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Eau Claire Personal Injury Attorneys

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident and need answers, call the Eau Claire Personal Injury Attorneys at Lein Law Offices. We are a team of attorneys who help people understand their rights after an injury, and our law firm can assist in recovering compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, as well as emotional distress.

Our lawyers specialize in personal injury law in Western Wisconsin. We have a track record of maximizing compensation for injury victims, and we have over 50 years of personal injury law experience. With Lein Law Offices, you can be sure that your case will be taken seriously, with compassion and a keen understanding of insurance company settlements and litigation if your injury ends up in a courtroom. 

Eau Claire Personal Injury Attorneys

Lein Law Offices
Address: 1101 W. Clairemont Ave Suite 1E7, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Types of Personal Injury Claims

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Why Do You Need An Eau Claire Personal Injury Lawyer?

Personal injury cases are highly complex in proving there was negligence by another party. It takes a solid legal team to fight for your rights and get you the rightfully owed compensation. A personal injury attorney and take you through all of your options. In most cases, the case settles out of court with the insurance company, covering medical expenses, lost wages, and any damages to property. Not all cases result in a lawsuit; most of the time, a personal injury case will settle before ever seeing a courtroom.

But, this does not mean you should try and handle it alone; in fact, you shouldn’t try to make a legal claim without legal advice from an experienced personal injury attorney. This is especially true if you have suffered serious injuries.

Dealing with insurance companies is never easy. Insurance companies will not be forthcoming about what they are liable for and how much money you may receive for your injuries or property damage loss. It is crucial to have an Eau Claire personal injury lawyer on your side who can help guide you through filing a personal injury claim against another party so that you know exactly where to focus and how to recover financial compensation for your injuries.

What Is The Process For Seeking Compensation?

These are the steps we will go through together:

  • Initial Free Consultation (Phone, Video, or in-person)
  • Investigation
  • Case Evaluation – Determine Compensation
  • Filing the Insurance Claim
  • Filing the Lawsuit for your Injury

Personal Injury Damages

Economic Damages or Special Compensatory Damage

Special damages compensate for the monetary expenses incurred because of an injury. These are unique to the individual victim and vary significantly from one party to the next, depending on their circumstances.

  • Medical Bills, Medical Costs (Past, Present, and Future)
  • Lost Wages / Lost Income (Past, Present, and Future)
  • Medication Costs
  • Assisted Devices (Wheelchairs, Crutches)
  • Damages to Property
  • Physical Rehabilitation

Non-Economic Damages or General Compensatory Damages

General damages are meant to compensate an injury victim for both tangible and intangible losses. The most common type of general damage is pain and suffering, which compensates individuals in the form of money or medical care when they have experienced physical harm that has caused a long-lasting emotional response like anxiety, depression, fearfulness, or chronic stress.

General damages can also include property loss if someone’s injury results in them losing their job due to lost wages as well as out-of-pocket expenses incurred during treatment, such as paying for medication not covered by insurance programs.

  • Pain and Suffering (Physical Pain)
  • Loss of Consortium (Death of a Family Member)
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages in personal injury are only awarded to an injured plaintiff when the wrongful behavior of the defendant was despicable or reprehensible. These acts may include aggravated battery, sexual assault, fraud that causes widespread financial harm, which is a common scenario where punitive damages are awarded to the injured victim.

Wrongful Death Damages

A wrongful death claim provides damages intended for surviving family members and loved ones. The most common wrongful death damages include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Cost of hospitalization from the accident
  • The emotional distress of the surviving family members;
  • The loss of financial contribution;
  • The loss of service and support;
  • Loss of consortium or companionship

Common Types of Accidents & Injuries in Personal Injury Lawsuits

The most common types of personal injuries cases include the following:

  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Lacerations, Cuts, Bruises
  • Broken Bones & Fractures
  • Broken Hip
  • Amputations
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Common Types of Accident Cases We Handle

