In this article we will be discussing personal injury claims that center around a Wisconsin car accident.
We have seen our clients suffer after an accident without the answers they need, without understanding if they do in fact have a personal injury claim. We hope that the following information will help you better understand the basics of a personal injury lawsuit. Though our practice is based out of Milwaukee, we take on cases from La Crosse, across the state, and Illinios.
Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawsuits
Like most states, a personal injury lawsuit in Wisconsin is one that centers around an injury to the body, mind or emotions.
The most common personal injury claims arise from injurious traffic accidents. In this type of claim, the injured party was hurt because of the action or inaction of another driver. Across Wisconsin and Illinios, inattentive, careless and reckless drivers cause thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths each year.
The insurance company should, in theory, pay for medical costs and property damage. However, they want to pay out as little as possible, leaving too many accident victims without the compensation they need. This is when a personal injury lawsuit becomes necessary: when the other driver or their insurance company is not offering proper compensation for injuries, lost wages and vehicle damage.
What Constitutes Proper Compensation
Proper compensation should cover not only the cost of treating any accident related injuries, be they minor or serious, but pain, suffering and loss of amenity. For example, if a welder sustains injuries to his arm and hand, he may be unable to continue to work in his field for some time or, if the injury is severe, permanently. The cost of being injured and unable to work and any emotional pain and suffering should certainly be part of any compensation package. Unfortunately, it often takes a personal injury lawsuit for these costs to be recovered.
Increasing Your Chances of a Successful Personal Injury Claim
To increase your chances of winning your personal injury accident claim in Wisconsin, it is important that you hire a lawyer who is dedicated to victims rights and who has experience in car accident cases. Look not only to their number of "wins" but to their success both in and out of court.
If you would like to learn more about protecting your case and your rights after a serious car or truck accident, please request one of our following free DVDs or books:
- The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims
- Valuable Information Insurance Companies Don't Want You to Know
Have You Been Injured In A Wisconsin, Illinois or Iowa Car Accident?
If you've been injured in a car accident you should speak to an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. You can contact us online or call our office directly at 800.800.5678 to schedule your free consultation with one of our car accident lawyers. We have been helping car accident victims since 1964 and service clients throughout Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa.