Testimonials

  • I was referred to Alexander Kammer regarding serious injuries I sustained in a slip and fall accident. More

    My husband and I would like to express our gratitude to you for all you have done related to my accident. I feel very fortunate to have had you as my attorney. It was evident from the beginning that you had my best interest in mind. As the case progressed, we were impressed with the time taken and patience shown when explaining matters we questioned. You showed utmost respect for us through the entire process. It has also been a pleasure working with Alison. She was always personable, pleasant and compassionate. Thank you for everything. M.S. from Middleton

    Date: 03/18/2016 | Category: General

  • Struck by drunk driver. More

    Alex and Alison made things so much easier to deal with and let me have the time I needed to learn to adjust to things I could not do anymore. My life has changed but I am alive and well and thanks to Alex and Alison I have deal with it quite well. Insurance has never been something I liked, but we are required to have it, so I am happy to say that Alex and Alison made my experience a good one. I think Alex and Alison are great, considerate people and great at their job. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. B.K - Bagley, WI

    Date: 07/10/2015 | Category: General

  • Eric Haag achieved a combined settlement of nearly one million dollars for his client and a class of similarly situated individuals who were paid insufficient interest by their life insurance company. More

    After my husband's sudden passing, I had great difficulty in getting payment from his life Insurance Policy. After several months, I received payment, but the Insurance Company disputed the rate of interest that they were supposed to pay. They also were going to pay the interest over a shorter period of time than they should have. The Insurance company had a claim form that they claimed had not been received until the actual date that they decided to pay the policy proceeds, NOT the actual date they received the form from me along with proof that my husband had died. Eric Haag was successful in obtaining a substantial settlement in my case to recover the interest owed and for what I had paid to my prior attorney to get the policy proceeds. He also went on to file, and settle successfully, a class action suit against the Insurance Company for doing the same to many others when determining when "proof of loss" is established. I would highly recommend him and Atterbury, Kammer & Haag, S.C D.H. -- Lake Delton, WI

    Date: 03/12/2014 | Category: General

  • I hired Attorney Eric Haag after suffering serious injuries in an accident. The insurance company would not pay my claim and big law firms were not interested. More

    In January 2012 I fell on the ice and suffered a severe ankle fracture. The injury left me incapacitated for the next two plus months. I was also unable to return to work fulltime for close to four months and the side effects of the injury still remain today. Since the injury occurred in a private parking lot we were unsure of my options. We contacted the owners who put us in contact with their insurance company. The insurance company informed me to have my medical insurance pay the bills. We thought this to be strange and decided to seek counsel. We contacted some of the big firms that advertise a lot on TV and for the most part they said they were not interested. Then, we came to Atterbury, Kammer & Haag, S.C., and met with Attorney Eric Haag. From the initial consultation, Eric seemed to take an interest in my case, which made both me and my husband feel that he really cared about what had happened to me. We were extremely pleased with the attention he always gave us during this time. Eric always found the time to speak to us when we called, and promptly returned our calls if he was unavailable when we called. Eric, you do not fit the “typical” lawyer stereotype. You are a down to earth professional who cares about his clients and gets the job done. We were very satisfied with the settlement we received. It was a great comfort to us to have you on our side. We will continue to seek your counsel if we ever need a lawyer in the future. M.K. -- Columbia County

    Date: 01/29/2013 | Category: Car & Truck Accidents

  • Eric Haag pushed the insurance company to get the compensation I deserved from being struck by a drunk driver. More

    During high school I was a passenger in a drunk driving accident. My boyfriend and I were on the way to a movie when we suddenly saw headlights coming straight towards us, leaving no time to react. Both cars were going about 45 mph and hit head on. The driver of the other vehicle was severely intoxicated. I had a corneal abrasion, bruises, airbag burns, and glass pieces lodged all over my body. The experience was horrifying. After the offender's insurance company made an offer to my family, we had no idea how to handle it but we knew we couldn't accept such a low offer. Having never been in that situation before, we didn't know how to go about doing something about the low offer. Finally, the statute of limitations was approaching and we had to do something to take care of it. I remember speaking with a lawyer and having to explain my emotional and physical damages and the lawyer kept asking how much money I thought I deserved. I had no idea. Then we switched to a new lawyer and hired Eric Haag. Eric immediately got into contact with me and my mother. It was nice for my mother to be informed, but the fact that I received every bit of information as well was very comforting. He was extremely prompt and pushed to get me the compensation I deserved. Soon I received exactly what we had set as a goal. I went from being afraid to drive a car to studying abroad and have now been able to move on from the terrible accident. I would not have been able to do that without Eric's help. Thank you Eric. E.R. -- LaCrosse, WI

