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When a car accident has caused you or a loved one serious personal injuries, it is important to think about your financial future. Naturally, you will be focused on a potentially lengthy and painful medical recovery, but a car accident that has caused significant injuries will be incredibly expensive, as well.
The attorneys and staff of Lindner Law LLC., help car accident victims in the Green Bay area with their financial recovery from serious car accidents. We handle all aspects a personal injury claims after car accidents so our clients can focus on medical care and getting well again.
Our objective is to obtain the maximum insurance settlement available and make you whole again financially.
Our personal injury claims team will identify the parties responsible for your injuries and losses, and fight the insurance companies that have issued coverage applicable to your car accident claim. We’ll seek to ensure you are fully reimbursed for medical expenses, property damage, lost income, pain, suffering and more after a car crash in Greater Green Bay.
Contact us now for a free, no-obligation claim review and advice about your best legal options.
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We’ll Support You and Your Green Bay Car Accident Claim
If you do not act quickly and carefully after a bad car accident, you could be injured again by insurers, the at-fault driver an others who would avoid responsibility for the harm you have suffered. Wisconsin personal injury and insurance law make it possible for car accident victims to obtain restitution for their losses, but few insurers can be compelled to do what’s right without a fight.
At the Green Bay law firm of Lindner Law LLC., we provide turnkey legal representation to individuals and families pursuing personal injury claims over car accidents. We investigate and develop solid cases that allow us to obtain full and fair financial settlements.
After a car accident, count on the Lindner Law LLC., team to:
- Investigate to establish responsibility for the accident you were injured in.
- Identify all existing insurance coverage that will potentially provide you compensation.
- Account for all of your expenses and losses due to the accident.
- Seek the maximum recovery possible through negotiations or in court if necessary.
As we pursue your legal claim, our support staff will take on additional burdens of dealing with your car accident, so you don’t have to. We’ll work to:
- Locate your damaged vehicle and have it taken where you specify.
- Contact your insurer to file your property damage claim.
- Obtain the car accident report from law enforcement.
- Obtain medical records connected to your car accident injuries, and maintain a database of evidence going forward.
- Respond to your calls and emails the same day we receive them, including on weekends.
- Serve as your advocates and respond to insurers, creditors and others on your behalf as your claim progresses.
The entire Green Bay staff of Lindner Law LLC., will treat you with the respect and compassion you deserve.
Your initial meeting to discuss your car accident and legal options with Lindner Law LLC., will be absolutely free of charge. If we can pursue a car accident claim for you, there will be no fees unless we recover a monetary settlement for you.
If you are looking for an attorney nearby, we also have car accident lawyers in Appleton.
Evidence We Gather for Car Accident Injury Claims in Green Bay
Most car accidents are caused by driver error. When a car accident results in significant personal injury, it is often necessary to initiate legal action (a lawsuit) to compel the at-fault driver’s insurance company to pay a proper settlement.
A lawsuit must make the case that the defendant is responsible and, therefore, the company that has issued the defendant insurance — auto liability coverage — has an obligation to the injured person.
Some car accident evidence must be gathered promptly before it deteriorates or can be destroyed or lost. Obtaining other valuable evidence may require getting a court order requiring the defense to allow access.
Acting promptly after a car accident to engage an experienced and capable car accident attorney greatly enhances the opportunity to obtain evidence for your claim while it is available.
Our investigators develop car accident claims by obtaining such evidence as:
- Police reports.
- Witness statements.
- Crash scene evidence, such as skid marks, debris, road conditions that may have factored into the accident, etc. In some cases, nearby security or red light cameras may have recorded the accident.
- Vehicular data, including damage to cars and, if available, event data recorder (EDR or “black box”) downloads. The EDR, which is increasingly found in new cars, contains a variety of data about a vehicle’s operations just prior to an accident, including speed, acceleration, braking, change in speed, air bag deployment, etc.
- Driver information, such as criminal charges in the accident (if any), and also personal data, which may be found on cell phones, social media, credit and debit card receipts, work or school attendance records, etc.
While a criminal charge and subsequent conviction are certainly helpful evidence, neither is necessary to prevail in a personal injury claim. Other evidence gathered in our investigation may be enough to demonstrate that the other driver in your accident engaged in negligent or reckless driving.
