Murphy & Prachthauser, S.C.

For more than 30 years, the Milwaukee personal injury lawyers at Murphy & Prachthauser have represented persons injured by the negligence of others. The firms’ attorneys have won multi-million dollar awards or settlements for dozens of clients. Our attorneys have achieved national and local recognition. The firm has received the highest possible rating for ability and ethics by Martindale-Hubbell, a peer review service that has been publishing its lawyer ratings for over a century.

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Not everything insurance adjusters say is false, however, the attorneys at Murphy & Prachthauser want you to remember that it’s the insurance adjuster’s job to pay as little as possible—or even no money at all—on your car accident case. Insurance adjusters do not have the same end-goal as you and it’s important to keep this in mind when you are in contact with them. Oftentimes, when it seems as though someone is trying to help you and they make a bold statement such as “we have a right to all of your medical records,” you tend to believe them.…
Motor vehicle collisions happen all the time and automobile manufacturers are required to provide certain safety features to help protect occupants in foreseeable crashes. When vehicles fail to protect occupants, manufacturers can be held liable in a crashworthiness case. Crashworthiness is a subset of product liability that relates to the vehicle’s ability to protect occupants in a crash. In a crashworthiness case, there are two collisions. The first collision is with another vehicle or object. The second collision is the occupant of the vehicle colliding with the vehicle interior. In a crashworthiness personal injury lawsuit, you’re alleging that a system…
Theoretically, our cars should be designed to protect us during a crash. However, sometimes things can go wrong, and even our airbags – which were designed to keep us safe – can cause serious injury. When they work properly, airbags undoubtedly save lives. Frontal airbags have been found to reduce driver fatalities by 29%. However, they do not always work. Airbags can fail to deploy or deploy too forcefully. What do you need to know about defective airbags and what can go wrong? Let’s take a look: Common Airbag Defects In general, there are three general types of airbag…
You’ve seen them in grocery and big-box stores – people shopping while riding a motorized shopping cart supplied by the store. While these scooters are great for those with mobility issues, they can endanger other shoppers. Those driving the cart can strike other customers, knocking them down and potentially causing serious injuries. The driver could lose control, or just not be paying attention, among other reasons. Depending on how serious the injuries are, and your ability to recover, you could be eligible for a substantial settlement or court verdict. How Motorized Shopping Scooters Can Cause an Injury Store mobility scooters…
In the aftermath of a car accident, real-time statements, images of the scene, and witness accounts may be captured in the video footage of police body cameras or body cams. This valuable video documentation can be used by experienced car accident attorneys to help determine fault in a motor vehicle accident and help you get compensated for your injuries. The Milwaukee car accident lawyers at Murphy & Prachthauser want to help you understand what to do after an accident, and how to be prepared. Continue reading to learn how body cam technology is used, how it can be requested, and…
You tuned up your bike, have all of your gear ready, and are ready to go for a bike ride. One thing you have probably never considered is where biking is permissible. You always ride on roads or trails. I would like to discuss some of the rights and responsibilities or bicyclists on different types of road and trails.  As vehicles, bicyclists have every right to ride on the road. In fact, in some areas the road is the only permissible place for a bicyclist to ride. However, in other areas local governments have designated specific bicycle ways and bicycle…
If you were in an accident, what if there was a way to see exactly what your vehicle was doing in the seconds before and after the crash? If you had access to data showing how your vehicle speed changed, how hard your vehicle was hit, and braking patterns, it might help prove that you were not at fault for an accident. Most motor vehicle crash investigators do a great job at recreating an accident scene and today, technologies are assisting them more than ever. Learn more about black box technology below, and why you should hire a car accident…