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April 14, 2022

Do I Need a Lawyer for My Car Crash?

Car wrecks happen every day in Wisconsin. While some auto accidents are minor fender benders that merely inconvenience drivers, other car crashes can change peoples’ lives forever, resulting in catastrophic injuries, permanent disabilities, and financial struggles.

If you were hurt in a collision, you may be facing pain, high medical bills, and time away from work. An attorney can protect your rights and fight for the full value of your losses while you focus on healing.

At Studinski Law, LLC, our experienced car accident lawyers serve injured motorists throughout Wisconsin. We can help you pursue the full compensation you deserve after a wreck.

Why You Need an Attorney for Your Car Accident Claim

It is usually in your best interest to contact an attorney after any wreck in which you suffer injuries. When cases involve serious and catastrophic injury, experienced legal guidance is especially crucial.

A knowledgeable car accident attorney can assist with a number of complex issues in your claim. For example:

1. You May Be Seriously Injured

The more serious the injury, the more important it is to have an attorney on your side. In the event of a car accident, drivers and passengers are susceptible to a wide range of life-altering injuries, including:

Not only can a serious injury cause physical pain and emotional distress, but long-term care and rehabilitation can be very expensive, and threaten a victim’s financial security.

Despite the immense impact serious injuries have on the lives of accident victims, insurance companies routinely devalue these types of claims. Low settlement offers are the rule, not the exception.

Proving the seriousness of your injuries is critical in both settlement negotiations and at trial. This requires evidence. A car accident attorney can examine your medical records and hire experts to testify on your behalf about the extent of the injuries you suffer in a wreck. 

2. Your Damages May Be Extensive

Car accident claims involving serious injuries require full and fair compensation to make victims whole. The losses incurred by accident victims can quickly add up, potentially totaling hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. Unsurprisingly, insurance companies do everything within their power to underpay these claims. 

Depending on the details of your case, you may be entitled to recover present, past, and future damages such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Other out-of-pocket costs

Recovering damages in a car accident claim can make a tremendous difference in your ability to pay bills and adjust to life after a severe injury. Having an experienced attorney on your side who can advocate for the full compensation you deserve is crucial to your recovery.

3. Liability Can Be Complex

Occasionally, questions of fault regarding a car wreck can be relatively straightforward. Either one of the drivers is completely at fault, or both drivers share some extent of blame. However, determining—and proving—liability in car wrecks can often be more complex. Even if fault seems obvious in the crash, you should not assume that recovering damages in your case will be easy. 

Depending on the circumstances of the crash, one or more of the following parties may be held liable for subsequent accident-related injuries:

  • The other driver: Proving negligence is crucial in a personal injury claim. A car accident lawyer will conduct a comprehensive investigation to gather the necessary evidence to support your side of the story.
  • An alcohol provider: When businesses or social hosts serve alcohol, they have a duty to avoid serving patrons or guests who are obviously intoxicated. If a business or social host fails in this obligation and an intoxicated driver causes a wreck that injures others, the business or social host may be held partially liable for the drunk driving accident.
  • An automaker or parts manufacturer: If a defect, such as a faulty tire, brake system, or electrical system caused your car—or the other driver’s car—to malfunction, resulting in a crash, the vehicle or defective product’s manufacturer may be held responsible for your damages.
  • Government agencies: If the negligent design or maintenance of a road contributed to your accident, the government agency responsible for the road may be partly at fault for your losses.
  • The other driver’s employer: If the negligent driver was on the clock at the time of the collision, the employer of the driver may share liability for the wreck and resulting injuries. While this is frequently a factor in truck accident cases, it can also be a consideration in crashes involving other commercial or company-owned vehicles.

How a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You Pursue Compensation

An experienced car accident attorney will investigate the crash thoroughly on your behalf. This process may include:

  • Examining the vehicles and the damage done
  • Identifying and interviewing witnesses
  • Taking pictures of the accident scene
  • Requesting a copy of the police report
  • Requesting dashcam or traffic cam footage
  • Obtaining medical records
  • Hiring medical experts and accident reconstruction experts

Accurately investigating a car accident case and calculating damages comes with experience. The car accident lawyers at Studinski Law, LLC are seasoned litigators. We know the wide-ranging impact of the injuries in a car accident case, and we pursue a full recovery on your behalf.

Contact a Wisconsin Car Accident Lawyer for Free

The car accident lawyers at Studinski Law, LLC have built a reputation for excellence in a range of complex cases. We understand the hardships you may be facing and we know how to effectively pursue the maximum compensation to which you may be entitled.

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If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car crash, please call Studinski Law, LLC at (715) 343-2850 to discuss your case for free. We proudly serve Plover, Marshfield, and all other Wisconsin areas.

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