Krista & Victor Challenged a 60-Year-Old Settlement Cap and WON!
Krista LaFave and Victor Harding made a recovery for almost nine times more than is allowed by law! My husband was killed in an auto accident because a municipality failed to erect warning signs alerting drivers of a road closure ahead. Early on, I was told that a municipality is protected by a $5...
Krista LaFave and Victor Harding made a recovery for almost nine times more than is allowed by law! My husband was killed in an auto accident because a municipality failed to erect warning signs alerting drivers of a road closure ahead. Early on, I was told that a municipality is protected by a $50,000 cap and that was the most that could be recovered for his wrongful death. A statutory $50,000 cap enacted 35 years ago is meaningless in today’s dollars. It provides no accountability or consequences for a municipality’s gross negligence. Krista and Victor discovered a statute that rendered the $50,000 cap inapplicable in certain situations. The statute written 60 years ago had never before been tested. Through their perseverance in applying this law, I was able to recover far more than the cap. I can only pray that this result causes the municipality to change its ways.You can’t find better representation out there than can be provided by Warshafsky.Read More
Milwaukee Personal Injury Lawsuits Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the average car accident settlement in Wisconsin?
There is no public or private database of settlement information that could be reliable drawn on to make this conclusion. Insurance companies surely have their own internal resources they use to correlate conclusions like (hypothetically) “a lost pinkie finger on the non-dominant hand of a plumber is worth $100,000 with a sign-and-settle lawyer.” If the opposing law firm prepares cases to go to court, that changes the math.
What is the average time for a car accident settlement payout in Wisconsin?
There’s no average length of time for a settlement to be paid out. Every person or business involved in the accident could have an insurance company that drags out the timeline. There is a statute of limitations for an accident claim IN COURT. In Wisconsin this is 3 years from discovery of the injury. An insurance company might try to delay your settlement to deny themselves of liability. If you or a loved one was injured or killed, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Are settlement amounts confidential in Wisconsin?
Sometimes settlement amounts are confidential. This could be from a request of the injured person or from the negotiated terms of the entity making the settlement offer.
Does my settlement offer depend who my insurance company is, or the other person’s?
Your settlement offer could depend on either insurance company. A personal injury lawyer can sometimes uncover hidden sources of liability to get you get the fair settlement you deserve. We fight for your best interests against big insurance companies including State Farm, GEICO, Allstate, American Family, Progressive, Acuity and West Bend.
Do all law firms have an accident investigator and a lawyer who is also a medical doctor?
No. In many cases, these results benefited from the work of our certified accident investigator or our lawyer who is also a medical doctor. We take cases to win, not for the fast minimum settlement. If you have a case, and your immediate finances are an issue, let us know. We can help.