Milwaukee Personal Injury Lawsuits Frequently Asked Questions

How is fault determined in a single car accident in Wisconsin?

Your insurance company will gather information from you, police reports, and witnesses to determine who is at fault for the accident. The fault is not always on the driver for single car accidents.

What happens if I get into a single car accident with no insurance?

Getting caught driving without insurance can lead to hefty fines, losing your license, or jail time. If you're determined to be at fault, there would be no one to financially assist your recovery. Purchasing insurance after the accident will also cost significantly more. Always make sure you're insured when driving.

Am I automatically at fault for single car accidents?

No. Determining fault for single car accidents rests on what caused the accident, not what was damaged. Other drivers, weather conditions, unmarked hazards and more may have forced you to swerve to avoid causing more damage. Whatever caused the accident is the one liable for damages.

Should I hire an attorney for a single car accident?

Yes. Never assume you're automatically at fault for single car accidents. Whether or not you were the driver of the vehicle or if you know the accident was not your fault, you need an attorney to handle all the intricate details of your case.

How much can you get for a single car accident settlement in Wisconsin?

The amount you can receive depends on a variety of factors, most notably the damages you sustained. Vehicle repairs, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering are all considered in the settlement. Make sure to have an attorney negotiate the claim with the insurance company.