Understanding Wisconsin Car Accident Laws and Your Personal Injury Claim

Car crashes in Wisconsin are very common. Every year, there are: - Roughly 23,700 car crashes    involving injuries - Over 32,000 people injured in car    crashes If you’ve been injured in a Wisconsin car accident, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with how the law works. Here’s what you need to know.

Initial Steps After the Crash

- Stop at the scene (do not drive    away). - Render necessary assistance to    those involved. - Call the authorities. - Remain at the scene to give contact    details, registration, license, and    insurance information.

Wisconsin Car Accident Laws: Statute of Limitations

- You have three years after a car    accident to file a personal injury    claim. - If the accident involved a death, you    have two years.

Wisconsin Shared Fault Laws

- Shared fault laws – or modified    comparative negligence – holds all    people involved in the accident    partly liable based on their    involvement. - Drivers may only pursue damages if    they are found to be less than 50%    liable.

Damages Suffered

There are three types of damages involved in Wisconsin car accidents: - Specific damages – medical    expenses, lost wages, property    damage, etc. - General damages – pain and    suffering, loss of enjoyment,    reduced quality of life, etc. - Punitive damages – awarded for    recklessness from the at-fault party    in causing the accident.

Insurance Liability

Minimum liability for car accidents in Wisconsin are: - $25,000 for bodily injury or death - $50,000 for injury or death per    accident - $10,000 for property damage

Rules for Government Entities

- If you were injured in a car accident    involving a government vehicle, you    must send a notice to the attorney    general within 120 days. - Damages are limited to $250,000    per person.

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