We handle personal injury matters on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not owe any fees unless we obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
Each matter is unique, and the value of each personal injury claim is based on factors, including, but not limited to, the severity of the injuries, liability, the amount of the medical bills, the amount of wages lost, the injured party's work history and ability to work following the accident, whether there is permanent disability or scarring, and many other variables.
Wisconsin's statute of limitations allows injured parties a very specific amount of time within which to file a lawsuit for personal injuries. Generally in Wisconsin, an adult must file a lawsuit within three years of the date they were injured. Failure to file suit within the designated time frame will result in the injured party being barred from making a legal claim for damages, so time is of the essence. The statute of limitations for minors injured in an accident is different, and varies depending on certain factors.
The amount of time needed to resolve your case depends on your particular circumstances. Depending on the type of case and the damages, resolution may take anywhere from a few months to several years.
If you are injured while performing your job in Wisconsin due to third-party liability, you may file a claim against the third party. "Third-party liability" means that someone other than your employer or a fellow employee was responsible for your injuries. However, if there is no third-party liability, your remedy is filing of a workers' compensation claim for benefits such as disability payments, medical treatment, therapy and travel expenses.
When the individual who causes an accident is uninsured (UM) or underinsured (UIM), we can determine what your options are, and depending on your own insurance coverage, we can help you to make a claim for uninsured or underinsured insurance compensation from your own insurance provider.
Your health insurance may cover treatment for personal injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. You may also use the medical bill payment provision of your automobile insurance policy toward payment of medical bills. If you do not have insurance, you may have to pay for medical expenses out of pocket. If you are being represented by a personal injury attorney, the attorney can act on your behalf to speak to health care providers and billing agencies to try to defer payments. You have the right to claim compensation for your medical bills, and your attorney can work with you to get your case settled as quickly as possible, allowing you to pay off your medical bills in a timely manner.
If the party responsible for your injuries is insured, a claims adjuster from that party's insurance company may try to contact you. The adjuster will want to take your statement and gather information from you that may later be used against you. If the claims adjuster for the at-fault party contacts you, you are not obligated to give any information, and should politely decline when asked to give a statement.