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Bill adding another step in personal injury litigation introduced

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A bill facing the Wisconsin Legislature seeks to require plaintiffs in personal injury cases to seek claims against all applicable trusts before taking companies to court.

Assembly Bill 19, known as the “asbestos bill,” has been criticized for protecting private companies by making it difficult to serve civil action against them and decreasing allowable damages for neglect or injury caused to the plaintiff. The bill is one among five bills with the same intent, of which two have already cleared the Assembly Judiciary Committee and is likely to be passed during the Legislature’s sessions.

As early as 2011, Republicans have been making sweeping changes when it comes to tort reform, especially when Governor Scott Walker was elected. He prioritized signing into law the Omnibus Tort Reform Bill, which caps non-economic damages in nursing home injury cases at $750,000.

Another bill passed was the one decreasing rates for personal injury cases.

Victims of accidents are often deserving of compensation for the trouble and suffering they’ve been through. In order to potentially obtain this compensation if you’ve been harmed in an accident of someone else’s causing, call the lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.