Effective Representation For Injured Individuals in Wisconsin
No one can ever prepare you for life after an accident — the surgeries, the difficult rehabilitation, the pain management, the mounting medical bills and the inability to work. An accident can leave you with many types of injuries—not just physical wounds. As you focus on rebuilding your life, you do not need to face these challenges on your own.
Just as you turn to your family for support and to doctors for medical treatment, you should also call upon an experienced personal injury attorney to help you understand your rights and secure the financial compensation you deserve.
Trusted With The Most Serious Personal Injury Cases in Appleton and Green Bay
At Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C., we protect the legal and financial rights of accident victims in Wisconsin. Clients trust us with their complex personal injury matters because of our experience, resources and track record of success. Few law firms can match our record of success in serious accident cases, and even fewer can match the care and attention we give our clients.
Whether you’ve been hurt in a car accident or motorcycle crash, are the victim of medical malpractice and nursing home negligence or have suffered an injury due to an irresponsible property owner, our legal team can help with your case.
Additionally, our team of qualified Wisconsin personal injury attorneys can assist you if you’ve been injured by a negligent party while on foot or on a bike, or involved in boating or RV-related accidents.
Pursuing Maximum Compensation For Your Injuries
Our Appleton personal injury lawyers have won significant settlements and verdicts for many of our past clients, including numerous multimillion-dollar awards. If you were injured in an accident due to the negligence of another party, we can help you seek compensation for:
The first step in obtaining financial compensation after suffering an injury is being aware of the three types of damages a plaintiff can receive as part of an insurance settlement or personal injury verdict.
- Compensatory damages: This includes compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, loss of consortium and interference in the marital relationship
- General damages: This includes compensation for pain and suffering, disfigurement and significant scars
- Punitive damages: This includes compensation for any injury caused by the reprehensible behavior of another party
What Do Compensatory Damages Consist Of?
These damages are often the most identifiable and concrete and include compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Interference with marital relationship
An attorney can seek out a definitive amount of compensation based upon documents obtained during litigation.
What Are General Damages In A Personal Injury Claim?
General damages are less specific and not as identifiable as compensatory damages and include compensation for pain and suffering, disfigurement, and significant scars. Factors that should be considered when evaluating the value of general damages are the plaintiff’s age, occupation, income, as well as the severity and permanency of injuries.
What Are Punitive Damages?
Punitive damages are meant to punish the liable party for their negligence and include compensation for any injury caused by the reprehensible behavior of another party. The standard for obtaining punitive damages is high; these are the most difficult damages to obtain in a personal injury case.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a personal injury and is seeking compensation, do not hesitate to reach out to our office. We can help you seek compensation for these three types of damages depending on the specifics of your personal injury case.
We Can Help. Contact Us For A Free Consultation With a Green Bay Personal Injury Lawyer
After a serious accident, finding a personal injury attorney may feel like just another item on an impossibly long list of things to deal with. However, retaining a lawyer as soon as possible can actually alleviate the stress of your claim. We will handle the legal aspects of your case and help guide you on the financial complications so you can focus on more important things like your recovery.
Our Green Bay personal injury attorneys are happy to speak with you free of charge about our legal services and how we can help. We will listen to your story, answer your questions and help you understand your options to move forward. Call 920-831-0300 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. With convenient law offices in Green Bay and Appleton, we proudly serve clients all over Wisconsin.
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