I am sorry to hear about your injury. I agree that it would be a good idea to consult with an experienced trial lawyer in Wisconsin who focuses on represeing injured people. Many attorneys will provide a free initial consultation. He or she will be able to help you understand your rights and options, including whether you may have a claim under your own auto policy. Best wishes to you.
Yes, you need a lawyer to make an uninsured motorist claim. Your own insurance provides uninsured motorists' coverage to protect you when injured by the negligence of a driver who does not have insurance. Feel free to call me.
You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. Your uninsured motorist insurance carrier is not your friend. Do not rely on them to do the right thing. Speak with an attorney.
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