What to do after your auto accident in Wisconsin Insurance companies offer larger settlements to law firms who win in court.

What should I do after a car accident?

Do not admit fault or leave the scene. Contact the police. Take pictures and identify potential witnesses to the car accident. Contact the personal injury law firm that insurance companies HATE. Warshafsky lawyers will help you build the best case to get the maximum settlement for your Wisconsin car accident. We are a no-win-no-fee law firm.

3 steps to take after a car crash in Wisconsin

  • 1. Call 911 if seriously injured and assist other injured people. Your first concern is safety and minimizing the chances of a fatal or life-threatening injury of anyone involved in the crash. Contact the police immediately. Check on any other passengers & drivers at the scene. Move your vehicle out of traffic if safety and prudence allow. 
  • 2. Gather information. The details of an accident become clouded quickly. You should focus on accurately reporting your best account of what happened. Grab a pen or a smartphone and start collecting names, license plate numbers, insurance carriers and policy numbers. Take pictures of all the cars involved. Record vehicle makes and models. It would also be helpful to sketch a diagram of how any collisions happened.
  • 3. Minimize car crash liability. Don’t leave the scene before speaking with authorities. In court, leaving the scene reflects very poorly on your account of what happened. Do not sign anything from another driver or admit fault verbally. If an officer instructs, you may sign the police report. Ask for a copy of the accident report for your own records. Write down the name of the reporting officer.

6 WI Car Accident Laws that Impact your claim

5 legal terms you should know before filing a car accident claim or lawsuit

  1. Liability: Wisconsin is a shared-fault state. Each party may share a percentage of liability (or fault). The percentage of the crash you are liable for can impact the amount of damages awarded. It can be extremely difficult to prove the other driver was negligent without an experienced lawyer and access to a team of legal investigators. Warshafsky has a team of private investigators and researchers on staff to get all the information necessary to win cases. 
  2. Statute of Limitations: Wisconsin's Statute of Limitations is 3 years after the date of discovery of the injury. You must file a personal injury lawsuit before the 3 years are up to receive monetary compensation. There are also time limits to file various other reports and notices. Your Milwaukee auto accident attorneys will ensure everything is completed and sent in on time.
  3. Low-ball insurance claims: Insurance companies are more concerned with keeping their own costs down than with getting you the compensation you deserve. They will always low-ball their offer. Contact qualified Milwaukee personal injury attorneys to find out what price is fair. 
  4. Damages: Damages are compensation money you receive to alleviate the after-effects of the accident. With a car crash attorney on your side, you may receive damages to cover medical bills, lost wages, lost future wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
  5. Settlement offers: Once you accept a settlement offer, you give up your right to sue. Our auto accident lawyers will help you decide whether or not the offer is your best option. Do not accept any insurance company offers before speaking with a qualified attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for unforeseen medical expenditures - lost wages, hospital bills and more. Complex cases involving a pregnant car accident victim or wrongful death are likely to be offered significantly undervalued settlement amounts - if you do not retain a lawyer.

No-win-no-fee car accident law firm

An insurance company’s initial settlement offer is directly proportional to the skill of your personal injury attorney. You can only get the biggest settlement offers by preparing your case to go the distance. This means planning for trial and appeal along every step of the way. Warshafsky Law Firm is unrivaled in both ability and willingness to see a case all the way through to trial. Our Milwaukee auto accident attorneys and motorcycle accident lawyers will get maximum financial recovery for you and your family. In cases involving car accident fatalities, our attorneys will fight for the highest possible compensation. We are strictly a no-win-no-fee law firm and never collect any payment until we secure a fair settlement. 

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