If you are not at fault for this injury, you may be entitled to compensation. In automobile accidents another driver’s carelessness or “negligence” may be a factor you should not overlook. If you are a passenger in a vehicle, and are injured you are likely covered by Wisconsin's guest passenger statute. You have rights to be compensated for your injuries pain, suffering, loss of income and medical bills.
Accidents can also occur in many ways – in the workplace, bites from animals, intentional injuries, reaction to a drug, or as a result of medical malpractice. Determining how, and if, you have an ability to obtain compensation can be complicated. An injury attorney at CARLSON KOECK KIRK & GRAVES can help you sort though these issues.
Yes, if you are unsure of your rights. If you have serious injuries, or are unsure about your recovery, you should consult an experienced personal injury attorney. Do so prior to giving any statements about the accident or signing any papers of any kind. You should consult an attorney as soon as possible after the injury.
Personal injury attorneys frequently handle claims on a “contingent fee” basis. That is, you owe your attorney for services only if you are successful in recovering. This makes having an attorney to advise you very affordable.
The law requires you to settle your claim or start a lawsuit, or give special notice, within specified times after your injury. How soon you need to act to protect your rights is dependent upon the person or entity that caused your injury. These “statutes of limitations” questions may be complex, and you should seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
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CHANGES IN WISCONSIN LAW RELATING TO STUDENT ATHLETES AND CONCUSSIONS
This Wisconsin Legislature enacted Wisconsin Statute Section 118.293 in April of this year, seeking to protect student athletes from the dangers of head concussions. The act applies to youth athletics and requires an athlete who sustains a concussion to be immediately removed from play and practice until evaluated by a "health care provider". This law applies to all youth sports and adds a duty to those coaches, officials and organizers of youth sporting activities. This law is similar to the WIAA rule, "When in Doubt, Sit it out". Medical concerns about concussions have changed dramatically over the past years, and lead to this enactment.