Winter Car Accidents

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3 Surprising Situations When You May Have a Claim

Car accidents, especially in winter in Wisconsin, happen when you least expect them. And when they do happen, they tend to get tragic and leave some drivers unemployed for many months or with a lifetime of debt or ailments.

What should I do if I’m in a car accident?

3 situations that might surprise you

If you experience one of these situations, reach out to a trusted car accident attorney in Milwaukee that can assess whether you are entitled to any money.

  1. You are involved in a car crash due to severe weather. You believe that this is way beyond your control, therefore you can’t file a claim.
  2. You are in an accident caused by the negligence of another driver, but the driver is from another state. The state the driver is from is governed by different rules and regulations, so you don’t feel like you have a claim or it’s worth the stress of pursuing.
  3. You were in a car accident but didn’t discover any injuries until weeks later. Too much time has passed.

When you are involved in an accident, filing a personal injury claim may not seem like a top priority for you because your focus may be on recovering, mourning the death of a loved one, dealing with insurance carriers, and more.

But delaying filing a claim may minimize your chances of getting restitution from a reckless driver who has put you out of work. You might not realize you could even have a case, or you just don’t want to cause problems for the other person but if there is a chance that you may have bills to pay or missed work it’s worth having a no cost consultation with an attorney you can trust.

Example: James gets into an accident with another car. Because he has no injuries, he decides to postpone seeing a doctor. Then, after three weeks, when he consults his insurance to claim compensation, his insurance asks James to send them a doctor’s note. His insurance reminds James about its terms and conditions, which dictate that policyholders visit a doctor within a certain amount of time. James is now looking for an attorney to help him.

If you are in James’s situation and you are based in Wisconsin, contact McLario Helm Bertling & Spiegel S.C., and learn how we can help you get compensation for your injuries no matter when you notice them.

 

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