wisconsin Statute 893.54). This means you have 3 years from the date of the incident to file t… Read More

Back and neck pain after a car accident - it's whiplash. Here's what to do next.

` Escaping a car accident unscathed is much rarer than the alternative. Even in small and minor motor vehicle accidents the likelihood of suffering a major injury is awfully high. The problem? The perception of “major injury.” Don't let neck and back pain from an accident ruin your life. Take action. get a free case consultation Sure, the car accident didn’t seem all that bad – you survived. No broken bones, nothing torn, no gruesome wounds or visible catastrophic trauma. At the time? No major injuries. But how would you classify delayed pain in the upper back or neck … Read More

Motorcycle Accidents with Deer in Wisconsin - Who Pays?

` Will insurance pay for injuries & vehicle damage after a deer crash on your bike? Not if they don’t have to. How to improve your odds of getting fair compensation after a motorcycle deer accident. You may be powerless to avoid a deer crash, but you can act now to learn your rights for compensation.   Motorcycle accidents with deer, moose, dogs or other animals are all too common in Wisconsin, and can easily cause serious injury or death. You can follow the rules of the road, obey the speed limit, wear a helmet and still wind up hitting a deer. Wisconsin tort law says the at-fa… Read More

7 things you MUST know about wrongful death lawsuits in Wisconsin

` 1 Who can sue for a wrongful death? ▼ Some family members and representatives are eligible to sue for a wrongful death in Wisconsin. 2 What is the statute of limitations? ▼ The time you have to file a wrongful death claim in the state of Wisconsin. 3 Is there a damages cap on claims? ▼ How much you can sue for in a wrongful death lawsuit in Wisconsin. 4 What's the average settlement? ▼ Typical wrongful death settlements range from 6 to 7 figures. 5 How to file a wrongful death lawsuit ▼ The steps you need to take to sue for a wrongful death lawsuit in Wisconsin. 6 How long a lawsui… Read More

Tips for Keeping Children Safe from Dog Bites

` According to the American Veterinary Medical Association more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites every year. Of these individuals, children are by far the most common victim and often are the most likely to be severely injured. Most dog bites occur when interacting with familiar dogs, either a family pet, or a pet at a friend, neighbor or relatives home. These incidents occur most frequently during the summer season when families tend to spend more time outside with pets. So how can you protect yourself and your children from dog bites this summer? Here are som… Read More

New Study Reveals Impact of Weaker Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Laws

` In 2012, Michigan replaced a universal motorcycle helmet law by passing a partial mandatory motorcycle helmet law. The new law only required helmets for drivers under 21 that still had a learner’s permit and had been driving for less than two years. Unlike the partial helmet law, universal helmet laws require mandatory helmets for all motorcycle riders. Michigan was the latest of several states to lower the standard for helmet laws across the country. Failing to wear a helmet on a motorcycle puts you at unnecessary risk. When injured in an accident, get a lawyer, fast However, as … Read More

Will Driverless Cars Make Janesville Roads Safer?

` According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 38,300 people were killed in car accidents in 2015, with another 4.4 million left injured. In 2016, 18 individuals died in Janesville traffic accidents alone. Of the people who were killed last year, distracted driving behaviors were reported as the number one cause for car accidents. Transportation and research innovation expert, Peter Sweatman, explains how the increase in distracted driving incidents may be due to the fact that humans are not wired to effectively monitor tasks such as driving a car. To help address this problem, ma… Read More

Will the New "Textalyzer" Device Help Prevent Distracted Traffic Accidents?

` On December 2nd of 2015, two Tennessee buses engaged in a major collision that killed 2 young girls and an aspiring teacher. It was later discovered that James Davenport, one of the bus drivers, had sent and received several texts leading up to the collision. While this story is certainly tragic, it is not a stand-alone incident. A recent study showed that nine Americans are killed every day from distracted driving car accidents, that include behaviors such as using a smartphones, texting while driving, and eating. Car accident lawyer Steve Caya helps you get the compensation you deserve … Read More

Wisconsin: USA's 4th Most Dangerous State for Drunk Driving

` According to a study by carinsurance.com, Wisconsin ranks as the fourth most dangerous state for drunk driving. The study looks at multiple factors causing drunk driving including: level of alcohol consumption, severity of DUI laws, cost per drunk driving fatality and number of DUI arrests. The overall findings of the study show that North Dakota had the worst combination for drunk driving and, despite efforts to curb drunk driving, Wisconsin ranked as the fourth worst state for drunk driving, putting residents at a very high risk of a drunk driving accident. Some of the factors that lead… Read More

How to Detect and Prevent Elder Abuse

` Taking care of our loved ones as they age represents an important yet daunting task that requires careful planning, consideration and information. We want to help provide a safe and secure space for the people we love most as they require more specialized care in their lives. Unfortunately, selecting a care provider for the elderly is often dependent on many limiting factors including: finances, health and geographical location. Many people believe the best way to prevent elder abuse is keep loved ones close to home; however, as people age and require more attentive care, staying at home is no… Read More

Keeping Kids Safe Around Cars Off the Road

` According to statistics provided by the Kids and Cars foundation, the most prominent cause of death for children involved with non-traffic related car accidents is being backed over by a vehicle. A new campaign created in collaboration with the California Kids’ Plates program aims to decrease these deaths and the total number of non-traffic related car accidents by promoting vehicle safety on and off the road. By educating parents about ways to talk to kids about car safety, the initiative helps spread awareness about the possible risks of non-traffic related accident… Read More