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What Is a Personal Injury Accident?

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Personal Injury Accident

A personal injury accident—as that term is used in a legal sense—occurs when someone is hurt because of someone else’s negligent or intentional acts. If you’ve been hurt in a personal injury accident that you did not cause and that you can prove occurred because of someone else’s negligent or intentional actions then you have a legal right to a recovery.

In order to make a fair recovery, you need to recognize that you were hurt in a personal injury accident and you need to take action before the Wisconsin statute of limitations expires. Our experienced lawyers help people who have been hurt in all types of personal injury accidents. We understand the needs of those who have been hurt and we fight hard for their fair and just recoveries.

Common Types of Personal Injury Accidents

It is important to take action to protect your recovery if you believe that someone else caused your:

  • Car crash injury. A driver can cause a car wreck in many different ways—particularly if the driver is drowsy, distracted, or drunk. If you’ve been hurt because of another driver’s negligence then you have the right to recover damages for the harm that you have suffered.
  • Truck wreck injury. Truckers can cause catastrophic accidents because of the size and weight of their vehicles. If a trucker’s or trucking company’s negligence caused the crash that hurt you then you may be able to recover damages.
  • Motorcycle collision injury. Car drivers and truckers often do not watch for riders like they should or they make a mistake that causes a crash. Motorcyclists are often the ones who are most significantly hurt in these collisions. If this has happened to you then you deserve to make a fair recovery.
  • Slip and fall injury. In order to recover damages in a slip and fall case, you must prove that the property owner knew or should have known of the dangerous condition; that the property owner failed to fix it or warn you about it; that the property owner owed you a duty of care; and that you were hurt as a result of the property owner’s negligence.
  • Dog bite injury. Dog owners have a duty to keep others safe from their dog. If you, or your child, have been hurt by someone else’s dog then you may have the right to recover damages for your injuries.
  • Injury because of negligent security. In some situations, property owners or operators have a duty to provide you with reasonable security. If they fail to provide that security by failing to have adequate staff, by failing to train staff, or by failing to have fences or other barriers in place, for example, then you may have the right to make a legal recovery.
  • Nursing home abuse or neglect injury. Nursing homes owe residents a duty of care. If a nursing home resident is abused or neglected, then that duty of care has been breached and the resident has the right to recover damages for any harm that has resulted.
  • Pharmaceutical medication or medical device injury. Dangerous drugs and medical devices are on the market in the United States, despite being reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration. If you’ve been hurt by a side effect that you were not warned about, then it is important to talk to a lawyer about your legal options.

Additionally, you may need to take action to protect your recovery if your loved one was killed in a Wisconsin accident. Wrongful death lawsuits may help your family financially and emotionally after your loved one’s death.

How to Take Action After a Wisconsin Personal Injury Accident

The first step to protecting your rights is to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Wisconsin personal injury lawyer. An attorney can review your case with you and discuss whether you have a claim for which relief can be granted in a court of law. If you do have a case, then your lawyer can make sure that all of your rights are protected, that the appropriate papers are filed, and that a full investigation is done. Your attorney can advocate on your behalf during negotiations with the defendant’s insurance company or in court.

You have suffered enough. Make today the day that you find out more about your rights and about how to protect them. Learn more by requesting a free copy of our DVD, Secrets Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know. You can also contact us online or call us directly at 800.800.5678 to schedule your free consultation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham

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