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Do I Really Need a Lawyer for a Personal Injury Claim?

When you or a loved one is seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash or another type of accident, you are likely to be experiencing a fair amount of stress, pain, and confusion. In this situation, it’s difficult to know where to turn first. However, if another individual was negligent in causing the accident that led to your injuries, you may have a valid personal injury claim against that individual under Wisconsin law. A personal injury claim may allow you to get compensation for your losses, including expenses such as medical bills and property damage. While money may not be the first thing you think of following an accident, once the bills start coming in, you will realize that if someone’s negligence caused your injuries, you should get the compensation that you deserve.

Following your accident, a claims adjuster from the responsible individual’s insurance company is likely to contact you fairly quickly. No matter how nice and caring he or she acts, however, keep in mind that the job of a claims adjustor is to settle your claim as quickly as possible, for as little as possible. The claims adjustor will try to get you a check and your signature on a document that waives all further claims. If you sign this document, you will not be able to get any more compensation through a personal injury lawsuit; you will be limited to whatever money the insurance company already has given you.

The bottom line is that the other party’s insurance company will not be looking out for you and your best interests. In the aftermath of an accident, you may not be thinking quite clearly or able to make important financial decisions. By getting the advice of an experienced Wisconsin personal injury attorney, you can get the advice that you need in this type of situation. We will help you navigate the complex process of filing a formal personal injury claim, negotiating compensation, and filing a lawsuit, if necessary.

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 stemming from a traffic accident, whether it involves a motorcycle, semi-truck, or a passenger vehicle, or another type of incident altogether. Contact our office today and learn how our attorneys can help ensure that you receive the compensation in your case to which you are entitled.