Vehicle Cases

Milwaukee Auto Accident Attorney for Catastrophic Injuries and Wrongful Death

The attorneys at Scherr & Scherr, LLP have the knowledge, experience, and reputation you need in order to obtain maximum compensation for injuries sustained in a vehicle collision.

Experienced Automobile Accident Lawyers in Milwaukee, WI

When seeking compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages sustained as a result of a car crash or other vehicle accident, the success or failure of your claim depends greatly on who you choose as your attorney. Not only will an experienced lawyer know what steps to take and how to take them in order to give you the best chance at obtaining a significant award, but insurance companies and defense attorneys keep track of settlement and verdict records, so they know if you have a newbie or “settlement mill” attorney on your side. Our car accident lawyers have more than sixty-five years of combined experience. We are trial-tested, aggressive attorneys who get what our clients deserve.

We have obtained numerous substantial settlements and trial verdicts for our clients in cases involving serious injuries and wrongful deaths in:

Like other auto accident law firms in Milwaukee, we often focus on obtaining financial recovery for our clients through payouts under negligent drivers’ liability insurance policies. However, unlike some law firms, for us the buck doesn’t automatically stop here. We are passionate and aggressive trial attorneys, and we are not afraid to go to court to hold negligent parties directly responsible for the damages that they cause. We start each case with a careful evaluation of the circumstances involved in the accident, and this includes identifying all responsible parties and assessing their financial ability to compensate you for your losses.

Accident Law Firm for Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist Claims

Wisconsin Law requires all drivers to maintain liability insurance. However, the statutory minimum coverage amounts are quite low; and, for one reason or another, many Wisconsin residents still choose to drive uninsured.

Our Milwaukee attorneys represent clients all the time who are involved in accidents caused by underinsured and uninsured drivers. If you find yourself in this situation, we can still help you obtain compensation to help cover your expenses. While underinsured and uninsured motorist claims involve seeking money from your own insurance company, (i) insurance companies rarely make this process easy, and (ii) you need to be sure that your claim does not have an impact on your policy. We can help make sure that your insurance company treats you fairly and lives up to its obligations.

Free Consultation with a passionate Lawyer

Don’t let someone else’s negligence impact your life more than it absolutely has to. If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle collision, call today to speak with a dedicated and experienced Milwaukee lawyer about obtaining maximum compensation for your losses.

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Car Accident Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

If you have been seriously injured in an automobile accident or are grieving the loss of a family member who was in a car accident, the experienced and aggressive auto lawyers at Scherr & Scherr, LLP can help you fight for the compensation to which you are entitled. Know your rights to file a personal injury claim or wrongful death case.

Skilled and Effective Legal Representation for Car Accident Victims

Being the victim of a car accident is a complex and difficult situation. Not only must you address any emotional and physical injuries, the financial burden associated and caused by the accident, but you must also deal with an insurance company who has little interest in the outcome. Understanding when you should connect with a personal injury lawyer to help process your claim can be the difference in receiving a fair car accident settlement and limiting the emotional stress of a drawn out engagement with an insurance company. For a person injured in an auto accident caused by someone else’s negligent behavior, call the car accident attorneys at Scherr & Scherr, LLP to discuss your legal options available to fight for financial compensation.

If you have lost a loved one as the result of a car accident you may have a wrongful death case. Let the experienced lawyers at Scherr & Scherr, LLP help you during this very difficult time.

Car Accident Law Firm for Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist Claims

Wisconsin law requires all drivers to maintain liability insurance. However, the statutory minimum coverage amounts are quite low; and, for one reason or another, many Wisconsin residents still choose to drive uninsured.

Our attorneys represent clients all the time who are involved in accidents caused by underinsured and uninsured drivers. If you find yourself in this situation, we can still help you obtain compensation to help cover your expenses. While underinsured and uninsured motorist claims involve seeking money from your own insurance company, (i) insurance companies rarely make this process easy, and (ii) you need to be sure that your claim does not have an impact on your policy. We can help make sure that your insurance company treats you fairly and lives up to its obligations.

