When you need a personal injury lawyer to represent you for a serious accident, there is no substitute for experience. Our team members have successfully handled hundreds of personal injury claims and collected millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for our clients.
Because Duffy Dillon spent nearly 19 years defending insurance companies, we have an insider’s knowledge of how they defend claims. Today we use that knowledge to get the best possible outcomes for our clients. If you need help deciding whether you have a claim worth pursuing, contact us today for a free consultation.
Personal Injury Claims We Have Handled
We have handled almost every type of claim and every type of injury there is, including but not limited to:
- Wisconsin Wrongful Death claims
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Semi-tractor and trailer accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Drunk and intoxicated driving accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Golf cart accidents
- ATV accidents
- Racecar accidents
- Car vs. pedestrian accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents involving taxis and common carriers
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Construction accidents
- Boating accidents
- Amusement park ride accidents
- Water park/swimming pool accidents
- Intentional assaults
- Dog bites and cat bites
- Back and spine injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and Whiplash injuries
- Orthopedic injuries
- Premises liability claims
- Professional negligence claims
- Wisconsin Safe Place Law claims
Personal Injury Case Process
In serious accident cases, the “will to win” is meaningless unless you know what it takes to prepare to win – and then do it relentlessly, each and every day, until the case is resolved.
We start preparing to win our clients’ cases on Day 1. In our first consultation, we give each client a complete overview of what they can expect as their case goes forward. If they start the consultation with questions, they don’t leave without the answers. From that moment forward, everything we do is based on the assumption the claim will not be resolved unless we go to trial and win.
- Proving the Other Party’s Liability. We gather the evidence needed to prove the accident was the other party’s fault as soon as possible, including witness statements, photos, videos, “black boxes,” and expert analysis when necessary.
- Proving the Nature and Extent of the Injuries. We are a near-constant presence in our clients’ lives over the course of a case, so that no aspect of their damages is overlooked. We start by explaining how they should be documenting their injuries and recoveries so that nothing is forgotten later. We also cover the dos and don’ts of social media so they avoid harming their own claims with ill-advised posts. We stay on top of their medical treatment as they are recovering so that they are positioned to make the best recovery possible. And we always make sure to have direct contact with their family members, treatment providers, and employers along the way, so that we can have the most detailed understanding of how their injuries have affected them and present their life experience to a jury.
- Identifying the Responsible Parties and Their Insurers. When the responsible party can’t afford to compensate someone for injuries they’ve caused, insult is added to injury. Dillon | Grube starts working to confirm exactly what assets and insurance the responsible party may have on Day 1, so that our clients can focus on their recoveries.
- Preparing for Trial. In today’s world, anyone with a smartphone has “superpowers” because they can answer any question, get directions to anywhere on the planet, and pull up just about any photo or video they want in just a few seconds. Because jurors are used to the “instant information” era, it is essential for trial presentations to strike a balance between moving things along and creating “slowdown moments” in which the jury is given the chance to focus on the consequences the injured party has been forced to deal with for weeks, months, years, or even permanently. Dillon | Grube tackles this challenge by visiting with our clients in their home and work environments to learn exactly how their injuries have affected them. We then make sure our trial presentation includes the right combination of videos, photos, and demonstrative exhibits so the jury truly understands the client’s experience in the most straightforward and meaningful way.
- Settlement? In serious accident cases, an insurance company’s settlement offer is almost always related to its understanding of how prepared and determined your lawyer is to take your case to trial. Because we prepare every case for trial down to the finest detail, our clients know the settlement value of their cases before settlement is ever discussed. And because insurance companies know we are prepared for trial, they also know we are not bluffing when we say we will see them in court. Dillon | Grube has the knowledge and experience to know what cases should and should not settle, and the confidence to tell our clients to take cases to court when they should.