Recover Maximum Amount in Damages

What are damages?

Damages are the amount of money determined to equal the extent of injuries or other harm caused by an act or inaction of another party. Without damages, there is no compensation. As an innocent victim, you have the legal right to seek damages. Even under the comparative fault system in Wisconsin you still have the right to seek damages even if you’re partially to blame. It’s important to note that not all perceived harm or injuries are legally compensable. At the same time, there may be more opportunity to claim damages than what you think.

Insurance companies will not pay maximum compensation. A damages calculator can’t give true estimates. To determine what your case may be worth, the best scenario is to hire a personal injury lawyer to review the details of your case as soon as possible after the accident happens. Action Law offers a free initial case evaluation for all new clients.  If retained, Action Law Offices conducts a thorough investigation to determine what your maximum compensation may be.

Types of Damages

When damages are discussed between yourself and an injury attorney, you may be surprised to find that not all damages fall under one umbrella or category. For example, there are economic and non-economic damages as well as compensatory and punitive damages. The total damages that your personal injury attorney pursues on your behalf will depend on existing laws and details of your case. Below are some brief outlines of common damages pursued in Wisconsin personal injury lawsuits.

  • Non-Economic Damages: One of the most common non-economic damages to claim for compensation is pain and suffering. Permanent injury, time in rehabilitation, mental anguish, depression, as well as feeling the loss of love or place in society, (claim for loss of consortium), all constitute non-economic damages.
  • Economic Damages: Most people are familiar with damages that a dollar amount can be directly related to. For example, most medical bills, lost income, loss of earning potential, out-of-pocket expenses, and damage to property all fall under the category of economic damages that can be claimed for compensation.
  • Punitive Damages: When applicable, punitive damages can be awarded on top of any compensatory damages. They come into play when it’s proven that an at-fault party knowingly and intentionally put others in the path of harm.

Statute of Limitations for Damages

Get compensated the maximum in damages by hiring an experienced injury attorney. But don’t wait too long. A lawsuit for damages will need to be filed within the statute of limitations time frame.  In Wisconsin, an injury lawsuit must be filed within three years from the date of the injury incident or accident. This law applies to nearly every case because there are very few exceptions. Personal Injury laws, statutes and potential damages are best explained by your attorney, and in person. By contacting Action Law Offices for a free injury consultation, you’ll start the process necessary to recover monetary damages. If after that call you decide to retain Action Law Offices law firm, your case will receive prompt, professional and personal attention. When making a claim for damages your Action Law attorney will have the necessary resources and experience to uncover details and prove negligence. Rest assured that your case will be handled by an experienced law firm whose entire focus is personal injury and representing innocent victims in Wisconsin for twenty years

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