Free Consultation with a passionate lawyer

Don’t let someone else’s negligence impact your life more than it absolutely has to. If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle collision, call today to speak with a dedicated and experienced car accident attorney in Milwaukee lawyer about obtaining maximum compensation for your losses.

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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

Skilled and Effective Legal Representation for Motorcycle Accident Victims

Being the victim of a motorcycle accident is a complex and difficult situation. Not only must you address any emotional and physical injuries, the financial burden associated and caused by the accident, but you must also deal with an insurance company who has little interest in the outcome. Understanding when you should connect with a personal injury lawyer to help process your claim can be the difference in receiving a fair motorcycle accident settlement and limiting the emotional stress of a drawn out engagement with an insurance company. For a person injured in an auto accident caused by someone else’s negligent behavior, call the motorcycle accident attorneys at Scherr & Scherr, LLP to discuss your legal options available to fight for financial compensation.

If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal motorcycle accident, know your rights about a wrongful death case during this difficult time.

Common injuries associated with motorcycle accidents often include but are not limited too:

Traumatic brain injury
Neck or spinal cord injury
Road rash
Burns
Internal bleeding

Fractures and broken bones
Ligament tears
Psychiatric issues
Whiplash
Amputation
Paralysis
Death

Often it is drivers of passenger vehicles who cause the majority of car-motorcycle collisions, not motorcyclists. The common acts of negligence contribute to motorcycle accidents include the following:

  • Failing to come to a complete stop before turning right on red in violation.
  • Running a red light or stop sign without seeing the approaching motorcycle.
  • Driving while distracted, perhaps by passengers or phone use.
  • Failing to yield right-of-way to the motorcycle, particularly during lane changes.
  • Exceeding the legal speed limit on the street and, therefore, unable to avoid a collision.
  • Failing to check blind spots for motorcyclists before changing lanes.

The motorcycle accident attorneys at Scherr & Scherr, LLP can help determine the cause as well as liability of your accident.

Motorcycle Accident Law Firm for Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist Claims

Wisconsin law requires all drivers to maintain liability insurance. However, the statutory minimum coverage amounts are quite low; and, for one reason or another, many Wisconsin residents still choose to drive uninsured.

Our attorneys represent clients all the time who are involved in accidents caused by underinsured and uninsured drivers. If you find yourself in this situation, we can still help you obtain compensation to help cover your expenses. While underinsured and uninsured motorist claims involve seeking money from your own insurance company, (i) insurance companies rarely make this process easy, and (ii) you need to be sure that your claim does not have an impact on your policy. We can help make sure that your insurance company treats you fairly and lives up to its obligations.

Free Consultation with a passionate lawyer

Don’t let someone else’s negligence impact your life more than it absolutely has to. If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle collision, call today to speak with a dedicated and experienced motorcycle accident attorney in Milwaukee lawyer about obtaining maximum compensation for your losses.

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Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims

Accident Milwaukee Law Firm for Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims

Although Wisconsin law requires all drivers to maintain automobile liability insurance, many drivers choose to drive without insurance or maintain only the statutory minimum coverage amount. If you are the victim of a motor vehicle accident, caused by a driver without insurance or who maintains only the statutory minimum coverage amount, you may have an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim.

Uninsured and underinsured motorist claims are different, but related, claims that arise under your policy of automobile insurance. Within the context of an uninsured or underinsured, your automobile insurance company owes you a heightened to act fairly and in good faith in handling your claim for past and future medical expenses, wage loss and/or loss of earning capacity claim, past and future pain and suffering, and disfigurement. Should your automobile insurance company fail to act fairly and in good faith in handling your claim, e.g. failing to timely resolve your claim or improperly denying your claim, you may additionally have a bad faith claim against your automobile insurance company.