    Date: 07/09/2012 | Category: General

  • Testimonial for B.C. More

    I was referred to Eric Haag after getting nowhere with my insurance company in a dispute over tornado damage to my home. All of the houses on my street were considered total losses, but the insurance company insisted my house could be repaired. The insurance company not only low-balled their estimates, but insisted some damage did not need repair. When Eric stepped in he immediately took charge, putting the insurance company on notice that we were determined to get justice and he could not be intimidated. They found that he was a force to be reckoned with. Eric not only fights hard for his clients, leaving no stone unturned, but he kept me informed every step of the way. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing legal representation and I'd seek his counsel again if needed. B.C. -- Janesville, WI

    Date: 07/09/2012 | Category: General

  • K.A. Testimonial More

    In July of 2008, I was stopped at a stop light in Verona, Wisconsin behind a black SUV when a silver SUV approached slowly from behind. Suddenly the silver SUV lurched forward and accelerated toward the back of my car. I watched as the silver SUV hurtled toward me and I prepared to become the filling in the SUV sandwich. My Acura was rear-ended by the silver SUV, knocked over a high curb and then back down and then moved forward about six car lengths as the speeding SUV hit the black SUV that had been in front of me and then in an effort to pass that vehicle, hit it a second time. I was taken to the Hospital by ambulance and released late that evening. I promptly reported the accident to my own automobile insurer of 47 years. I had a $100,000 med pay policy as part of my automobile insurance coverage, (that coverage expired one year after the date of the accident) Medicare and Blue Cross/ Blue Shield. If anyone had asked, I would have said, I am very fortunate to have the very best health care coverage available. My automobile med pay was primary. After paying for an appointment with my internist and two weeks of appointments with my chiropractor, my med pay insurer denied all coverage, including my trip to the Emergency room and medical treatment provided there. My medical bills were then submitted to Medicare and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Both indicated my med pay insurer was primary and that they had no liability for any of my bills. At all times I was paying for three insurance policies. I tried repeatedly to resolve the denial of payment with my med pay insurer claims adjuster. After I had notified all providers of where to send my claims, the claims adjuster told me that the address where claims should go had been changed. After the address was changed with all of the providers, which took substantial time, then the claims adjuster refused to talk to me because I was a lawyer. She also refused to allow me to speak to her supervisor. So, I asked to speak to the legal department and she told me that was not allowed. I retained the services of attorney, Alex Kammer, of Atterbury, Kammer & Haag S. C. My medical bills continued to grow and my med pay insurer continued to deny most of my coverage. Ultimately, the med pay insurer produced a report purportedly prepared by a D.O. they employed. The report indicated that my medical care should not be covered because I had several weeks of chiropractic treatment and my injuries did not improve. At this time they also denied all coverage for my transport to the hospital and my emergency room treatment. No written explanation was provided, just a denial. At the end of the first year when the med pay was no longer available, my Medicare coverage became primary and my Blue Cross/Blue Shield supplemental. Because my med pay insurer had denied so many of my bills without explanation or buried my providers with incessant requests for duplicate materials or just failed to respond to my providers in any manner, it took a substantial amount of my attorney’s time before Medicare worked smoothly like it had before the accident. From the beginning of my representation, his office was on the phone daily with the insurers facilitating payment of my bills. Unfortunately, this was necessary until the day my case was resolved. After twenty-two months of patiently attempting to get my med pay insurer to pay in accord with their contract with me, my attorney filed a BAD FAITH lawsuit against my med pay insurer. From the day of the accident my med pay insurer had full access to all medical records generated by my treating doctors indicating the nature and severity of my injuries, but they still denied coverage relying on the report of a man in their employ who had never examined me and who lacked appropriate credentials in some of the medical areas in which he was allowed to determine denial of my insurance coverage. In every instance his professional credentials were notably less than the treating doctors I trusted with my care. Alex Kammer called the insurer repeatedly, wrote and e-mailed, all to no avail. On a parallel track he was organizing and preparing my case for trial. At every opportunity he pressed the court for early dates for