To sue for a Wisconsin car crash when you live in Illinois, you will need to find an attorney with jurisdiction in Wisconsin who can help you file your lawsuit. The best thing a lawyer can do is find liable parties and make sure you receive compensation for all damages.
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First steps after a crash: acting responsibly in accordance with Wisconsin law
Under Wisconsin law, drivers involved in an accident have certain duties and responsibilities. Any driver involved in the accident is required to:
- Stop at (or as close as possible to) the scene of the accident
- Render reasonable assistance to anyone injured in the accident, including arrangements for transportation to a hospital if necessary
- Call the police and report the accident
- Remain at the accident scene and give their name, address, vehicle registration (and upon request show driver’s license) to the other driver and passengers involved
If a law enforcement officer completes a Wisconsin motor vehicle accident report, you do NOT need to file a driver report of an accident with the Department of Transportation. If the at-fault driver fails to stop after a car accident they can be charged with hit-and-run, and you may be able to pursue punitive damages in your personal injury lawsuit.
The ONLY Milwaukee personal injury attorneys with a crash scene investigator on-staff
Most personal injury law firms would look at a week-old crash scene and tell you to settle. At Warshafsky Law, certified legal investigator John Schatzman is on staff to provide crash investigation. It’s NOT too late to collect valuable evidence to use against the insurance companies who WILL try to lowball you.
It is always best to begin documenting the scene of a crash immediately, but after an accident, you may be disoriented and more focused on regaining your bearings than thinking about the legal fallout. Call Warshafsky ASAP. We can often have an investigator on the scene in a matter of minutes. While you're recovering in the hospital or grieving the loss of a loved one, the insurance company is working hard to build a case against you. Let us work on your behalf while you are healing and grieving.
Warshafsky law fights for YOU
Auto insurance companies and liable parties fear Warshafsky. We have a reputation for dragging guilty parties into lawsuits, where we extract the maximum compensation for car accident victims. Warshafksy prepares every case for full-scale litigation, all the way through trial and even appeal, with a unique understanding of how insurance companies operate. When Warshafsky Law is behind you, these people WILL settle for a dramatically higher sum than their initial, shamefully small offering.
Injured? it is about the money®
Car accident types Warshafsky attorneys are experienced in
- Car Crashes while Pregnant
- Car Crash Fires
- Construction Zone Accidents
- Drunk Driving
- Faulty Airbag
- Hit and Run
- Injured Cyclists
- Into Houses
- Into Trees
- No Insurance, At-Fault or Not
- No Insurance/No Police Report
- Non-Fault Car Wrecks
- No Seatbelt
- Pedestrian Collisions
- Private Property
- Reckless Driving
- Run Off Road
- Single Vehicle
- Teen Driver
- Texting Driver
- Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist
- Unsafe Conditions
- Vehicle Occupant Ejection