Wisconsin Car Accidents

Milwaukee Car Accident Lawyers

For more than 30 years, the lawyers of Techmeier Law Firm have protected the rights of car accident victims and their families in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin. We are ready to help you, too. We know how auto accidents can throw life into chaos. They can cause injuries and death. They can lead to medical bills and other expenses. Above all, they can result in a great deal of pain and suffering. Unfortunately, we also know how common car accidents are in Milwaukee and across the state. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, on our state’s highways and streets:

Common Car Accident Frequencies

  • One traffic accident occurs 4.4 minutes
  • One crash-related injury occurs every 13.2 minutes
  • One death in an accident occurs 16.6 hours.

Our lawyers know that most drivers use reason and caution. However, when you are injured or lose a loved one because another driver failed to drive safely – or drove “negligently” – you have the right to seek just compensation.

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Don’t Wait to Get Help after a Wisconsin Car Accident

Techmeier Law Firm offers the skill, experience and resources you need after a car accident, including the leadership of nationally certified civil trial and civil pretrial advocate Will Techmeier. We have a long record of securing full and fair compensation for our clients. Above all, we treat our clients like family, giving them the respect, caring and compassion they deserve. We know the stress triggered by car crashes. We want to help in your recovery.

Client Testimonial Wisconsin law requires that a car accident claim be brought within three years after the date of the crash or the date of a loved one’s death from an accident. So, please reach out to Techmeier Law Firm as soon as you are ready to take action. We will protect your rights and pursue all sources of compensation for you. It all starts with a free consultation.

How Our Car Accident Attorneys Can Help You

Our consultations are aimed at learning more about your car accident and answering all of your questions about your legal rights and options. We can meet at our Water Street office in Milwaukee or anywhere in Wisconsin that is most convenient for you. Please see our Car Accident Checklist to learn more about steps you can take on your own after a crash. When Techmeier Law Firm takes on your case, you can expect us to:

  • Investigate your accident
    We can review photos, talk with witnesses, inspect vehicles and gather other evidence about your crash. We know how to investigate many types of car accidents, including those that involve:

  • Consult with experts
    We can review evidence with specialists in accident reconstruction, traffic safety, engineering, medical care and rehabilitation to establish why your crash occurred and what you deserve in compensation. We often use cutting-edge technology to present evidence.
  • File your claim
    We can file a claim with the insurance company or in the proper state or federal court. We can also use litigation to compel the other side to provide evidence.
  • Deal with the insurance companies
    We can talk with the insurance company for you. We can review any settlement offer you have received or make an initial demand for compensation. Our goal will be to obtain a full and fair settlement for you.
  • Take your case to court
    If a trial is needed, you can count on our highly trained and experienced trial lawyers to present the strongest case possible in court on your behalf.
  • Make sure you get paid
    Above all, we will work diligently to collect any compensation you are owed in a verdict or settlement so that you and your family can move on.

We also will keep you updated, return all of your calls and answer your questions.

Don’t Accept a Settlement without Talking to Our Lawyers First

An insurance company may contact you shortly after your crash. You can tell the insurer to call your lawyer at Techmeier Law Firm. Never accept a settlement offer without allowing us to review it first. You have to keep in mind that insurance companies want to maximize their profit. So, they want to pay as little in a claim as possible. Our law firm’s goal is to seek a recovery that fully and fairly compensates you. We have extensive experience with handling many types of insurance claims, including:

  • Liability
    If another driver caused your accident, we can seek a recovery through the driver’s liability coverage. In Wisconsin, all drivers must carry liability insurance in the following minimum amounts (or “limits”):

    • $10,000 for property damage
    • $25,000 for injury or death of one person
    • $50,000 for the injury or death of two or more persons
  • Uninsured motorist
    All Wisconsin drivers must also carry uninsured motorist (UM) coverage in the following minimum amounts:

    • $25,000 for the injury or death of one person
    • $50,000 for the injury or death of two or more personsThis coverage applies if you or a family member is hit as a driver, passenger, bicyclist or pedestrian by an uninsured driver or hit-and-run driver. We can help you file a UM claim with your own insurance company.
  • Underinsured motorist
    Unless you have rejected it, you should also have underinsured motorist (UIM) insurance. This covers damages that go beyond what the at-fault driver’s insurance covers – up to the policy limits. (We highly recommend that all drivers carry UIM in the minimum amounts of $50,000 per person / $100,000 per accident or, preferably, higher.)

We can also handle issues that may arise with medical payments, collision, comprehensive or other types of auto insurance that is available to you. Our goal in every case is to explore all options for our clients.

What Can You Recover in Wisconsin Car Accident Lawsuit?

Our goal at Techmeier Law Firm is to seek compensation that returns you – as closely as possible – to the life you enjoyed before your car accident in Milwaukee or elsewhere. We will seek “damages” that include:

  • Car repair or replacement
    Resolving your property damage claim – and making sure you have a rental car while your vehicle is being repaired or replaced – typically is handled at the start of your case. We can handle this matter for you.
  • Medical expenses
    If another driver caused your accident, you should be entitled to full payment of your past medical expenses and any surgery, hospitalization, medication or rehabilitation you need in the future.
  • Lost income
    Any income you have lost due to your accident-related injuries and your diminished ability to earn income in the years ahead should be covered in a verdict or settlement as well.
  • Pain and suffering
    You should be compensated for the physical pain, mental anguish and loss of your enjoyment of life which has been caused by another driver’s negligence.

Punitive damages may also be pursued if your crash was caused by another driver’s willful or reckless conduct. These are called “punitive damages.” They are sought to punish the driver for the harm caused to you.

Did You Lose a Loved One in a Wisconsin Car Accident?

Nothing is more challenging than losing a family member due to the negligence of another driver. When you are ready take legal action, please contact us to discuss your rights under Wisconsin’s wrongful death and survival laws. We can help you with being named the “personal representative” of your loved one’s estate and seek a recovery of damages that may include:

  • Medical expenses incurred due to your loved one’s injury
  • Pain and suffering your loved one endured before death
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of your loved one’s financial support
  • Loss of your loved one’s society and companionship.

We will work aggressively on your family’s behalf while also remaining sensitive to the difficulties you are facing at this time in your life.

Get Help Today from Our Milwaukee Car Accident Attorneys

No two car accidents are the same. The amount of compensation that can be sought for you will depend on the unique facts of your case. Contact us today to receive a free case review. We serve clients in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin. Simply call or connect with us online.

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Geographic areas served include:
Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, Elkhorn, Lake Geneva, Mequon, West Bend, Brookfield, Green Bay, Fox River Valley, DePere, Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Waupun, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Madison, Janesville, Beloit, Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay, Neenah, Menasha, Shawano, Waupaca, La Crosse, Wausau, Wisconsin.

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