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Attorney Jeff Zarzynski

Jeffrey Zarzynski

Personal Injury Attorney Everything You Need To
Know After Being Injured
  • Thirty Plus Years of Experience
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer
  • Earned Millions For Wisconsin Accident Victims
  • "Your full recovery is the only thing you need to worry about, we'll take care of everything else."
Everything You Need To Know After Being Injured

No one plans on getting injured in an accident, yet it happens every day. Accidents can turn your life upside down, causing emotional and financial stress that is only exacerbated by your physical pain.

We believe that when you've been injured in an accident, full and complete recovery should be your only responsibility. Unfortunately, insurance companies don't always make this recovery process easy on accident victims. That's why you need a "Go To" Lawyer to help guide you through the process.

There are a few things you can do after being involved in an accident that will help preserve your right to complete physical, emotional, and financial recovery:

The very first step to recovering from an accident regardless of fault is making sure you have dependable, competent medical care. If you don't have health insurance, let us know and we may be able to help you find a doctor. Seek medical attention as soon as possible and pay close attention to your symptoms no matter how small or insignificant for two very important reasons:

First and foremost, many people who believe that they will feel better in a day or two actually end up experiencing pain for weeks, months, or even years. The longer you wait to see a doctor, the longer it will take for your injuries to heal.

Second, the value of your personal injury claim depends very much on or ability to prove through medical documentation the breadth, type, and severity of your injuries or other complaints. The longer it takes for a medical provider to document your injuries, the more difficult it will be for you to recover the full value of your claim.

Read Below for answers to common questions

Tips to Keep in Mind when Seeking Medical Attention after being involved in an Accident

What if I don't have health insurance?

Should I use my own health insurance or my auto insurance's medical payments coverage?

How long should I receive medical care?

What if my doctor doesn't seem to understand the extent of my pain?

Who should I submit my medical expenses to?

What if Bill Collectors start contacting me because the Insurance Company hasn't paid?

I have been stressed and fearful ever since the accident, what should I do?

What kind of techniques do Insurance Companies use to minimize the value of your claim?

What am I supposed to do when my automobile is damaged in an accident?

What can I expect my attorney to do for me in order to maximize the value of my claim?

Can I even afford Legal Representation?

What can I do to protect myself from unscrupulous insurance companies?

If I am in an accident that was not my fault, do I have to inform my insurance provider?

Should I speak with insurance companies that represent others in the accident?

Can passengers of a vehicle receive compensation as a result of an accident?

Is my pet eligible for compensation if they are injured in an accident with me?

How has the Internet and Social Media sites affected the personal injury claims process?

Finally, the last step you need to take towards a full and complete recovery is actually allowing an attorney to pursue your claim. The amount of compensation you are entitled to goes beyond mere property damage and medical expenses. Jeff Zarzynski is known for his ability to calculate the total value of personal injury claims. However, there is no way of determining the precise value of your claim until we know the full extent of your injuries.

Factors that affect the total value of your claim include, but are not limited to:

  • The length and degree of medical treatment.
  • Your past, current, and future medical expenses.
  • Your total out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Any lost wages and/or income.
  • The extent and/or permanence of your injury.
  • The level of pain and suffering you have already experienced, and are likely to continue experiencing.
  • The extent to which your injuries have affected your ability to carry on with the work and recreational activities you were able to perform prior to the accident (legally termed "Impaired Earning Capacity" and "Loss of Enjoyment of Life").
  • The degree to which the accident has affected your ability to relate to, and spend time with, your loved ones (legally termed "Loss of Companionship).
  • The degree to which your own negligence contributed to the accident (legally termed "Comparative Negligence").

The laws of Wisconsin do limit the amount of time you have to file a claim. For example, most cases must be filed within three years of your accident for you to receive any compensation. In case where a city, county, state or public employee is likely responsible for the condition or event that caused your injury, Notice of Claim must be filed within 120 days of the date of your injury.

Jeffrey Zarzynski is a Wisconsin Super Lawyer
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