After you seek treatment from a doctor for any injuries you suffered in an automobile accident, contemplate whether you should pursue legal remedies against anyone responsible for your injuries.
Some questions frequently asked about automobile accident claims include the following:
How long do I have to file my personal injury claim?
You must file your lawsuit within three years of your accident or you may be barred from suing if you miss the filing deadline.
What happens if I am to blame for my automobile accident?
Even if you are to some degree at fault for an automobile accident, other parties may be more responsible than you. Under the Wisconsin comparative negligence standard, even if you are partially at fault for the accident, you can still recover. Your damages, however, will be reduced by your percentage of fault. Note, however, that if you were 51% or more at fault for your injuries, you will normally be barred from receiving any compensation.
Who can be held responsible for causing an automobile accident?
Any party that had a part in causing the accident can be held responsible. Third parties such as government entities, car manufacturers and even passengers may also be held responsible.
What kind of damages can I claim in an automobile accident?
Depending on the circumstances, you may claim the following:
Medical expenses; and
Physical and mental pain and suffering.
If the accident resulted in death, the deceased’s family may obtain compensation for economic losses, funeral costs and non-economic damages, including a spouse’s, parent’s or child’s loss of companionship.
An experienced personal injury firm can help you with an automobile accident claim. If you were injured in a Wisconsin automobile accident, contact Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. for a free consultation.