Friday, February 02, 2007

Insurer Sues 81-year-old Woman for Failing to Shovel

Insurance companies never cease to amaze. Today's Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports on how Wisconsin insurance company Sentry Insurance is suing an 81-year-old Brookfield woman because Sentry Insurance had to pay worker's compensation to a delivery person injured after falling on ice on the elderly woman's driveway.

I've explained about insurance companies paying doctors to dispute claims, denying Katrina victims claims, bullying people, and lying about a litigation explosion in Wisconsin, but Wisconsin-based Sentry Insurance, which in 2005 made $245,484,000.00, filed the case of Sentry Insurance vs. Anne Keipper, Waukesha County Case Number 2007CV000257, before the Honorable Judge Mark Gempeler, all because it had to pay a worker's compensation claim.

Sentry Insurance is just another reminder of what insurance companies want. Insurers want to use the system for their benefit, but don't want you too get justice. Insurers hire their lawyers, but don't want you too lawyers.

Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Bucher, Gatzke & Ruppelt Solicitations

Paul Bucher shops his letter of the law is in today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discussing Attorney Bucher's "ambulance chasing" letters to those running for public office that essentially hold him out as an expert in Wisconsin election law, which I wouldn't doubt. I've commented before on how many Wisconsin personal injury lawyers send letters to car accident victims and on how a ban on such personal injury lawyers accident letters is proposed in New Jersey.

This attorney advertising seems more tasteful than those soliciting the injured but I wonder what's next. Bucher's firm, like many other law firms, Gatzke & Ruppelt, practices in many areas of the law. What's next probate lawyers reading obituaries and sending solicitations to families of the deceased? I wonder too if WTMJ 620's blogger turned radio talk show host, Bucher's wife, Jessica McBride, will say anything about the article written by her fellow Journal Communication's co-employee. She recently wrote an article touting her husband's work as Waukesha County's main criminal prosecutor, Bucher never shied away from doing what he thought was right.

Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer