Being in a car accident is often peoples worst fear. Unfortunately, a new auto accident occurs roughly every 14 seconds so for many people their fears become reality. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation reports that over 30,000 people are injured and 654 people are killed in car accidents across Wisconsin each year. Car accidents are the leading cause of of brain injuries, as well as neck, back, and a wide variety of other injuries.
Just because you were in a car accident do not assume it was your fault. Often the cause of a car accident is not immediately apparent which is why consulting an attorney can be vital. Car accidents are caused by many different things ranging from inattentive driving to poorly maintained vehicles. Hannula Halom & Scherz has the resources and expertise to determine the actual cause of almost all accidents. Don’t be strong-armed into believing an accident was your fault, let us fight for you.
At Hannula Halom & Scherz S.C. we understand that a car accident can turn your life upside down. If you have been in an accident you are likely facing many complex issues. These issues include things like repair bills, lost wages, and insurmountable medical bills. Not to mention you will be forced to deal with insurance companies and their complex claims. You can bet the insurance companies have experienced lawyers on their side — you should too.
Do I have to notify my insurance company if I was in an accident?
Absolutely, notifying your insurance company is one of the first things you should do. Some insurance companies have a time limit to do this so you should do it right away to preserve your coverage.
What should I do if someone contacts me asking about the accident?
You should not discuss the accident with any insurance company other then your own. Generally, the other parties insurance company will contact you directly trying to get information about the accident. They can then use that information against you. It’s best if you don’t talk to anyone till after you have spoken to an attorney about how to protect your rights.
How do I know if I need an attorney?
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in an automobile accident chances are you need an attorney. If you’re not sure if you need an attorney we offer 100% free consultations so the best thing you can do is give us a call and we can figure it out together.
What kind of car accidents does Hannula Halom & Scherz S.C. handle?
We are experts in a wide variety of car accident related claims. These include but are not limited to:
Who is going to pay my medical bills if I was in a car accident?
That depends on a wide variety of factors. If your insurance policy has medical pay coverage then they will generally pay up to the limits of their coverage. After that it depends on a liability determination who is responsible for additional bills.
Have you been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Wisconsin? You will need to file an accident report form from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Download our helpful Checklist for motor vehicle accidents (PDF)