Compensation vs. state of Wisconsin in construction zone car accident Wisconsin lawsuit nets $1.3 million dollar settlement amount

What is the average settlement for paralysis caused by a car accident?

The settlement for paralysis caused by a car accident differs per case. For the most accurate information, you will need to contact a personal injury attorney. Warshafsky won a $1.3 million dollar settlement for a paralysis case after a getting into a car crash with a semi-truck in a construction zone.

Traffic light pole car accidents result in high settlements for the injured and safer roads for drivers

In just a few seconds, an auto accident can completely change the rest of your life. One moment you’re enjoying your health and your freedom to do the things you love. The next you’re sitting in the aftermath of a car crash, paralyzed due to a spinal injury or brain-damaged from hitting your head. You’re buried in medical bills and can’t return to work in order to pay them off. Many car crash victims can’t see a way out of their physical and financial difficulties.

The weather, the road conditions, the drivers involved, and innumerable other factors can lead to permanent, debilitating injuries or death in a car crash. While some factors may be unpredictable, others could have been prevented. When traffic lights or potholes are not repaired efficiently, they create a dangerous environment for drivers. At Warshafsky Law, car accident attorneys have a reputation for achieving Society Changing Judgements. The responsible parties are forced to change the way they handle problems, to the benefit of all of society.

Wausau victim partially paralyzed in a car crash with semi-truck in road construction area

It was a dark and rainy Halloween night in 1984. Lori’s station wagon approached a complex intersection with 33 sets of traffic lights. A switch in the system had malfunctioned earlier in the day, and all 33 sets of lights were flashing red or yellow. The already confusing intersection was nearly impossible to navigate.

As Lori drove across the intersection, a semi-truck smashed into the side of her station wagon, pushing it into a light pole. Afterward, the Wausau woman had no memory of the accident. All she knew was she needed a voice synthesizer to speak and a cane to walk due to partial paralysis.

Unable to return to work, Lori knew she would never be able to pay her medical bills and provide for herself, and she was afraid she couldn’t afford an attorney either. Then she heard about our experienced car wreck lawyers and our “no fee until you win” policy. She contacted us for a free consultation, and we got to work preparing her defense for trial.

With the help of traffic reconstruction experts, witness statements, and estimated speeds and distances, we created a computer simulation of the accident. The simulation showed Lori stop at a flashing red light before driving across two lanes of traffic. The truck, facing a flashing yellow light, had the opportunity to slow down before the collision. The driver claimed he never saw Lori’s car in the dark and the rain. Both the state and the insurance companies involved were reluctant to go to trial. They knew a jury would sympathize with a young woman in Lori’s condition. Even though they believed the truck driver, they offered a combined settlement of $1.3 million.

Maximum settlement pays for medical bills

Even though Lori did not have the right of way, was not wearing her seat belt, and was originally cited for a traffic violation, Warshafsky personal injury lawyer Michael Tarnoff achieved a $1.3 million settlement out of court. Part of the money was invested to provide Lori with a monthly income for the rest of her life. This Society Changing Judgement held the state accountable for the traffic light malfunction and the insurance companies accountable for Lori’s life-changing injuries.

Partial paralysis and the loss of her voice were physically painful as well as heartbreaking. Lori could no longer enjoy her life the way she used to. While getting the money she deserved could not heal her, it paid for her medical bills and ongoing treatment to give her the best life possible.

Auto accident victims frequently take the first offer the insurance company makes, assuming it is the amount they deserve. In reality, the insurance company makes the minimum offer, hoping you will accept it and allow them to avoid an expensive trial. Some lawyers take advantage of this process and serve as a middleman between you and the insurance company, taking a cut of your settlement without putting in any effort to get you more money. Warshafsky Law puts the client first, preparing every case as if it will go to trial. 

No win, no fee policy means personal injury lawyers you can afford

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash involving a semi-truck, Warshafsky Law will get you the greatest amount of money possible. As soon as you call our Milwaukee car crash attorneys, we begin preparing your case for trial to show the insurance companies we mean business. Although not every case goes to trial, our preparation of a powerful defense encourages insurance companies to offer much higher settlements.

Your initial consultation with our personal injury lawyers is completely free. We provide an honest case assessment, explain the legal process for your case, and estimate how much you can expect to win. And it gets better: there’s no fee until you win. With no retainer fee and no monthly bills, anyone can afford the best legal representation in the Milwaukee area. You only pay once you have received your award. Whether you’re in a semi-truck crash in Wausau or are hit by a car in Racine, choose our experienced auto accident lawyers and achieve the highest settlement or jury award possible.

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