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When You Are Injured by a Drunk Driver: Settlement Basics

Drunk driving accidents can be among some of the most catastrophic motor vehicle collisions on Wisconsin roads. These types of accidents often result in catastrophic injuries and even fatalities in some cases. In fact, some studies estimate that a drunk driving accident causing injuries occurs every minute. While drunk driving accidents often result in criminal charges, the justice system cannot account for injuries that you or a loved one have sustained in the accident. As a result, it is essential that you educate yourself about the basics of a personal injury claim that arises from a drunk driving accident.

As your Wisconsin drunk driving personal injury attorneys, we are here to manage the settlement of your personal injury claim so that you don’t have to worry about it. You can focus on getting well, while we focus on getting you the settlement that you deserve.

Our first step will be to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding your accident, which includes a review of police reports, driving records, witness statements, and your own statement of the events that occurred. Next, we will follow any criminal case that results from the drunk driving accident in order to keep you up-to-date on the most recent developments in that case. We will identify the insurance company for the person responsible for the accident that led to your injuries, and prepare a claim that details all of your injuries and resulting demands for compensation. We will ensure that your claim addresses all potential damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, physical therapy costs, long-term care expenses, and other, less tangible losses, such as pain and suffering.

While some personal injury claims may seem relatively straightforward to you, claims involving drunk drivers can be very complicated. The Madison personal injury attorneys of Boller & Vaughan will meet with you at no cost in order to the facts relevant to your situation. Once we have heard all of these facts, we can evaluate your claim and the settlement offer that you have received from the insurance company, if any. We will assess your claim and place a value on it in order to get the maximum payout to which you are entitled from the insurance company. Take the first step and call our office today to set up your free consultation with one of our Wisconsin personal injury lawyers.