Frequently Asked Questions about Accidents in Wisconsin
Every day, Warshafsky Law Firm meets with people who have either been injured themselves or have had a loved one injured through someone else’s negligence or bad decision. We hear the same questions often, so we have compiled this section of Frequently Asked Questions to help answer some of the first questions you may have for us.
We take great pride in our ability to guide each of our clients through the entire personal injury lawsuit process. We expect no payment from our clients until they have received a financial settlement or judgment on their claims. By preparing each case with the expectation of going to court, we consistently secure the largest settlements and judgments of any Madison law firm.
Please review the information below. Our Madison accident lawyers will answer any other questions and concerns you may have during a free preliminary evaluation of your case.
If you have been injured in an accident, contact our Madison personal injury attorneys today for a free initial consultation.
Slip and fall accidents can hurt a lot more than your pride. If you’ve suffered a serious injury due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, the property owner or manager’s negligence will cost you a lot of money in medical bills, lost wages and earning capacity, and other expenses. Your potential compensation is based on these damages and other factors.
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Whether you slipped and fell on ice, at work, at an apartment complex, in a store, or in a parking lot, our Madison slip and fall lawyers fight for the highest financial settlements and judgments for injuries including:
Whatever the injury, our personal injury law firm brings premises liability lawsuits against the responsible party. Other law firms take low settlements from insurance companies to get your case out of the way as quickly as possible and avoid going to trial. Warshafsky Law prepares for full scale litigation from the moment you hire us. Our reputation encourages insurance companies to offer higher slip and fall settlements because they know if we aren’t satisfied, we’ll take them to court and cost them a lot more money.
Schedule a free case assessment today to find out more about how much money your slip and fall case is worth.
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Yes, in certain circumstances a pedestrian or cyclist may partially or wholly to blame when hit by a car. Cyclists may be responsible for an accident if they fail to follow proper traffic laws, such as running a stop sign or red light or riding the wrong direction down the street.
Pedestrians are partially or wholly responsible if they cross the street against the light or are distracted by texting.
If the bike or pedestrian hit by a car is partially at fault, they can still receive partial damages. For instance, a judge and jury may determine the victim was 25% responsible for the accident; therefore they can get 75% of what the full award would have been.
If you’ve been hit by a car while walking or biking, our Madison bike accident attorneys will investigate to determine fault and fight to get you the maximum compensation possible.
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The most common medical malpractice lawsuits fall into the following categories:
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesiology errors
- Medication or prescription errors
- Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis
- Childbirth injuries
- Defective medical equipment
Our Madison medical negligence attorneys handle all kinds of malpractice lawsuits, from colonoscopy lawsuits for bowel perforation to vaginal fistula lawsuits. If you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of a negligent doctor, schedule a free case assessment with our Wisconsin personal injury lawyers.
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The question of whether to pursue legal action is entirely personal and often depends upon the circumstances and extent of your injury. The first thing we tell anyone considering litigation is this: It IS about the money. Your life has been irrevocably altered. You deserve just compensation for your injuries and damages. Warshafsky Law fights for everything you are entitled to under Wisconsin Law.
Accident victims are usually contacted by insurance companies with offers to settle. We advise you to be wary of any initial settlement offer you may receive. Insurance companies often don’t even use the word “offer”, as this suggests the possibility of negotiation. One common trick they use is to send a check along with a release form. Even if the dollar amount of the check looks good to you, it’s virtually always a sum that lets the insurance company get off easy. Do NOT deposit any check you receive from an insurance company until you speak with with one of our Madison personal injury attorneys. We help you evaluate the offer and weigh it against the most likely outcome you would get at trial, enabling you to make an informed decision.
The expert personal injury lawyers of Warshafsky Law know how to maximize settlements and judgments in every form of personal injury lawsuits. When you hire us, we research all legal precedent and immediately prepare for trial. If the case goes to trial, we argue the unique circumstances of your case to ensure you get the highest possible compensation. When insurance companies find out we’re representing a client, they typically increase their settlement offer in the hope of avoiding the expense of litigation and the possibility of a big judgment against them. If this happens, we’ll help you decide if it makes sense to accept the new settlement offer or proceed to trial.
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Our Madison personal injury attorneys are committed to getting the most money for you. We know this is a stressful time. The last thing you want is the additional stress of legal bills. Besides offering a free initial consultation, we fully fund your case through trial with no payment from you until you have received compensation through settlement or judgment. There is absolutely no financial risk to you.
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Your case will likely follow the typical pattern of all injury cases Warshafsky handles. Clients first contact our Madison personal injury law firm via phone or email to set up a confidential, free initial consultation. At this initial consultation we begin collecting information and explain the legal process of filing a personal injury lawsuit.
We start by getting as many details about your accident as possible. Warshafsky then uses the information gleaned from your initial consultation to identify all possible causes, witnesses and evidence which may be useful to your lawsuit. We’ll document the injuries you’ve incurred and assign our certified accident investigator to look into police reports of the accident, take photographs of the scene and collect statements from witnesses. Our Madison personal injury lawyers call upon medical doctors, industry-specific product liability specialists and anyone else who may be able to provide expert testimony to enhance the strength of your case.
Throughout our investigation, we’ll want to keep updated on your medical progress. We’ll also need to know if you’ve been able to go back to work yet, as time lost due to injury often helps make a case for higher judgments and settlements. Settlement negotiation will be an ever present possibility, but unlike other Madison personal injury attorneys a quick, lowball settlement is not our priority. We always proceed with the expectation your case will proceed to trial. Even when this doesn’t happen, our preparedness enhances the strength of your claim and helps secure a higher judgment.
If an inadequate settlement offer is made, or if your particular case warrants a trial in order to maximize compensation through a judgment, we will then proceed into what is called the “discovery phase.” During this time, you will likely be asked by the defendant’s attorneys to give testimony or to answer written questions (called “interrogatories”). Our attorneys will work with you to ensure you are well prepared for this.
Whether your case resolves with a settlement, a judge’s ruling, or a jury’s verdict, you can count on Warshafsky to get the highest possible monetary award for the injuries and damages you’ve incurred. The process ends with our attorneys reviewing and then advising you about possible release forms. The final step is handing you a big check!
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If you or anyone else on the scene of car crash has been seriously injured, the first call you should make is to 911. Obviously, no one who has been seriously injured is going to able to speak with you. Whenever possible, though, get the names and license plate numbers of everyone involved in the accident, as well as the contact information for their insurance companies. When speaking to police and paramedics, always limit your discussion to the facts. Never admit or accept any blame for what happened. Likewise, refrain from accusing others.
Once the adrenaline has stopped racing through your veins and you are back home, contact a Madison auto accident attorney for additional advice. At Warshafsky Law, an attorney will guide you through the things you’ll need to do, like monitoring any injuries you may have, getting medical attention, keeping records of expenses, phone calls and conversations you have pertaining to the wreck, taking photographs to document damages, and communicating with insurance companies.
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Don’t be overwhelmed by the daunting prospect of big hospital bills compounded by legal fees. With Warshafsky Law Firm, there is no legal fee unless you win. Insurance companies make settlement offers directly proportional to the quality of your lawyer. By preparing for full scale litigation from the outset, Warshafsky lawyers consistently secure the highest possible settlements and judgments in car accident cases.