If you’ve had an injury claim denied by your insurance company or were offered an insultingly low settlement, the thought of suing your insurance company has probably crossed your mind. Unlike law firms that are quick to recommend you take whatever the insurance company offers so they can get their cut and move on to the next case, we prepare every case for trial from day one. Insurance companies hate trials because of the potential for a huge loss. This leaves them one option: make a fair settlement offer. Before you deposit any settlement check from your insurance company, take advantage of a free, no-obligation consultation with Warshafsky Law.
Personal injury lawsuits: Frequently asked questions & answers Milwaukee personal injury lawsuits: questions & answers
Does Warshafsky Law require a retainer fee?
No, Warshafsky Law does not ask for any payment until your case has been resolved and you have been compensated. Most cases include an award for attorney fees, so the amount of your settlement or judgment won’t be diminished by our fee. To learn more, request a free initial consultation on your case.
Does Warshafsky Law only represent clients in Milwaukee?
We have offices in both Milwaukee and Madison, and although most of our clients are in the state of Wisconsin we also represent clients from across the country. For more information on how this works, please contact our office for a free initial consultation with our personal injury, car accident and bicycle accident lawyers. If you’re out of state, we can do this in a phone call.
The insurance company denied my claim, can I sue them by myself?
Theoretically, you can represent yourself in a lawsuit against an insurance company, but you will be going up against an army of highly experienced attorneys who will make you wish you never considered representing yourself. For high-stakes cases, you absolutely need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. Contact our office to request a free initial consultation to learn more about how we can help.
If I deposited the settlement check the insurance company sent, can I still retain a lawyer to sue them?
No. Laws on car accidents dictate that once you’ve deposited or cashed the settlement check sent by your insurance company, you’ve implicitly agreed to the amount of the settlement and have no recourse to sue them for a better settlement. We always advise consulting an attorney before depositing a settlement check from an insurance company, since you may be entitled to much more than what they’ve offered with their settlement check.
Do I still incur attorney fees if my lawsuit against the insurance company isn’t successful?
If you’re being represented by Warshafsky Law, you won’t owe us a thing. Our No Win, No Fee policy guarantees you won’t owe anything if we don’t win your case (a highly unlikely scenario). Learn more at a free initial consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys.
Do I sue the at-fault driver who caused my injury, or do I sue the driver’s insurance company?
In most cases, a personal injury lawsuit will be filed against the insurance company of the at-fault driver. The exception for this is if the at-fault driver doesn’t have insurance, in which case the driver can be sued to recover your medical expenses and damages. If you have Uninsured Motorist coverage on your policy, your insurer should cover your expenses. Because every case is unique, the best advice is to take advantage of a free initial consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys to learn how we’d handle your case.