Frequently Asked Questions You should ask a personal injury lawyer these questions:
Q: Where do you take cases?
A: We have offices in both Milwaukee and Madison. We have represented injured people from across the country.
Q: What types of cases do you handle?
A: No matter how you were injured, someone (or their insurance company) might be liable for your damages. The same applies to your loved ones. The most common types of cases we handle include, but are not limited to, car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, premises liability (daycare and nursing homes), and workplace injuries.
If I’ve Been Injured…
Q: Should I cash the check from the insurance company?
A: Do not sign anything until you have spoken to an attorney. Insurance checks are actually settlement OFFERS.
Q: Is there a deadline to file a lawsuit?
A: Yes. The clock is ticking. In Wisconsin, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is three years. This starts from the discovery of the injury. There may be arguments in court over what your deadline actually is. Or whether newly discovered information impacts the timer. In any injury case, contacting a lawyer as soon as possible helps
Q: How soon should I hire an attorney?
A: It is in your best interest to hire an attorney as soon as possible after you are injured. Evidence is crucial to determining who is liable for your injury, and it can disappear quickly after an accident. Warshafsky Law has dedicated accident investigators and experienced trial attorneys allowing us to uncover hidden sources of liability a less experienced firm might miss.
Q: Can I still file an injury lawsuit if I am partially at fault?
A: Our clients are often confused about what FAULT means under the law. The reality is someone partially liable for your injuries could be 100% liable for your injuries. This is not something you want to try to figure out with a Google search. Ask a lawyer.
Q: What can I sue for?
A: Every personal injury case is unique. But, in general, here is a list of the most common types of damages that injured people and their families sue for: Medical expenses – This includes any necessary medical bills that a victim or their family have incurred due to an injury. In cases where treatment is ongoing, future medical expenses are also included in calculating the damages. Emotional suffering – Any mental anguish that a victim has experienced a result of sustaining a serious injury from a traumatic event, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Loss of income – This includes income lost from not being able to work while injured as well as future income that you will lose as a result of having different earning abilities after sustaining your injury. Physical pain – Any physical pain that you have experienced - or continue to experience - due to your injury. Disfigurement – This includes scarring, orthopedic injuries, and loss of body parts. Physical limitation – Any permanent disabilities that you have formed as a result of your accident or injury.
Q: How does payment work?
A: If we don’t win, you don’t pay. Many clients choose us for our ability to fund a case through trial - even if the insurance company appeals the decision. You won’t pay a single penny until you receive compensation. Call today - free.
Q: Are you injured?
A: It IS about the money.