discovery, for contested hearings, for discovery deadlines, for depositions, for mediation and finally for trial. When the various defense attorneys decided they wanted to try their cases separately, he successfully resisted, which led to a prompt settlement with the med pay insurer to resolve the Bad Faith lawsuit by paying all amounts owed under the contract of insurance. When attorneys for the defendant resisted a deposition of their client, he persisted. When those same attorneys sought to force me to drive to Milwaukee for a 9 AM deposition, two days in a row, in spite of knowing that I have never been able to drive in rush hour and have not travelled since the accident due to my accident-engendered PTSD, he briefed and then argued this point in court and prevailed. His response to every delaying tactic of the defendant’s insurance company was to continue to diligently prepare for trial. Even after it became obvious that the “experts” selected by the defendant’s insurance company were not going to be able to provide the hoped for testimony for the defendant, Alex Kammer continued to prepare my case for trial. As the date for trial was upon us, the insurance company changed attorneys and attempted serious negotiations for the first time. Alex kept me informed at all times. He provided copies of all correspondence and provided e-mail notes or calls to update me on his negotiation phone conversations. On receipt of each offer he provided exact information about the number of dollars that would be payable directly to me after payment of his attorneys fees, costs of the lawsuit, liens of the med pay insurer, liens of Medicare and liens of Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He explained all tax implications and all of the unusual aspects of Wisconsin law as relates to this kind of accident. Throughout the pendency of the case I had a lot of questions. I went to every meeting with Alex with my list of new questions. Without exception, he answered all of my questions, patiently and completely. He never hurried me through a meeting, looked at his watch, took a phone call, looked at his cell phone or was other than totally present at our scheduled times. And, he was prepared for each meeting. Because of his court room experience he was able to provide an accurate assessment of my case. Because of his thorough preparation of my case he was able to reduce my stress level, keep my case moving and negotiate a satisfactory settlement and in the process avoid a one week trial which would cause me to re-live the accident, one more time. After the case was settled with the defendant’s insurer, Alex shifted gears and started preparation for trial of the subrogation liens. Medicare and Blue Cross/ Blue Shield promptly settled their subrogation liens with him, but my med pay insurer sought return of all monies they paid to settle the Bad Faith lawsuit as well as all monies they paid for my health care from the date of the accident. Alex requested a date for immediate trial of these issues and several weeks after all other aspects of the case had been settled, my med pay insurer settled for 1/36th of the amount they had originally demanded in settlement. During this stressful time Alex kept me totally informed. He also explained the applicable Wisconsin law. When the defendant’s insurance company sent the settlement check and release, the release contained language waiving all of my rights against the defendant and his insurer, but it also contained language preserving all of their rights against me. I was opposed to agreeing to any reservation of rights in the old guy who plowed into me or in his insurance company. Alex resolved those issues and I left that meeting with copies of everything, all of my questions answered and a check. Before July 2008 I thought I was very fortunate to have the very best health insurance coverage. I am now older and wiser. The “best insurance” is only as good as the attorney continually and conscientiously pushing for just payment pursuant to the contract of insurance. For me, Alex Kammer was that attorney. He was in my corner for every fight from beginning to end. Alex has my highest recommendation. He also has my sincere thanks for doing all he could to reduce my stress as my three insurers and the defendant’s insurer engaged in a shameful game of delay and behavior calculated to deliberately increase my stress. K.A. - Madison, Wisconsin

    Date: 04/17/2012 | Category: General

  • W.J. Testimonial More

    I was in a very serious car accident, and ended up with some pretty serious injuries. I knew I needed an attorney, but had no idea where to turn. Thankfully, I was recommended to Alex Kammer, of Atterbury, Kammer & Haag. The moment I sat down with Alex I knew he was the attorney I wanted...and needed. Throughout the entire process Alex always kept me updated with my case, as well as supremely quick to answer and help with any questions I had. In the end, Alex was able to get me a very fair settlement. I was more than happy with how everything ended up and what Alex was able to do for me. I would definitely use Alex again as well as recommend him to anyone who was in need of an attorney.W.J. - Evansville, Wisconsin

