For Immediate Release
WAJ Radio Ad Tells How Proposed Legislation Will Harm Consumers

MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Association for Justice (WAJ) Monday morning began a statewide radio ad campaign warning citizens about proposed auto insurance changes that are being rushed through the legislature with little public knowledge or input.

The proposed repeal of "Truth in Auto Insurance" laws would return Wisconsin to a lower standard of accountability.  Once again, Wisconsin law would let insurance companies insert provisions into complex auto insurance contracts to deny consumers the coverage they thought they had purchased.

Mike End, President of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, said: "The Governor and legislators campaigned across the state saying their priority was to focus on job creation.  The proposed changes to the auto insurance law would do nothing to create jobs.  Families in Wisconsin have the right to know that changes in the law being proposed by the legislature will greatly hinder their ability to have their injuries and bills covered by the insurance they thought they had purchased."

A portion of the WAJ ad says:

"We thought jobs were supposed to be created in Wisconsin, but thanks to the Wisconsin Legislature, that's not happening.  Instead, it's campaigns, trains and automobiles.  Automobiles you say? Yes, now they're going after car insurance and going after you.They want liability limits to be what they were in 1982.

And to add insult to injury, if you're injured under this new law, there's a good chance your insurance won't cover all of your medical claims."

Click here to listen to the Wisconsin Association for Justice statewide radio commercial.

"With this statewide radio campaign, WAJ is trying to raise public awareness about a very important consumer issue - auto insurance.  We're expressing our concern and dismay that these changes are being made very quickly with little public awareness or input."  End concluded, "We hope that our efforts will help Wisconsin consumers learn more about the proposed changes and that they will contact the Governor and state legislators to share their concerns."
The Wisconsin Association for Justice stands with consumers to promote a fair and effective justice system for every citizen, not just the privileged and wealthy.

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