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Car Accidents and Personal Injury Lawsuits

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Car Crash | 0 comments

A lawsuit filed in response to a car accident in which someone is hurt is called a personal injury lawsuit. Each state has their own statute of limitations (the timeframe to file a lawsuit against the person at-fault) when it comes to personal injury claims. For those who are involved in a car accident, it is important to know the state laws regarding personal injury in order to have a successful case. In the state of Wisconsin, for example, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is three years after the date of the accident, while in the state of Colorado injured drivers only have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. When this statute of limitations is done, the plaintiff will have no legal right to file for a lawsuit.

According to the website of WK Law Firm, there is a comparative fault law when it comes to accidents. This means that in the event that both the plaintiff and the defendant has played a part in the accident, the total amount of compensation that the plaintiff will receive will b deducted by the percent of fault they contributed to the accident. When the plaintiff and defendant has not reached an out-of-court agreement, comparative fault play a major factor in negotiating a settlement. Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® also informs plaintiffs that car insurance requirements can affect the amount of compensation in a personal injury lawsuit after a car accident.

Just as with the state of Colorado, Wisconsin is also under the comparative negligence law. In the state of Wisconsin, the plaintiff should have less than 50 percent of fault in order to qualify for compensation. Consulting with a personal injury lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® would provide necessary information regarding the laws that would affect the personal injury claim, and how to get by them to have better chances of compensation awards.

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