Eau Claire and the surrounding area is home to nearly 200,000 people. With a population of this size, car accidents are an unfortunate reality of life. High-traffic highways and roadways such as Interstate 94, U.S. Route 53, Clairemont Avenue, and Hastings Way are common locations for accidents.
Our Eau Claire car accident lawyers know that an auto accident injury can have lasting consequences. If you have been seriously injured in a car crash in Eau Claire or a surrounding area, our attorneys can help you deal with insurance companies, pay for medical bills, and secure the compensation you deserve.
Whether you are a permanent resident or a temporary visitor, you need an attorney who will put you first. At Bye, Goff & Rohde, our lawyers take the time to listen to you and your unique situation.
When you schedule a free car accident consultation, we will even come to your location in Eau Claire, Menomonie, Wausau, Chippewa Falls, or any other surrounding area. And, if you choose to let us represent you, you will owe us nothing unless we win your case or obtain a settlement on your behalf.
For a free and confidential consultation with a car accident attorney in Eau Claire, call (534) 202-5404 or contact us online.
Determining the Cause of Your Accident
Our attorneys will work to determine why this happened to you.
Common causes of automobile accidents include:
- Cell phone use or texting while driving
- Reckless driving
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Drinking and driving
- Improper vehicle maintenance
Whatever the cause of your accident, our auto accident lawyers in Eau Claire will get to the bottom of it and ensure the facts come to light in order to hold the responsible party accountable.
Common Car Accident Injuries
If the harm was only to your vehicle, you could easily get your life back on track. However, when an injury is involved, the consequences can linger for months or years – sometimes even a lifetime.
Injuries from car accidents can involve:
You face a long road of medical expenses, prescriptions for medication, lost wages, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. Our attorneys want to be by your side to help.
What Damages Can I Recover After a Car Accident?
If you have been injured in a car accident in Wisconsin, you may be entitled to recover damages for the losses you have suffered.
Generally, there are three main categories of damages that may be recoverable:
- Special (Economic) Damages: Damages that can be easily quantified, such as medical expenses or lost wages from time away from work due to the injury. Medical expenses can include past and future costs associated with your injury, such as hospital stays, surgery, medication, doctor visits, and physical therapy sessions. Lost wages refer to the earnings you missed due to your inability to work because of the injury.
- General (Non-Economic) Damages: General damages are more subjective than special damages, including pain and suffering and emotional distress caused by the accident. These damages are designed to compensate individuals for their physical or mental anguish from the accident. Additionally, if a loved one has died due to an automobile accident in Wisconsin, wrongful death compensation may also be available for surviving family members.
- Punitive Damages: Punitive damages may also be available under certain circumstances when the defendant’s conduct is found to be particularly egregious or reckless. Punitive damages are intended to punish a defendant for their behavior rather than awarding compensation to the plaintiff.
Our team will analyze your case, consulting with all relevant medical experts, law enforcement personnel, and witnesses in reviewing available evidence. Once we know everything about your case, we can help you determine what compensation you are entitled to.
We always fight for maximum compensation and won’t accept low settlement offers that don’t pay you what you are rightfully owed.
Call our Eau Claire car accident attorneys at Bye, Goff & Rohde today at (534) 202-5404 or contact us online for a free consultation.
Why Choose Bye, Goff & Rohde?
We Are Board Certified Specialists
Our Eau Claire car accident lawyers at Bye, Goff & Rohde have been serving the area for nearly 50 years. We have a reputation for not allowing insurance companies to take advantage of our clients.
We are proud that all our partners are Board Certified by The National Board of Trial Advocacy, an honor only three percent of lawyers achieve. We strive to get results for our clients, and you can feel confident in our ability to represent you.
We Are Committed to Getting the Best Result
Recovering after an accident takes patience and determination to persevere through the pain. We understand that kind of determination and demonstrate the same commitment in the representation we provide to our clients.
Our team stays in the fight when other lawyers are eager to settle. We work to get you the compensation you deserve to put your life on course again.
We Will Review Your Case for Free
Let us set up your free consultation today. An Eau Claire car crash lawyer from our team will hear you out and give you an honest assessment of your case. There’s no obligation, and our attorneys are patient and empathetic to your situation.
We believe you deserve nothing but the best representation.
How Do You Prove Fault in a Car Accident?
To have a case, you must prove that the other party involved in your accident was negligent. Wisconsin is an at-fault state, meaning when someone is injured in a car accident, the at-fault party is responsible for paying damages to the injured person.
Under Wisconsin law, these damages include special (economic) and general (non-economic) damages such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and/or loss of enjoyment of life.
Wisconsin follows a modified comparative negligence law, which means that fault for an accident can be assigned to multiple parties, and any damages awarded will be reduced by the percentage of the responsibility attributed to each party.
For example, if both parties are found to be at fault in a car accident, and the plaintiff’s degree of negligence is 40%, then the plaintiff would only be entitled to recover damages equal to what would have been awarded minus 40%.
If you are found to be more than 51% at fault for the car accident, you cannot collect damages from the other party.
To determine who is at fault, evidence such as eyewitness accounts, photographs from the scene, police reports, and vehicle damage are used. Medical records and expert testimony may also be necessary in some cases.
What Is My Car Accident Case Worth?
When determining the value of a car accident case, every situation is different and must be evaluated on its unique aspects. We have experience representing clients in various car accident-related personal injury cases.
The value of such cases depends on numerous factors, including but not limited to the following:
- The severity of your injuries
- Losses suffered due to the accident
- The intangible consequences of your accident, like loss of consortium or pain and suffering
- Any long-term medical costs associated with your injuries
- Whether or not any third parties, such as mechanics or car manufacturers, can be found liable for your injury
When you schedule a free consultation with our car accident lawyers in Eau Claire, we can evaluate the specific circumstances of your collision and help you determine the potential value of your car accident claim.
Our team has extensive knowledge in this field and will carefully review all relevant evidence from the accident and assess your circumstances to develop an appropriate strategy and understanding of what to expect from your case.
"They Took Care of All of the Details"
They took care of all of the details of my complex case allowing my family and I to recover our health without having to worry about all of the insurance companies and hospital bills.- Steve