Wisconsin Serious Injury Lawyers
You can be badly injured in many different ways through no fault of your own, and the road to recovery can be long. If you or a loved one was catastrophically injured, do not hesitate to contact the Wisconsin serious injury lawyers at Studinski Law, LLC as soon as possible to discuss your options going forward. Call us today at (715) 343-2850 or use our online form below.
Types of Serious Injuries
Actions to recover damages for serious injuries are often very complicated due to the many factors involved. Your lawyer will have to request evidence from witnesses, police, doctors, and insurance companies in order to piece together your case for compensation. Our serious injury lawyers have negotiation and trial skills which have helped our clients recover after suffering:
- Spinal Cord and Back Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Whiplash and Neck Injuries
- Head Injuries and Concussions
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
- TBI and Brain Injuries
- Orthopedic Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Vision Loss, Hearing Loss, and Industrial Deafness
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Child Injuries
- Nerve Damage
- Facial Disfiguration
- Neonatal Death
- Bounce House Accidents
- Injuries at School
- Day Care Injuries
What Can Studinski Law Do for You?
Every injury is different, and so is its value. We can help you gather necessary evidence to show your losses and prove that you deserve compensation.
We understand injury law in Wisconsin, which can be complicated by comparative negligence and other theories. We will work to hold the responsible party accountable.
Serious injuries often require extensive medical treatment. We can help you find necessary care so you can focus on recovery.
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million people – about one out of eight – sought medical attention for accidental injuries.
Unintentional injuries affect millions of Americans every year. While their severity can depend greatly on the circumstances involved, accidental injuries continue to be the fourth leading cause of death in the country.
Source: National Safety Council, 2017
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
Wisconsin law does not provide a concrete definition of a “catastrophic injury.” The personal injury attorneys at Studinski Law, LLC believe a catastrophic injury is one that causes a significant physical or psychological change. It is a sudden and severe harm that leaves you with a long-term or permanent, partial, or total disability. When you suffer a catastrophic injury, you are left with limits that may make it impossible to work, support yourself, sustain personal relationships, and live an active lifestyle.
Causes of Serious Injuries in Wisconsin
We approach every injury case with the understanding that no two injuries are the same. Each one of our clients has a unique experience that caused them to be hurt, and our job is to help them on their difficult path to recovery. In order to win financial compensation for our clients, we must determine how they were injured and who was responsible. At Studinski Law, LLC, our serious injury lawyers have experience with serious injuries caused by:
- Car Accidents
There are over 120,000 car accidents every year in Wisconsin, and thousands of them result in serious injury or death. Our attorneys know how to work with law enforcement and the other parties involved to get you the compensation you deserve.
- Large Truck Accidents
An accident with a large commercial truck can be especially devastating. Unlike normal car accidents, these cases have a great deal more technical details and state and federal regulations involved. Our understanding of truck accident cases, and the Wisconsin and federal laws that governs these situations, allow for our clients to successfully receive compensation after a large truck accident.
- Workplace Accidents
Claims resulting from workplace accidents are very different than other serious injury lawsuits. Our attorneys have successfully helped many clients recover compensation through third-party lawsuits and claims when injuries were caused by someone other than the employer.
- Premises Liability Accidents
If you are to recover from an owner for an injury suffered on their property, we must show that they failed to meet their required duty to protect others who visit the premises. We have successfully done this for many clients, and our vast courtroom experience will be of great help to your action to recover.
- Other Motor Vehicle & Traffic Accidents
Vehicles such as motorcycles, boats, and bicycles can also be involved in serious accidents that cause great injuries. We can help you after any type of devastating crash.
- Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
When your loved one is cared for in a care facility, you expect the best. However, sometimes the elderly are neglected or abused, and they sustain serious injuries. We are dedicated to holding those people responsible who cause harm to your loved ones.
Did You Suffer a Catastrophic Injury?
To understand whether you suffered a catastrophic injury, consider the lasting effects of the injury. For example, during an accident, you may have experienced a severe fracture in one of your arms. This may have required multiple surgeries and physical therapy. However, there may be hope that after months or years of hard work, you will return to all or most of your normal activities. Your arm may not feel exactly the same or regain full function and feeling; however, you will be able to work or take care of yourself. This is a serious injury, yet not catastrophic. If you suffered a fracture that was so serious that your physicians had to amputate part of or all of your injured arm, then this would constitute a catastrophic injury because it left you with a permanent physical change that alters your abilities, lifestyle, and future.
