How Much Time Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
In Wisconsin, you have three years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. That’s why it’s vital that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. If the deadline passes you by, you could miss your only shot at justice.
Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
By trying to file a personal injury lawsuit yourself, or by hiring the wrong lawyer, you could walk away with much less compensation than you deserve. Ten thousand dollars seems like a lot of money, but what if you were owed $50,000? Or $100,000? The insurance company is hoping you won’t hire a big, experienced law firm that knows how to beat them.
Here are a few of the many tasks your attorney will handle so you can focus on healing:
- Gathering evidence (photos/videos, witness statements, police and medical records)
- Hiring and consulting with experts, and flying them to your location if necessary
- Negotiating with the insurance company for full compensation
- Taking your case to trial if the insurance company won’t make a fair offer
Usually the insurance company wants to pay you as little as possible. That’s why you should never sign anything or accept a settlement offer before speaking with an attorney who can determine the full value of your case.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Recover?
Nothing is guaranteed when it comes to these cases, but here are some of the most common damages for which a person can recover compensation:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost earnings/wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of life’s enjoyment
- Funeral expenses (in the event of a loved one’s death)
You may also be entitled to other damages, depending on your unique circumstances.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in Milwaukee
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash, slip-and-fall, botched medical procedure, or another incident, you may be owed money from the negligent party. Contact the personal injury attorneys in our Milwaukee office to learn more.
Over the past 30 years, Morgan & Morgan has recovered upwards of $7 billion for our clients. Our jury awards are 20 times higher than their pre-trial offers, and you can afford to hire us, because we get paid only if you win. (That fee comes out of your recovery, not your pocket.)
Fill out our online form for a free case review. These cases are time-sensitive, so don’t wait. Contact us today.