Have you been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Racine? Have you lost income as your injuries have left you unable to work and earn a living? We can help.
At Cannon & Dunphy S.C., our trial lawyers have extensive experience in auto accident cases. We are dedicated to seeking the maximum possible in compensation. Our legal team can negotiate a fair settlement or take the case to court to seek justice. If you believe that your accident in Racine was the result of the negligent actions of another party, we can help you understand and exercise your right to seek full compensation.
In a recent year, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation reported 14 fatalities and 4,000 automobile crashes in Racine County at an average rate of more than ten per day. On a statewide basis, an average of almost 30,000 injury crashes occur in Wisconsin annually. Each year, more than 100 people are injured in car accidents each day in the state, with an average of more than 500 fatal crashes.
Despite advances in automobile safety, the national rate of fatal accidents has increased in recent years. This has been attributed to factors such as distracted driving (texting while driving is six times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated), failure to wear seat belts, intoxicated driving, and speeding.
A collision at 65 miles per hour results in an impact equivalent to driving off the top of a 12-story building. Certain kinds of injuries frequently come about in automobile accidents:
If you believe you have a personal injury case, you have a time limit of three years from the date of the accident or the discovery of the injury to file a lawsuit. If the accident resulted in the death of a loved one, you have a period of two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Even if another party is largely responsible for the accident, it’s possible that the defense may try to prove that you were partly responsible. If successful, this strategy will reduce your settlement to reflect the percentage of your responsibility for the accident. If you are found to be 20 percent responsible, for example, your settlement will be reduced by 20 percent. The other driver must be at least 50 percent responsible for you to be able to recover financial compensation through an insurance claim.
No matter how clear the facts of your case may seem, if they are not properly documented and presented, your chances of success can be affected. The attorneys at Cannon & Dunphy S.C. have secured more $10 million plus settlements than any other firm in Wisconsin. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is absolutely no fee unless we secure compensation on your behalf.