Wyoming Personal Injury Guide

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.

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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 Statutes & Constitution

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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.

Wyoming's Statute of Limitations

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Accident worksheets

Your First Meeting with an Attorney
A worksheet to prepare for your first meeting with a personal injury attorney – what to bring, what they'll ask
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Documents & Evidence Checklist
Checklist of 30 items to help you prepare for making a personal injury or accident claim
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Personal Injury Attorney Interview Sheet
Worksheet with questions to ask a personal injury attorney to help determine if he or she will be a good fit for your case
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Damages/Expenses Worksheet
Damages worksheet to track expenses for your injury claim (medical treatment, property damage, lost wages, prescriptions)
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Post-Accident Journal Form
Sample accident journal/diary to help you document the effect on your daily life
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Accident Report Form
Sample post-accident report form to keep in your glove box - fill out at the scene or as soon as you can after a car accident
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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

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.