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Time limits for making a personal injury claim

The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim after an accident. In Wisconsin, victims have three years from discovery of the injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. Experienced personal work injury lawyers can provide you with important guidance in deciding when is the right time to file a personal injury claim. Settling too quickly or waiting too long can both harm your outcome. Insurance companies like GEICO use the delay tactics to run out the clock past the Statute of Limitations. Your ability to file a personal injury lawsuit is your one bargaining chip during settlement negotiations. If the time limit runs out and you still haven’t agreed on a settlement for your claim, you now have to accept whatever amount the claim adjuster is willing to offer.

Wisconsin’s shared fault law can lower the value of your claim

Wisconsin operates under a Shared Fault Law, meaning each person involved can be held partially responsible for the crash. Damages compensation is reduced or increased based on the percentage of fault attributed to you. Fault is usually determined by the police officers who respond to the scene. Your chances of collecting the compensation you need are much higher with the help of an experienced attorney. Insurance companies have entire legal departments devoted to minimizing the amount they pay in claim settlements. You need a lawyer who understands how they operate in order to protect your rights and reach a fair settlement.

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How much is your personal injury claim worth?

After a devastating accident, you deserve compensation for the total of all the harm you suffered, including the disruption of your daily life and the stress of dealing with the aftermath. There are varying types of damages available to accident victims, and each case is unique. The total compensation you can expect from your personal injury case depends on the details of your circumstances and whether you have an experienced car insurance lawyer on your side. If you suffered serious injuries in an accident, you may be entitled to claim damages for:

  • Medical expensesincluding bills, transportation, rehabilitation and out of pocket expenses
  • Lost earningsincluding time spent unable to work and lost future earning potential
  • Pain and sufferingincluding emotional turmoil, physical pain and loss

Don’t settle for settlement mill lawyers. Warshafsky's No Win No Fee Personal Injury Lawyers Get Results.

A lawyer interested in turning your case into a quick payout may give you examples of average settlements and try to talk you into a quick agreement with the insurer. Sign and settle law firms rely on handling claims quickly and cannot be trusted to tell you the true value of your case. Warshafsky Law investigates every claim thoroughly to ensure you get what you deserve. Our lawyers are strictly no-win-no-fee. We do not collect payment until we've won the case at trial or a just settlement is reached.

8 tips for winning your personal injury case in Wisconsin

  1. Be honest with your attorney 

    Tell your lawyer everything - the good, the bad, and the ugly. The more transparent you are with your lawyer, the better able they are to represent and defend your case in court. Hiding facts from them only hurts you.

  2. Do not talk without legal advice. 

    If you are being questioned by lawyers or insurance companies, don’t say a word. One verbal slip can cost you your whole case. Wait until you have found an experienced attorney to communicate on your behalf.  

  3. Plan for every outcome

    Not every case can hit the jackpot. The outcome of your case depends on a multitude of unique factors. Before going to court, have a plan for what outcomes you are willing to accept.

  4. Have a strong medical testimony

    In personal injury lawsuits, the word of a trusted medical expert can make or break the case. Finding a reputable doctor to take your side in court is a major step towards winning your case.

  5. Document everything 

    Evidence is essential in court. Take pictures, get things in writing, and save any relevant documentation. You can never have too much evidence, but you can have too little. 

  6. Have a team mentality

    You and your lawyer are a team. Throughout your lawsuit, you will need to trust one another to do what is best for the greater good. With mutual trust and good communication, victory becomes much more attainable.

  7. Make sure you are ready to commit

    Before taking on the challenge that is a lawsuit, ask yourself if you can handle it. Lawsuits take time and can be mentally, physically, and emotionally draining. For some people, the time, stress, and effort required to win in court may not be worth the potential payout. Only you can know if a legal battle is worth it to you.

  8. Pick a good attorney

    Perhaps the most important part of your entire personal injury case is picking who will represent you. Do your research and find a firm that shares your values and is willing to do the hard work on your behalf. When people choose their Wisconsin personal injury lawyer based on the endorsement of a football player or actor, they risk choosing an attorney who has not seen a courtroom for years. Settlement mills forward your paperwork and take a cut of your damages. Insurance companies know Warshafsky's reputation. They HATE when you choose us. Insurance companies know: it IS about the money.

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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.