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Keith Clifford First Wisconsin President-Elect of NBTA

Keith R. Clifford of Clifford and Raihala, S.C. has been selected to be President-elect of The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA), which board certifies trial lawyers nationally. He is the first Wisconsin attorney to serve on the NBTA Board and to be elected as its President-elect. Clifford is double board-certified by the NBTA as a civil trial and civil pre-trial specialist. Currently fewer than 4% of all practicing attorneys are certified by an ABA-accredited or state-sponsored certification board.

See the full press release here.

$885,000 Settlement for Brain and Spine Injuries

In January 2017, Clifford & Raihala recovered $885,000 for their client who had suffered a severe concussion and spinal fracture when a young motorist ignored a stop sign and caused a violent collision. The client now suffers persistent headaches and other disability from her traumatic brain injury.

The insurance company initially refused at first to offer fair compensation, so Attorney John Raihala filed a lawsuit to force the insurer to treat his client fairly. Raihala put together a team of doctors to help win the case, including a brain specialist who works with the Chicago Bears professional football team. “We do whatever it takes to help our clients and we didn’t give up,” said Raihala. That commitment made the insurance company pay $885,000, nearly two times their earlier “final” offer.

Clifford & Raihala Recovers $1,000,000 for Collision Victim

In late 2016, Clifford & Raihala obtained $1,000,000 for a woman whose car had been rear-ended by a commercial van. That collision caused the client to suffer a head injury leaving her with persistent double vision.

The client’s injuries were not clear at first, so Clifford & Raihala advised her to resist a quick settlement that would have failed to pay her full compensation. Later, after the actual extent of her injuries became known, the insurance company refused to pay a fair amount. Clifford & Raihala then filed a lawsuit and fought for their client and obtained a $1,000,000 settlement from the insurance company to help their client and her family recover.

$2,000,000 Settlement For Wrongful Death Of Bicyclist

In spring of 2014, Attorney John Raihala settled a case for the wrongful death of a 47-year-old bicyclist. The man biking in a designated bike lane in Madison when a flatbed tow truck made a left turn in front of him. Despite efforts to resuscitate him at the hospital, the collision was fatal. During investigation, police discovered that the left turn signal of the tow truck was not working at the time of the accident, meaning the bicyclist had no time to react.

The case was settled before filing suit and the client received a $2,000,000 settlement. “This was a wrongful death and it was important that the family received compensation for their tragic loss,” commented Raihala.

If you would like more information about Clifford & Raihala, S.C. Attorneys at Law, please call 608-257-7900 or visit http://www.myjustice.com/contact/.