Personal Injury Law in Wisconsin
If you or a loved one has been injured in Wisconsin, you may be wondering if you have a personal injury case.
Are you thinking…?
- Can I get money for my injuries? After all, I’m out of work and have medical bills.
- How much does a Wisconsin personal injury lawyer charge?
- How long does a personal injury case take in Wisconsin?
What’s really cool is that you can find out for free. Wisconsin personal injury lawyers all provide a case evaluation free of charge and without commitment. If the attorney can’t help you or it’s something you can handle yourself, he or she will tell you flat out.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in the state of Wisconsin, this article is for you. We’ll discuss:
- The kinds of cases that Wisconsin personal injury lawyers handle.
- What you need to prove in a personal injury case.
- Why you should call a lawyer immediately.
- How to find a Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney.
Would a Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney Handle My Case?
If you were injured in Wisconsin, a Wisconsin attorney would likely handle your type of case.
Here are some of the cases Wisconsin personal injury attorneys handle. If you don’t see your type of accident or injury, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get help. This is just a listing the most common accidents and injuries that occur on Wisconsin roadways, in the home, in mass accidents, on the job, in construction zones, on construction sites, in amusements parks, and on the water.
Sometimes crashes or breakdowns cause injuries: Truck, car, motorcycle, pedestrian, bicycle, golf cart, RV, ATV, boat, cruise line, and amusement park ride accidents.
Sometimes defective products cause injuries: Power tools, equipment, tires, cars, hair dryers, drugs, medicines, vacuum cleaners, machines, large and small appliances, kitchen tools, etc.
Example injuries include death, dog bites, adverse drug reactions, burns, scars, lacerations, bruises, broken bones, nursing home abuse injuries, slip and falls injuries, food poisoning injury, medical malpractice injuries, and Mesothelioma (i.e. cancer).
How Do I Prove My Wisconsin Personal Injury Case?
Most personal injury cases are filed citing negligence.
- This means that you must show that the defendant had a duty to act in a particular way and didn’t.
- That failure to act caused you injuries that are recoverable.
These elements must be shown beyond a preponderance of the evidence, meaning that it’s more likely than not that it happened as you say.
Why Should I Call a Personal Injury Lawyer Immediately?
- As soon as you make the call to a personal injury attorney, you’ll have professionals on your side to collect evidence and give you advice.
- Witness memories fade and physical evidence can disappear as weather conditions change, road signage is replaced, items are moved, skid marks fade away, and wounds heal.
- Regardless of what you have seen on TV, insurance companies are not your friends.
If you allow the statute of limitations to pass on your case, you will be forever barred from receiving financial compensation for your injuries.
Here are some example Wisconsin statute of limitations for personal injury cases:
- Medical Malpractice is 3 years (Wis. Stat. Ann. В§ 893.55(1m)(a)).
- Personal Injury is 3 years (Wis. Stat. Ann. В§ 893.54(1)).
- Wrongful Death is 3 years (Wis. Stat. Ann. В§ 893.54(2)).
- Property Damage is6 years (Wis. Stat. Ann. В§ 893.52).
How Do I Find a Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney?
To find a Wisconsin personal injury lawyer, search our site, www.attorneys.org, or ask the bar association or a loved one for a referral. Contact the personal injury attorney of you choice now so you can get the help you need and deserve.