Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
If you have lost a family member or suffered injuries as a result of another person’s negligence or misconduct, you could be legally entitled to compensation for your loss. To learn more about your right to damages, contact our firm to schedule a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney for straightforward solutions that will work for you.
Basic Information About Personal Injury Litigation
The personal injury lawyers of Kaminski & Pozorski represent people who have been hurt in accidents of all kinds in northeastern Wisconsin. We advise people with injuries ranging from soft tissue trauma to severe and disabling brain or spinal cord damage. We also advise people with wrongful death claims under Wisconsin law. Contact our office in Manitowoc for a free consultation about your potential claims for damages following a car accident, injury at work, or dangerous product mishap.
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Each of the four attorneys at Kaminski & Pozorski is a native of Manitowoc, and for 40 years our law firm has helped people from Door County to Sheboygan and Fond du Lac resolve serious accident claims and complex insurance disputes related to coverage and policy limits. Contact our office for a free consultation about the best ways to protect your interests following an auto accident, a motorcycle crash, or an injury on the job.
An important advantage of working with Kaminski & Pozorski on personal injury claims is our experience with the ways insurance companies work to minimize their payment on your loss. We can anticipate these tactics and develop your damages demand so as to protect you from inadequate settlement offers and attacks on your right to recover payment. Contact us in Manitowoc to learn more about the scope of our personal injury practice.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents cause the loss of property, health, time, and even life. Such accidents have a variety of possible causes, including driver error, negligence, manufacturing defects and dangerous weather. No matter what the specific cause or result, a crash can turn a normal day into a prolonged struggle. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer about your motor vehicle accident case can help you sort out your rights, your options and your future. Contact Kaminski & Pozorski in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, today to schedule a consultation with an attorney.
At-fault, negligent and aggressive drivers
When you have been in an auto accident, you may have a sense of who caused it. Issues of fault, however, can be complicated by who acted and which laws governed the situation. If the other driver was negligent, you may have to prove that the driver breached a duty of care to you and that the breach caused your damages. The assistance of an attorney is immensely valuable at this time, whether you are battling an insurance company, seeking compensation for your injuries, or defending yourself in court.
Actions on the part of either driver that may have contributed to the accident include:
- Failure to stop at a red light or stop sign
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failure to compensate for dangerous weather or road conditions
- Driving above or below the posted speed limits
- Driver distraction caused by a cell phone, passenger, radio, or another source
- Failure to obey traffic laws regarding turn signals, rights-of-way, and other rules
Sometimes the at-fault driver is more than merely negligent; he or she may have acted recklessly or even intentionally. A reckless driver acts with “conscious disregard” for the probable consequences of his or her actions. Road rage incidents often involve reckless behavior, and they can escalate into intentional behavior. Road rage in particular can be extremely dangerous, leading to both injuries and criminal charges. Generally, aggressive drivers are a serious threat to safety because excessive speeding, cutting off other drivers, and taking other risks can easily result in injury-causing or fatal accidents.
Drunk driving can lead to both criminal charges and a civil lawsuit against the intoxicated driver. Additionally, the business that sold alcohol to a drunk driver may be held liable if it served the driver when he or she was visibly intoxicated. This is known as “dram shop liability.” Dram shop liability does not, however, take any responsibility away from the driver who drove while intoxicated. If you have been in an accident involving alcohol or drugs, seek the help of a personal injury attorney who will explain your legal options.
Auto accidents not caused by the drivers
Sometimes, no matter how carefully you drive, you cannot avoid an accident. In certain cases, a vehicle’s manufacturing or design defect causes an accident or makes it worse. This might happen if, for instance, the brakes on your car fail or the airbag does not deploy when it should. The law of products liability applies in this situation, protecting consumers when products create an unreasonable risk of harm. If a product defect caused your injuries, you may have a case against the designer, manufacturer, or distributor of the product.
Another responsible party could be a mechanic or technician who improperly repaired a car that caused an accident. Both the mechanic and his or her employer could be liable in such a case.
Poorly maintained roads, messy and confusing construction, unclear signage, improperly designed roads, and similar problems could also contribute to an accident. Government entities are typically responsible for the roads and highways, so they might be liable for accidents caused by the above factors. Special rules apply to lawsuits against government entities, and a lawyer will be able to explain them in detail.
Contact a personal injury attorney
It is important to take prompt action when you have been in a motor vehicle accident. This will help you preserve your rights and seek proper compensation for your injuries. Contact Kaminski & Pozorski in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, to schedule a consultation with an experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer.
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