An uninsured motorist claim exists when that at-fault driver maintains no automobile liability insurance. An uninsured motorist claim arises at the time of an accident and, as such, an accident victim may have immediate contractual responsibilities to report the accident to his/her automobile insurance company. This is especially true within the context of an accident involving a hit-and-run vehicle or a “phantom” vehicle. Consequently, if you have been the victim of an automobile accident involving an uninsured driver, call the experienced accident attorneys at Scherr & Scherr, LLP for a free consultation to make certain that you fulfill your contractual obligation to report your uninsured motorist claim.

An underinsured motorist claim exists when the at-fault driver maintains automobile liability coverage which is less than the underinsured motorist coverage provided in the accident victim’s automobile insurance policy. Although an underinsured motorist claim will not arise until such time as the accident victim’s claim for past and future medical expenses, wage loss and/or loss of earning capacity, past and future pain and suffering, and disfigurement exceeds the policy limits of the at-fault driver’s automobile liability insurance, it important to have an experienced accident attorney evaluate and monitor your claim to ensure timely filing of the victim’s underinsured motorist claim. If you have been the victim of an accident involving an at-fault driver with inadequate automobile liability coverage, call the experienced personal injury attorneys at Scherr & Scherr, LLP.

BUS ACCIDENTS

Milwaukee Bus Accident Attorneys Serving all of Wisconsin

Whether as a passenger, pedestrian, or vehicle driver, if you have been involved in a serious bus accident, we understand that you have a lot to deal with. At Scherr & Scherr, LLP, we are passionate and dedicated bus accident lawyers who can help you get your life back on track.

Aggressive Law Firm for Transit Bus Accidents

We can’t think of many things that are more terrifying than being harmed by forces beyond your control. Yet, this is the reality many people face when riding on transit buses in Wisconsin. In fact, our attorneys have represented numerous individuals who have been critically injured in Milwaukee bus collisions.

If you have been injured in a transit bus accident, the types of injuries for which our attorneys can assist you in obtaining financial compensation include, but are not limited to:

  • Broken bones and soft tissue damage
  • Neck, back and spinal injuries, including resulting from “whiplash”
  • Concussions, brain damage, and other traumatic brain injuries
  • Face and eye injuries from protruding objects, broken glass and other flying debris
  • Disfigurement and permanent physical impairment
  • Strokes
  • Heart attacks
  • Trampling injuries sustained as other passengers fight to exit the bus

In addition to driver error and other common causes of motor vehicle accidents, many of these injuries are frequently the result of buses not having seat belts or having defective seat designs. As full-service personal injury attorneys, our Milwaukee lawyers will be sure to raise all viable causes of action in support of your claim for damages.

Wisconsin Legal Representation for School Bus Injuries

As much as we like to think otherwise, school buses are not immune from being involved in serious vehicle collisions. In addition, like other commercial drivers, school bus drivers can be inadequately trained, and many simply fail to exercise due care while out on the Wisconsin roadways. Please get in touch with one of our injury lawyers immediately if you or your child has been seriously injured:

  • While riding on a school bus driven by a negligent or untrained driver;
  • While riding on a school bus hit by a drunk or negligent driver; or,
  • As a driver or pedestrian hit by a school bus.

We understand how important your family’s well being is to you, and we will fight to hold responsible parties accountable for their negligent acts and omissions.

Speak with Our Attorneys in Milwaukee, WI

If you, your spouse, or your child has been seriously injured in transit or school bus accident, our Milwaukee bus accident lawyers will do what it takes to win the compensation you deserve. To get started with your case, please contact us today.

If you have lost a loved one as the result of a bus accident you may have a wrongful death case. Let the experienced lawyers at Scherr & Scherr, LLP help you during this very difficult time.

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BOAT ACCIDENTS

Boating Accident Attorney in Milwaukee

A maritime or boat accident that results in injury is a complex situation, and it can be difficult to determine if someone is liable for your injuries, medical costs and other damages. Knowing when you should contact a personal injury lawyer to handle your maritime or boat accident claim can be the differentiating factor in whether or not you are fairly compensated for your injuries.

