Questions about Auto Accidents in Madison

I was not at fault for my accident. Why do I need an auto accident attorney?

Our car accident attorneys can protect your legal rights, helping you obtain fair compensation for your injuries and protecting you from blame that others involved, and their insurance companies, may try to lay on you. Even when you know that you were not at fault, the insurance companies and their attorneys have ways of making it appear that you were, so that they do not have to pay for your injuries.

If you do not have an auto accident attorney on your side, the insurance company will know that it can take advantage of you and try to deny your claim or underpay your claim. Even when you do have an attorney, they will often put up a fight, but we know their tactics and how to beat them.

Who can be held responsible for my auto accident injuries?

Typically, another driver will be held responsible, usually for negligence but sometimes for intentional misconduct. However, in some cases, a thorough investigation will reveal that there was another cause or contributing factor beyond the other driver’s control. This means that someone else will be held responsible in place of or in addition to the other driver.

For instance, if another driver caused your car accident, but the injuries you suffered from a car accident were made worse due to a defective seatbelt, the other driver and the automaker or seatbelt maker may be held responsible.

Responsible parties in auto accident lawsuits can include:

  • Other drivers
  • Auto manufacturers
  • Parts manufacturers
  • Dealerships
  • Repair shops
  • Rental companies
  • Government entities responsible for roadways

Will my auto accident case go to court?

About 95 percent of these cases settle out of court. However, the accident lawyers of Boller & Vaughan are always willing and able to take a case to trial if that is what it takes to obtain just compensation for you. We only take cases that have merit and we keep our caseload small so we have the resources and the ability to fight with the insurance company as long as it takes to get the results that our clients want and deserve.

We will get to know you personally, and learn more than just the cold, hard facts in the case. We learn how your injuries have affected you and your family. Then, if we go to trial, we are able to present your case in a way that is compelling and meaningful to the jury.

I was not wearing my seatbelt during the accident. Do I still have a case?

Yes, you still have a case. The seatbelt issue is not as straightforward as some would have you believe. Insurance companies love to cite failure to wear a seatbelt as a cause or contributing factor toward injury and will try to head off your case by telling you that this is just a matter of fact. Injury victims and juries often fall for this because we live in a society that has been conditioned to believe that wearing your seatbelt is guaranteed to minimize your injuries in an accident.

The truth is, seatbelts do not always prevent injuries and in some cases, injuries would have been even worse if you had been wearing your seatbelt. Our car accident lawyers work with the experts who can prove this in court.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident in Madison, Wisconsin, please contact Boller & Vaughan online or call 608-268-0268. Your initial consultation is free of charge and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds.


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