Suffering serious injuries in a Milwaukee car accident can prove utterly devastating. You may find yourself with a long road to recovery ahead of you, complete with long-term challenges that may permanently change how you live your life.
Furthermore, you may end up with high medical bills that make it difficult, if not impossible, to manage your finances and the other challenges ahead of you.
At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers we strive to help our clients pursue the compensation they need and deserve for the injuries often sustained in Milwaukee car accidents.
Did you suffer injuries in a car crash at the intersection of W. Capitol Drive and Highway 45? Were you injured due to another driver's negligence at the intersection of West National Avenue and I-894? Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers can help. Contact a Milwaukee car accident lawyer for your free consultation.
Award-Winning Legal Help With Your Milwaukee Car Accident Claim
When you become injured in a car accident, you need a Milwaukee car accident lawyer on your side with the experience and skills necessary to tackle the details of your claim.
At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we have received numerous awards for our representation of accident victims.
Attorney at Law Magazine has featured our Milwaukee car accident lawyers, including Adam L. Nicolet and Russell Nicolet, and VolumeOne voted us the Best Overall Law Firm and Personal Injury Lawyers. We also received recognition from SuperLawyers.
At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we focus on helping all our clients recover the maximum compensation for their injuries.
We bring our creative problem-solving skills to the table to create a more effective solution for car accident victims who may have previously struggled to get the solutions they deserve.
Built on Family
Your family is one of the most important things. At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we understand the importance of family. We also understand how a severe car accident injury can send your entire family into a tailspin.
We focus on ensuring that you have a representative to speak up on your behalf: a lawyer who will focus on your specific needs and losses because of the car accident and who will fight through the claim process to help you recover the compensation you may deserve.
Focused on Helping
A car accident injury can change the course of your life. You may find yourself with long-term limitations and serious challenges that can impact your ability to work, enjoy the activities you did before, and including cleaning and caring for your home.
Worse, you may end up with serious financial challenges in front of you. At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we strive to help our clients get the results they need. Furthermore, we strive to connect you with the resources and answers you may need to deal with your recovery.
Dedicated to Winning
We have a strong dedication to winning at Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers. We fight to help our clients as much as possible, leaving no stone unturned as we investigate your claim, learn about the compensation you should realistically expect, and negotiate with the insurance company.
Whether you can resolve your claim through negotiation or you need to take it to court to maximize the compensation you can recover, we strive to help you achieve your desired outcome from the claim, including the compensation you deserve for those often devastating injuries and losses.
At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we have offices across Minnesota and Wisconsin, including right here in Milwaukee. Furthermore, we strive to make it as easy as possible for our clients to get in touch with us.
We offer virtual consultations when needed so that you can connect with an experienced car accident lawyer in Milwaukee in a way that works for you. Call us today to get the legal help you need to navigate your car accident claim.
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Compensation in Milwaukee Car Accident Claims
Wisconsin has at-fault laws regarding car accidents. That means that, according to Wisconsin law, the party that causes a devastating car accident in Milwaukee also bears responsibility for the damages caused by that accident. When you file a car accident claim in Milwaukee, you can seek compensation for the damages that went along with the accident.
However, you may need to consider several factors when determining how much compensation you can ultimately claim for your injuries. Other factors may affect how much you can recover.
- Who caused your accident, and what insurance policy covers the liable driver? Around 13 percent of Wisconsin drivers do not carry auto insurance, so you may need to pursue compensation through your insurance policy.
- What injuries and damages did you sustain in the accident? Car accident claims generally include compensation for the direct damages you have faced in the accident.
- Do you have a lawyer on your side, fighting to help you recover compensation for your injuries? Without a lawyer, you may not recover the full compensation you may deserve for your car accident injuries.
At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we cannot guarantee the compensation you will recover for your car accident. We can, however, help you look at the damages you need to include as part of your claim so that you can put together a comprehensive car accident claim that realistically reflects your losses.
Your Medical Costs
Most car accident claims will start with a look at the cost of medical treatment for your injuries. High medical bills generally correspond to severe injuries.
Talk to your lawyer about the bills you may already have paid for medical treatment, including the cost of everything from emergency medical care at Ascension St. Francis Hospital or Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center to the cost of long-term treatment, like therapy. Make sure you also include the cost of any future anticipated medical expenses as part of your calculations.
