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At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, our Eau Claire car accident lawyers have considerable experience dealing with car accident claims in Eau Claire and the challenges they represent.
One of our clients struggled to get the compensation she needed from the man who caused her car accident. On examination, we proved that he had his phone out, texting and driving, at the time of the accident. Once we identified this behavior, the woman received the compensation she needed, including both compensation for damages to her vehicle and compensation for her medical expenses.
In another car accident claim, we worked with the victims of a rollover car accident. The driver that caused the accident fled the scene, so the victims turned to their own insurance to seek the compensation they needed. Not only did we help them receive the maximum compensation from their insurance company, we also helped find a policy change that noted that the victims had higher coverage limits at the time of the accident than they did at the time of the settlement offer. We helped the victims recover the full compensation they deserved based on their coverage at the time of the accident.
While our past experience cannot guarantee the results you will ultimately receive in your car accident claim, a look at our past results can give you more confidence regarding your claim.
Car accidents can occur in a variety of ways. Sometimes, the type of car accident can clearly display who caused the accident: a driver plowing through a red light or stop sign to cause a T-bone accident, for example. Others may prove more difficult to evaluate.
Common types of car accidents include:
Talk to an attorney about what evidence you may need or how you can prove that the other driver caused your accident.
Car accident injuries can quickly lead to immense medical bills, especially if you suffer injuries that can leave you with long-term medical needs.
Consider these common injuries and their costs:
Eau Claire presents unique challenges for drivers in the area. The I-95 corridor represents a big trucking artery. I-35 has the same high volume of traffic and an immense number of big trucks moving through. These accidents endanger drivers and passengers from communities all over Wisconsin and Minnesota, including those in the Eau Claire area. In addition, reckless driving in the snow and ice that blankets Eau Claire, making the roads slick and reducing visibility here as truckers rush to meet their delivery times and other drivers hurry to get to their destinations, can add to the potential for serious injuries.
Our goal at Nicolet Law is to take those dangerous drivers off the road and make the area safer for our community.
Source: University of Wisconsin
If you have substantial questions related to your car accident injuries or your car accident claim, contact an experienced Eau Claire car accident attorney as soon as possible.
Below, take a look at some commonly asked questions faced by many car accident victims.
The damages you can recover after a car accident may depend on a variety of factors, including the insurance policy that covers the liable driver.
However, in general, after an Eau Claire car accident you can recover compensation for:
According to Wisconsin law, you have three years following a car accident to file a car accident claim in Eau Claire. However, attorneys can often help identify exceptions that may extend the statute of limitations and give you more time to seek the compensation you deserve. Contact an attorney as soon after your accident as possible to learn more about your right to compensation.
After a car accident, even one in which you think you did not suffer serious injuries, seek medical attention immediately. Often, accident victims discover weeks or even months after the accident that they suffered more serious injuries than they initially thought, which can make it more difficult to pursue a car accident claim.
Make sure you report the accident. In some cases, the other driver may specifically ask you not to report it. The driver may not want the accident on his record or to put it through his insurance. Failure to report the accident, however, can make it more difficult to pursue the compensation you deserve. Stay at the scene of the accident until the police arrive, unless you must leave to seek emergency medical care.
Finally, contact an attorney as soon after your accident as possible. While that may not mean that you need to call an attorney from the emergency room, it does mean you should begin the claim process soon after your accident. The sooner you call an attorney, the sooner that attorney can begin working on your behalf, from collecting evidence to providing vital advice about the next steps in your claim.
Talk to an experienced Eau Claire personal injury attorney before accepting a settlement offer. Often, insurance companies will try to get you to accept a low settlement by issuing an offer soon after your accident. That offer rarely reflects your actual expenses and losses. If you take it, you may not have the funds you need to pay your medical bills and rebuild your life. Contact the Eau Claire car accident attorneys at Nicolet Law who can help you understand how much compensation you really deserve, including when to continue negotiating after a low settlement offer.
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