Every day, good people are injured through no fault of their own. Lately, TV and Radio ads, paid for by large corporations and insurance companies have tried to brainwash people into thinking it is greedy to file a lawsuit.
The real problem is that many corporations and insurance
companies value the bottom line, over the safety and
well-being of everyday people.
To complicate things, the legislature in Wisconsin has made
it increasingly more difficult to recover your losses, by
applying damage caps, and statutes of limitation which are
difficult to comply with.
If you are injured in a car or motorcycle accident, a slip & fall,
a construction accident, by a dog bite, through medical malpractice, or by a defective product, the first step is to get medical treatment. The next step is to consult with an attorney. If you can not go to an attorney's office, your attorney should come to you.
The insurance company liable for your injuries will likely attempt to contact you shortly after the incident. You are not obligated to give them a statement or sign a medical authorization, or see their doctor. In fact, you should not do any of those things without first consulting with your own attorney.
Many insurance companies will encourage you to settle your claim for a fast payment. Do not assume that you are getting a fair settlement. Insurance companies are in business to make money.
Most injury cases will settle before trial. However, it is important to retain an attorney who has trial experience, who can help you get a fair settlement.