Tel - 414.207.4426
Tel - 608.320.6710
Clayton Griessmeyer is a Wisconsin bicycle accident trial lawyer. The majority of his injury cases are bicycle accidents. He races, bike tours, commutes by bike, maintains a blog of current Wisconsin bike laws and events, works with experts and advocacy organizations, and sponsors many Wisconsin bike events.
Things to consider before hiring a lawyer for your bike accident:
Has the lawyer ever tried a case to a jury?
Has the lawyer ever tried a bike case to a jury?
Does the lawyer commute, race bikes, and understand the importance of exercise and being in shape or does the lawyer spend his or her time golfing?
Does the lawyer do anything in his or her free time to make biking safer in Wisconsin?
Does the lawyer handle a significant amount of bicycle cases to be familiar with the steady changes in laws or is the lawyer a general personal injury lawyer trying to pick up bike cases to make some extra money?
Does the lawyer's website show actual past bicycle injury verdict and settlement amounts or does the website just say something vague about "experience."
Have you actually spoken to or met the actual attorney handling your case? Or did you call a large firm from t.v. And talk to a secretary or paralegal who told you they are not allowed to give legal advice?
Is a majority of the lawyer's website devoted to bicycle issues or is most of the website non bicycle in nature and bicycles are mentioned to try to pick up extra work?
Does the lawyer brag about having worked for an Insurance company in the past/ seeing both sides? If so it means the lawyer you are considering used to fight for Insurance companies to limit injured person's damages!
Do any lawyers in the law firm ever represent insurance companies? That means people in that firm do the exact opposite of what you need-If there is a trial those lawyers try to get a "defense verdict" meaning $0.00 for the injured person, and the injured person has to pay their costs. That is the best result for an insurance lawyer and saves the corporation money.
How large is the lawyer's or law firm practice? The larger it is, the more likely a paralegal will be doing a lot of the work on your case. Ask the potential lawyer if a paralegal will be working on your case instead of a bicycle injury lawyer.
Has the lawyer or law firm guaranteed or promised anything to you. This is unethical. In the legal world everything is uncertain. All you can ask for is a lawyer who cares about you and will fight for you. Be skeptical if a lawyer only tells you the good things about your case and not the bad.
Call anytime for free advice including tickets, injuries, questions about Wisconsin bike laws, or how to properly handle a Wisconsin bike injury claim. 414-207-4426 (Milwaukee Area) or 608 320-6710 (Madison Area). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org