If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. In some cases, adequate compensation can be obtained through insurance settlements. These are often suitable for minor injuries, though even more significant damages may be fully covered by insurance. In these cases, filing a personal injury lawsuit is not really necessary.
Injuries can be deceiving, however. Even those that seem minor, like whiplash for example, may result in recurring struggles with working, chronic pain, and other long-term consequences. This is why, no matter how complete an insurance offer seems, it makes sense to discuss all offers with a qualified personal injury lawyer before accepting them. Once an offer has been accepted, future efforts to collect additional compensation will be impossible.
Assessing the Value of Your Claim
Some injuries can result in a lifetime of medical care. These injuries may also make work impossible, require adaptive technology and home modifications, and greatly impact a person’s quality of life.
Catastrophic injuries – brain injury, spinal cord injury, burn injury, and similar – demand the attention of an attorney. Insurance companies know they can tie your hands if they can only get you to agree to their terms. Don’t let insurance set the terms for your recovery. Talk to an attorney and take control of your options.
A personal injury lawyer will carefully review your accident, taking time to identify all contributing factors and liable parties. This information can prove invaluable when seeking compensation beyond the offerings of insurance. Depending on the nature of your accident and the extent of your injury, a trial may be the best option for full compensation, though settlements can often be reached prior to trial as well. This is something your attorney will help you decide during the course of your claim.
Many claims are worth substantially more than they initially appear. The best way to learn what your injury is really worth is by working with an attentive and experienced attorney who can look at all aspects and give you a fair assessment of how it will impact your life in the future. This can help ensure the amount you are seeking is truly sufficient to cover all related expenses for the rest of your life.
We Are Here to Help
The Techmeier Law Firm is dedicated to helping victims of serious injury get fair and full compensation. This may include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and all related damages. If you live in or around Milwaukee and are in need of professional-yet-personal legal advice, call 414-400-4000 to schedule a complimentary consultation today. Located in Milwaukee, the Techmeier Law Firm proudly represents clients throughout Wisconsin, including Cedarburg, Waukesha, and Kneeland.