If you are injured in an accident that is caused by another person or business, you may have a valid personal injury claim under Wisconsin law. However, if you do not take action to contact a seasoned Madison accident lawyer as quickly as possible following your accident, you risk giving up your right to bring your claim altogether. This is the rule in Wisconsin, even if the other driver involved in your motor vehicle accident was clearly at fault and you sustained serious and permanent injuries in the accident. Therefore, you have no time to waste in contacting an attorney for help following an accident that causes you injuries.
A time limit on your ability to file any type of lawsuit is called a statute of limitations. Once the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury case under Wisconsin law has expired, you can no longer file a personal injury claim, no matter how strong your claim is. In the state of Wisconsin, you have three years from the date of the accident in which to either settle your claim or file a personal injury lawsuit in court. However, there are certain circumstances that can make the statute of limitations shorter. For instance, if you have a personal injury claim against a city, you have to give the city written notice of your injuries no later than 120 days after the accident. The statute of limitations for personal injury actions also differs if the injured person is a minor or an incompetent person.
In fact, many statutes of limitations in the state of Wisconsin changed as of February 6, 2016. For instance, a claim for property damages following an incident previously was subject to a six-year statute of limitations. For incidents occurring on or after February 6, 2016, however, you now only have three years from the date of the incident in which to make your claim for property damages.
Boller & Vaughan are experienced Madison personal injury lawyers who know Wisconsin law and know how to effectively represent your interests in any personal injury claim that you might have. Call our office today and learn how our attorneys can help ensure that you meet the applicable statute of limitations in your case.
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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.