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Never go into a Courtroom Alone!

When you get into a car accident the long-term physical, emotional, and financial consequences aren’t always apparent right away. In the short-term you’re just trying to navigate the adrenaline and stress of the accident. Often the longer-term challenges are unclear or in the works.

You’ll want the help of an experienced personal injury attorney before the costs start to add up, rather than before. In fact, unless the accident was minor it’s usually a good idea to retain an attorney the day it happens, or as soon as you can. 

Wisconsin is a tort state, not a no-fault state, in terms of automobile accidents.

A personal injury case is built on the premise that someone has acted negligently. That’s why the determination of fault matters so much. The at-fault driver’s insurance company is the one that pays for the other party’s damages. The policy then will pay for part of the at-fault driver’s damages, too.

Usually drivers are each assigned a percentage of fault. For example, Driver 1 can be 70% responsible for the accident, while Driver 2 is 30% responsible.  To bring a personal injury action, you must be able to show the other driver is at least 50% at fault. Once you win the claim, the amount of the claim will be reduced by the amount of your own negligence. So, if you win $100,000 and are 30% at fault, then you will only receive $70,000.  That means the other party is going to do everything it can do to prove you’re the party at fault, or to increase your percentage of fault to the highest possible degree. 

Knowing what to do after a car accident can make a huge difference.

First, call the police and get a report. Be careful what you say. It’s easy to start undermining your case by making normal, human statements like, “I’m okay,” and “I’m so sorry.”  Focus on the facts and nothing but the facts, as you know them. If you aren’t sure, just say you aren’t sure.

Get medical attention, even if you think you don’t need it. Some injuries take longer to present themselves than others. Failing to get an initial medical diagnosis may prevent you from recovering damages later.

If you can, gather the names and numbers of witnesses and take pictures. Get the other driver’s insurance information. Never leave the scene of an accident.

The minute you’re medically able to do so you should be researching a personal injury attorney, and reaching out to hire one. If your case is too minor to require help your attorney will tell you. If you’re in a hospital bed, then the price of medical bills alone should give you a good clue that you may require aid. 

You will recover more with an attorney’s help.

Our attorneys work on contingency: we don’t get paid if you don’t get paid. Hiring us is risk-free.

Of course, we do get percentage of your settlement, but you will still come out ahead. You are 40% more likely to receive a payout if you start with an attorney. Also, average settlements for plaintiffs without an attorney are $17,600. Average settlements for plaintiffs with an attorney are $77,600, which means you take home nearly 4 times more, even after lawyers’ fees.

For many plaintiffs, pressing a successful personal injury suit is the only way to get the money they need to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and ongoing care.

Contact us for a free consultation today. We take care of our clients and will look out for your best interests.

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