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Each personal injury claim is different, but certain elements must be met to establish a valid claim. Our personal injury law firm can meet with you to discuss the details of your case and determine whether you might be able to file a claim and collect damages. To do so, you must be able to show:
The at fault party was negligent which means he or she failed to exercise ordinary care. Ordinary care is the care which a reasonable person would use under the circumstances.
The negligence of the at fault party was a cause of the injury. A person's negligence caused the injury if it was a substantial factor in producing the injury.
The injury caused your damages, such as medical bills for physical injuries.
Proving these elements can be difficult and complex, but our Appleton personal injury attorney is here to help assist in building the best possible case and helping you collect the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries.
The statute of limitations is the time limit you have after an accident has occurred during which you must file a personal injury claim. Typically, an injury victim in Appleton has three years from the date of the auto accident to file a personal injury claim. If the lawsuit is not filed before the deadline passes, it is unlikely a court would allow the suit to proceed and the victim may have lost his chance to recover any damages.
While most accidents, such as most car accidents and dog bites, have a three-year statute of limitations, certain cases have shorter or longer statutes of limitations. For example, if the injured person is a minor, the statute of limitations is extended. If the suit is brought against a state employee, the time period is shorter and notice must be given within 120 days of the injury.
Because there are so many specific rules relating to the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, it is advisable to contact an experienced Appleton personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident to discuss your options and proceed with your claim in time.
Our personal injury office has significant experience successfully representing clients who were injured in a variety of personal injury accidents. We will fight for your right to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more in a range of cases, including, among others:
Slip and fall accidents
Dog bite injuries
Uninsured motorist claims
Wrongful death claims
Uber and Lyft accidents
Traumatic brain injuries