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Milwaukee Serious Injury Lawyer
Don’t let a catastrophic injury put your entire future in jeopardy. Work with a Milwaukee serious injury lawyer and get the compensation your recovery requires.
It’s no secret that an injury-causing accident can happen at any time, in any place, and to anyone. What’s not so clear, however, is what to do afterward. A serious injury is going to require medical care to recover from fully—and sometimes a great deal of it. You might even need ongoing treatment and therapy if your wounds will result in a long-term or permanent disability.
Even worse, your injuries might be severe enough that you aren’t able to work during the recovery, resulting in large amounts of lost income. And all of this doesn’t even touch on the many other potential financial expenses and non-economic damages you might have to deal with along the way.
It’s one thing to incur all this debt when you caused your own injury, but it’s quite another when someone else was at fault for your catastrophic injury. Thankfully, you do have the option to pursue financial compensation from the at-fault party through a personal injury claim. This in itself is not a simple process, but it can be made much easier when you work with a Milwaukee serious injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg.
How Do I Know I Have a Personal Injury Case?
Sometimes it’s not clear whether you have a case or not, or maybe you’re pretty sure that you do, but you don’t know how strong it is. According to Wisconsin’s negligence laws, you can pursue a claim as long as someone else was more responsible than you were; however, the amount of negligence you were at-fault for will reduce your financial settlement.
This applies whether you were hurt in an auto wreck, a construction accident, or any other situation. In essence, everyone involved in the accident will receive a percentage of fault according to how his or her actions contributed to the cause. So if you were 10 percent at fault for what happened and are awarded $100,000, your percentage of negligence will cause you to receive just $90,000.
Insurers and opposing attorneys love to use this law to reduce what they’ll have to pay you. The more fault they can convince a jury that you’re responsible for, the less you’ll receive. This is why it’s critical to work with an experienced Milwaukee serious injury lawyer who can build a compelling case that minimizes your level of fault.
Collecting Compensation for a Serious Injury
Once negligence has been established, it will be necessary to fully evaluate the value of your injury claim. This will largely depend on what sort of medical care your injuries will require and how long they’re likely to affect you. For example, a serious traumatic brain injury will require a great deal more medical care than the typical broken bone will.
It will be necessary to consider more than just your financial losses, however. The negative changes to your quality of life also need to be accounted for. They might not have obvious financial value, but the impact to your standard of living needs to be compensated somehow. A Milwaukee serious injury lawyer from our firm will know how to translate what you’ve been through into a dollar value, and we’ll work closely with your doctor to ensure that your future losses will also be accurately included.
Listed below are just a handful of the damages that you might be able to claim in your demand for financial compensation:
- Current and future medical expenses for surgeries, treatments, checkups, and more
- Lost income, in addition to lost future earning potential
- Transportation expenses either related to your medical care or caused by your injury
- Property damage and repair
- Mobility equipment and home renovations to make it handicap-accessible
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and disfigurement
- Loss of companionship or sexual function
- Lost enjoyment of life
A Free Consultation with a Milwaukee Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
After getting hurt in any kind of accident, you deserve to receive a settlement for your damages when you weren’t the cause. This process of seeking compensation isn’t easy, and the insurance companies and opposing attorneys won’t help.
An experienced Milwaukee serious injury lawyer can be your greatest ally in getting your life back on track. The Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg is dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive the compensation they need to make the fullest recovery possible. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case by completing the form on this page or by calling 414-271-7007.