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Recently, Attorney Jonathan Groth was, again, named to the list of “Super Lawyers” in Wisconsin.  He was honored along with many other Personal Injury Attorneys in Wisconsin.  Congratulations to everyone! The list provided by the Super Lawyers’ Organization is:


Personal Injury General: Plaintiff


Jason F. Abraham, Milwaukee

Timothy J. Andringa, Waukesha

Alexander S. Kammer, Middleton

Eric J. Haag, Middleton

Lee R. Atterbury, Middleton

Benjamin S. Wagner, Milwaukee

Byron B. Conway, Green Bay

Christine D. Esser, Sheboygan

Christopher A. Duesing , Lake Geneva

Colleen B. Beaman, Milwaukee

Craig A. Christensen, Appleton

D.J. Weis, Rhinelander

Daniel A. Rottier, Madison

Douglas E. Swanson, Waukesha

Edward John Vopal, Green Bay

Eric J. Ryberg, Madison

Jacob R. Reis, Appleton

James R. Jansen, Madison

Jason Knutson, Madison

Jesse B. Blocher, Waukesha

John A. Becker, Racine

Joseph M. Troy, Appleton

Kristin M. Cafferty, Racine

Laurence J. Fehring, Milwaukee

Molly C. Lavin, Waukesha

Peter M. Young, Wausau

Ralph J. Tease, Green Bay

Robert L. Habush, Milwaukee

Robert L. Jaskulski, Milwaukee

Steven T. Botzau, Racine

Susan R. Tyndall, Waukesha

Theresa B. Laughlin, Wausau

John A. Becker, Racine

Avram D. Berk, Green Bay

John C. Peterson, Appleton

Ardell W. Skow, New Richmond

Matthew A. Biegert, New Richmond

Lisle W. Blackbourn, Elkhorn

Christine Bremer Muggli, Wausau

Joel W. Brodd, Chippewa Falls

George Burnett, Green Bay

C.M. “Chuck” Bye, River Falls

Dean R. Rohde, River Falls

Steven B. Goff, River Falls

Tracy N. Tool, River Falls

John C. Cabaniss, Milwaukee

Allan M. Foeckler, Brookfield

Brett A. Eckstein, Brookfield

Patrick O. Dunphy, Brookfield

Robert D. Crivello, Brookfield

Sarah F. Kaas, Brookfield

William M. Cannon, Brookfield

Beverly Wickstrom , Eau Claire

Dana Wachs, Eau Claire

John L. Cates, Madison

Lynn R. Laufenberg, Waukesha

Mark L. Thomsen, Waukesha

Michael J. Luebke, Madison

Robert J. Gingras, Madison

Steven T. Caya, Janesville

Kelly L. Centofanti, Mequon

John D. Claypool, Appleton

Kevin Lonergan, Appleton

Michael S. Siddall, Appleton

Richard T. Elrod, Appleton

Frank T. Crivello II, Milwaukee

Michael I. Tarnoff, Milwaukee

Angela M. Dentice, Milwaukee

Howard S. Sicula, Milwaukee

Jeffrey A. Pitman, Milwaukee

Merrick  R. Domnitz, Milwaukee

Noah D. Domnitz, Milwaukee

Michael J. Donovan, Wauwatosa

Gregory J. Egan, La Crosse

Stephen J. Eisenberg, Madison

Eric A. Farnsworth, Madison

Tom Fitzpatrick , La Crosse

Paul V. Gagliardi, Salem

Dixon R. Gahnz, Madison

John J Gelshenen Jr., Madison

Russell T. Golla , Stevens Point

Jonathan P. Groth, Groth Law Firm, S.C.

