Don’t let an intoxicated driver get away with leaving you injured and buried in medical debt and repair bills. Find out how to get justice through financial compensation by working with a Milwaukee drunk driving car accident lawyer.
Drunk driving is a huge problem all across America, and one that is being fought every day. As obvious as it seems to most people that you shouldn’t drink and drive, the sad fact is that more than 300,000 times per day people drive drunk.
When you’ve been involved in an accident with a drunk driver, you could be left with massive damage to both you and your vehicle and more bills than you can count. It’s important that the drunk driver compensates you for your injuries and damages.
In this case, the best way to get full compensation is to work with a Milwaukee drunk driving car accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg. Our firm can gather evidence for your claim and get you the compensation you deserve.
How a DWI/OWI Conviction Can Help Your Injury Claim
In many cases, the drunk driver involved in an accident is arrested for operating while intoxicated (OWI). While this might make you feel better about his or her actions having repercussions, it doesn’t mean you will receive financial compensation for your damages.
After an accident with a drunk driver, you will have to file a personal injury claim in order to receive the compensation you are entitled to—an OWI conviction will not do this. The good news is that an OWI conviction for the guilty party could be used as evidence to support your claim.
Under Wisconsin law, you have three years to file your personal injury claim from the date of the accident. This process can be tough, so hiring a Milwaukee drunk driving car accident lawyer will help.
Compensation for a Drunk Driving Crash
As you have probably seen firsthand, the aftermath of an accident can be both frustrating and expensive. You’re now missing work while you recover but still expected to keep up with all of the financial responsibilities that follow the accident.
One course of action is to rely on the insurance company to give you compensation. However, while they will try to settle your claim, their offer is likely to be way less than what’s needed to cover all of your expenses, and they may disregard certain things like pain and suffering.
So what expenses and losses should be included? Each case varies, but typical damages that are often included are as follows:
Medical expenses, both current and future
General pain and suffering
Rehabilitation or physical therapy as deemed medically necessary to recover from your injuries
Repair or replacement of personal property
Lost wages, income, or earning potential
Connect with a Milwaukee OWI Accident Attorney
When you’ve been hurt in an accident with a drunk driver, experience and legal knowledge are often needed in order to get full compensation. The insurance companies are not on your side, and you don’t want to trust that you will get the compensation you deserve from them.
Contact a Milwaukee drunk driving car accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg today by completing the form below. You can also contact us to discuss your case during a free consultation by calling 414-271-7007.