What Are My Rights If My Flight Is Overbooked?

There have been numerous headlines recently, focused on airline incidents involving passengers. Most of us are familiar with the infamous video of a passenger being dragged off a United Airlines flight. Videos and headlines such as this have many asking — what are my rights if my flight is overbooked?

Surprising Number of People Are Not Wearing Their Seatbelts

According to a new survey by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, seat belt use in the U.S. has not met the 92 percent target set by the federal government in 2010. The survey notes that the majority of Wisconsin is not meeting the 92 percent target, with most counties in the 60 – 80 percent range. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WDOT) reports that safety belt use is near 88 percent, which is below the national 89 percent average … Continued

We Would Like to Thank the Community

All of us at Tlusty, Kennedy & Dirks are profoundly grateful to our community for their immense outpouring of support. We want you to know that every card, email, text, message on social media, flower, prayer, kind word and offer of assistance has had a profound impact on us. We have represented Central Wisconsin families for many years and feel blessed to have been of service to our community during those years — it is with sincere gratitude that we thank … Continued

Proposed Bill Limit Rights of those Who Experience Medical Malpractice or Nursing Home Abuse

A newly proposed bill (H.R. 1215 Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017) will make it more difficult for consumers to receive compensation for medical errors or abuse by caretakers or medical professionals. If approved, H.R. 1215 would result in federal control over what has been a state function and would apply to injuries caused by defective medical devices, dangerous pharmaceuticals, medical malpractice, sexual abuse by a medical professional, nursing home neglect or abuse.