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How Do You Know When to Contact a Personal Injury Attorney?

Paul Benson Law Firm Nov. 4, 2022

Suffering a personal injury can be a serious situation. Depending on the severity, victims may require hospitalization and long-term care. These circumstances can cause loss of wages, disability, and mental anguish, among other things. Getting support from a personal injury attorney can help you not only understand your rights but also get the guidance you need.  

Common Personal Injuries 

When most people think of personal injuries, they think of traffic accidents. However, there are several other types of personal injuries to consider: 

  • Medical malpractice 

  • Slip and fall incidents 

  • Assault 

  • Product liability 

  • Wrongful death 

  • Workplace accidents 

  • Construction injuries 

Suppose you or a loved one has sustained injuries in any of these situations. In that case, you may be entitled to receive compensation through a personal injury claim. 

Knowing When to Contact a Personal Injury Law Attorney 

One of the most common questions I hear from my clients is, “Do I need an attorney for a personal injury claim?”  

The short answer is yes. A personal injury attorney will assist you throughout the entire claim process. Plus, a trusted personal injury attorney is on your side. They will help you get the compensation you deserve.  

I also hear this question from my clients, “When should I contact a personal injury attorney?” The short answer is as soon as possible. You have three years to file a personal injury claim before the statute of limitations kicks in. In other words, your personal injury claim won’t stand a chance after three years of the accident date. 

Here are some other elements to consider when contacting a personal injury attorney in Wisconsin: 

  • Wisconsin is a fault state. This situation means that the liable or responsible party must pay for the other party’s damages and personal injury. 

  • Personal injuries are a serious matter. Treatment for personal injuries often requires extensive medical treatment or long-term care and rehabilitation. 

  • You may know your options. You may be unfamiliar with your rights, especially if you’ve never filed a personal injury claim before. 

  • You may need a personal injury attorney to help you deal with insurance companies. 

  • A personal injury attorney can help you prove the other party’s negligence. Please note that it is not always easy to prove negligence. So, a trusted personal injury attorney can do the heavy lifting for you. 

What Should You Ask a Personal Injury Attorney? 

At this point, you are most likely thinking, “what should I ask a personal injury attorney?” Here are some questions you may want to ask: 

  • What are my options? 

  • What compensation am I entitled to? 

  • How long does a personal injury claim take? 

  • What can I expect from the process? 

  • Will I need to go to court? 

  • What fees do I need to pay? 

These are questions I always discuss with my clients. I would advise you to make a list of the questions you may have for your personal injury attorney. Write them down, so you do not forget any of them. 

The Paul Benson Law Firm Is on Your Side 

I guarantee my clients my best effort. I offer my utmost best to help you get the compensation you deserve. I am here to answer your questions, and I understand how difficult it can be to sustain personal injuries. That pain is the reason I am on your side. I am proud to serve those in Rock County, Wisconsin, Janesville, Beloit, and the surrounding areas. Give me a call if you or a loved one have been through a personal injury situation. I am ready to fight for your rights. My staff and I have the knowledge and resources you want in your corner.