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What Is the Value of My Personal Injury Claim?

What Is a Personal Injury?


A personal injury is any physical injury on a person's body that could be a result of negligence, intentional, or strict liability. The injured person has a right to file a claim against the person or business that caused the injury.


How Do I File a Personal Injury Claim?


While it is possible to file a personal injury claim on your own, it is not recommended. These lawsuits can involve many complications, so it may be in your best interest to have an experienced Milwaukee personal injury lawyer on your side. Here are a few reasons you may want to hire legal help:


      An attorney will help you file a claim within the strict statute of limitations

      An attorney will help you fill out the paperwork efficiently and correctly

      An attorney can help you gather additional evidence that can prove your case, such as witness statements


What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?


The value of your personal injury case is determined by several factors, including:


      Medical costs: Doctor's visits, surgeries, physical therapy and other medical care associated with your personal injury may be recovered in your lawsuit

      Pain and suffering: If you have experienced long-term physical or mental suffering from your personal injury, you may be entitled to compensation for that. For example, if your injury has caused you to walk with a limp for the rest of your life, your lawyer may be able to help you obtain additional compensation.

      Lost wages: If your personal injury has caused you to miss time from work, you are entitled to receive money for lost wages.


A skilled personal injury attorney can calculate the dollar amount value of your injuries.


Consult With a Personal Injury Lawyer


Do not start the lawsuit process without speaking to a personal injury lawyer first. An experienced lawyer may help you build a strong case and improve your chances of obtaining fair compensation. He or she may protect your rights and won't allow insurance adjusters to take advantage of you. During your first consultation with a personal injury lawyer, be prepared to answer several questions, such as how you got your personal injury and who was at fault. If you have obtained any evidence, such as photos of the accident scene or witness statements, make sure to bring it to your consultation with your lawyer.





Thanks to our friends and contributors from Hickey & Turim, S.C. for their insight into personal injury practice.

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