    Date: 03/20/2012 | Category: General

  • Testimonial - A.B. Elkhorn, Wisconsin More

    I had been searching for a bad faith attorney for a couple of years due to the fact that my insurance company decided to railroad me by denying my auto theft claim and attempt criminal charges against me. Both before and after the criminal trial, no other attorney would take my case, apparently it was too difficult for them to pursue. It was then that I stumbled upon Atterbury Kammer & Haag SC, and I got the direct impression that Attorney Kammer actually cared about the case, rather than the money from a settlement. He stayed in contact with me throughout the entire process and sent me copies of any documents that he sent to the insurance company, many of which made me smile due to the wording he used. I was absolutely thrilled with Attorney Kammer's results, especially since he was very realistic about what to expect with this process. I am very grateful for the help, and am sure anyone who hires them will be as well.A.B. - Elkhorn, Wisconsin

    Date: 12/22/2011 | Category: General

  • Testimonial for L.G. - Madison, Wisconsin More

    When it became clear that I would need legal help after an auto accident, I was not sure where to turn. I had met with another personal accident attorney and had no desire to work with him. I was feeling unsure who to trust. A physician referred me to Lee Atterbury. From the first meeting, I felt comfortable with Lee. This attorney wore a cowboy shirt and spoke conversational English! He was personable, but knowledgeable and serious. I felt confident about working with him. Lee is an expert and talented attorney and a genuine and sensitive person. I felt that I finally had found legal help I could trust. Lee answered all my questions and gave me a clear and honest idea about what to expect. Lee helped us navigate a very challenging time in our lives and my husband and I were pleased with the outcome. We would readily recommend Lee Atterbury to someone needing an injury lawyer. L.G. - Madison, Wisconsin

    Date: 04/28/2011 | Category: General

  • Testimonial for A.S. - Monona, Wisconsin More

    I heard about Lee Atterbury through other attorneys. Lee has handled three cases for me and I am very satisfied with the results of each case. I highly recommend Lee to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney. A. S. - Monona, Wisconsin

    Date: 01/03/2011 | Category: General

  • S. A. - Hollandale, Wisconsin More

    You will find an honest, intelligent, hard-working attorney in Lee Atterbury. He and his staff were very friendly and helpful to me when I had a car accident. I had heard about Lee after asking many people, who recommended him as an attorney. I have a permanent injury from the car accident, and I lost my car. Lee settled for the amount we asked for. He knows exactly what to do. I was very satisfied with Lee Atterbury and the settlement that I had from this case. I would give Lee high marks as an attorney. On a scale of 1-10, I’d give him a 10.S. A. - Hollandale, Wisconsin

    Date: 12/17/2010 | Category: General

  • Testimonial for J.S. - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin More

    In May of 2005 our 14-year-old son was in a tragic traffic crash. While coming home from school he was hit by a woman who was speeding in a school zone. He was flown flight for life to a nearby hospital with a traumatic brain injury. Never regaining consciousness and the doctors had informed us that he was not going to survive. One of the hardest decisions anyone ever has to make, we had life support disconnected 5 days later. Knowing that this situation was not handled well by the local authorities. In June of 2005 we retained the services of two attorneys who we thought would help us. Because there were so many things that we did not agree with regarding the crash. She was never charged with anything, not even inattentive driving. However, it was proven by an engineering firm that she indeed was speeding. In December of 2009 suit was filed, just before the statute of limitations was to run out. I questioned why things were taking so long and was told that they were taking care of it. After finding out that they weren’t even aware of an upcoming hearing, that was the last straw and I was referred to Attorney Kammer. After years of hearing things will be taken care of, Attorney Kammer did in 3 months what the other two attorneys couldn’t do in 5 years. They kept me well informed of the status of the case and they were very kind and courteous. I have been a legal secretary for a number of years and the professionalism of Alex Kammer and his staff is at it’s very best. I highly recommend Attorney Kammer to represent me in the future.J.S. - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

