Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyers
understands the emotional, physical and financial impact an accident can have on innocent victims and their families, and we know it helps to have peace of mind by hiring an experienced litigation attorney.
People get injured in all types of situations, and many of those situations are the fault of another person or product. When someone or something else causes you injury, you are legally entitled to collect compensation for your medical bills and other inconveniences, depending on the circumstances of the accident. In fact, you could collect three types of damages: (1) economic, (2) non-economic, and (3) punitive. Of course, this depends on the type of injury and the actions of the defendant—the at-fault person or company.
That’s where you will need the help of a Wisconsin personal injury lawyer like the Groth Law Firm. Based in Milwaukee, we can help you determine who may have contributed to your injuries and seek compensation on your behalf.
Your circumstances dictate what kind of damages you might collect in a personal injury lawsuit. Economic damages are often referred to as special damages and include those with a price attached. Special damages might consist of past and future medical costs, past and future lost wages, funeral and burial expenses, and replacement of personal property—including vehicles—damaged in the accident.
Non-economic damages are often referred to as general damages and include pain and suffering, loss of companionship, inconvenience, and loss of consortium. General damages are usually available to those who suffer from long-term injuries sustained in an accident.
Punitive damages are only awarded to punish a defendant for grossly negligent or intentional actions. A drunk driver that caused an accident might have to pay punitive damages. Someone who kidnaps you with an intent to harm you might have to pay punitive damages in a civil lawsuit in addition to any criminal penalties the criminal court might order.
Sometimes, an accident is just that: an accident. Other times, the defendant’s negligence may cause your injuries. Groth Law Firm helps you recover compensation for injuries sustained in many different types of accidents, including:
Personal injury accidents are not limited to vehicle, malpractice, and workplace accidents. You might slip and fall in a store or on an icy sidewalk. You could suffer injuries from a defective product, such as a prescription drug, a toy, or even a vehicle. Only after several people suffer injuries due to a defective part will manufacturers issue a recall.
Nursing home neglect could also cause injuries to loved ones. Mistreatment of a patient or ignoring a patient so that the patient doesn’t get enough to eat or falls out of bed when staff does not come help are all examples of mistreatment that could lead to injuries.
Another common personal injury is a dog bite or other types of an animal attack. Even if a dog owner was not negligent and his dog bit someone, the owner is usually liable for any injuries.
Intentional torts are actions that involve an intent to harm someone. For example, assault and battery are intentional actions. You could suffer injuries because the person is beating you. Criminal courts often prosecute intentional torts, but you can bring a personal injury lawsuit in civil court in addition to the state’s criminal case. As with accidents, the defendant might have to pay more than just medical expenses.
Contact Groth Law Firm online or by calling (414) 240-0707 to schedule your free consultation if someone injured you in any type of accident. We look forward to listening to you and doing what we can to help.