Casey Law Offices, S.C

National Car Accident Attorney

Dedicated Auto Accident Lawyer

Car accidents are more common than you think. According to statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, personal automobiles were responsible for nearly 75% of all vehicle accidents in the state. It's very likely that at some point in your lifetime, you will be involved in a car accident. If you are injured in an accident, we're here to help!

Contact Casey Law Offices at (414) 895-5560 today discuss your case. We can help you learn your options after you've been injured in a car accident.

Our car accident attorneys have represented a wide range of auto accident claims, including those involving:

Our injury law firm is dedicated to helping each client obtain the maximum compensation that they need. We don't settle for less than what you are entitled to by law.

Call or email us today to schedule a FREE consultation. No fee unless we win!

Should I Hire a Car Accident Attorney?

If you have filed a claim and it has been denied or you aren't receiving the treatment you need, you may benefit from consulting a car accident attorney. By hiring an attorney, you will have a team to investigate the accident, compile important and helpful documents, and work hard to ensure that all important deadlines are met. Working with an attorney has many benefits and can, at its core, allow you to focus on recovery while we focus on getting you the compensation you deserve.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

According to Wisconsin Statutes section 893.54, there is a three-year statute of limitations on car accident claims. This means you have three years from the date of your accident to file a claim or you may lose your chance to pursue compensation. There are some exceptions to this three-year rule most notably:

  • If the injury victim was a minor at the time of injury, they have two years from their 18th birthday to file a claim
  • If an individual is found legally mentally incapacitated at the time of injury, they have two years from their mental recovery to file
  • If the defendant leaves the state after an accident but before a claim can be filed their time of absence is usually not counted in the three-year time period.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

According to the National Safety Council, there were roughly 4.4 million motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. in 2015, which is more than a 9% increase compared to the previous year’s numbers. The statistics also show that drunk driving fatalities comprised almost a third of total motor vehicle deaths, and that speed played a major contributing factor in such fatalities as well.

Not surprisingly, this confirms that driver error is a major cause of traffic accidents. Driving behavior such as:

  • Running red lights
  • Driving fatigued
  • Distracted driving
  • Cellphone use
  • Overly aggressive driving
  • Speeding
  • Intoxicated driving

When you’ve been injured by a distracted, reckless, or negligent driver, our law firm is here to help you seek full and fair compensation.

What To Do After a Car Crash

If you find yourself in a motor vehicle collision, make sure you take proper action to protect yourself. Here are some important tips to remember the next time you are involved in a car accident.

  • Check for injuries. Check for injuries on yourself, your passengers, and anyone nearby. If anyone is in need of medical assistance, call for an ambulance immediately.
  • Remain at the scene and call the police. When the police arrive, they will investigate the incident and gather information to determine who is at fault. Make sure you ask for the police officer’s name and badge number, as well as how to obtain a copy of the police report for your records.
  • Gather Iinformation. Obtain information such as: Other driver information: Names, addresses, phone numbers, driver’s license number, insurance information Witness contacts: Names, phone numbers, addresses, emails, etc.
  • Document Eevidence. Take as many pictures as you can of your car, the damage, the streets, and anything else at the scene. You should also document the weather conditions and the roads at the time, as these factors may have had an important role in your accident.
  • Call a car accident attorney. An attorney can guide you through the claims process and help you pursue a claim for compensation. Before talking to insurance companies or accepting any settlement offers, always consult an attorney to learn your rights. Our car accident attorneys provide free consultations.

Tips on How to File a Car Accident Claim

When filing a car accident claim, preparation and knowing your rights are key. Here are some useful tips to improve your chances of a successful claim.

  • Don’t wait. As soon as possible, start preparing your claim. There are deadlines for submitting a car accident claim. Know what your deadlines are and take action quickly.
  • Get organized. Prepare the documents you will need. These usually include medical bills, estimates for car repairs, car rental receipts, police report, witness statements, photographic evidence, and more. Be sure you have copies of everything you plan to submit.
  • Know your rights. You are not obligated to provide a statement to the insurance company. They may try to record your statement or pressure you to discuss the accident in detail. If you have a lawyer, you can ask that they speak with your attorney.
  • Don’t accept the first offer. The first offer is usually a small percentage of what the insurer believes to be the true value of your claim. You can negotiate the offer. A skilled attorney knows how to accurately assess whether a settlement offer is fair.

Filing a claim on your own can be confusing and overwhelming. Not to mention, dealing with insurance adjusters can be stressful. If you need assistance, contact our car accident attorney. Or better yet, have our attorneys handle your claim from the very start while you focus on recovering.

What Is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

Injured victims are eligible to recover all costs associated with the accident, including economic damages and other intangible costs.

Damages can include:

We understand that car accident injuries are often complex because some clients may need ongoing medical treatment that can last for years. Our car accident attorneys work with a vast network of accident and medical experts to investigate, analyze, and prepare a claim. We make sure that all of your current and future expenses are accounted for.

Trusted Advocacy for the Injured

Casey Law Offices has a proven track record of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients. We have successfully handled many complex auto collision injury cases, time after time. Our injury law firm can personally guide you through the claims process, from negotiation all the way to litigation.

To speak with an experienced car accident attorney, schedule a free consultation at our law office. We can help you determine who is liable in your car accident, explore your legal damages, and go over your options for compensation.

If you need legal help, contact us online or give us a call at (414) 895-5560 to get started.

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