If you suffer serious whiplash after being rear-ended on Water Street or break your leg after slipping on a wet floor at Roundy’s, you may think that you can handle your insurance claim on your own.

It’s true that some injury claims are very straightforward. You contact the insurance company and they send you a check. But, these cases are rare. If you are seriously injured or have missed work because of your injury, it may be to your advantage to hire a Milwaukee personal injury lawyer.

Here are four reasons to hire a Milwaukee personal injury attorney:

  1. Nationwide is not on your side. The insurance companies are looking out for their bottom line, not for your best interests. Bob the adjuster may seem friendly on the phone, but it’s his job to offer you the lowest possible settlement, not to compensate you fairly for your injuries. Hiring an injury attorney to deal with the insurance companies on your behalf can ensure that you get a fair settlement.
  2. You may be eligible for more damages than you think. How much is your injury claim worth? An experienced personal injury attorney will make sure that your settlement covers all your losses, including your medical bills, your future medical needs, your pain and suffering and your lost income.
  3. Proving your case is complicated. In order to get the maximum available compensation, you will need to prove that the person who caused your injury is at fault and that you are asking for a reasonable amount of money. If you can’t provide evidence to support your case, your claim will be denied. An experienced Milwaukee injury lawyer will be able to gather the information and documentation needed to prove your case.
  4. The statute of limitations is ticking away your time to act. Wisconsin has a three-year statute of limitations on most personal injury claims. This may seem like plenty of time, but proving your Wisconsin injury claim involves more than filling out a few forms. If you are recovering from a serious injury, you may have other things on your mind. A Milwaukee injury attorney will make sure that all your paperwork is filled out properly and filed on time.

Not sure if you need a Milwaukee personal injury attorney? We suggest that you take advantage of free consultations, and talk to a lawyer about your injury case. To make an appointment, please call Hupy and Abraham’s Milwaukee office at 800-800-5678.

Jason F. Abraham
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