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Wisconsin injury lawyer, Wisconsin accident attorneySocial media can have its benefits – it can help families and friends stay in touch when they live in different parts of the country, and it has even sparked new relationships. Unfortunately, social media also has its drawbacks, particularly for those who are pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. Before you share, tweet, or otherwise post something about your personal life to social media, learn what kinds of posts could impact the amount or success of your case.

Understanding How Personal Injury Lawsuits Work

When a victim brings forth a lawsuit against a negligent party, they are attempting to recover damages caused by the accident they experienced. Medical expenses and lost income are generally a part of this settlement, but they are paid according to the victim’s actual costs. More obscure recovery types – pain and suffering, loss of vitality, and other noneconomic damages – are not as easily calculated. The victim must explain how the injury has affected their life. To reduce their payout amount, the insurance company will often attempt to collect evidence that suggests the victim’s life may not have been as drastically altered as they claim. This is where social media can get victims into serious trouble.

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Wisconsin accident attorney, Wisconsin injury lawyerIn less than a two-week period, three people were killed along I-41 in Wisconsin. As a result, state patrol issued a warning, asking drivers to be cautious and slow down in construction zones. However, so many accidents within the same area suggest drivers may not be the only ones at fault. In some cases, these accidents may be a matter of construction zone negligence.

Safety in Construction Zones

As a driver, you must do your part of staying safe within construction zones. Stay alert, avoid distractions, buckle up, slow down, and watch for suddenly changing terrain and lanes. Also, it is critical that you keep an eye out for road workers, trouble up ahead, and avoid following the driver in front of you too closely. This can help protect you within a construction zone. However, there are also circumstances that may be out of your control. In these instances, you may be due compensation.

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Wisconsin personal injury attorney, Wisconsin wrongful death lawyer, Wisconsin car accident lawyerSustaining an injury due to an accident can be traumatic. As a victim, you may be entitled to compensation for the damage and injuries you sustained, but knowing how to access this compensation can be difficult. In many cases, insurance companies will only offer to pay the minimum amount possible, and in reality, insurance companies have little incentive to pay any more than that. Your insurance company may be difficult to work with and may only offer you a minimal settlement. Do not let the trauma of your accident follow you during your recovery. If you are entitled to compensation, you need the help of a qualified personal injury attorney. Here is how we can help.

What Can I Be Compensated for?

So, you have recently been in an accident. You know you are entitled to compensation, but how much? You reach out to your insurance agency, and they try to justify only offering you a minimal amount of compensation. Where do you turn next? A personal injury attorney can help you hold your insurance company accountable for the full amount of compensation you deserve to receive. If your accident was caused by someone else, you may be entitled to compensation for a number of different purposes. These include:

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