Your Wage Income
Look at the pay you lost as a direct result of your Milwaukee car accident. How long did you have to miss work because of your accident? What impact did that lost time have on your income during that period?
At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we strive to help our clients get compensation for all the losses associated with their car accidents and car accident injuries, including those wage losses.
Calculate both lost time immediately after your car crash and any additional income losses you may have due to your car accident, including time off for further procedures or changed hours because you could not return to work full-time.
Your Pain and Suffering
As part of a comprehensive personal injury claim, you may also have the right to include compensation for the pain and suffering you have faced because of your Milwaukee car accident.
Talk to our Milwaukee car accident lawyers about your pain after your accident. Did you suffer a significant loss of independence because of your accident? Did you spend a long time unable to engage in many of your favorite hobbies and activities after your injuries?
Including the day-to-day struggles as part of your personal injury claims can make the suffering from your accident easier to quantify.
Milwaukee Car Accidents: What You Need to Know
Many factors can contribute to the risk of a devastating accident in Milwaukee, from dangerous intersections to hazardous weather conditions.
- Rural roads can pose a significant danger for many Milwaukee drivers. According to the NCSL, rural roads see less than half of the nation's traffic but account for around 53 percent of fatal traffic accidents. Rural roads in Milwaukee and the surrounding area see many accidents.
- Dangerous highways and intersections can also pose significant hazards. Highway 45 and Interstate 894 both run through Milwaukee, and many accidents occur on both roads each year.
- Dangerous weather conditions may increase the risk of a devastating traffic accident. Milwaukee sees an estimated 45 inches of snow annually, well above the U.S. average. Drivers need their full attention and great care to safely navigate heavy snow and ice.
- Milwaukee sees considerable tourist traffic each year. While visitors bring in essential revenue, they may also pose an increased danger since they may not know local roads and how to navigate them safely.
Under Wisconsin law, you generally have three years from the date of an auto accident to file a claim against the party that caused your accident.
However, that does not necessarily mean that you should wait until the statute of limitations nears to file your claim. Instead, file your claim as soon as possible to help protect your right to compensation.
Fighting the Insurance Company After a Milwaukee Car Accident
You may assume that a Milwaukee car insurance claim will proceed relatively smoothly. The at-fault driver most likely has insurance, and that insurance policy should exist to provide you with financial options following a devastating crash.
Unfortunately, a Milwaukee car accident insurance claim involving injuries may not turn out as smoothly as you hoped.
You may find yourself dealing with an insurance company that tries to pressure you into accepting a low settlement offer or an insurance company that refuses to acknowledge the liability of the driver it covers.
Dealing with the insurance company on your own can create great stress and frustration during an already difficult time.
On the other hand, working with Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers can streamline that process and ensure that you have the support you both need and deserve on your side as you navigate the claim process.
We have the tools and experience needed to fight even the big names in auto insurance, and we will fight aggressively to protect your right to compensation.
What to Do After a Milwaukee Car Accident
You may have followed the proper steps carefully immediately after your accident: reporting the accident, getting medical attention, and ensuring you had the liable driver's insurance information.
Unfortunately, you may need to continue carefully following the proper steps to help protect your right to compensation after an auto accident in Milwaukee.
- Review the accident report with us to ensure that it accurately reflects everything that led to your Milwaukee car accident. Make sure it has the correct date and time and the names of all of the people in the accident. Report any discrepancies to the police department as soon as possible.
- Start a folder with all of your medical bills. Include receipts for co-pay and deductible amounts you may have to pay upfront, as well as notes regarding any bills that have come in, whether you have paid them or not, and whether insurance helped cover those bills.
- Follow your care provider’s instructions carefully. You need to take every step possible to increase your odds of making a full recovery. Furthermore, failing to follow those vital steps could impact your ability to recover compensation for your injuries.
- Keep a journal about your recovery. Note the challenges you may have faced, any setbacks you experienced along the way, and any other notes you may want to include about the recovery process.
- Contact Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers as soon as possible to discuss the events that led to your accident and your right to compensation.
Our Milwaukee car accident attorneys want to help you with every stage of your accident claim. We provide the support our clients need to navigate everything from conversations with the insurance company to taking your car accident claim to court if needed.
