Personal Injury Lawyers in Madison
Life can change in an instant. Accidents happen when you least expect them to and there is no way to prepare for a tragic event.
When you or a loved one is affected by an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the shock and pain can make it hard to decide what to do next. While you focus on recovering, the personal injury attorneys at GCW in Madison can help. Whether it’s a birth injury, bike accident, a dog bite, or a car accident, GCW brings the dedication and the fight in all personal injury cases and we are ready for battle.
If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident, contact our Madison office today for a free consultation.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Farming Accidents
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Wrongful Death
- Burn Injuries
- Workers Compensation
- Defective Products
- Sexual Assault
Personal Injury FAQ
- When Should I call a personal injury lawyer?If you have been injured, it makes sense to call a personal injury lawyer to find out what rights you may have. If you believe that your injury has been caused by another person or company, you may have a right to recover compensation for the injury. Although car accidents account for many personal injury claims, many other types of preventable accidents produce injuries that deserve compensation. Examples are: falls caused by snow, ice or a defect in a walkway or stair, work-place injuries caused by defective equipment or unsafe work practices, household injuries caused by defective consumer products, fires and electrical injuries, medical errors and defective medical products such as hip replacements and mesh implants, and sexual assaults. If you have any question about your potential rights following an injury, a call to a personal injury lawyer is essential.
- When do I pay a personal injury lawyer?Some personal injury law firms, such as GCW, do not charge for an initial consultation whether by email, phone, in-person or both. After the initial consultation, the next step is often an investigation of the claim and, most firms do not charge to investigate a possible claim. After a personal injury law firm has decided to bring your claim, the firm will most often work on a contingency basis. This means that there is only a fee due the law firm if the claim is successful in obtaining compensation. If there is no recovery of compensation, there is no fee. The fee is typically a percentage of the amount of the compensation obtained. The percentage can vary by the type of claim. In addition to fees, prosecution of personal injury claims requires a law firm to spend money for investigation, court fees, transcripts and obtaining records. Most often the law firm pays these costs to be repaid by the client when the claim is resolved whether by a settlement or jury verdict. Wisconsin requires that the fee and repayment of out-of-pocket expenses be agreed upon in a written fee agreement signed both by the client and law firm.
- What should I bring with me to my meeting with personal injury lawyer?You should bring all documents in your possession that are related to your injury. For example, with respect to auto accidents, you should bring a copy of the police or incident report, a copy of your automobile insurance declaration page, photographs of your automobile, photographs of your injuries, copies of medical records for treatment related to the accident, correspondence from the insurance companies, estimates and repair records and receipts for your automobile, receipts for towing and car rental, wage loss information and your health insurance card. During your meeting, we will make photocopies of all of your documents so that you can retain a copy for your records. We will also provide you with checklists for any other information that we may need from you.
Personal Injury Case Results
- $5.3 million to the widow of a construction worker killed by an elevator in a construction accident
- $3.75 million to a developmentally disabled man who was rendered a paraplegic in a van / semi accident
- $2.5 million to a man was injured by a defective shotgun
- $1.975 million settlement in multiple product liability cases involving defective metal-on-metal hip implants
- $1.4 million to the family of an injured construction worker when a building collapsed on him
- $1.22 million to a widow for the death of her husband in a car / truck accident
- $950,000 to the family of a man shot and killed by a police officer
- $750,000 to a law enforcement officer and his family in a negligent entrustment case resulting in severe injuries to the officer
- $575,000 to a Madison man in a product liability case involving the failure of a hip implant
- $540,000 settlement in a fireplace burn case
- $500,000 to a painter who suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury in a rear-end car accident with a semi
- $500,000 settlement in a car accident that caused thoracic outlet syndrome
- $165,000 settlement in a water slide accident
- $150,000 to an elderly pedestrian who was run over in parking lot
- $135,000 settlement in a bike / car accident
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