Holding Negligent Drivers In Milwaukee Accountable After A Car Crash
Car accidents cause problems that few people ever see coming. Suddenly, you may need major repairs or a new car. Your injuries may also require ongoing medical treatment and prevent you from being able to work and earn income. All of this new weight on your shoulders may come with anxiety and depression. What do you do?
At Lindner Law, LLC, our experienced Milwaukee car accident attorneys understand those problems. For decades we have delivered custom-tailored legal solutions for people whose lives were upended by car wrecks, no matter what the extent of their damages were. No case is too small or too big. We will promise to devote the same amount of our time and expertise to the routine rear-end car accident case as we do to a serious crash involving wrongful death.
Our VIP Guarantee For Our Milwaukee Car Accident Clients
We believe you deserve VIP treatment. That means:
- First, we will address your immediate needs: We will handle your auto damage claim for no cost, including helping you find a rental vehicle while your claim is pending. We also work with health care insurers and providers to make sure that you get the treatment you need and your bills get paid.
- At the same time, we will thoroughly investigate your crash: We will immediately put our investigators on your case and collect evidence before it deteriorates or gets lost or destroyed. This evidence may include crash scene details, photos, video, black box data, cellphone records, chemical test results and witness statements.
- We will carefully prepare your claim: We will work with experts to analyze and evaluate your auto accident insurance claim. We will prepare a comprehensive case that seeks maximum compensation for all damages you have suffered, including past and future medical expenses, lost income, pain, suffering and more.
- We will fight for every dollar you deserve: Whether we are at the negotiation table or in the courtroom, we will aggressively pursue full compensation for you. We always prepare cases to win at trial, which typically helps us secure funds for our clients through settlements.
- Throughout your case, we will communicate with you: We won’t keep you in the dark about what’s going on with your claim. We will consult with you at every stage, and we will always be available to address your questions.
Our No-Cost, No-Fee, VIP Guarantee: If you are not satisfied with our legal services within the first 30 days after you start to work with us on your car accident claim, you may request your file and go elsewhere – no charge, and no questions asked.
How Do Our Milwaukee Attorneys Approach Auto Accident Claims?
Our attorneys have experience handling many types of auto accident claims statewide, including:
- Truck wrecks
- Motorcycle collisions
- Bike accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Passenger injuries
- Rear-end accidents
We gather and examine all available evidence. We also consult with experts in motor vehicle accident reconstruction, engineering and other fields. We use that evidence to determine the cause of the crash as well as every party who should be held accountable for the losses that each of our clients has suffered in a car accident through no fault of their own.
Our car accident lawyers collect and review medical records, receipts of other accident-related expenses, work and income records and statements from friends and family members in order to determine the physical, emotional and financial impact of an auto accident on our clients’ lives. We also consult with doctors, nurses, life care planners and other medical experts to determine our clients’ future medical needs and the costs of meeting those needs.
By carefully preparing claims, we work from a position of strength when we negotiate with insurance companies or argue a case in court. As a result, we reach settlements for most car accident cases that our law firm handles. However, we never rush through a case or advise a client to accept a settlement that fails to fairly compensate them. Our highly skilled trial lawyers are always ready to go to court for our clients.
Addressing Frequently Asked Questions
The aftermath of any accident can be confusing and overwhelming. At Lindner Law, LLC, our experienced car accident attorneys can relieve your stress. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about motor vehicle accidents.
What compensation can you recover after a crash?
Our attorneys know how a Milwaukee car accident can cause catastrophic injuries, including brain damage, spinal cord injury, burns, fractures, scarring and disfigurement. Victims may suffer permanent disabilities that leave them unable to work or enjoy life as they did before.
Our staff features investigators, property damage specialists, paralegals, legal secretaries and other personnel. They all work toward pursuing maximum compensation for the losses our clients have suffered. We know that compensation will play a big role for them as they cope with their injuries and move on with their lives.
In a claim, our car accident lawyers may pursue damages that include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost income, including bonuses, fringe benefits and vacation pay
- Diminished future income due to a reduced earning ability
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of a spouse’s services and companionship
- Punitive damages (if appropriate)
- Wrongful death damages (if a client’s loved one died in a crash)
To recover maximum compensation for our clients, we identify all liable parties and all available sources of compensation, including another party’s insurance coverage and, in some cases, our clients’ own insurance policies.
Who is liable if you have been hit by a truck?
The contractual relationships between over-the-road truckers, the companies for which they haul goods, and the owners of the tractors and trailers are complicated. If you are hit by a truck driver who is employed by a company, the driver, the company, and the company’s insurer are all potentially liable. However, many drivers act as independent contractors. They may or may not have their own individual insurance.
Do I need to hire an attorney after a truck accident?
Truck companies have strong legal teams that are experienced at decreasing the relative degree of fault of their drivers. You need a skilled truck accident attorney who can investigate the complex factors involved in your crash, gather key evidence from the truck’s black box and advocate on your behalf. A truck’s black box contains data about the vehicle’s trip leading up to the crash. Trucking companies may try to recover and delete this information if you do not have an attorney who can step in and request access to this valuable data.
Accidents involving trucks can easily result in severe injuries due to their size. Our lawyers can help you pursue maximum compensation to cover your medical costs and any necessary long-term care.
Who is liable if I am in a rideshare accident?
Uber and Lyft require all their drivers to purchase at least the minimum insurance required by their state of residence. If the rideshare driver had their app on at the time of the crash and was in the process of picking up or dropping off a rider, Uber or Lyft might be liable for the accident damages. If the driver was not on duty, their personal insurance company may be required to pay damages. Our legal team will thoroughly investigate the particulars of your accident involving the driver of a ridesharing service to determine fault and liability.
What happens if I am hit by an uninsured motorist?
While all Wisconsin motorists are required by law to carry insurance, some still fail to do so. If you are hit by an uninsured motorist, your personal insurance coverage will cover your damages up to the limits of your coverage. In Wisconsin, insurers must provide a minimum of $25,000 in uninsured motorist coverage per person and $50,000 per accident for any bodily injuries the driver or one of their passengers might suffer.
What are the leading causes of motorcycle accidents?
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle collisions include:
- Cars making left-hand turns (this accounts for more than 40% of motorcycle crashes)
- Drivers failing to see bikers due to their smaller size
- Distracted or drunk drivers
Are Wisconsin motorcyclists penalized for not wearing a helmet?
No. Under Wisconsin law, most motorcyclists are not required to wear a helmet. You are only required to wear a helmet if you are under 18 or if you are driving with an instructional permit. If you were hit by another driver while you were not wearing a helmet, you can still file a personal injury claim to recover damages.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim after a car accident?
In Wisconsin, you have three years to file a personal injury claim after a motor vehicle accident. However, we recommend pursuing a claim immediately after a car crash. This allows your legal team to thoroughly investigate evidence and establish fault early on so no key information is lost.
I don’t think I was injured that badly. Do I still need to see a doctor after a motor vehicle accident?
Yes. Regardless of how you feel immediately after a crash, you should always seek medical evaluation. Some severe injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, may not be apparent for days or even weeks after the accident.
Do not be concerned about the costs of seeking medical care. We can submit those costs to be covered under your personal injury claim.
Compassionate And Sound Personal Injury Representation
Our law firm handles cases in Milwaukee, Appleton and throughout Wisconsin. Contact us today for a free case review by calling our Milwaukee office at 414-488-6870 or our Appleton office at 920-335-1342 or toll-free at 888-217-1625. We charge no fee for our services unless we recover compensation for you.