How to Know If You Have a Personal Injury Case
Have you suffered a serious injury? In most cases, catastrophic damage is apparent at the time of an accident. Other injuries, however, are not noticeable until weeks, months, or even years after they occur. Whether you have been affected by malpractice, a car accident, or another incident, you may be eligible to seek a settlement or file a lawsuit against the negligent parties. Read this article to understand your rights under Wisconsin injury law.
When did the accident happen?
State law limits the amount of time that can pass between an accident and a personal injury claim. Under the statute of limitations, you cannot file a lawsuit more than three years after the initial accident. Take special care to consult with an attorney before this time limit has passed. Any delay could limit your chances of obtaining restitution.
To win a personal injury claim, you must prove that another party shares primary responsibility for the damages you have suffered. This is the most important part of your claim. If you are unable to demonstrate that another party's negligence led to your injury, or if the court deems you primarily responsible for the injury, you are unlikely to win your case.
In light of these facts, a strong injury claim will prove the following:
- Another party acted carelessly, creating an unsafe situation
- You were injured as a result of this negligence
- Your injuries led to financial and emotional loss
In some cases, it may be difficult to determine whether or not someone can be held legally responsible for an injury. Recent changes in malpractice law, for example, have made it far more difficult to file a claim against a doctor, even if evidence indicates that they failed to provide an adequate standard of care. Bring your questions to a skilled professional to ensure that you take appropriate legal action after an injury.
Filing Your Claim
If you think you have a valid injury claim, you can start your case today by requesting a free evaluation with a Milwaukee injury lawyer from the Law Office of Randall E. Reinhardt. Founding Attorney Randy Reinhardt has handled personal injury claims for more than 40 years. On account of his dedication to quality representation, he consistently receives top ratings from prestigious organizations—including a Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Rating and inclusion among the Best Lawyers in Milwaukee.
We offer the quality counsel you need at this time. Call our firm today to retain the services of an experienced civil litigator!