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Injured? Madison Law Firms Recommend Taking Legal Action Soon After The Injury
Personal injury cases can take a long time to wrap up, which is one reason Madison law firms urge quick action once an injury occurs. Take the recent case from Staten Island, where a high school student suffered broken bones after being thrown to the ground by the school’s assistant dean. The case took five years to resolve, and never even went to trial. The settlement came just days before the trial was set to start.
A $400k Settlement For The Student
The story starts five years ago when a Staten Island student was involved in an altercation in the school. An assistant dean tried to break up the fight, throwing the student to the ground in the process. This led to the student breaking bones and a lawsuit for $400,000 was filed against the city. Nearly five years later, the city decided to settle and the student was awarded the full $400,000.
The case demonstrates just how long it can take for a personal injury situation to get resolved. Five years is not an unusual amount of time and had the city not settled, this particular case could have gone on even longer.
There can be a tendency among people to delay filing a personal injury lawsuit in the hopes that insurance will be enough to cover their medical expenses, but in many cases insurance is not enough to cover all expenses. Insurance also does not provide any compensation for suffering or long-term consequences of the injury. Legal action does.
Wisconsin Personal Injury Actions Are Limited By A Statute Of Limitations
Another reason not to delay taking action is related to the state’s Statute of Limitations. Most personal injury cases in Wisconsin must be filed within three years of the injury occurrence or the victim waives his or her right to file a lawsuit. That means if you wait longer than three years to file the lawsuit, it will be denied by the court. Once that happens, your chance of receiving compensation for injuries is non-existent.
Madison Law Firms Can Help You Evaluate Your Options
If you’re not sure if you have a case, if you should file, or even how to file a personal injury lawsuit, contact Eisenberg Law Offices for a free consultation. Our personal injury attorneys will carefully review the facts of the case and advise you of your options. You may be eligible for compensation due to pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, medical expenses, emotional distress, or even wrongful death. The only way to find out is to arrange a consultation. Call 608-256-8356 to discuss your situation.