There are many different types of personal injury accidents. If you’ve been hurt in a car crash, truck wreck, motorcycle collision, nursing home abuse incident, or in any other circumstance, then you may have the right to recover damages if both of these things are true:
- First, you must be injured.
- Second, your injuries must have been caused by someone else’s negligent or intentional actions.
Additionally, you need to take action. You may have the legal right to file a case, but you have to take action before the Wisconsin statute of limitations expires. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you take the necessary steps to protect your rights if you are hurt in an accident.
Types of Injuries That Might Occur in a Personal Injury Accident
If you’ve been hurt in a personal injury accident, then you could suffer from a:
- Brain injury. There are many different types of traumatic brain injuries that can occur in many different types of accidents. The effects of these injuries can be life-changing. A brain injury could, for example, impact your behavior, your emotions, your senses, your ability to work, and your ability to complete your daily activities.
- Spinal cord injury or back injury. If your spinal cord is cut, crushed, compressed, or otherwise damaged in an accident, then you may be left partially or completely paralyzed. Currently, there is no cure for spinal cord injuries. Other back injuries can also be serious and result in limited movement, difficulty working, and significant pain.
- Amputation. You can lose an arm, hand, finger, leg, foot, or toe at the scene of an accident or later as the result of an infection, nerve damage, or other injury that was caused by the accident. Living without a limb or digit can be painful, challenging, and expensive.
- Broken bone. Regardless of what bone breaks during an accident or other incident, you should not count on your health insurance to take care of all of your costs. In addition to your medical bills, you may suffer from lost income and significant physical pain.
- Burn. Burn injuries can occur in motor vehicle fires, through exposure to certain chemicals, and in other types of accidents. Burn injuries are painful and often require extensive, expensive, and time-consuming medical treatment.
- Pregnancy complication. If you are in a motor vehicle crash or another type of incident while pregnant, then you face all of the same risks that you do when you are not pregnant and additional risks, such as placental abruption, that could endanger you and your baby.
Additionally, you could be suffering from multiple injuries or you could be suffering because of the death of your loved one in a Wisconsin accident. In these cases, your economic damages, such as medical expenses and lost income, and your non-economic damages, such as emotional suffering, can be significant.
What to Do If You Suffer Any of These Injuries in an Accident
It’s important to take action if you’ve been hurt in any of these ways or if your loved one died in an accident. You may be able to recover for past and future medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, physical pain, emotional suffering, and other losses, but compensation for these damages is not automatic. Your recovery depends on you reaching a settlement with the defendant’s insurance company or getting a court verdict in your favor.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you achieve these goals. Our Wisconsin personal injury lawyers help people who have been hurt throughout the state from our conveniently located offices in Milwaukee, Appleton, Green Bay, Madison, and Wausau. We would be pleased to provide you with a free consultation about your rights and your potential recovery. Contact us online or call us directly at 800.800.5678 to schedule a meeting.