Wisconsin Car Crash Statute of Limitations Is Three Years
How Late Is Too Late To File A Car Crash Claim In Wisconsin?
There are many matters to take care of after a car crash: doctor visits, car repairs, scheduling time off from work and the list goes on. The very last thing on your mind may be filing a car accident claim. However, due to the statute of limitations in Wisconsin, you need to consider filing a claim sooner rather than later.
A Three-Year Statute of Limitations
Wisconsin has a three-year statute of limitations for car crash claims, two years if someone dies in the crash. That means you must file your claim within 3 years from the date of the accident in order to attempt to obtain compensation. If you miss this deadline, you become ineligible to file a claim or lawsuit at a later date, no matter the circumstances. If you are a minor, you have until your 19th birthday to file a lawsuit.
This can have devastating consequences for accident victims who may discover that they have been permanently injured, require extensive medical care, or have lost their ability to do their job because of the car accident.
Meeting with a car accident attorney shortly after the event is the best way to gauge the validity of your case within the statute of limitations time frame.
How A Car Crash Attorney Helps Victims
The earlier an accident attorney becomes involved in an accident claim, the better your chances of obtaining compensation. Wisconsin injury attorneys help accident victims advance their claims in a variety of ways, such as:
- Confidential case reviews provide insight and direction for the claim from day one.
- Legal advice from the very start of the case can help you present a comprehensive claim and avoid common mistakes.
- A trusted resource to explain the claims process and guide you through it.
- A third-party to act as your representative and intermediary when dealing with insurance companies and other parties, including the court system.
- A thorough investigation into the facts and circumstances of the accident.
- A professional analysis of your injuries and the effects on your life in order to arrive at an accurate claim amount that fully compensates you for your losses.
There is no reason not to contact an Eisenberg Law accident attorney right away. Our accident attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means they do not get paid until the claim is settled and their clients do not have to pay any upfront costs to file the claim.
It would be far worse to try and manage the process yourself only to become overwhelmed with the process or, even worse, miss the statute of limitations deadline.
When Is It Too Late To Call Eisenberg Law Offices?
Eisenberg Law Offices is here to help you recover from a car crash. If it has been less than three years from the date of your accident, contact us. We may be able to help you if there is still enough time to fully investigate the accident and build the case of a strong claim.