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Why accident victims and their families must act quickly

Any driver’s lapse in attention could cause a severe and deadly collision. However, these accidents do happen, but tragedy or no, to ensure compensation victims must act quickly.

Recently four people lost their lives and another is in critical condition after a pickup truck collision while the victims were picking up trash on the road. While the driver may face significant legal consequences, the victims’ families will still need to navigate a difficult system to receive just compensation for what they’ve lost.

Why talk about injury compensation after a tragedy?

There really isn’t a great time to talk about injury compensation. When an accident costs the life of a loved one, there are so many more pressing issues that their family can dwell on. Unfortunately, most states, Wisconsin included, have a statute of limitations on personal injury issues. In Wisconsin, for motor vehicle accidents that cause the death of a person, they have two years to file.

Now two years may seem like a lot of time, but life after a loss tends to move quickly. To ensure that the family gets the compensation they deserve, acting fast is essential. By delaying action, a family risks the burden of moving forward, without any financial assistance at all.

Care for your family. Let an attorney care for your case.

The judge in the criminal case for this accident declared: “You know it’s been called a tragedy – that doesn’t seem to be enough.” And if it only takes a moment for an act of service to lead to serious injuries or deaths, it can make the world feel chaotic. If you lose a loved one or are hurt in a situation like this, you do have the right to investigate your legal options and find a way to retake control of your life.

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