An auto wreck can cost you everything, and the insurance is guaranteed to attempt to get you to settle for as little as they can get away with. Find out what your claim is really worth by consulting with a Milwaukee car accident lawyer.
Car accidents are a costly fact of life, but getting hurt in one that was caused by someone else should not result in financial ruin for you. Whether you have been involved in a minor rear-end collision or a high-speed rollover accident, you need the responsible party to compensate you fairly for any damages you suffer.
The best way to achieve this goal is to work with a Milwaukee car accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary Greenberg. We can ensure that you get the compensation you need to help you rebuild your life.
Dealing with Insurance After an Auto Wreck
Many of the expenses that you suffer should be covered by insurance, but there are often conflicts of interest and the simple fact that they value their profits over your health. In the end, the insurance company is likely to be far less than helpful and will even use your own statements out of context against you in order to push blame for the wreck onto you.
The insurance companies will do their best to settle your claim for the absolute bare minimum. Our team will ensure that you receive the proper payout from your insurance company as well as those of the at-fault parties.
Wisconsin Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury
The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is only three years in Wisconsin. If you wait too long and file after the time limit has expired, you will lose your legal right to compensation.
Three years can sound like plenty of time, but the longer you wait, the more difficult it becomes to collect the evidence and witness testimony that can be used to prove your case. Your best option is to begin working with a Milwaukee car accident lawyer as soon as possible after the wreck. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll wind up in court, but it preserves your right to take the matter to trial should that turn out to be your best option.
Car Crash Causes and Determining Fault
There are many different types of drivers and almost as many ways that they can cause auto accidents. In many instances, there might be multiple at-fault parties, and identifying them can maximize the potential compensation you receive.
Cause generally indicates who was at fault and how, making it incredibly important to fully investigate your crash:
Distracted driving is a growing concern that causes thousands of wrecks every year. A distracted driver might be texting, talking, looking into the mirror, or simply changing the radio station, but the results can be deadly in every case.
Speeding is always dangerous, and the accidents it causes can be much more catastrophic than those occurring at safe speeds. Speeding drivers will need to explain their decision to drive so recklessly, which will help your case for compensation.
Drunk driving steals many lives every year and is an act of gross negligence. If alcohol or drug use caused your accident, the intoxicated driver is almost certain to bear a large portion of the fault.
Car Accident Injuries
Any auto accident can cause a wide array of injuries—both physical and psychological. Your injuries will be the single greatest factor when determining what your overall personal injury claim is worth. For example, depending on their extent, you might need expensive medical equipment to be temporarily or permanently installed in your home.
Regardless of how bad your injuries might seem initially, there are often hidden costs involved, and some injuries may not even manifest symptoms until much later. Your Milwaukee car accident lawyer will work with your doctor to provide you with an assessment of your short- and long-term costs.
Any number of injuries can occur, completely changing the way you live your life. Even a seemingly minor injury can develop into something much more serious. Severe bodily injuries that could affect you for the rest of your life include the following:
Insurance companies will often attempt to avoid covering every expense created by a car accident, and the person or entity liable will fight every request for compensation. You need a Milwaukee car accident lawyer to help you get every medical bill, missed day of work, and piece of damaged property paid in full.
Getting a fair settlement means getting every single financial damage and non-economic loss factored into your final settlement amount. You have the right to compensation for a variety of damages:
Current and future medical costs, including medications, physical therapy, medical equipment, ambulance rides, life flights, surgical procedures, and any hospital or doctor visits
Income loss, both immediate from missing work and long-term from any change in your ability to perform your job or work standard hours
Mobility accommodations made to your vehicle and home
Pain and suffering
Emotional distress caused by either the wreck itself or diminished abilities related to your injuries
Loss of consortium, society, or companionship
Punitive damages for an at-fault driver’s extreme negligence, recklessness, or malicious behavior
Milwaukee Car Accident FAQ
You almost certainly have a number of questions and concerns after getting hurt in a traffic accident. Below, we’ve answered a few of the ones that we hear most often. If you would like additional information or the opportunity to ask more questions, please contact our office to speak with a Milwaukee car accident lawyer.
What can I do if my car accident was caused by a roadwork crew?
If negligent conditions at a road construction site caused your wreck, you can hold the construction company accountable through a personal injury lawsuit just as you could with any other negligent party.
Will I have to go to court for my car accident?
The vast majority of claims settle out of court through negotiations. That said, you should be prepared to go to court in case the insurance won’t make a fair settlement offer. In that situation, a court-rendered verdict could become your best option for full compensation.
If the other driver wants to settle between us without insurance, should I take it?
Never accept a settlement offer without having a personal injury attorney review it first. This is true whether the offer comes from an individual, an insurer, or another attorney. There are likely a number of additional expenses and losses that you can—and should—be compensated for.
Free Consultation with a Milwaukee Auto Wreck Attorney
Whether your crash involved another car, a commercial truck, or a motorcycle, the responsible party has a legal obligation to provide you with financial compensation for your damages and losses. The insurance won’t be on your side in this matter, but with help from the Law Offices of Gary Greenberg, you will get the full settlement that you are owed.
Give us a call at 414-271-7007 to schedule a free, no-obligation legal consultation with a Milwaukee car accident lawyer. You may also fill out the form at the bottom of this page and someone from our office will contact you at your convenience.