Motor Vehicle Accidents FAQ

Nobody expects to get into a car crash or motorcycle accident. In the shock of the aftermath, accident victims and their families face plenty of unknowns. Here are general answers to some frequently asked questions. For legal advice and guidance tailored to your specific situation, we encourage you to call us at 920-267-7048 to schedule a free consultation. You may also email us your questions.

I'm not sure who caused the accident. Could I still have a case?

Auto accidents happen in a split second. It is OK if you are not sure what happened. You should never discuss fault with the other driver after an accident — and certainly never accept some of the blame for what happened. An attorney can help collect and examine evidence to determine whether someone else is liable (responsible) for the accident.

What compensation can I receive after an accident?

Your settlement should cover the full extent of the damage of the accident. This goes beyond damage to your car and the costs of your medical bills: You may also receive compensation for pain and suffering caused by your injury, lost wages and other damages. By working with an experienced attorney, you can make sure you do not settle for less than your case is worth.

Why do I need an attorney after a car accident?

Most car accident victims have never been in an accident before. It can be valuable to have an experienced guide through the process to ensure you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to. An attorney can level the playing field by negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf and can represent you in court if necessary.

What happens if I get in an accident with an uninsured driver?

If you are hit by an uninsured motorist or injured in a hit-and-run accident, you can still seek compensation. Under Wisconsin law, all insurance policies must include uninsured motorist coverage for just this type of situation. Even if the other driver is uninsured, you should still follow the same steps we recommend you take after a car accident.

Ask Us All Your Questions At A Free Consultation

What other questions do you have? The lawyers at Belville & Brown, LLP, are here to offer answers and guidance. Email us your questions or call our Oshkosh office at 920-267-7048 for a free consultation.