If you are wondering whether you suffered a catastrophic injury and how this may affect your personal injury claim, contact the serious injury lawyers at Studinski Law, LLC today.
Winning Compensation After a Serious Injury
In order to recover compensation after sustaining a serious injury, we will have to show that one or several other parties were negligent, and that your injuries resulted from this negligence. Wisconsin comparative negligence law allows for the other party to argue that your compensation should be reduced based on your own negligence which in part resulted in the accident that injured you. Studinski Law, LLC’s serious injury lawyers have years of court experience, and we will use our knowledge of the court process to make sure that you are able to recover all of the damages to which you are entitled.
Insurance companies representing those responsible for your accident are trying to reduce their own liability. This interest in paying as little as possible will almost always leave an injured party with a settlement offer that is not sufficient to cover all of the damages sustained. Your serious injury lawyer will be able to fight on your behalf as you seek proper compensation. We have helped many clients recover for damages such as the following:
- Medical Expenses
- Wage Loss
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress and Mental Anguish
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
- Loss of Earning Capacity
- Loss of Society and Companionship
- Property Damages
- Punitive Damages
Not only do you want to receive compensation as quickly as possible, but Wisconsin’s statute of limitations law requires that lawsuits be brought within limited amounts of time or else run the risk of being thrown out. You should seek a specific analysis of the statute of limitations in your case. Generally, you must file a lawsuit within three years for most personal injuries, but there are many exceptions to this rule. The lawyers for the other side may argue that your case should be dismissed due to waiting too long to file. For this reason, if you or a loved one have sustained a serious injury, do not hesitate to contact our serious injury lawyers.
The Unique Consequences of a Catastrophic Injury in Your Personal Injury Case
Catastrophic injuries can impact your personal injury case in a number of ways, including:
- A greater amount of medical expenses
When you suffer a catastrophic injury, you can expect a great deal of medical expenses. You may be in the hospital for days, weeks, or even months. You may need to live in a rehabilitation facility for a period of time for more intensive medical care and physical therapy. Even after you are able to return home, you may still need at-home care, surgeries, physical therapy, medications, and more. Unlike more moderate injuries that may have an end point for recovery, catastrophic injuries often increase the amount of medical care you need throughout your life. When you file a personal injury claim based on a catastrophic injury, you need to work with a legal team that understands the extreme costs of this type of harm.
- Additional related expenses
After a catastrophic injury, you are going to have to make adjustments in life. You may not be able to drive a regular vehicle anymore, which requires you to either pay for alterations to your car, purchase a new one, or use a transportation service. Your disability may also require you to alter your home or to move. If you are less mobile than before, you may need to add in ramps and lifts throughout your property. If your home simply has too many stairs or you find that your kitchen and bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible, you may need to move. Your personal injury case must take into consideration the cost of accommodating your catastrophic injury.
- The psychological impact
Catastrophic injuries are often accompanied by extreme emotional distress. When one moment in your life changes you from an able-bodied person to disabled, you must grieve your loss. It is natural to experience a myriad of emotions and psychological effects, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, sleep disorders, and more. A personal injury claim based on a catastrophic injury must fully encompass your invisible injuries too.
- A significantly reduced earning capacity
A catastrophic injury may leave you unable to return to your previous job or to work at all. You may only be capable of working part-time or in a job that earns less money. This clearly reduces the potential earning capacity you had prior to the accident, and you deserve to be compensated for this reduction.
Our Serious Injury Lawyers Can Help You With Your Serious Injury Case
Anyone can be the victim of a serious injury, and having an experienced and caring lawyer can be of great help if this has happened to you. Our Wisconsin personal injury lawyers have successfully helped many clients in Wisconsin negotiate with insurance companies, and receive positive results in court. No matter what caused your injury, we can work with everyone involved to navigate your case through the claims process.
With offices in Plover and Marshfield, Studinski Law, LLC serves clients throughout Wisconsin, including Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point, and Waupaca. Whether you live in a large city or a rural town, and regardless of the accident or the injuries you suffered, you have the right to be compensated for your losses. Our serious injury lawyers are familiar with the Wisconsin courts in your area, and will fight to tell your story – wherever it needs to be told.