    Date: 12/02/2010 | Category: General

  • Testimonial for B.B. - Barneveld, Wisconsin More

    I was injured in a car accident and didn't know where to turn or who to trust. I received many letters in the mail from attorneys who wanted to represent me. I wanted to hire an attorney that did not have all the hype from t.v. ads and mailings. I found out about Attorney Alex Kammer from another attorney who handles only criminal matters. Attorney Kammer and his staff made me feel like I was important and that my case was important. Attorney Kammer kept me updated and was very helpful answering my questions. When it came time to settle my claim Attorney Kammer fought for me and my family. I received a settlement that I was very satisfied with. If you want to hire an attorney you can trust, is personable and knowledgeable hire Attorney Alex Kammer. B.B. - Barneveld, Wisconsin

    Date: 03/15/2010 | Category: General

  • Testimonial for D.I. - Stoughton, Wisconsin More

    Over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend of 2005, we were involved in an automobile accident, in which the other driver, traveling in the opposite direction, crossed the median and hit us “head on” while traveling on the interstate. Within days of the accident, we received many letters from Personal Injury law firms offering to represent us. However, at the suggestion of our Insurance Company, we refrained from contacting anyone. We were assured that the “settlement” would be fair. And if, after receiving an offer, we were not happy, we could then retain the services of an attorney. It was approximately 2 years, following the accident, surgeries, and rehabilitation before we were presented with an initial offer. The amount offered was embarrassing and insulting. It was at this time that we knew we had to contact an attorney. This is not a specialty of law that we were familiar with. We were not interested in the “ambulance chasers”. We wanted representation from someone highly regarded, professional, yet empathetic. We talked with business associates, friends, and relatives. After what seemed to be a lengthy process, one name surfaced most frequently. Alex Kammer of Atterbury, Kammer & Studinski SC, was a strong recommendation. Having not been involved in this situation before, we were naturally apprehensive. However, in was not long into our first meeting that our fears were put to rest. Alex was not arrogant or overbearing. He presented himself professionally, yet, was very comforting to sit with. He reviewed our case and educated us on the process. He was exceptionally empathetic to our concerns, injuries, and overall experience. After our meeting, we knew that we had chosen wisely. Our case against the insurance company lasted about a year and a half. Alex was always reassuring and guided us the entire way. In the end, we were relieved to know that we had reached a satisfactory settlement. We do not think that any other outcome would have been the same with any other attorney. We are extremely grateful.D.I. - Stoughton, Wisconsin

    Date: 12/23/2009 | Category: General

  • Testimonial for C.H. - Madison, Wisconsin More

    I was referred to Alexander Kammer from a friend of mine after I suffered a closed head injury. The injury was the the result of a 12' long 2"x6" that fell 2 stories hitting me square in the head and sending me to the hospital. Alex, and his team, always kept me very well informed and up to date through every step of the process. Upon our first consultation, Alex gave me a breakdown of what would most likely happen with some general milestones and that gave me great comfort. Once the healing process reached a stable point where we could move forward with a settlement agreement, and/or lawsuit, Alex allowed me to make the choice. There was no pressure from Alex, or his team, to pursue a choice that had financial gain as a priority over healing and closure. Those actions are a true testament to his character and I would recommend representation from Atterbury, Kammer & Studinski to my family and friends. C.H. - Madison, Wisconsin

    Date: 12/21/2009 | Category: General

  • Testimonial for D.H. - Evansville, Wisconsin More

    Lee Atterbury is an excellent attorney that is absolutely professional, kind and on top of things from the start. He's always available for questions and even moral support. I don't know what I'd have done without him, as he took care of everything. I'd say he's one of the best. It's no wonder he's a National Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate. The settlement was, I think, just and fair. So, if you want to hire a great attorney, I'd highly recommend Lee R. Atterbury to get the job done for you. D.H. - Evansville, Wisconsin

