For many accident injury victims, the hours and weeks following a serious accident can be stressful, painful and scary. For those, however, who suffer traumatic, life-altering injuries like amputation, disfigurement or permanent disability, that stress and pain may never go away.
Regardless of whether your accident injuries result in short-term or long-term trauma, if the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to monies for:
- Lost earnings from lost wages, bonuses, commissions, and other work-related benefits.
- Lost future earnings from wages lost because you are unable to return to work or cannot do the work that you used to be able to do.
- Medical expenses such as medication, medical supplies, physical therapy, surgery and medical care, chiropractic care, and the like.
- Future medical expenses for ongoing medical care like in-home care.
- Property damage, including damage to your vehicle and personal belongings.
- Emotional trauma, including pain, suffering, psychological trauma, and loss of companionship.
- Punitive damages in cases of gross negligence or intentional wrongdoing.
And, if someone you love was involved in a fatal car accident, you may be entitled to damages to cover funeral and burial costs, as well as damages for loss of support and loss of companionship.
Seek Qualified Legal Counsel
One of the most important things you can do to get the full worth of your car accident claim is to work with an experienced, qualified personal injury attorney. Put your case in the hands of someone who doesn’t know Wisconsin personal injury law and you will most likely not get everything you deserve.
A good lawyer can help you understand how the law works, how to deal with insurance companies, and how to protect and build your case. Regardless how serious your injuries are, if the accident was not your fault, a good lawyer can help you build a winning a case. Depending on the specifics of your car accident lawsuit, you may be able to seek damages from:
- The at-fault driver’s auto insurance company
- The manufacturer of the at-fault driver’s vehicle
- The at-fault driver’s employer
- Anyone else who in any way may be responsible for the accident
For more information on protecting your rights after an auto accident, call Milwaukee personal injury attorney Karl Gebhard for a free consultation. He’ll fight to get you everything you deserve.