Legal Assistance in Small Claims Court Costs Little and Pays Big
Small claims court is a great way for individuals to settle legal matters quickly and cost effectively.
In Wisconsin, the plaintiff and defendant are not required to have an attorney represent them in small claims court.
Having a lawyer’s assistance, though, can mean the difference between winning and losing a case.
Every case is different and the governing case law may make your case particularly difficult to win on your own.
Hiring an attorney for assistance with small claims cases is a low cost way to maximize your chance of victory.
Don’t get your case tossed out on a technicality. The small claims attorneys at Menomonee Falls’ McLario, Helm, Bertling & Spiegel, S.C., are available to help plaintiffs and defendants win their small claims cases in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington Counties.
Wisconsin Small Claims Court Judgment Limit Is $10,000
There are limits to how much you can sue for in small claims court. In Wisconsin, the limit is $10,000. Sometimes, you may be owed more than this amount. If the amount you are owed is only slightly more than the maximum, you might be better off filing for small claims and writing off the extra.
Small Claims Personal Injury Cases Have a Lower Judgment Limit
The normal limit for a small claims case in Wisconsin is $10,000. This number is reduced to only $5,000 for all personal injury cases. Thus, if you were injured in a car accident and wish to file a small claims case, the biggest judgment you can receive is $5,000, even if your damages are in excess.
It is always a good idea to consult with an attorney before filing a personal injury case.
If you have already filed a small claims case for your personal injury, it’s not too late to seek an attorney’s help. If your damages are less than $5,000, our experienced Milwaukee injury lawyers can help you receive the full amount due. In the event your claim should be for more than $5,000, we can sometimes dismiss the case and refile a large claim to get you a bigger amount.
In either event, you have too much at stake to attempt a personal injury case in small claims court by yourself. Contact our attorneys for a free consultation on your case.
Small claims court is a faster, less expensive alternative to large claims court.
Even though $10,000 is classified as small claims, it is still a lot of money. When you are seeking judgment against another person or business for a sizeable amount, be sure to have an attorney provide legal assistance. Losing a $10,000 small claims case because you failed to prepare is a terrible waste. Trust McLario, Helm, Bertling & Spiegel, S.C.’s small claims lawyers to help you receive the judgment you seek.