Milwaukee Personal Injury Lawsuits Frequently Asked Questions

What is a personal injury?

In legal terms, a personal injury is any physical or mental harm that was inflicted on a person as a result of someone’s negligence.

Should I talk to an insurance company without a lawyer?

Don’t talk to an insurance company without the guidance of an attorney. What you say can possibly be used against you in your case. Talk to a lawyer first before talking to anyone else about your personal injury case.

Is getting a personal injury lawyer worth it?

Absolutely. Without proper legal representation, you will be left to fend for yourself against the insurance company and their lawyers. As confident as you may be in your case, you need experienced legal representation to make sure you don’t get swindled out of the maximum compensation you deserve.

How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit in Wisconsin?

Due to Wisconsin's Statute of Limitations, you have 3 years from discovery of the injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. A lawsuit will not be heard if it is not filed within three years of the date of your accident unless a rare exception applies to extend the filing period.

How do I win a personal injury claim?

While there is no clear cut path to winning a personal injury lawsuit, there are key decisions you should take to increase your chances. 1) Take pictures at the scene of the accident. 2) Hire a law firm with courtroom trial experience. 3) Do not settle for a low-ball insurance company settlement offer.