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Personal Injury Law

Fight the insurance company that denied or minimized your claim.

When injury or death occurs to a loved one or yourself, you will be at one of the most vulnerable times in your life. The impact of the event, physically, emotionally, psychologically and financially, is often overwhelming. Inevitably, this is when staggeringly significant decisions must be made. Those decisions are often made by individuals who have no understanding of their rights and what they are entitled to under the law for their particular claim. Don’t let an insurance company rush you into a decision to settle.

For 50 years, Guelzow & Ellefsen Law Offices has represented injured people and families throughout the United States. Our sole focus is to protect the rights of our clients and maximize their recovery. We are trial lawyers who have won tens of millions of dollars in total compensation for our clients. We have guided numerous clients through some of the most difficult times of their lives. Our job is to hold individuals and corporations accountable for their negligent acts or defective products that have caused severe injury and deaths. Our efforts have resulted in design changes in a number of products that, hopefully, prevented similar injury or deaths from occurring to others.

We are here to help you and your family work through the process. Contact us today to schedule a time to consult with our experienced injury lawyers.

Burns And Explosions

For more than four decades, Guelzow & Ellefsen has represented children and adults who have suffered severe and catastrophic burns from various types of explosions including, but not limited to gasoline cans, LP explosions, furnace, water heaters, space heaters, and flammable materials in clothing. We are extremely well-versed and steeped with experience in these regards. If you or a loved one suffered a burn or explosion injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, past and future medical costs, lost wages, and other damages.

Car And Truck Accidents

If you or a loved one was hurt in an automobile accident, or if you lost a loved one in a collision, you may be entitled to compensation for your expenses, losses, and pain and suffering. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you maximize that compensation and make sure you are treated fairly. We have won millions of dollars for clients in settled and litigated cases involving:

  • Semi trucks, 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles which often overpower smaller vehicles in collisions
  • Motorcyclists who are cut off, hit in intersections, or injured by other means
  • Drunk drivers
  • Distracted drivers using mobile devices on the road
  • Back, neck and head injuries
  • Broken bones and soft-tissue injuries
  • Uninsured and underinsured motorists
  • Defective automotive products such as tires, seat belts, and air bags that cause or exacerbate car accident injuries
  • Wrongful death

As your attorneys, we will treat you with compassion and respect. That means we will listen to your concerns, return your phone calls and keep you informed of developments in your case.

Industrial Accidents

Industrial accidents happen despite safety standards, regular inspections and mandated maintenance. Poor design or defective equipment often contributes to industrial accidents. It is essential for all heavy equipment to have appropriate, functioning safety stops. If they are missing or were never included in the design, a catastrophic accident can occur. If you have been hurt in an industrial accident, we will thoroughly investigate your claim to determine who is responsible. If the equipment was poorly designed, if there was a manufacturing defect, or if there were inadequate warning labels, you may have a product liability claim in addition to any workers’ comp you may receive. This could be the case even if the equipment was being used improperly or if safety stops or guards were removed. Contact the experienced lawyers at Guelzow & Ellefsen for a free case evaluation.

Sport And Trampoline Injuries

We represent injured people and their families in cases involving dangerous sports equipment and the negligence of recreational facilities and authorities. Our lawyers have the experience to recover maximum compensation for you if you or a loved one has experienced:

  • A serious head, neck or back injury resulting in paralysis or another life-changing condition
  • A ski injury resulting from unsafe ski lifts, a failure to provide adequate protection around barriers, or dangerous equipment like bindings and skis
  • A football injury caused or worsened by a helmet
  • A hockey injury related to contact or faulty equipment
  • A trampoline injury that occurred in a backyard, at a lake or at another location
  • A snowmobile or ATV injury

Our firm has been handling injury cases for more than 50 years. As your attorneys, we will treat you with compassion and respect. We will listen to your concerns, return your phone calls, and keep you informed of developments in your case.

Dangerous And Defective Products

For more than four decades, our law firm has represented consumers hurt by defective and dangerous products. Those products have included breast implants; defective design of trampolines, tree stands, firearms, children’s sleepwear and toys; numerous defectively designed farm machines involving unguarded power take-offs, lack of emergency stops, self-unloading chopper boxes, exposed shafts on manure spreaders, and other related equipment; lack of roll-over protection on pickup trucks and other related vehicles; lack of crash-worthiness on automobiles; defectively designed water softeners, furnaces; and myriad other products that have caused severe injury or death to our clients. Let us help you obtain the maximum compensation for medical expenses, income loss, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Agricultural And Farm Machinery

Have you or your family been a victim of an agricultural accident? If you have been injured or had a family member die because of dangerous farm machinery, you can sue the manufacturer of the product that caused harm. For over 50 years, we have helped clients injured by farm machinery maximize the amount of compensation they receive. We have successfully handled accident cases involving entanglement with moving parts and the loss of limbs or fingers, inadequate or missing safety stops and guards, tractors, corn pickers, manure spreaders, combines and balers.

ATVs And Snowmobiles

Each year, hundreds of people are injured or killed while operating four-wheelers, motorcycles and snowmobiles. Our personal injury lawyers can help you recover maximum compensation if you or a loved one has been injured by someone else’s negligence or carelessness, including the negligence of vehicle and part manufacturers. We handle cases involving:

  • Snowmobile crashes (some of which can reach speeds of more than 100 miles per hour)
  • ATVs that roll over, collide with other vehicles, or crash into trees (off-road and on hard surfaces)
  • The operation of recreational vehicles while under the influence of alcohol

If you are entitled to compensation for medical expenses, income loss, pain and suffering, or other losses, we can make sure you receive it.

Day Care Negligence

When you entrust your young children to care providers, they have a high duty to keep kids reasonably safe. If your child was seriously harmed because those in charge were careless or reckless, you may be able to bring a personal injury claim. We will pursue action against a day care center, an in-home child care provider, a summertime day camp facility or other entity that allowed your child to be injured through negligence. Children are highly vulnerable in falls and vehicle accidents, especially broken bones or brain trauma that can affect their growth and development. We are well-versed in the special legal considerations with child injuries.

Deer Stands

Manufacturers of deer stands and other hunting equipment can be held accountable when their products cause injuries. We have extensive, nationwide experience with hunting accidents involving hunters falling from stands that fracture or buckle; safety belts that constrain a person who has fallen; internal injuries and broken bones; head, back and neck injuries, including injuries that cause paralysis; or wrongful death. Let our product liability attorneys help you and your family pursue maximum compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost income, wrongful death or other damages.

Firearm Accidents

If you or a family member suffered an injury because of an unsafe firearm, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost income, wrongful death or other damages. Every gun malfunction is different. If you believe someone else’s negligence may have played a role in your accident, please talk to us. While many hunters are hurt by defective firearms, most of the people injured are actually law enforcement personnel, who rely on their equipment to be safe and reliable. Our firm represents all kinds of clients whose lives have been altered by unsafe firearms and can help you maximize the amount of compensation you receive.

Reach Out To Learn How We Can Help You After Injury

For 50 years, Guelzow & Ellefsen has been helping those injured in accidents in Eau Claire and western Wisconsin. Learn more about how we can help you seek fair compensation by calling 715-388-8130 or using our online form.