    Date: 12/14/2009 | Category: General

  • Testimonial for M.H. - Madison, Wisconsin More

    I got nailed in pretty nasty car accident. The other driver failed to yield the right of way while turning left in front of me. I was heading southbound on Seminole highway going 40 miles an hour....I slammed on my breaks but crashed into the side of his SUV in scary t-bone smash-up.....I ended up damaging part of my vertebra in the accident and took months of therapy before any strength returned to my right triceps. Alex Kammer handled my case and was able to get an extremely fair settlement that provided for all of my doctor's visits and therapy....He was even able to get some money as well that helped a lot during a very traumatic period. I would recommend Alex Kammer to anyone who needs help in a scary situation like mine.....Thank you Alex.....M.H. - Madison, Wisconsin

    Date: 12/14/2009 | Category: General

  • Testimonial for P.S. - Oregon, Wisconsin More

    I moved to Madison in the summer of 2005 to attend graduate school at the university. A week into classes I had a motorcycle accident - a car pulled out in front of me. I went down and suffered broken bones in my left ankle which left me bed ridden for a month and on crutches for a number of months after that. Even though both the other driver and myself were fully covered by vehicle insurance, neither insurance company would pay for my medical bills, which for eight days in the hospital amounted to over $55,000. I had no medical insurance, I didn't know anybody in the area, and I didn't know what to do. I needed an attorney, and I found Alex Kammer listed in the phone book, accompanied by picture. I thought he had an honest face. He was also independent - not part of some corporate conglomerate of attorneys. I gave him a call, and he set up a time to come over and discuss my case.The case seemed hopeless to me. The police report favored the driver of the other vehicle. There were two passengers in their car; the driver, and her friend. I was alone and had no witnesses on my side. In the accident, I went down on the motorcycle (to avoid the collision) so there was no damage to their vehicle. I was forced to put off medical school for a year. I had to go to physical therapy to get the bones to re-grow properly and to prevent permanent damage. I was told I would never run again. Between the medical bills, the injuries, and the changes to my life as a result of the accident I felt hopeless. Alex took the case. While the other driver was represented by lawyers from the big insurance company with all the financial resources the company had at their disposal, I had no money to pay Alex - he took my case on contingency. He did the entire investigation, interviews, court actions, and paper work without a penny from me.The big insurance company would not budge, and after eighteen months we went all the way to court. Alex did a fantastic job of defending me while attacking the other driver's story. All I had to do was to tell my side and Alex did the rest. Alex's calm demeanor helped me to feel calm as well. This was the first time I had ever been to court for anything, let alone to fight against a corporate insurance behemoth. The jury ruled in our favor. I was awarded not only the money to pay the medical bills, but compensation for delaying medical school, permanent damage to my ankle, and pain and suffering caused by the accident over the previous eighteen months.I am very grateful to Alex for the work he did on my case and for helping me get through a very difficult time. I highly recommend Alex Kammer - he is the best! P.S. - Oregon, Wisconsin

    Date: 12/14/2009 | Category: General

  • Testimonial for J.S. - Bloomington, Indiana More

    The memories have dimmed of my accident that occurred on December 5, 2006. I was driving to meet with individuals about learning more about Telemedicine. The day was clear, I was listening to NPR, and contemplating the idea that I would be without car payments after the month of December when, BAM - A truck pulled out in front of me into the highway. There was a big crash. My airbags deployed and the Honda wrapped it's protective coating around me, I came away with a compression fracture of my T12 vertebrae - lucky, thankful and painful. I was concerned about having to replace an auto, what my recovery would be like, missing work and not being able to hold my child when a friend advised me to contact Alex Kammer because he said, "he's not like the others, he's not an ambulance chaser, he has integrity". All true. Each meeting was relaxed, confident and assuring. I never doubted that I had someone on my side. The process was long, but I had all ready been counseled on that, there were no surprises, and if someone was in need of an attorney to stand by them, provide support and act with integrity, the name I would give without hesitancy would be Alex Kammer. J.S. - Bloomington, Indiana

    Date: 12/14/2009 | Category: General

  • Testimonial for P. M. - Middleton, Wisconsin More

    Alexander Kammer was my injury lawyer when I was injured from being rear-ended. I heard good things about him and he was recommended to me by a lawyer I've known since childhood. Mr. Kammer and is staff did an excellent job getting my case resolved and I am very happy with the outcome. I recommend him highly. P. M. - Middleton, Wisconsin

    Date: 11/16/2009 | Category: General