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  • Car Accidents in Washington County on the Rise

    Thursday, October 02, 2014

    Rural Roads and Busy Intersections Make Washington County Surprisingly Dangerous

    Car accidents are becoming increasingly common in Washington County. Many drivers don’t think twice about hopping in their cars and driving to work or running errands, but the likelihood of getting into a car accident is escalating.

    From 2012 to 2013, there was a 9% increase in auto crashes countywide.

    It is always advisable to practice defensive driving and motorists should exerci…

  • Waukesha County: One of the Three Most Dangerous Places for Car Crashes in Wisconsin

    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Waukesha Car Accident Statistics Do Not Lie

    Waukesha County is generally viewed as a safe place to live and drive, but the numbers tell a different story. In 2008 through 2012, there was an average of 6,888 car crashes every year, making Waukesha County one of the top three most dangerous places to drive in Wisconsin.

    Fatal car accidents in Waukesha happen 22 times every year, on average.

    Compiling car crash data in Waukesha County from several years, it is readily a…

  • Milwaukee County’s Five Most Dangerous Intersections

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Milwaukee Had 20,000 Car Crashes Resulting in 47 Fatalities in 2013

    In 2013, there were over 118,000 car crashes in Wisconsin, 20,000 of which occurred in Milwaukee County. 47 of the 500 people who lost their lives in traffic related incidents were driving in Milwaukee at the time of the accident. These unsettling numbers show dangerous Milwaukee’s roads and highways can be. Not surprisingly, certain intersections have higher than average numbers of car accidents. McLario, Hel…

  • Wisconsin Grounds for Divorce

    Friday, June 20, 2014

    McLario, Helm, and Bertling, S.C.

    In years past, divorce proceedings could only occur if there was evidence of spousal abuse, an extramarital affair, or abandonment, and BOTH parties consented to the divorce. However, this is no longer the case. With the implementation of the "No Fault" divorce provision in the 1970s, Wisconsin state law does not require an act of wrong-doing to file for divorce (though wrong doing acts may be taken into consideration when awarding alimony or dividing property). The only requirement needed to…

  • What to do When You’ve Been in a Car Accident

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    McLario, Helm, and Bertling, S.C.

    7 Key Steps to Follow in an Auto Accident

    Being in a car accident can be a terrifying experience. Everything happens so fast it can be easy to slip into a panic - especially if you don't know what to do at the scene. Below are some steps to follow when you've been in an auto accident.

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  • Wisconsin Small Claims Attorney

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    McLario, Helm, and Bertling, S.C.

    What Can a Lawyer do for Your Case?

    Small claims court is a court where claims are limited to $10,000 or less (depending on the type of claim), and disputes may be resolved more quickly and inexpensively than in civil court. When you have a small claims case you may be led to believe you don’t need an attorney and won’t need any legal knowledge to understand your claim or the court process. Unfortunately, simply arriving at the court on time, being polite to the judge, a…

  • The Importance of Wisconsin Power of Attorney

    Friday, December 06, 2013

    McLario, Helm, and Bertling, S.C.

    Menomonee Falls Estate Planning Lawyer Explains Why Everyone Should Have a Power of Attorney Directive

    It’s not the most comfortable topic thinking about the possibility of incapacitation or being near the end of life. It may not be comfortable, but it is important to talk about what might happen if you are unable to make decisions for yourself one day. If something were to happen to you, like a coma or vegetative state, would anyone know what you truly want regarding health c…

  • Wisconsin Lawyer Website Redesign

    Thursday, November 07, 2013

    McLario, Helm, and Bertling, S.C.

    Welcome to the New Website of Our Menomonee Falls Attorneys

    McLario, Helm and Bertling, S.C. invites you to browse our new user friendly site which provides easy access to all our extensive content. We provide comprehensive and detailed information for all our practice areas, ensuring you are fully informed when seeking legal representation. With over 60 years of experience, our law firm in Menomonee Falls provides the legal advocates you can trust to put your needs first. If you&rs…

  • Why Hire a Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer

    Sunday, October 09, 2011

    Michael L. Bertling

    Some people are reluctant to hire a personal injury lawyer following an accident. It seems many people feel it may be in their best interest to proceed on their own. This approach is not only welcomed, but encouraged by the insurance company. Insurance adjusters are well trained in using certain language with injured people. One of the primary purposes in their communications is to convince the injured party that they should not seek counsel. They will inform the injured that obtaining an att…

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