There are more than 80 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in Wisconsin. Their services range from research and development to organ regeneration to skin grafts for burn victims to creating over-the-counter drugs. Companies like this are liable to attract lawsuits – big lawsuits – because people get hurt during a sport or injured during car accidents. It's only natural, because we're human. We take the wrong dose of a medicine, for instance, or we don't listen to our doctors' instructions, or a spinal implant starts to degrade. Then we want compensation, and then we turn to the source to begin a lawsuit. And that is where we come in. Whatever happens during that next series of steps, if you need assistance for your personal injury case, Enjuris can offer guidance.
This is where you’ll find the Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (which are also known as damage caps), and other important information.
In Wisconsin, you have three years to bring a personal injury and six years for a property damage claim. That means you have three years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.
The first meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free. (Note that other legal specialties, such as traffic law or constitutional law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will receive a third of the eventual reward, plus whatever office expenses they incur along the way.
If your case proceeds to trial, that percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't determined by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.
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There are many issues you can solve without the help of an attorney. If you don't know where to start, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.