Milwaukee Car Accident Claims FAQ
Do I have to have a lawyer to file a Milwaukee car accident claim?
You may need a lawyer to help you navigate the many challenges that insurance companies throw your way as you deal with your Milwaukee auto accident claim. Car accident claims turn out to be more complicated than you initially expected.
You may find yourself dealing with an insurance company that refuses to acknowledge the full extent of your losses, or you may have to fight harder than anticipated to prove that the other driver caused your auto accident. A lawyer, on the other hand, will help you at each stage of the claim process.
When should I call a lawyer after my Milwaukee car accident?
You should contact a Wisconsin car accident attorney as soon after your accident as possible. While you need to make your medical recovery your top priority, you must also focus on recovering reasonable compensation for your injuries to cover the cost of those medical treatments.
If you try to handle your Milwaukee car accident claim independently, you may notice several challenges that remind you to get in touch with a lawyer to help with the rest of your claim.
- The insurance company issues you a settlement offer that does not seem to reflect your needs, especially compared to the actual cost of your ongoing medical treatment.
- You want to know more about your rights before dealing with the insurance company.
- The insurance company denies liability for the accident or tries to pressure you to accept partial liability for the incident.
- You find yourself fighting to prove the extent of your injuries from the accident.
If the insurance company tries to throw roadblocks in your way after your Milwaukee car accident, let Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers take on those challenges on your behalf.
Who has to pay my medical bills after a Milwaukee car accident?
A Milwaukee car accident can result in substantial medical costs, and you may find yourself fighting to pay them. As the injured party, you will need to figure out how to take care of the medical bills resulting from your car accident. However, you may have several options that can make it easier for you to cover the cost of medical treatment, including using your health insurance.
While you can use the funds from a car accident claim to pay for your medical bills after a Milwaukee car accident, your injury claim, even if it finds the other party liable for the accident, will not require that party to pay for your medical bills directly.
What happens if I get into an accident with a driver who does not have insurance?
If you suffer injuries in an accident with a driver who does not have insurance, you may have the right to use your own insurance coverage to cover the cost of medical treatment.
Most insurance policies include uninsured motorist coverage, which kicks in when you have an accident with an uninsured driver or suffer injuries in a hit-and-run.
You can generally recover the same type of compensation from your insurance company that you would recover from the other driver's insurance company if that driver had insurance.
Do not assume that your insurance company will automatically offer reasonable compensation for your injuries because you are its customer.
Your insurance company will often try to limit how much compensation it has to pay out. Talk to a lawyer to learn more about the limits of your insurance policy, the compensation you deserve, and how you can best protect yourself after an uninsured driver accident.
What should I do if I get a car insurance settlement offer that does not include all the damages I suffered in the accident?
A settlement offer should include compensation for the losses you sustained because of your car accident. Talk to a Wisconsin auto accident attorney about the compensation you reasonably deserve for your car accident injuries.
If you get a settlement offer that does not reflect reasonable damages for those losses, consult Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers to fight the insurance company for the compensation you deserve.
You do not have to accept a settlement offer that does not fit your specific needs after a car accident. Instead, talk to a lawyer to learn more about how you should move forward.
Will I have to go to court to settle my Milwaukee car accident claim?
Most Milwaukee car accident claims settle out of court. Insurance companies generally do not want to go to court if they do not have to. An extended court battle can further increase the insurance company's legal costs related to the car accident and make it more expensive for the insurance company.
However, many insurance companies have extensive legal teams willing to fight for them. They may take your claim to court to decrease the compensation they have to pay out, especially if you have asked for substantial compensation for severe injuries.
If you do have to go to court over your Milwaukee car accident claim, it can prove essential to have a lawyer on your side who will fight for you.
A lawyer can collect the evidence related to your claim, present it effectively, lend authority to your case, and increase the odds that the court will side with you as part of your claim.
At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we fight for our clients in and out of the courtroom, no matter what the claim might require.
Do You Need a Milwaukee, Wisconsin Car Accident Lawyer?
If you suffered injuries in a Milwaukee car accident, working with a lawyer can help you pursue the compensation you deserve for those substantial injuries. Contact Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers today at (414) 260-2220 to learn more about your rights.
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