Whether it was a collision with another car, person, or object, rollover, rear-end or front-end crash, we can guide and counsel you throughout the legal process.
Using Experts to Get to the Truth
Our law firm works with professional engineers and crash scene investigators to understand the underlying cause of your accident. If a defective auto part caused your accident, then you could have a claim against the auto part manufacturer or even against the automobile manufacturer. Did the other driver swerve unexpectedly into your lane? An investigator might be able to piece together evidence to prove it.
Damages & Compensation in a Car Accident Case
In a Wisconsin car accident case, there are various types of damages you can recover. The unique details of your case will determine what damages you can pursue. It will be our responsibility as your trusted car accident lawyers to figure out all available damages and calculate them carefully.
Four common types of damages in car accident claims are:
You might also be able to sue for punitive damages, which are rewarded by a judge or jury to penalize the defendant for egregious wrongdoing and recklessness. For example, punitive damages are sometimes used in drunk driving accident cases in which the defendant had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level more than double the legal limit.
In personal injury claims not filed against the state, local municipalities, or medical providers, Wisconsin imposes no damage cap. You can recover 100% of your experienced economic damages and any amount of noneconomic damages deemed fair.
Car Accident Statute of Limitations in Wisconsin
You have three years after the day of your car accident to file a claim against any liable parties. Once those three years pass, a defendant can ask the court to dismiss any newly filed claim, which the court will almost certainly do. It is rare for the three-year statute of limitations to be extended since most serious injuries caused in a car accident are apparent within 24 hours of the crash.
Filing an Underinsured Motorist Claim
In the case that you are involved in an accident with a driver who does not have insurance, your stress level may drastically increase. In this case, you do have options. Depending on the circumstances, you will be able to file a claim under the uninsured or underinsured provisions associated with your personal auto policy.
Car Accidents & Catastrophic Injuries
Our car accident attorneys have handled many complex injury cases involving spinal cord injuries and brain injuries. These types of injuries can have life-changing consequences, though sometimes the extent of the injury is subtle and requires careful testing to fully understand.
Our lawyers bring in highly qualified experts in the field to testify about the scientific intricacies and, with our recovery fee payment plan, all the costs are paid by the firm until an award is delivered. We also work closely with healthcare professionals to understand the extent of injuries and the short- and long-term consequences for you and your family.
Some of our successful cases have involved:
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Distracted driving is a primary cause of car accidents. We have all seen individuals texting or otherwise using their phone while driving. Although the person in the driver’s seat likely believes they have the situation under control, those who share the road with them are put at risk.
Wisconsin has a statewide ban on the act of texting while driving because of its effect on the mind of the driver.
Suffering Brain Injuries After a Car Accident
One common and very serious type of injury that victims suffer after a car accident is that of TBI, or traumatic brain injury. This is a medical term describing damage to the brain from a sudden impact or physical force to the head.
In fact, over half of all brain injuries are from vehicle accidents. This type of damage occurs frequently occurs in an accident of this nature, for instance when the head hits the steering wheel or windshield.
Here at The Previant Law Firm, S.C., our car accident lawyers have assisted people throughout southeast Wisconsin for more than 100 years. We offer you and your family emotional and legal support as you recover from a car accident. Let us be your voice against people who act negligently and cause others harm.
Free Consultation with a Car Accident Lawyer
At The Previant Law Firm, S.C., we handle all car accident cases on a contingency fee basis. We only charge for your lawyer’s time if we secure a victory for you and we advance the costs of your case along the way.
If you or someone you know requires the assistance of an experienced auto accident lawyer, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We offer flexible appointment scheduling and can meet with you in our office, your home, or the hospital.