Personal Injury Claims

Madison Personal Injury Attorney

What You Need to Know About Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Wisconsin

A personal injury can occur when an injury results from another person's negligence, recklessness, or failure to act in a manner in which they had a legal duty to act. Attorney Stangl aggressively and thoroughly fights for injury victims and handles a variety of different personal injury claims.

Attorney Stangl will work closely with you to ensure the initial visit is convenient for you no matter where you are located. Representation is delivered on a contingent fee basis. That means you will not owe us attorney's fees unless we collect money damages.

Our firm carefully chooses cases to ensure that the requisite time and energy can be dedicated to move the case toward trial or settlement. Depending on the size and complexity of the case(s), we may consult and work with other law firms on a co-counsel or referral basis. If you or someone you love has been injured because of someone or some other entity's negligence, be aware that what you say and do can help protect your rights during this difficult time.

How to Prepare for a Successful Personal Injury Case in Wisconsin

The following advice can help enhance your chances of success following a personal injury.

  • Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions, which may or may not include taking various medications or restricting your involvement in certain activities.
  • Be aware that what you say to others, if found out by the insurance company, can be used against you.
  • DO NOT discuss your case with a claims representative or any other person but a competent attorney.
  • Inform your doctor or healthcare provider of all complaints you have regarding injuries and the pain you may be experiencing in great detail.
  • Photograph damaged vehicles, accident sites, and physical injuries if possible.
  • It is a good idea to take multiple pictures over time, including pictures of you wearing any medical appliance, such as a cervical brace, cast, sling, etc.
  • Keep a record of lost wages and time off of work.
  • Keep a daily log of how the injury has affected you. This should include limitations on your lifestyle, physical activities, lost work, and any pain and suffering you are experiencing.

Common Personal Injury Situations and How to Handle Them

Motor Vehicle Accidents

For those involved in motor vehicle accidents, following the following steps are essential.

  • Make sure everyone involved is okay.
  • Determine whether or not a 911 call is necessary. If so, call the emergency services as soon as possible.
  • DO NOT discuss your coverage limits or admit any fault for the accident.
  • Exchange insurance information and obtain names, phone numbers, and contact information from everyone at the scene.
  • Take photos of damaged vehicles, the accident scene, and any obvious injuries if at possible.
  • CALL your insurance agent and contact Stangl Law Offices, S.C.

Medical Malpractice

A physician, nurse, or other licensed professional has a legal duty to use the degree of care, skill, and judgment required in their practice areas as others would exercise in the same or similar circumstances.

Any medical professional failing to conform to this standard is negligent. If you believe you have been harmed by the negligence of a medical or other professional, please contact us immediately for a free, no-obligation case consultation.

Pharmaceutical Litigation

Many pharmaceutical drugs have been shown to inflict bodily harm on those prescribed to them. If you find yourself dealing with unforeseen adverse effects of medication, we can help.

  • Pradaxa
  • Antidepressants (SSRI’s)
  • Hip Implants (DePuy, Zimmer and Stryker)
  • Dialysis Products (Granuflo and Naturalyte)
  • Diabetes Drugs (Actos, Actoplusmet and Duetact)
  • Transvaginal Mesh
  • Testosterone Supplements
  • Tylenol

Drunk Driving/Wrongful Death

A wrongful death action is a claim against a person, entity, or a company who can be held liable for an individual’s death. When a tragic vehicle accident robs the life of your loved one, there is simply no amount of money that can bring him or her back or relieve the pain and anguish you are suffering. But you are entitled to compensation for funeral expenses and other damages you and your family have incurred as a result of the unexpected death. The elements which must be present to win a wrongful death case are:

  • The death of a human being;
  • Death being caused by the negligence of a person or legal entity, and
  • Damages to the surviving family as a result of the death.

Attorney Stangl has over 30 years’ experience defending alcohol and drug related traffic offenses in Wisconsin. This experience is an invaluable asset in civil lawsuits against drunk drivers where injuries and/or death(s) were caused by the drunk driver’s negligence.

Sexual Assault

If you or someone you love has been the victim of a sexual assault or impermissible sexual touching, you may have a claim for psychological and other potential damages.

A battery occurs if a person intentionally causes bodily harm to another without that person's consent or if a person causes offensive contact with another without consent. Contact Attorney Stangl for a free, confidential, no-obligation case consultation.

“Hands down, Pat Stangl and his staff at Stangl Law Offices are the best in the business. His approach to your individual rights and legal defense are outstanding to say the least. I’ve asked Attorney Stangl to represent me in times of chaos, always resulting in an excellent outcome. People hire attorneys in times of fear and desperation. Pat’s personal, 'hands on' approach with his clients make our experiences with the judicial system quick and painless to say the least. I’ve referred many clients as well as personal friends to Stangl Law Offices, all ending with great results. I’ll continue to do so. Thank you Pat.”

Andy Subka

If you’ve been charged with a crime in Wisconsin, contact Stangl Law Offices for a free 10-minute consultation to explore options for your defense.