June 08, 2018

When Can I File an Injury Lawsuit in Wisconsin?

Personal Injury

Have you been injured in a crash or fall? Have you been injured by a careless doctor or other professional?  Was a loved one injured in a nursing home?  Are you thinking about suing the person whose negligence harmed you or a loved one? Deciding whether or not to file a lawsuit is a big decision. Speaking with a personal injury attorney will help you make a careful and informed choice when filing an injury claim.

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Wisconsin

When filing a personal injury lawsuit, there are restrictions and deadlines in terms of how long you have to file after your accident. The deadlines are a part of state law called the “statutes of limitations.” In Wisconsin, the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit depends on several things.

  • Whether the injury resulted from a vehicle crash or a fall.
  • Whether the injury was caused by someone who worked for the government.
  • Whether the injury caused death.
  • Whether the injured party was a minor.
  • Whether the injured party was disabled.
  • Whether the injury resulted from a health care provider’s negligence.

Which time limit applies can vary with the situation, so you should talk to a Wisconsin personal injury attorney to find out exactly what the statute of limitations would require for your individual situation.  Statutes of limitations can be as short as 120 days, so you should call sooner rather than later.

In any case, it is important to file your lawsuit within the required date. If you have not filed on time, you will lose your right to sue to get compensation for the injuries that you suffered. If you file on time, you may be entitled to money that will help you pay for your medical bills, any income you lost if you had to cut back on or stop working, and any loss of future income. You may also be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering and emotional distress.

Contact GCW Lawyers

Our team is dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve. If you have any questions about the deadlines for filing a personal injury claim, or if you have any other questions about your rights to compensation for your injury, please contact us at GCW. We would be glad to help. Call us toll-free at 888-357-7661 or send us your contact information on our website.

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