If you or a family member has gotten injured at work, during a car accident, or in a nursing home, getting fair compensation from your employer or insurance company may be a challenge. You may consider pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. But Wisconsin is home to many personal injury lawyers, so how do you know which one to choose? Some of the factors to consider are an attorney’s reputation, client reviews, and legal specialization.
At Boller & Vaughan, we know that there are many excellent attorneys who can help you with your injury case. The key is choosing a lawyer with the right experience and approach for your unique situation. That’s why we offer initial consultations that are completely free. It’s a perfect opportunity to discuss your case with our personal injury attorneys and see whether we’re the right fit.
While all attorneys in Wisconsin must have a thorough knowledge of state and federal laws and pass the bar exam to practice, not every lawyer has the same expertise. Like professionals in many fields, attorneys specialize in niche areas and build their careers on certain types of cases.
While any licensed attorney can represent you in any type of case, it’s best to choose a lawyer with the right specialty. You wouldn’t want a family law expert handling a truck accident case, just like you wouldn’t necessarily want a personal injury attorney representing you in your divorce.
Generally, personal injury lawyers handle cases involving injuries, especially those where the victim was not at fault (or not completely at fault):
At Boller & Vaughan, we have years of experience handling personal injury cases relating to workers’ comp, motor vehicle accidents, and animal attacks. We are also leaders in cases involving Wisconsin nursing home abuse.
Once you’ve found several potential personal injury attorneys for your case, you can start doing some initial research. You want to look for a lawyer who has an excellent reputation among their clients and peers. It’s also a good idea to choose a professional who has years of experience working on personal injury cases.
Fortunately, the internet makes it easy to vet your potential legal representatives online. Look for attorneys who have lots of testimonials from prior clients. You should also be able to find the results from the firm’s prior cases, either on their website or in the Wisconsin legal archives.
The next step is to have a conversation with the attorneys you’re considering. At Boller & Vaughan, your initial consultation is completely free. While the consultation gives you a chance to tell your story and learn about your possible legal options, it’s also your opportunity to determine whether the attorney is a good fit for you and your case. Here are some important questions to ask:
You should feel free to ask any other questions that are important to you.
There are some important red flags to watch for, which can indicate that a potential candidate isn’t a good choice:
In some cases, you may choose to not hire a certain attorney simply because their personality isn’t a good match for yours or because you didn’t feel comfortable during the consultation.
At Boller & Vaughan, we have helped many Wisconsin victims and their families pursue fair compensation for motor vehicle accident injuries, nursing home abuse, and even wrongful death. We know the ins and outs of Wisconsin’s personal injury laws and can help you understand what legal options you have for your case.
We know how important it is to work with an attorney you’re comfortable with, so we offer a free initial consultation. We’ll listen to your story and help you figure out the next step. To get started, contact us online or call our Madison, Wisconsin, office at 608-268-0268. To learn more about personal injury lawsuits in Wisconsin, follow Boller & Vaughan on Twitter.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.