WY personal injury case & accident info
Wyoming relies heavily on the mineral and tourism industries to generate revenue, but 2017 saw the expansion of its only pharmaceutical company in the state. This company makes generic prescription drugs, which in this day and age, is a huge moneymaker. Companies of this type are liable to attract lawsuits – big lawsuits – because patients don't realize the generic version is different than the regular version, that the dosage is different, or they don't listen to their doctors' instructions.
Then they want compensation, and then they 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.
Wyoming personal injury law: the basics
Wyoming statutes online
This is where you’ll find the Wyoming Statutes & Constitution. 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.
Wyoming's car accident statutes of limitation
In Wyoming, you have four years to bring both a personal injury and a property damage claim. That means you have four years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.
Accidents & injuries in Wyoming
Hiring a lawyer in Wyoming
The first meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free of charge. (Note that other legal specialties, such as housing law or commercial collections 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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Examples of personal injury cases and accidents
Personal injury cases (also know as a tort lawsuit) come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Auto accidents, medical malpractice and premises liability (slip/fall) are a few examples of the most common types of personal injury cases, but there are many more. In fact, torts are among the most common legal actions in the United States. Read more
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Law libraries in Wyoming
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.