What to Do When You’ve Been Injured in a Wisconsin Car Accident
After a car accident, your primary focus should be on recovering from your injuries. For more than 30 years GCW has handled car and truck accident cases from minor, low impact collisions, to major, catastrophic damages. We will represent you and take care of everything from insurance issues to medical bills, and in some case a variety of other needs:
- Severe injuries
- The need for extended medical treatment
- A need for long-term or rehabilitation care
- Spine and back injuries
Over 110,000 people in Wisconsin are involved in car collisions annually, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. These crashes result in an average of 40,000 severe injuries and 600 tragic deaths every year. The causes are vary, but more and more crashes are caused by distracted driving.
Our Car Accident Lawyers Will Take Care of You
Our experienced car accident attorneys provide excellent injury representation against any type of car crash, including:
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driving crashes, including texting or other reckless behavior
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck crashes caused by driver negligence or faulty truck maintenance
At GCW, helping injured victims obtain fair compensation has been the basis of our careers, which include decades of experience in dealing with insurance companies. Insurance companies know our reputation for being tough, professional, and working diligently to get the best outcome for our clients possible.
The majority of our cases are referred to us by word of mouth and by other lawyers and judges throughout Wisconsin. We let our experience speak for itself. If you need help, call our offices today for a free consultation and review of your case.
- Madison: 608-833-2632 or toll-free at 888-357-7661
- Milwaukee: 414-7787-0700 or toll free at 888-357-7661
- Eau Claire: 715-839-9500 or toll free at 888-357-7661
Car Accident FAQ
I was involved in a car accident, what should I do?
2) Next, you should open a claim with your auto insurance carrier and the other driver’s insurance carrier. If the other driver’s insurance company calls, which they will, wanting a statement—do not give them one. You are not obligated to. If you have been injured, first seek the representation of an attorney before ever providing a statement to the other person’s insurance company.
3) Finally, call Gingras, Cates & Wachs for a free, no risk case consultation.
Will the person who caused my car accident injury be punished?
What is negligence when it comes to car accidents?
What if a person dies from car accident injuries before bringing a lawsuit?
Do I still have a claim if my health insurance paid my medical bills?
Do I have the right to bring a lawsuit after a Wisconsin car accident?
- You are the parent or legal guardian of a child. If you have legal custody of a child under age 18, then you may be able to pursue a lawsuit on behalf of your child to get your child fair and just compensation for his or her injuries.
- Your loved one died in the accident. If your spouse is tragically killed in an accident, then you have the right to bring a claim for the loss of your spouse. In addition, unless a will or other legal document dictates otherwise, you can also bring a claim on behalf of your deceased spouse’s estate for funeral and burial expenses as well as for any conscious pain and suffering that they endured. Juggling everything after someone has been killed can be overwhelming and the lawyers at GCW can help get you through the tough times.
Car Accident Case Results
- $3.75 million to a developmentally disabled man who was rendered a paraplegic in a van / semi accident
- $1.22 million to a widow for the death of her husband in a car / truck accident
- $750,000 to a law enforcement officer and his family in a negligent entrustment case resulting in severe injuries to the officer
- $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
- $135,000 settlement in a bike / car accident
- $1.3 million dollar settlement for the family of a businessman killed in an auto accident
- $1.1 million dollar settlement for a client badly injured by a drunk driver
- $1.3 million dollar settlement for a couple injured in a trucking accident
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