After a car accident occurs in which you suffer property damage or injuries, you have only a certain period of time during which you can file a personal injury lawsuit against any parties who are responsible for causing the accident. Prior to that filing deadline, it is common for the other party’s insurance company to offer you a settlement amount or attempt to negotiate a resolution of the case. If you are able to reach a settlement, then you will have no need to file a personal injury lawsuit.
In many cases, however, the settlement that the insurance company offers you is simply insufficient to cover the injuries or damages that you have sustained in the accident. You shouldn’t be tempted to take the first settlement amount that the insurance company offers you, since it is likely to be much lower than the amount of compensation that you really should receive.
If settlement negotiations fail, then your only option for getting compensation from the responsible party is to file a personal injury lawsuit. In the state of Wisconsin, you generally have three years from the date of the accident in which to file the lawsuit. You can file a lawsuit at any time during that period, but you will not be able to file your lawsuit after the three years has expired. This is called a statute of limitations. If you fail to file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, then you lose your ability to file the lawsuit at all, which means that you get no compensation for your losses.
Whether your injuries result from a drugged driving crash, drunk driving accident, or an incident caused by another type of wrongful behavior by another driver, the Madison personal injury lawyers of Boller & Vaughan are here to help you get through the often complex process of filing a personal injury accident. We will determine there are any personal injury claims that may be available to you, and help you choose the best course of action for you and your family to get compensation for your losses as quickly as possible. Call our office today and get a better understanding about how our attorneys can help ensure that you obtain the maximum compensation that is possible 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.