"No Fault" Car Accidents for Wisconsin Drivers Yield Surprising Results
Milwaukee Auto Accident Attorneys Explain
Car accidents are always stressful, dangerous and sometimes even fatal. Many crashes, though, are just minor fender benders with minimal damage. Several states have introduced “No Fault” legislation to handle common, low impact car crashes. The main features of “No Fault” accident laws are a prohibition against suing the other driver and requiring your damages be paid for by your insurance, not the other driver’s.
These differences in personal injury laws can have surprising results. You may be injured in a vehicle accident and stuck with a “No Fault” law limiting your options to cover your expenses. Wisconsin drivers involved in car accidents in “No Fault” states should seek legal support from Samster Konkel & Safran, S.C.’s Milwaukee personal injury lawyers to get the judgment they deserve.
Wisconsin’s “At Fault” Tort System Compared to “No Fault” Laws
Wisconsin is governed by a tort system. All car accidents must have an “at fault” driver and parties injured may sue the “at fault” individual for damages. States governed by “No Fault” laws, like neighboring Michigan and Minnesota, forbid parties from suing each other.
- Some facts about “No Fault” states:
- Everybody involved in the auto accident contacts their respective insurance company for any damages to be received.
- If the insurance company only pays part of a total medical or repair bill, you are generally responsible for paying the rest and may not sue for the difference.
- There are a few exceptions to the prohibition against filing a lawsuit. They mainly focus on serious injuries and grave damages.
Samster Konkel & Safran, S.C.’s knowledgeable attorneys can help you establish whether or not your case meets the requirements for opening a case in a “No Fault” state.
When “At Fault” and “No Fault” Collide
Car accident cases are guided by the laws of the state in which the accident occurred. Wisconsin motorists involved in collisions in Michigan or Minnesota can be forced to use “No Fault” rules. The results can be devastating, especially in Minnesota where Wisconsin “At Fault” insurance may not provide any coverage. Michigan’s laws generally allow non-resident drivers to sue provided they meet a few qualifications. When involved in an incident in a “No Fault” state, do not assume you are out of luck. Contact our attorneys for the best resolution of your “No Fault” car accident.
“No Fault” Accident Consultation for No Fee
A “No Fault” accident can be a severe headache for drivers unfamiliar with the system. Money is in short supply after any car crash and the prospect of not recovering damages can be terrifying. Find out what your options are with a free consultation from our personal injury attorneys at Samster Konkel & Safran, S.C. If we determine you can file a suit in your “No Fault” crash, our representation will be on a no-win-no-fee basis. Contact us now for a free case evaluation.
Contact an experienced Milwaukee personal injury attorney at Samster Konkel & Safran, S.C. today for no win no fee legal representation!