If you are injured in a personal injury case, you cannot wait ten years to file a claim against a person who negligently caused the accident.
This would lead to many more personal injury cases in which all of the evidence has grown stale and witnesses have forgotten details. Plus, the negligent person would fear that an injury victim would file a personal injury suit against him or her for life.
This is why Wisconsin law establishes a statute of limitations in all personal injury cases. The statute of limitations is a time limit for filing a particular type of lawsuit. If you don’t settle your personal injury claim or file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, then you will not be able to pursue your claim at all. There are different statutes of limitations for different types of lawsuits.
In Wisconsin, the statute of limitations is three years from the date of the accident that led to the personal injury claim. However, there are exceptions to this general rule.
In some situations, the statute of limitations may be shorter than three years. For instance, if the negligent party was a municipal entity, such as a town or city, then you must give written notice of the injury and the potential claim within 120 days of the incident that led to your injuries. Furthermore, if you are a minor or a mentally ill person at the time of the accident, you may be eligible for an extended statute of limitations for your personal injury claim.
If you miss a statute of limitations by even one day, you will be unable to get any compensation for your injuries. 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.
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.
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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.