PERSONAL INJURY & WRONGFUL DEATH
Accident victims in Northeast Wisconsin have trusted Di Renzo & Bomier to settle thousands of personal injury claims for millions of dollars since 1953.
At Di Renzo & Bomier, we know that being injured in an accident is overwhelming. From undergoing medical treatment to dealing with insurance companies and to paying medical bills, it can feel as though your world has been turned upside down. Let us take care of the personal injury claims process so you can get back to focusing on what’s important – your health and healing.
Since 1953, our experienced personal injury attorneys have worked tirelessly to help accident victims and their families get the compensation they deserve. While we can’t take away physical pain, emotional trauma and financial hardships stemming from an accident that could have been prevented, we can make sure you receive the medical care and financial resources you need to be secure now and in the future.
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
We can help you file a personal injury claim following nearly any accident or injury type.
Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents
What Injuries Qualify for a Personal Injury Claim?
Neck injuries can result in nerve damage, disc damage, ruptured ligaments and fractures of the vertebrae.
The most frequent types of back injuries are strains, sprains, herniated discs and fractures. Serious injuries could require surgery.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can result in a temporary (partial) or permanent (complete) loss of motor and/or sensory function.
Head/Traumatic Brain Injuries
Injuries to the head can range from concussions to traumatic brain injuries which can result in reduced cognitive functioning, memory loss, personality and mood changes, and balance issues.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Injuries to the body’s connective tissue often involve sprains, strains, or tears of the ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
Internal organ injuries can disrupt your body’s ability to perform its normal functions and greatly impact your life.
Personal Injury Legal Services You Can Rely On
Having an experienced personal injury attorney in your corner can mean the difference between obtaining full and fair compensation and financial hardship. Here are just some of the personal injury services Di Renzo & Bomier can provide during this difficult time:
Handle all communication with the at-fault party and insurance company
Reach out to local law enforcement to retrieve your accident report
File a personal injury claim or lawsuit on your behalf
Prepare all paperwork and make sure legal procedures and deadlines are adhered to
Work with your healthcare provider(s) to understand the nature of your injury, treatment plan and future diagnosis
Recruit highly regarded medical professionals, accident reconstruction specialists, forensic experts, etc. who can help strengthen your case
Leverage evidence to prove the at-fault party was negligent/liable for your injuries
Negotiate a favorable settlement with the insurance company
Litigate aggressively in court if a fair settlement cannot be reached
What You Should Know About Wisconsin Personal Injury Laws
Most personal injury claims are subject to a three-year statute of limitations: To file a personal injury claim, you must act before the applicable statute of limitations expires. In Wisconsin, most personal injury cases are subject to a three-year statute of limitations. This means you have three years from the date of the accident to file a claim.
You can recover compensation for economic and non-economic damages: Compensatory damages are intended to compensate injury victims from what was lost due to the accident. These damages are meant to make you financially “whole” again or returned to the state you were in prior to the injury, or as close as possible.
Damages that can be negotiated in a personal injury settlement or awarded in a jury verdict include:
Reimbursement for past and future medical care expenses (ambulance costs, hospital stays, surgery, diagnostic testing, prescription drugs, medical aids and devices).
Reimbursement for work wages you’ve lost due to your inability to work. This also includes damages for your “lost earning capacity” which refers to the money you would have earned in the future had it not been for the accident.
Reimbursement for property damage including the cost to repair your vehicle, or if your car was totaled, the actual market value
Wisconsin Follows the Modified Comparative Negligence Rule: Wisconsin is a modified comparative fault state, which means you recover damages even if you were partially at fault for the accident.
Injured in a Car Accident?
Each year, approximately 30,000 accidents across Wisconsin result in injury. They can involve passenger cars, tractor-trailer trucks, motorcycles, and pedestrians and are most often caused by driver negligence, defective car parts, or dangerous road conditions due to improper maintenance.
What to Do After a Car Crash in Northeast Wisconsin
In the immediate aftermath of a crash, there are certain key steps you can take to improve your chances of recovering a fair settlement.
Call 911: Report the accident to the police. Without a police report, it can be difficult to document what happened, or even prove that an accident did occur. The first record of your injuries will be contained in the investigating police officer’s report.
Seek Medical Attention: If you were hurt in the accident, seek medical attention as soon as possible. If the police or the emergency medical personnel offer you an ambulance ride to the hospital, take it. Make sure to specify all areas where you are experiencing pain/symptoms, even if you do not believe your injuries to be serious. If you fail to seek treatment, or delay in obtaining medical attention, an insurance adjuster may suspect that you were not genuinely injured and discount your claim. Any gaps in treatment or inconsistent statements about your symptoms all raise the insurer’s doubts.
Preserve Evidence: Visual and physical evidence is key to building a successful case. If you have a camera on your phone, take pictures and/or video of the accident scene, including the position of vehicles, property damage, debris, skid marks, and your injuries.
Collect Contact Info: Retrieve contact information from the other driver/s including their name, address, license plate number and their insurance company information. If there were witnesses, gather their contact information as well.
Document Everything: Record your daily symptoms and daily limitations (how the injury has affected you physically, emotionally, professionally, socially, etc.). Keep medical bills, receipts, correspondence with insurance companies, property damage estimates, and a record of work time lost.
Report the Accident to Your Insurance Company: Even if the crash was not your fault, you need to notify your insurance company and open a claim. Be sure to never admit fault and stick to the facts when speaking with an insurance adjuster.
What NOT to Do After a Car Accident
It is always best to retain counsel prior to engaging in any contact with the insurance company.
Don’t give a recorded statement to the insurance company: Following your accident, the insurance adjuster may ask you to give a recorded statement. Insurance adjusters are trained to get you to say something incriminating that could devalue or ruin your claim. You have the right to decline and say you would like to speak to an attorney first.
Don’t accept the first settlement offer: An insurance adjuster will often tease a “take it or leave it” offer. Don’t fall for it. They are most likely low-balling you and getting you to settle for far less money than what you should receive. The true nature and extent of your injuries will not be known so soon after your accident. Let Di Renzo & Bomier calculate the true value of your claim to get you the maximum amount you are entitled to.
Don’t sign a medical authorization release form: If you sign these documents, you are giving the insurance company access to your entire medical history, not just information related to your current injury.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney You Can Trust
If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one due to someone else’s wrongful conduct, you may be entitled to recover financial damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call (920) 725-8464 or (800) 725-8464 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer at Di Renzo & Bomier.
Di Renzo & Bomier: We’re Here for YOU.