Hear from our Milwaukee clients

​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.

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It is important to file your claim soon

In Wisconsin, there is a statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit. This means unless you file a legal claim for your injury quickly, your case will not be heard by a court and you will have no recourse for the damages you have incurred. While it is true cases can sometimes drag on for years, this does not mean that after the hourglass is empty, they somehow expire and are taken off the docket. The sooner you contact Warshafsky’s advocates, the sooner we can evaluate and prepare your case.

Consult a lawyer if you have been wrongfully injured, even if it seems like your insurance company is working on your behalf. Insurance companies will try to delay their way out of liability; one of the “3 Ds” of how insurance companies get rich by screwing you out of payment: Deny, Delay, Defend. Don’t let your compensation pass you by.

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 never won more money in a courtroom. Settlement mills forward your paperwork and take a cut of your damages. Hundreds of times we have prepared cases like yours beyond the brink of trial. Facing unlimited liability AND an expensive jury trial, insurance companies fess up what your case is worth. They HATE when you choose Warshafsky.

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Milwaukee Personal Injury Lawsuits Frequently Asked Questions

What is an involuntary psychiatric hold called?

An involuntary psychiatric hold occurs when an individual is placed under psychiatric care without consent as a result of debilitating mental illness. Nearly every state, including Wisconsin, requires a 72-hour holding period in a mental health facility for professional evaluation. The criteria for placing a person under involuntary psychiatric hold include that the individual: - is a danger to themselves or others - suffers from a grave disability as a result of mental illness

Can I sue for involuntary commitment in Wisconsin?

Yes, you can sue for involuntary commitment in Wisconsin. The state can only involuntarily commit you or a loved one to a mental health facility if it can prove that confinement is necessary. If the state did not have legal grounds for involuntary commitment, you may be eligible for financial compensation.

How do you prove false imprisonment in Wisconsin?

To prove false imprisonment in Wisconsin, you must prove: 1. You were confined or restrained by another individual 2. The individual confined or restrained you intentionally 3. You were confined or restrained without consent 4. The individual did not have lawful authority to confine you 5. The individual knew you did not consent and knew they did not have lawful authority to confine you Being restrained or confined means your individual freedom of movement was taken. Physical force is not required, neither is being locked up.

When is an involuntary psychiatric hold legal?

An involuntary psychiatric hold is legal when an individual is: - A danger to self or others as evidenced by recent acts or threats - Probable to have physical impairment or injury to self as evidenced by recent acts - Unable to satisfy basic needs for nourishment, medical care, shelter or safety and the substantial probability of imminent death or injury exists - Likely to suffer severe mental, emotional or physical harm, resulting in the loss of ability to function in a community or loss of cognitive control over thoughts or actions if left untreated