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We follow through to maximize your compensation
With over 40 years of successful practice, our personal injury attorneys have handled thousands of cases. We know what it takes to get full value for your injuries. The insurance companies know that we come prepared and that we won’t agree to a lowball settlement.
Get the legal help you deserve
Have you been involved in an accident or suffering because of the negligence or careless actions of someone else? The experienced and highly acclaimed Wisconsin personal injury attorneys at Jerome A. Maeder S.C. law firm will care for your legal needs the way they would care for their own family’s—with the passion and dedication it takes to help rebuild your life. We understand that you deserve justice along with complete and full financial recovery for your injuries. We will use our knowledge, experience, and determination to help get you the legal and financial settlement that you deserve. We make every effort to provide you with high-quality legal counsel that you need. We know that you have suffered a life-changing accident or injury, and we will aggressively push for the justice that you deserve. You and your legal case will be handled with compassion, attention and urgency. We will get to know you and your story, and will treat you like family. Our attorneys work with you personally, handling your case themselves. You are not passed over to some paralegal representative like most mega-office law firms do.
Get the Maeder Legal Team
Don’t settle for less. Get the experienced and highly acclaimed personal injury attorneys from Jerome A. Maeder S.C. working on your behalf. To schedule an appointment to discuss your accident or injury, call us today at 800-452-8580 to set up a free initial consultation. We manage your legal matter personally
To find out more about what compensation issues need to be considered in your specific injury case, call us today at 800.452.8580 to set up a free initial consultation. We will take the time to understand the circumstances of your injury and give you our honest assessment.
Know Your Rights
Insurance companies are not your friends—even your own insurance company. If you have been seriously injured, you need someone to represent your rights. In order to receive fair and reasonable compensation for injuries, medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and other problems that injuries have brought on, you will end up dealing with an insurance company and their trained staff of insurance adjusters. The goal of the adjuster is to save the insurance company money—not give it to you. Adjusters do not have your interests at heart—even when you are dealing with your own insurance company. The decision whether to obtain an attorney is solely your decision. However, it is always best to first learn your options:
- An experienced personal injury lawyer will perform an accurate analysis of the value of your case.
- Insurance companies almost always offer much less in settlement to someone without an attorney.
- Selection of the correct attorney is the key—not all lawyers are created equal in this field.
There are many rules, requirements, and time deadlines that have to be met, and if not met can prejudice if not eliminate your claim. You will receive more money having an attorney represent you, even after the attorney fee is taken out, than you would ever receive by negotiating by yourself. Injuries can occur to anyone at any time, and often, along with the pain and suffering that may accompany those injuries comes high medical bills, lengthy rehabilitation, lost wages, and more. The law firm of Jerome A Maeder S.C. has been representing injured people and their families throughout Wisconsin for over 40 years.
Our Commitment to Our Clients
There are three basic commitments to how we serve our clients:
- It is our mission to protect you and your loved one’s legal rights.
- We are committed to keeping you informed about the progress and status of your case.
- We work solely on a contingent fee basis, and we only get paid when we recover money on your behalf. If we do not recover a settlement or successful verdict for you, you owe us nothing.
Factors to Consider
Important factors that must be considered in determining the scope and cost of your injury need to include the following items.
Pain and Suffering Compensation
The law considers compensation for your pain, suffering, and detriment to your well-being. “Pain and suffering” can also include compensation for emotional distress and mental anguish as a result of your injury. How does the pain affect your ability to do the activities of your life that give you a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction? Perhaps you enjoy hunting or fishing, and can’t now. You may want to take trips or read a book, and now find it difficult. Our experienced personal injury trial lawyers will help you assess and present these conditions so that you can receive a fair and reasonable compensation.
Medical Bills and Expenses
The law allows for compensation of past and future medical expenses for injuries caused by the negligence of another party.
Future Care Considerations
The law allows for the consideration of future expenses that you will incur and which are medically justified due to your injury. In serious injury cases, this can include the expenses in making a house, vehicle, and workplace fully accessible to you. It can also include nursing care necessary to help you live with dignity and independently of others. Future care compensation may also include the cost of medications, surgery, counseling, home and workplace modifications, retraining, and other expenses that will help you resume living your life.
Future Loss of Income and Earning Ability
The law considers compensation for wages or self-employment income which you have lost. This usually extends from the date your injury occurred until you were able to return to work. Any permanent injuries you may have suffered as the result of your injury may interfere with your ability to work and earn income—possibly for the rest of your working life. The law allows you to be compensated for your lost earning capacity. In addition, your earning ability may be hindered because opportunities which you would have been able to pursue (such as certain career choices or promotions) are delayed or compromised by the disability caused by your injury. The law allows for compensation in this as well.
Punitive damages, although not very common, can be awarded in cases where the conduct of the defendant(s) is viewed as extreme and offensive. Punitive damages are not directed at compensating you, but rather punishing the defendant for particularly blameworthy conduct. It is meant to deter the defendant, and possibly others, from indulging in similar acts again.