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1 BASIC ADVICE FOR FILING A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM IN WISCONSIN There is nothing simple about filing a personal injury claim, but that does not mean you have to be overwhelmed with a variety of details

2 There is nothing simple about filing a personal injury claim, but that does not mean you have to be overwhelmed with a variety of details. You can learn a lot about personal injury law on your own, but at some point it would be in your best interest to consult with an attorney who specializes in this area. This will go a long way in ensuring that you are taking the right steps, following the right advice, and doing what you can to win your case. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident and you feel you deserve compensation from the at-fault party, there will come a time when you have to consider moving forward with a claim. This may not be something you are excited about, but it may be your only option if you want to guarantee a better financial future. Basic Advice for Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Wisconsin 2

3 By taking the appropriate steps following an accident, the chance of receiving compensation is much greater. Here are five bits of advice that will help you file a personal injury claim: 1. Take notes regarding the accident. This includes everything from the time and date to witness information and much more. Anything you can remember from the accident, no matter how significant or insignificant it may appear, is something you should make note of. Your legal team can use this information in the future when putting your case together. 2. Keep track of conversations you had with others. This can include but is not necessarily limited to witnesses, the other party, insurance companies, and the police. Note: don t say too much after the accident, as you don t want to let something out that could harm your chance of receiving compensation. This is particularly true when it comes to any conversations with an insurance company. You are better off keeping quiet until you have a personal injury attorney guiding you. 3. Collect as much evidence as possible. A police report is a great place to start, as this will show the finer details of the accident from the view point of the police. Along with this, don t be shy about collecting physical evidence while also taking photos from the accident scene. The severity of the accident may make it difficult for you to collect evidence. Your health and well being comes before anything else. Basic Advice for Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Wisconsin 3

4 4. Stay in touch with witnesses. If anybody saw the accident, it is important that you collect this person s name and contact information. A good witness can be the difference between success and failure regarding your personal injury claim. Once you hire an attorney, you can pass this information along to him or her, allowing them to reach out to the witness or witnesses for additional details. 5. Hire a personal injury attorney. Once you realize that your best option is to file a claim, you need to hire an attorney who can guide you through the process and represent you every step of the way. Some people think it is easy to negotiate with an insurance company, but soon find out that they are trying to pay them the least amount of money possible. Your attorney will do whatever it takes, within the legal limits of the law, to get you as much compensation as you deserve. Basic Advice for Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Wisconsin 4

5 As unfortunate as it may be, there are thousands of personal injury claims filed throughout the country every year. If you find yourself injured due to the negligence of a third party, do not hesitate to follow the five points of advice above. These can help you file a claim and receive the compensation you deserve. Basic Advice for Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Wisconsin 5

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