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How to Get the Most Out of Your Wisconsin Personal Injury Claim

  • Facing a personal injury lawsuit can be tough. You need help recovering from the injuries and costs you've suffered because of the accident, but you might not be sure how to get the most out of your Wisconsin personal injury claim. 

    Fortunately, there are ways to improve your chances of a settlement that covers all your needs. If you're struggling with your personal injury claim, taking the following steps can help you ensure you get compensated fairly for your losses. 

    Know Your Claim's Worth

    First, it’s important to know the value of your claim. If you accept a settlement that only covers half of the expenses you suffered, for example, that means hundreds and probably thousands of dollars out of your pocket.

    You’ll need to focus on getting both your financial and non-financial losses covered. Your economic losses caused by the injury, or damages, usually cover anything you have to pay for or money you lost. For example, your medical bills should be covered, as well as your lost wages and any property damage you suffered. 

    You may also be eligible for non-economic damages, or the emotional and mental losses you’ve suffered because of the accident. For example, if you are experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, the treatment and suffering associated with those symptoms can be included. Your personal injury lawyer can help you calculate these losses. 

    Don't Accept Right Away

    When you’re seeking compensation for your injuries, the responsible party may try to settle the claim by offering funds for your recovery. It may be tempting to take that settlement and get started on your full recovery, but it’s important to consider whether that number covers all your expenses. 

    You don’t have to accept their offer immediately or at all. Instead, you and your attorney can go over the amount offered and whether it fits your needs. If it doesn't, you have a chance to refuse the settlement and demand a larger amount.

    If they refuse to settle with you for the amount you need for your recovery, you still don't have to settle. Instead, you and your lawyer can file a lawsuit and build a case for your compensation. 

    Get a Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer on Your Side 

    If you're injured because someone else was careless, filing a Wisconsin personal injury claim is important for your recovery. Unfortunately, the responsible party might not be so agreeable. Instead, they may try to avoid paying the settlement you deserve for your suffering. 

    If you're struggling to get the most out of your claim, your Milwaukee personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg can help. We understand that it can be tough to recover and get the full compensation you deserve, which is why we offer free consultations. If you want to ask questions and talk to an experienced lawyer, give us a call at 414-271-7007 or visit us online to learn more.