If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Wisconsin you may be wondering how long it will take to get a settlement or what damages you can pursue compensation. An important piece of information is that you only have three years after your accident to settle your claim. The sooner you meet with an experienced Wisconsin motorcycle accident injury attorney, the sooner you can get the process started and ensure that you receive the most compensation for your damages.
How Long Does It Take To Settle A Personal Injury Claim In Wisconsin?
Every accident is different and the details of the accident will have an impact on how long it takes to settle. The shortest route is to accept the insurance company’s first offer. However, this is not recommended as you will find that the insurance company will try to offer you the lowest amount hoping you take it. If you go this route and you accept it you won’t have any ability to go back and request more money when you find that it doesn’t cover the costs of your medical care and treatment.
When you work with a knowledgeable Wisconsin personal injury attorney you will increase your chances for a higher settlement. Your attorney will review your case and provide you with options to move forward with a claim. They will be able to more accurately calculate a reasonable sum for the damages you suffered. This will help them go into negotiations with the insurance company and better fight for a fair outcome.
It takes more time to fight for your compensation, but it is critically important that your legal interests are represented and that your settlement is high enough to satisfy your costs. You may be looking at 1 to 3 years until your settlement is reached. The more complex your case, the longer it will take. The insurance companies try to use this time to their advantage. As your bills are continuing to grow they are counting on you becoming overly frustrated and more eager to settle for less.
What Damages Can You Sue For After A Wisconsin Motorcycle Accident?
You can pursue compensation for damages including:
- Medical expenses
- Property damages
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Pain and suffering are the comprehensive mental and physical toll that the accident ordeal put you through. After a serious motorcycle accident, you may be experiencing far-reaching distress in the form of anxiety, or grief, or pain from the injuries you had to endure. There is no set formula that will give an exact amount for pain and suffering. However, when you are working with a legal team that has many years of experience helping motorcycle accident victims, such as is the case with the Alexander J. Smith Law Office, we know what value specific damages have.
Motorcycle accidents take time to reach a fair and full settlement and you will only get there with the help of an aggressive legal team fighting for you. It is easy to work with a lawyer who won’t go the distance and while you will resolve your case sooner, you will receive much less than what you deserve and need.
Call the Wisconsin and Illinois motorcycle accident injury attorneys at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices today to set up a free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 243-9686 for residents of Illinois.