Car Accident Damages | Wisconsin Accident Attorneys
Maximizing the Damages Collected After a Car Accident in Wisconsin
Wisconsin law allows victims of a car accident to collect compensation, called damages, from the responsible party via a personal injury claim. Our auto accident attorneys represent victims who are trying to rebuild their lives after an accident. We help our clients determine the appropriate claim amount by examining the economic losses that they have suffered as well as the non-economic losses.
Economic losses or expenses are fairly straightforward. These amounts are easily quantified and include things such as property damage, medical bills and recovery costs, or lost wages. Non-economic losses do not always have a clearcut dollar amount associated with them but are just as important in “making the victim whole” again as economic losses. Non-economic losses include pain and suffering.
There isn’t an easy way to determine the damage amount a victim should claim. Attorneys and insurers examine evidence from the accident and the severity of the injuries suffered and use that information in a formula to determine the compensation amount that should be awarded.
Examples of Damages Awarded in Wisconsin Car Accident Cases
What kinds of damages can be awarded in a car accident case? There are many different types and some of them include subcategories. This is another reason why it is so important to have a qualified injury attorney representing you. Your attorney will exhaust all opportunities for compensation to help you receive the maximum amount of damage compensation possible. Compensation may be awarded for:
- Medical Expenses. This includes past, present, and future expenses. The bill starts adding up from the moment the accident occurs and may include ambulance service, ER bills, follow-up care, rehabilitation, prescription medication, surgeries, as well as medical tests and lab work. You may also be able to obtain compensation for your travel costs to and from medical appointments. If the injury is long-lasting or permanent, your attorney will fight to make sure your future medical expenses are included in the settlement.
- Lost Wages. If you missed work due to your injuries and recovery, you may apply for reimbursement for those lost wages as well as any benefits you may have lost, such as used vacation or a sick day, or PTO. If the injuries were so severe that you can’t even do your job anymore, you may be able to receive compensation for lost future income and benefits.
- Additional Non-Economic Losses. In addition to pain and suffering, other noneconomic losses include: worsening of previous injuries, emotional harm, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of companionship.
Eisenberg Law’s Wisconsin Car Accident Attorneys Are Here For You
If you have been injured in a car accident in Wisconsin, contact the accident attorneys at Eisenberg Law Offices for advice and representation. We can advise you of your legal options and manage your claim for you to ensure to receive the maximum amount of damages awarded that is possible.
Contact our team at 608-256-8356 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free case consultation.