Milwaukee, Wauwatosa and Brookfield, 414-375-2030

Charles E. Hanson, La Crosse

Webster A. Hart, Eau Claire

Ryan J. Hetzel, West Bend

Ann S. Jacobs, Milwaukee

Bob Janssen, Green Bay

Anthony J. Skemp, Oak Creek

Kevin R. Martin, Oak Creek

Michael J. Jassak, Oak Creek

Robert Kasieta, Middleton

Steven G. Kluender, Madison

Nicholas E. Petty, Milwaukee

Timothy S. Knurr, Milwaukee

Keith R. Stachowiak, Milwaukee

Kevin J. Kukor, Milwaukee

Michael L. Laufenberg, West Bend

David P. Lowe, Milwaukee

Lincoln K. Murphy, Racine

Frank T. Pasternak, Brookfield

Jeffrey R. Zirgibel, Brookfield

William M. Pemberton, Baraboo

Douglas J. Phebus, Milwaukee

Gregory A. Pitts, Racine

James A. Pitts, Racine

Ken Quincy, Beaver Dam

Michael Riley, Madison

Paul J. Scoptur , Milwaukee

Christopher D. Stombaugh, Platteville

Christopher L. Strohbehn, Milwaukee

Jay A. Urban, Milwaukee

Joseph Welcenbach, Milwaukee

Joseph J. Welcenbach, Milwaukee

Daniel D. Whetter, Green Bay

Jeffrey P. Zarzynski, Milwaukee


Congrats to everyone!


After a Car Crash Video


A car crash happens. Your car is totaled. You need to take off work to go to the doctor, then PT, then follow up appointments. It seems every few hours the insurance company for the at fault person calls, then sends letters then someone shows up at your house. You need to concentrate on getting better and getting the right medical care. That’s one of the benefits of hiring a personal injury law firm. Groth Law Firm, S.C. has decades of experience helping injured people. Our firm is there from the very beginning and are only paid if you win. No risk and much, much less stress. Call or text Groth Law Firm, S.C. 414-375-2030 or go to www.grothlawfirm.com

Three Reasons to Act Sooner Rather Than Later

In Wisconsin, the statute of limitations on most personal injury claims is three years. This means that you may have up to three years to file a lawsuit on your personal injury claim. However, this does not mean that you should sit on your claim for three years and wait to recover. There are several reasons why it makes sense to reach out to an attorney sooner, rather than later.  Here are three of these reasons:

Notice of Claim Required to Sue Cities, the State, or their Agencies

If you want to make a claim against a city, state, or the agencies of a city or state, the law requires you to satisfy Wisconsin Statute 893.80. This statute requires you to notify a public entity within one hundred and twenty (120) days from the time of the incident. If you do not notify that public entity, and if they do not have actual notice of a claim, then the law will bar your claim. This is why it is particularly important to act urgently when suing a public body.

The Closer You are to the Incident, the Fresher the Evidence

You hire a lawyer for their expertise in the law and their ability to get you the remedy you want and deserve, but common sense is also important. Being earnest and urgent in pursing your case as quickly as possible is a common sense situation.  As time passes, memory fades, and evidence gets stale.  While the common personal injury statute of limitation is three years in Wisconsin, the closer in time to the incident, the fresher the evidence will be. The fresher the evidence, the more persuasive it will be to a court or insurance company.

It’s Your Money, Why Let the Insurance Company, or Anyone Else Hold on to it?

This is another reason that can be filed under the category of common sense.  The time-value of money allows you to do more with your money when you have it in your possession.  The longer someone else has your money, the less good it can do for you.  The sooner you talk to a lawyer to start a claim, the sooner you can get your settlement, and the sooner you can use your money.

Contact a Milwaukee Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured because of another entities’ negligence, don’t delay. Contact the attorneys at Groth Law Firm for a free consultation and case review. We work hard to provide you with quality representation and assistance in getting the compensation you deserve.

Uninsured Motorist In Wisconsin

What happens if you are involved in an auto accident and the at fault person says they have no insurance.  How do you know if they are lying?

One of the “tricks of the trade” is using the State’s resources and power to pull the at fault driver’s license for a year or until payment of damages is made.

The form that is sometimes used is t342.   I suggest you call the Wisconsin DMV or a person injury attorney with any questions about what to do when confronted with this situation.

Jury Trials – The Importance of Facts

If you don’t read Anne Reed’s blog then you’ve been missing out on a ton of great tips and news related to jury trials.  It’s on my IGoogle page and I anxiously await every post.

Anne’s latest post is about a personal injury trial from California.   In short, you can argue with emotion, logic or both but many times the facts themselves are the most powerful.

Anne will be speaking at this year’s Wisconsin Solo and Small Firm Conference.   Don’t forget to register asap.