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Sep

When to Hire a Lawyer for a Car Accident

After a car accident it’s normal to have a lot of questions.  Between missing work, being in pain, and dealing with insurance companies, it’s hard to know what to do. This is when hiring a car accident lawyer can help. 

Ideally, you should talk to a lawyer shortly after the accident. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the sooner the lawyer can access medical records, police reports, talk with witnesses, and preserve evidence. In Wisconsin the statute of limitations for car accidents is generally three years from the date of the accident. However, waiting could have a negative effect on how your case ultimately resolves.

Should I get a lawyer for a car accident?

If you are unsure about hiring a lawyer, here are some questions to consider: 

  • Were you seriously injured in the accident?
  • Will you miss work due to your injuries?
  • Did the insurance company offer you a small settlement right away?
  • Are there multiple people or insurance companies involved in the accident?
  • Was the other driver uninsured?
  • Is there going to be an argument about who was at fault?

A car accident lawyer can help you navigate all the “what ifs” that come up after an accident. Our team offers a free consultation to discuss your accident; connect with us below: 

These are the most common types of Wisconsin auto accident cases:

When these types of accidents result in serious injury, the injured person should contact a car accident lawyer within 1-2 weeks following the accident.

IS IT WORTH GETTING AN ATTORNEY FOR A CAR ACCIDENT?

In Wisconsin, there are several types of recoveries for victims of car accidents, including:

  • Medical Expenses. Even a minor injury can require a trip to the emergency department, follow-up visits and more. These medical expenses for a car accident can add up quickly.
  • Lost Income. Many injuries from car accidents may prevent you from working.
  • Car Value. Not only are you entitled to compensation for the costs of all car repairs, but also for the car’s diminished value.

The aftermath of a car accident can be very daunting. Making that first call to an attorney might just be the help you need. The car accident attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier will help you decide whether legal representation makes sense in your situation.

Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney Jason Knutson

Jason Knutson is a shareholder with the firm. His practice features complex litigation, such as major environmental and industrial accidents, and class action claims. He also handles cases of medical malpractice, products liability, and personal injury. Jason has had personal injury cases at every level of Wisconsin’s justice system from jury trials in county circuit courts to arguing before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  Additionally, Jason is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School where he has taught courses in trial advocacy, negotiation, legal writing, and lawyering skills.

Jason graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School.  When not in the office or courtroom, his interests include art history, movies and aviation.