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Milwaukee Personal Injury Lawyer  Any serious injury can be devastating and cause torment throughout various facets of your life. You may be unable to drive, work, or take care of your family. Medical treatment and therapy might consume a large part of your time, while in the back of your mind, thoughts about how you will pay for these services could be overwhelming. This situation is a common example with people who have been injured because of another person’s negligence or wrongdoing. On the positive side of things, you may be able to file a personal injury claim that allows you to recover monetary compensation for losses such as:

  • Related medical expenses
  • Therapy
  • Medication
  • Any necessary medical equipment
  • Lost wages from the inability to work
  • Loss of consortium
  • Physical pain
  • Emotional distress
  • Punitive damages

Not every type of damage will be applicable to your claim. A personal injury lawyer in Milwaukee can review the circumstances of your case to determine the type of losses you may be able to recover.

How do I know what my personal injury claim is worth?

The media often picks up personal injury claim success stories that include multi-million dollar settlements. Although possible to recover millions in damages, only a fraction of claims are actually worth this much.

In general, it is not possible to tell you the worth of your claim without knowing the factors of your case. Upon reviewing your case, a good personal injury lawyer might consider things such as:

  • The extent of your physical injuries
  • Whether or not your injuries are permanent
  • Any prospective medical needs
  • Whether you can work again
  • Your ability to resume, and enjoy, daily life
  • How your injury has affected your marriage
  • Personal property that was damaged
  • Who was at fault for the injury
  • How the injury happened
  • Whether the at-fault party has a history of negligence

Guided by this information, a Milwaukee personal injury lawyer should be able to calculate a numerical value of your claims’ worth. Typically, the more serious your injury is, the more compensation you will receive.

Caps on Personal Injury Claims

Depending on the type of personal injury claim you are filing, and the state you are filing in, there could be applicable caps on compensation. This means that regardless of how serious the injury is, or other circumstances involved, you may be able to recover up to a certain amount, and no more. For example, in Tennessee, there is an $800,000 cap on medical malpractice claims. Obviously, this might not be enough to cover you over many years of medical care and additional necessities.

An experienced personal injury lawyer understands the challenges that may arise with compensation caps and should be able to look for alternative solutions, such as filing separate claims against individual parties. He or she can also explain to you whether or not you need to be concerned about these possible obstacles.

Milwaukee Personal Injury Lawyer Is On YOUR Side!

It is not fair for you or your family to lose out on life because of another person’s negligent actions. The personal injury lawyers from our firm understand what you’re going through and are prepared to fight tooth and nail to get you the results you need and deserve. For a free case review, call a Milwaukee personal injury lawyer from Hickey & Turim today.

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