Casey Law Offices, S.C

Personal Injury FAQ

Answers from an Experienced Milwaukee Personal Injury Attorney

At Casey Law Offices, we do our best to educate clients on the law and their legal options. We know that the claims process can be confusing and dealing with insurers can be frustrating. Our team of Milwaukee personal injury lawyers will be right by you to walk you through the process.

1. I have been injured, what should I do?

If you have been injured, your first priority should be to seek medical attention. You should cooperate with your treating physician and follow through with his or her recommended treatment plan. If you are able to do so, try to preserve evidence of the accident by taking pictures, making notes, and documenting important details.

Next, contact a personal injury attorney to discuss filing a claim and your rights. Most injury attorneys provide free consultations and will accept cases on a contingency fee basis. Our law firm would be happy to review your claim and help you pursue compensation for your financial losses.

2. Who will pay for my medical bills after an accident?

If you have insurance, you may use your health/car insurance coverage towards your medical bills, although your insurance may not be sufficient to cover all of your expenses. If you hire a personal injury lawyer, he or she can help you pursue a financial recovery from the at-fault party’s insurance company.

3. How long do I have to file an injury claim?

In Wisconsin, most personal injury lawsuits must be filed within 3 years from the date of injury. Once this time frame has passed, the injured party will no longer be eligible to recover damages for their injuries. This is why it is important to get started as soon as possible.

4. What type of personal injury damages can I recover?

In general, injured parties can expect to recover compensation for medical bills, missed wages, property damage, and other financial losses incurred in the accident. Some victims may also be entitled to pain and suffering and other emotional damages.

5. How is negligence defined?

Negligence serves as the basis for many personal injury claims and involves demonstrating the following elements: 1) The at-fault party had a duty to the injured person; 2) The at-fault party breached that duty; 3) The at-fault party’s breach caused the injury; 4) The injured party suffered damage.

When assessing a personal injury claim, attorneys evaluate the role of negligence – Did the at-fault party take reasonable steps to prevent the accident? This can be a difficult question to answer in some cases because personal injury laws can be complex. If you have any questions, you can call our office to discuss your claim at no cost.

6. Will my injury case go to trial?

Not all cases end up in trial. In fact, a significant majority of cases are settled outside of court in order to keep legal costs low. Sometimes an attorney may take a case to trial if he or she believes that a client may be able to win a much higher verdict through a jury trial. You should always weigh your options with your personal injury attorney before making this decision.

7. What is the value of my personal injury claim?

It is difficult to provide an estimate without reviewing the unique factors of your claim. How severe are your injuries? What is the anticipated cost to treat the injury? How much in wages will you lose? Do you have any permanent disabilities? How much pain are you in? All of these and many other factors can play into the overall value of your claim.

We highly encourage you to contact a personal injury attorney to learn more about the value of your claim. Our consultations are free, so it does not cost you a penny to have us review your case.

8. I’m being contacted by an insurance adjuster. What should I do?

Insurance adjusters will often attempt to offer victims a very low settlement. You are not obligated to provide any information or to sign anything. If an adjuster is trying to contact you, it is a good idea to contact a personal injury lawyer and have your attorney deal with the insurance company.

9. How much do you charge? I can’t afford an attorney.

Here at Casey Law Offices, we have a No Win, No Fee policy. This means that we do not charge any legal fees upfront – all costs will be fronted by our law firm. If we win your case, then your legal fees come directly out of your settlement or verdict. If we do not win your case, then you do not owe us any legal fees.

We have represented clients from all walks of life and are proud to be able to help the injured during their time of need – regardless of their financial situation.

10. What makes Casey Law Offices unique?

Our law firm has more than two decades of experience fighting on behalf of the injured. We have taken on big business, negligent drivers, and major insurers, successfully recovering millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Our team brings real trial experience and a strong passion for justice. We are not here for a quick settlement that barely covers the cost of your injuries – we work hard to get you the highest settlement possible because we know how much your future depends on it. This is our commitment to each client.

If you are interested in learning about whether you have a case, call us at (414) 272-3776. Consultations are provided free of charge.

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