Personal Injury Claims in Wisconsin: 3 Things You Need to Know
Tips from Milwaukee Personal Injury Lawyers
Before pursuing a personal injury claim, here’s what you need to know:
- Insurance companies rarely offer the maximum settlement amount. If you get an offer in the mail, don’t deposit it quite yet. Meet with our Milwaukee personal injury lawyers first to see if you can get more.
- Don’t trust “settlement mill” personal injury law firms. Some lawyers take that first lowball settlement offer so they can crank out as many cases as possible, as fast as possible, and pocket their cut.
- You can get free, no risk legal representation. What? Really? With Warshafsky, the answer is yes. We offer free consultations, fully fund your case until the very end with no monthly bills or retainer fees, and have a no fee until you win policy. We only get paid after you get your compensation.
What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney
With all that in mind, how do you make sure you choose the right lawyer? So often, people who have suffered a personal injury are so emotionally distraught and physically challenged they end up being easily smooth talked into hiring an attorney who doesn’t have their best interests at heart. Frequently, the law firm they choose to represent them is more interested in getting a quick settlement from the insurance company and taking their cut than they are in getting the highest possible compensation for their client’s injuries.
Choosing the right attorney and law firm for your claim makes all the difference. To help guide you through the process of hiring legal representation for your case, we offer here a few tips on what to look for in a personal injury attorney.
Look for an attorney/law firm with experience in personal injury law
The family attorney who helped with your will or the sale of your house might be a fine attorney, but will be entirely outgunned in a personal injury lawsuit. The insurance companies you will be going up against have the financial clout to hire the very best legal minds – yes, “minds” plural, as in an entire team of attorneys. You need an attorney/law firm with extensive experience in litigating for plaintiffs in personal injury cases.
Warshafsky Law literally wrote the book on trial law in Wisconsin – the Trial Handbook for Wisconsin Lawyers. We have been representing personal injury cases for over 60 years and have a long history of securing record-setting judgments in all types of personal injury cases.
Look for a firm with resources
When pursuing legal action to recover for damages due to another party’s negligence, you will be up against some well-funded insurance companies. These companies hate losing money to injury claims and will mount a vigorous defense to minimize any liability. You need a law firm with the resources to stand up to them – a firm willing to do the legwork and the research to find evidence proving negligence.
At Warshafsky Law, this means having full-time investigators and researchers on staff. It means having attorneys with extensive medical experience, even attorneys who have worked for insurance companies in the past.
Look for a proven history of success
You may come across firms that boast of taking hundreds of cases to court. Sounds impressive, but how many did they win? Similarly, you may hear firms boast of having settled hundreds of cases. They’re nothing more than “settlement mills” – quick to accept a payout from an insurance company, take their cut and move on to the next hapless plaintiff. Not your best choice.
What you need is a law firm with an actual history of winning highly contested cases in court and getting the best possible results for their clients. Few law firms today are willing to go all out like this for their clients. It’s just easier to cut a deal with the insurance company.
At Warshafsky Law, though, we prepare every case as if it will go to trial. The result has been record-setting, society changing judgments in hundreds of cases.
Look for pit bulls
You want pit bulls on your side – attorneys who will go after insurance companies and not back down. When faced with the prospect of a jury trial, an insurance company will usually make overtures for a settlement. Nothing puts an insurance company in a generous mood than the risky proposition of taking a case to court against a law firm with a history of winning huge settlements in jury trials.
Warshafsky Law has a long and storied history for going up against fatcat insurance companies and winning big for our clients. Unleash us and let us do the same for you.