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What Are My Rights After Being Injured in a Car Accident?
When you’ve been hurt in a car accident, it can be tough to understand the full scope of what’s happening. You’re facing injuries, mental trauma, and a growing stack of accident-related bills.
Fortunately, you do have certain rights when you’ve been a victim of a car accident. This is where a dedicated and experienced lawyer can help. At the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg, we are proud to help injury victims throughout Wisconsin hold the at-fault party accountable for their careless or negligent actions.
Your Right to Compensation
First, keep in mind that you may have a right to receive compensation for your claim. Wisconsin is a fault state, which means the responsible driver is also responsible for the expenses accrued in a crash. That means you have a right to the compensation you need to recover.
Keep in mind, though, that your compensation is not guaranteed. Although you have the right to seek your compensation, the other driver might fight back and try to pin the blame on you. For you, that could mean having the compensation you would receive reduced or dismissed completely.
Your Right to a Full Settlement
During your fight for maximum compensation, you might have tried to get a settlement from your insurance company. This can make your recovery easier, as a settlement can remove the need for a civil court claim. This settlement should cover all of the losses you’ve suffered as a result of the crash.
Unfortunately, the insurance company might not be so helpful. They’re a for-profit company, which means they may try to avoid giving you the full compensation you deserve. If they try, however, make sure you know your rights.
For example, keep in mind that you do have the right to refuse their settlement offer and demand a better settlement. You and your attorney can write a demand letter, which should include the compensation you’re owed and the amount your claim is truly worth. One of your lawyer’s most important jobs is working diligently to secure you the real and true value of your injury claim.
Connect with a Lawyer to Discuss Your Options
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, obtaining a fair settlement can be vital when you’re struggling with your losses. However, you might be concerned about your claim, and asking, “What are my rights after being injured in a car accident?”
If you’re concerned about your rights, make sure you have someone on your side who’s ready and qualified to help. The right attorney can make all the difference in helping you protect your financial security and emotional peace-of-mind.
When you’re ready to get started after your accident, the lawyers at the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg are ready to help. Get started with a free consultation, in which we can discuss your options for compensation and your rights to a full recovery. Reach out by calling 414-271-7007 or by completing the online form below.