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When pursuing compensation after a serious crash, knowing who pays for a car accident settlement is crucial. However, the settlement process can be extremely complex. Without the help of an experienced attorney, you may settle for far less than you need and deserve.
The Madison car accident lawyers at Boller & Vaughan have helped the wrongfully injured in Wisconsin for more than 20 years. Our attorneys are committed to helping our clients recover maximum compensation for their physical, financial, and emotional losses. If you were hurt in a car wreck due to someone else’s negligence, we want to hear your story.
Most car accident cases settle before going to court, so understanding who pays for a car accident settlement is important. The at-fault party holds financial responsibility—although, practically speaking, any settlement will most likely come from the at-fault party’s insurance company.
Depending on the details of the crash, multiple parties could be liable for your losses, such as:
As noted above, while one or more of these parties may be responsible for causing your car accident, negotiating a settlement will most likely involve dealing with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Wisconsin law requires all drivers to to be financially responsible for the damage they cause. Companies like Uber, Lyft, vehicle manufacturers, dealerships, and repair shops carry liability insurance to protect them in the event that they get sued for a collision.
Even if you are rightfully entitled to compensation for the crash, obtaining a fair car accident settlement is not easy. Insurance companies vigorously dispute liability for car crashes and work aggressively to pay accident victims as little as possible.
With this in mind, if you believe that you are entitled to a car accident settlement, you will need to work closely with an experienced lawyer to obtain the full value of your losses. This includes proving both who is liable for your car accident and how much you are entitled to recover.
One of the most significant benefits of hiring a car accident lawyer is reaching a fair settlement that accounts for every area of your life that was impacted by the accident. Experienced attorneys are seasoned negotiators. Your lawyer will calculate the total of your economic and non-economic losses and deal directly with insurers on your behalf. When lawyers are involved, insurance adjusters tend to ultimately offer settlements that cover an accident victim’s financial needs and pain and suffering. Without an attorney, you may be left paying future medical expenses out of pocket.
One of the biggest benefits of hiring a lawyer is to understand whether the insurance company’s offer is reasonable. Without a lawyer, injury victims have no way to evaluate a settlement offer to know if it’s fair. That means the insurance company holds all the cards.
If a fair settlement cannot be negotiated, an attorney may advise you to take your case to trial. Your lawyer will ensure that your lawsuit is filed correctly and on time with the appropriate court. Your attorney will then meticulously gather evidence and prepare your case for presentation before a judge or jury.
It’s difficult to know where to turn after a serious collision. If you were injured in a crash, the experienced car accident attorneys at Boller & Vaughan can help. We will fight diligently on your behalf for every penny you deserve.
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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.