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Need to Subpoena Facebook or Other Social Media Sites?

By Jon P. Groth • Nov 4th, 2009 • Category: Civil Litigation, Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

Are you a tech savvy lawyer?  In order to answer “yes” you have to check out this site that directs you to the departments that will accept service of process for many websites.  I recently wrote about this at www.jonpgroth.com.
For example, how would you know that Facebook has an email just for subpoenas ([email protected])?  [...]



Help Describing Soft Tissue Injuries

By Jon P. Groth • May 1st, 2009 • Category: Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

I think you’ll get some valuable knowledge out of reading Medical Legal Art’s blog.  Last month’s topic was “Soft Tissue Injuries.”
I think it is safe to say that most people involved in car accidents suffer from these injuries.  Many times they go away in a matter of weeks or months.  Other times it takes a [...]



How Many Attorneys In Wisconsin?

By Jon P. Groth • Apr 28th, 2009 • Category: Civil Litigation, Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

I’m following up on a post from my personal blog from last week.  I wrote about the UW Law School’s publication entitled, Civil Justice in Wisconsin, a Fact Book.   Other bloggers have also commented on the the Fact Book.
I wanted to direct everyone to a few interesting things in this Fact Book.   Page 31 asks “Is [...]



Zero In Wisconsin

By Jon P. Groth • Feb 16th, 2009 • Category: Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

The State of Wisconsin is running a serious ad blitz on TV and radio.  The ads talk about the number of deaths and serious injuries that occur daily because of car accidents.  In short the ads talk about cell phones, drinking and not paying attention as bad driving habits that we all can work on.  If we [...]



Child Safety Seats

By Jon P. Groth • Feb 4th, 2009 • Category: Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

I’m heading out of town soon.  I really dislike taking a ton of luggage.  With 2 kids it’s pretty hard NOT to take a ton of luggage.  Well, we thought maybe we could avoid taking the kids car seats and just rent them from the rental car company.  Well, after researching the issue I can [...]



Jurors - Politics In The Civil Jury System

By Jon P. Groth • Feb 3rd, 2009 • Category: Civil Litigation, Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

The Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine has a quick read entitled Politics in Civil Jury Selection.  Very interesting.
This is one of the more important parts of my job.  Who should I keep on a jury?  What questions do I ask in order to figure out who would make a good juror for a particular set of facts. Who will [...]



Dangerous Toys This Holiday Season

By Jon P. Groth • Dec 12th, 2008 • Category: Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

Yep, time to watch out for dangerous toys.  Who knows what Mr. Mainway will buy for little Johnny or Sally.
I recently wrote a piece about this on Avvo.com.  I touch on Bisphenol A, Phthalates, lead and toxic toys.  Also, I mention the common problems with many toys, i.e choking hazards and following the age limits.
You can [...]



And Allstate Wins!

By Jon P. Groth • Nov 20th, 2008 • Category: Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

“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 Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

By Jon P. Groth • Nov 18th, 2008 • Category: Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

I think personal injury attorneys are asked this question more than any other.  It’s a legitimate question.  Injury attorneys in Wisconsin usually charge a contingent fee of 1/3 of the settlement or verdict in addition to costs.  Why hire a plummer if you can fix your leaky faucet yourself?
Surprisingly, Allstate Insurance has helped answer the question.  Allstate’s [...]



How Insurance Companies Deny, Delay, Confuse and Refuse

By Jon P. Groth • Nov 14th, 2008 • Category: Civil Litigation, Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

A new report discusses how insurance companies make their money.  This shouldn’t be a surprise.  They take in as much as they can in premiums and pay out as little as possible in claims.
The problem is with some of the tactics that insurance companies use.  Here is an example:

Farmers, was in the business of
denying claims [...]