  • Car Accidents – If you have been injured in a car crash, you have the right to a personal injury claim even if the accident was partially your fault.
  • Motorcycle – If you have been the victim of an accident on your motorcycle, you are far more likely to suffer serious injury, besides road rash, head and neck injuries, and even wrongful death.
  • Trucks and Commercial Trucks – Whether you have been the victim of an SUV accident, or a commercial truck, being hit by a truck is a traumatizing experience. We can help you recover medical costs.
  • Drunk Driving – DWI / DUI – is a serious issue, and being hit by a drunk driver.
  • Slip and Fall – If you have been injured due to ice, slippery conditions, faulty construction, or obstacles, you may have a right to recover compensation in a Premises liability claim.
  • Dog Bite and Animal Attacks – When someone else’s pet attacks someone, and it leads to injuries, you are entitled to compensation for that injury.
  • Burns & Explosions – Burns and explosions can happen anywhere at any time. A mishap at a fireworks display, a food truck on a hot day, if you have been hurt by equipment that was misused, or in the event of an accident, we know how serious and life-changing these injuries can be.
  • Sport & Trampoline Injuries – If you have been a victim of faulty sporting equipment, a trampoline, a hoverboard, you may have a right to sue.
  • Dangerous Defective Products – Over the years, we have seen defective products such as the Takata Air Bag. Still, there are many dangerous and defective products on the market for US consumers, even faulty ladders; if a product injures you, it’s best to talk to a lawyer about your injury to see if it is something worth pursuing.
  • Agriculture and Farm Equipment Injury – Whether you are the farmhand, an employee, or even the owner of a farm and you have been injured by equipment on that property, you may be entitled to a personal injury claim.
  • Industrial Accidents – Industrial accidents can be caused by many different factors and have a wide range of effects.
  • Workplace Violence – What is workplace violence? Does your employer provide protection for you against assaults on the job?
  • Work-Related Injuries – Work-related injuries are relatively common. They can be accidental or caused by the negligence of an employer. If you were injured on the job, it is important to understand your legal rights and remedies when dealing with workers’ compensation and Wisconsin Law.
  • Workplace Accidents – Many times, there are preventable accidents that were caused by supervisors who pushed the task too far.
  • Product Liability – Dangerous products exist, like Round-up weed killer, and now with technology self-driving or autonomous cars. Having a product liability or an experienced Mass Tort lawyer in Eau Claire can help you recover damages from defective products.
  • Medical Malpractice – We put special trust into medical facilities, doctors, and nurses. But, when you are injured due to a negligent doctor or hospital, you need a medical malpractice attorney who has experience dealing with healthcare professionals who may rise to the level of malpractice.
  • Mass Torts – It’s important to know that the definition for “Tort” is an injury caused by the negligence of another person or party in the simplest legal terms. When many people suffer from that negligence, it is what is known as a Mass Tort.

How Long do I have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

Three years according to Wisconsin Statutes section 893.5. Every state has a statute of limitations that governs the legal aspect of time that is allowed to make a claim. Wisconsin follows the comparative fault system for personal injury cases, which means that you may still be entitled to a claim if you are partially to blame for the injury.

Determining Negligence in Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury cases can be difficult to win because plaintiffs are required to prove that the defendant acted negligently. But if they do, then a finding of negligence will follow and result in an award for damages according to certain circumstances.

A plaintiff must prove four elements when seeking compensation:

  1. The defendant owed them a duty of care;
  2. They breached this duty through their actions or lack thereof;
  3. There was some form of damage as a consequence- tangible property, emotional distress/pain, and suffering (or both);
  4. Finally, it is up to you whether these factors meet your expectations for justice – which may not always happen!

We Can Calculate the Value of Your Personal Injury Case

There are so many factors that go into a personal injury case; which include:

  • How many days did it take to recover?
  • How much time have you missed from work?
  • Whether you are still able to work
  • Your emotional state after the injury
  • Whether you lost a loved one
  • Your Independence, mobility, and day-to-day functional capacity
  • The economic and non-economic damages
  • The nature of your losses

To understand the value of your personal injury case, we can only encourage you to seek the legal advice of a personal injury lawyer and then retain a lawyer. The calculators you see on websites never paint a clear picture and are used just to get you to visit them.

Will My Case Go to Court?

A good majority of personal injury cases do settle out of court or pre-trial, depending on the injuries’ seriousness. The higher the award or settlement, the more likely it is that you will have to go to court to sue for your right to compensation.

How Much Does An Eau Claire Personal Injury Attorney Charge?

All fees with our personal injury practice are based on a contingency fee. That means if we decide to take your case, you pay nothing unless we win. But, what you get for that percentage is worth it.

  • Background searches
  • Retention of private investigators
  • Preparation of medical summaries
  • Consultation with and retention of expert witnesses
  • Administrative fees
  • Court filing fees
  • Service of Process
  • Bonds
  • Site inspections
  • Evidence preservation
  • Reporter and transcription fees
  • Translator fees
  • Deposition transcripts
  • Production of exhibits
  • Jury fees
  • Trial presentation assistance
  • Travel expenses
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Forensic Engineering Services
  • 3D Scanning, Analysis, and Presentation

Eau Claire Law Firm Legal Representation

Our law firm has over 30 years of experience in personal injury cases and recovering compensation for people injured throughout Wisconsin. We can guide injury victims through the legal process.

If you live in Eau Claire, or the nearby cities of Rice Lake, River Falls, New Richmond, or Menominee, we want to hear from you. We offer a free case evaluation by phone, video call, remote, or at our business office location.

Why Choose Lein Law for your Personal Injury Case?

Our dedication to helping those injured in accidents has given us a reputation for success and results throughout the state of Wisconsin. With our local personal injury lawyers near you, you can rely on us to get fight for maximum compensation.

  • We have over 50 years of experience in Personal Injury Claims
  • We are not intimidated by high-profile situations or large corporations
  • We have the combined network and resources of a large-scale firm
  • We have some of the best litigators and negotiators Wisconsin has to offer

It is important to find the right legal team or attorney in Eau Claire, for your personal injury case. It takes a specialized attorney dealing in injury to represent your best interests and one who understands Wisconsin Law.

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