Such evidence as lack of braking identified in an EDR download or by absence of skid marks at the accident scene indicates a driver who did not recognize the need to stop or slow down, for example. This is typical of drivers who are distracted or impaired.
Evidence of texting or other cell phone activity at the time of a crash is another indication of distracted driving. Time and date stamps on certain evidence help to illustrate a driver’s actions prior to a car crash. They may indicate a long stretch of activity and a potentially drowsy or fatigued driver, or spending on drinks and a potentially drunk driving.
The largest portion of compensation you will seek in a car accident claim is for your medical expenses and the pain and suffering that comes from your injuries. Receipts for medical care, hospitalization, medication, rehabilitative therapy, etc., will help us calculate the majority of this portion of your claim.
In addition, we can have independent medical professionals analyze your medical records to determine your recovery prospects and whether you may have lingering injuries or disabilities and, therefore, additional costs. A disabling injury may require ongoing expenses for medical care, therapy, assistive devices (wheelchair, hospital bed, etc.), nursing assistance, etc.
We may also have vocational consultants review your records if you have been disabled by an accident. Even a partial disability can cause a significant loss of future income if it compromises your earning capacity. A portion of your claim will account for lost income, including current wages as well as any raises, bonuses, promotions, job opportunities, etc., that you may not realize because of your injuries.
Compensation You May Obtain in a Green Bay Car Accident Claim
In almost all car accident claims, compensation available to the plaintiff (injured party) is limited to the amount of liability insurance coverage held by the defendants, as well as any applicable coverage the plaintiff holds.
In Wisconsin, an automobile insurance policy must provide the following minimum liability coverage:
- $25,000 for injury or death of one person
- $50,000 for injury or death of two or more people
- $10,000 for property damage
Most motorists maintain only the minimum auto liability coverage, and some drive illegally without insurance. Therefore, Wisconsin law also requires motorists to obtain uninsured motorist (UM) coverage with minimum bodily injury coverage of $25,000 for one person and $50,000 for two or more people. Your UM coverage comes into play if the driver who caused your accident has no insurance.
In some cases, other types of insurance may be applied to a car accident claim. For example, business liability insurance may apply to an accident in which the at-fault driver was driving as a part of their job duties. You might also have underinsured motorists (UIM) coverage, which increases your bodily injury coverage if the at-fault driver’s bodily injury liability insurance limits are lower than your UIM coverage limits. Also, some homeowners’ policies may provide coverage applicable to a car accident.
We will identify all available insurance, and draft claims and lawsuits that demand compensation for all losses allowed by law. Your claim will account for all costs and losses related to the accident, including for past, current and projected:
- Medical care
- Property damage
- Income loss
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
In cases of flagrant misconduct, such as having a high BAC in a drunk driving case, a car accident claim may also seek punitive damages from an at-fault driver, which is additional compensation a jury calculates and awards in exceptional cases.
When considering a car accident claim, we must also understand the doctrine of contributory negligence, which Wisconsin law follows. This means that any compensation awarded the plaintiff can be proportionately reduced according to any responsibility the plaintiff bears for the accident.
If the plaintiff is found to have 20 percent responsibility for a car accident, their jury award would be reduced by one fifth (20 percent). If the jury determines that the plaintiff’s comparative fault is more than the other party’s — exceeds 50 percent — the jury would not award compensation.
Contact Our Green Bay Car Accident Attorneys
Lindner Law LLC., provides attentive and dedicated legal services to car accident victims in the Greater Green Bay area of Wisconsin. We work quickly to secure evidence necessary to prove car accident claims, and diligently to calculate all costs and losses. After a thorough investigation, we negotiate with insurers from a position of strength and, when necessary, are ready to present compelling cases to judge and jury.
Lindner Law LLC., is a full-service personal injury law firm serving Green Bay and the rest of Wisconsin with a team of 16 personal injury lawyers and staff of more than 100 that includes investigators, damage specialists, paralegals, legal secretaries and other support personnel.
Because of our depth of resources and dedication to our clients’ day-to-day welfare, we have recovered tens of millions dollars to help thousands of deserving individuals and families reclaim their lives after catastrophic car accidents.
Contact Lindner Law LLC., today for a free, no-obligation initial consultation about your car accident and a potential claim.
We can also help people injured in car accidents in Appleton and Milwaukee.