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What Damages Can I Pursue in a Wisconsin Personal Injury Case?

Posted on in Personal Injury

Milwaukee personal injury law firmMilwaukee, WI personal injury attorney for car accident damagesBy Attorney Chris Strohbehn and PI Paralegal Ruth Campos

Car accidents affect a large number of Wisconsin residents each year, with more than 30,000 resulting in injuries and more than 500 resulting in fatalities. Unfortunately, many of the people affected bear no fault for the damages they suffer. If you have been injured, you may be facing expensive medical treatment in the immediate future as well as lasting consequences that can affect you for the rest of your life. When these challenges feel like too much to bear, you need an attorney who can help you identify all damages for which you can pursue compensation from an at-fault party.

Possible Damages Awarded to Wisconsin Personal Injury Victims

When your injuries are caused by the negligence of another driver or a third party, you have the right to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim. When determining how much compensation to pursue, you should consider all of the following:

  • Medical expenses: The cost of treatment for your injuries may be significant both initially and over time. You should keep records of all expenses related to your medical care, including transportation and emergency treatment, examinations, surgery, medication, and rehabilitation, as you may be able to pursue compensation for the entirety of these costs.
  • Property damage: The cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle and other personal property damaged in the accident can also factor into your claim for compensation.
  • Lost income: In addition to your medical expenses, the time that your injuries keep you away from work can also create a huge economic cost. You should make note of any time you missed to receive treatment, as well as time that you are not able to work because of the effects of your injuries and impairment to your ability to earn an income in the future.
  • Pain and suffering: The court may also award non-economic damages related to your ongoing pain and suffering. You should consider any ways in which your injuries have resulted in hardship related to your disability or disfigurement, your mental and emotional state, your relationships, and your ability to perform and enjoy activities as you did before the accident.
  • Punitive damages: The court may award punitive damages in cases where the at-fault party demonstrated malicious behavior or an intentional disregard for your safety.

Contact a Milwaukee County Auto Accident Attorney

At Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP, we want our clients to receive the full compensation possible for their injuries to have the best chance of returning to a decent quality of life. With our experience, we will advise you as to how much compensation you should seek, and we will develop a strategy to help you achieve your goals. Contact a Milwaukee personal injury lawyer today at 414-271-1440.

Source:

https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/about-wisdot/newsroom/statistics/final.aspx

https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/895/I/043

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