Skilled and Effective Legal Representation for Boat Accident Victims

Having so many lakes in the Wisconsin means that the risk of getting into a boating accident is particularly high, especially during the peak summer months. Boating accidents are often caused by someone’s irresponsibility, recklessness, and negligence. This may include the driver or operator of the boat, the boat manufacturer, or the mechanic servicing the boat. Common boating accidents occur due to:

Reckless driving and speeding
Lack of experience/licensing to drive a boat
Alcohol or drug use (BWI)
Manufacture defects

Machinery/equipment failure
Improper loading
Improper anchoring

A boating accident is similar to any vehicle accident. While there is less chance of crashing into other boats, this does happen. Furthermore, drowning, propeller accidents and head on crashes are also more common when in a boat.
One of the biggest complications surrounding boating accidents is that the physical evidence can sink or be washed away.

If you or a loved one have been in a boating accident let the attorneys at Scherr & Scherr, LLP help seek the compensation you deserve. A boating accident can leave you with permanent disability and disfigurement and can even be fatal. You may be unable to work; you may incur thousands of dollars in medical expenses; and you may need to undergo extensive surgeries and reconstruction.

Boating-related accident injuries include:

Burns and lacerations
Neck and back injuries
Concussions and other brain injuries
Broken bones and amputations

Permanent disabilities
Paralysis
Drowning and wrongful death

Speak with Our Attorneys in Milwaukee, WI

If you, your spouse, or your child has been seriously injured in a boating accident, our Milwaukee boat accident lawyers will do what it takes to win the compensation you deserve. To get started with your case, please contact us today.

If you have lost a loved one as the result of a boat accident you may have a wrongful death case. Let the experienced lawyers at Scherr & Scherr, LLP help you during this very difficult time.

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COMMERCIAL VEHICLE & TRUCK ACCIDENTS

Skilled and Effective Legal Representation in Milwaukee for Commercial Vehicle & Truck Accident Victims

Unfortunately, accidents involving commercial vehicles and trucks often result in serious injuries or death. Commercial vehicles and trucks are extremely heavy and difficult to maneuver, especially at high rates of speed, or with adverse weather, or with poor road conditions. Moreover, “bottom-line” business expectations, may lead to the hiring of inexperienced and improperly trained drivers; or, cause experienced drivers to speed or drive while fatigued. Additionally, the equipment of some commercial vehicles and trucks are not regularly inspected for compliance with various state and federal safety regulations.

Some common causes of commercial vehicle and truck accidents include:

  • Inexperienced and/or improperly trained drivers
  • Driving beyond legal drive time limits
  • Overloading and/or improperly securing loads
  • Poor weather and/or road conditions
  • Damaged and/or failed vehicle equipment

If you are a victim of a commercial vehicle or truck accident, you may have suffered serious injuries and be entitled to compensation for past and future medical expenses, loss wages or lost earning capacity, past and future pain and suffering, and disfigurement. Attorney Erich Scherr is listed as a Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyer. If you have been the victim of a commercial vehicle or truck accident call Scherr & Scherr, LLP for a free consultation with an experienced commercial vehicle and truck accident attorney.

ATV and UTV ACCIDENTS

ATV and UTV Accident Attorney in Milwaukee

All-terrain Vehicles (“ATV’s”) and Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV’s) have caused death and serious injuries since people first discovered the fun of off-road driving. During a typical year in the United States, several hundred people die, and tens of thousands of people are injured, while riding ATV’s and UTV’s. Our ATV and UTV accident Milwaukee personal injury attorneys have helped countless victims who have been injured in ATV and UTV accidents.

The firm of Scherr & Scherr, LLP helped ATV and UTV enthusiast and their families obtain compensation for:

Amputation of hands, arms, feet, and legs
Asphyxiation
Brain damage
Broken bones
Facial injury

Head wound
Injury to the spinal cord
Thoracic injuries
Death

Skilled and Effective Legal Representation for ATV and UTV Accident Victims

Like motorcycle accidents, ATV and UTV crashes can be extremely dangerous because drivers and passengers of ATVs and UTVs usually operate the vehicles without the protection of bumpers, doors, or seat belts. Any ATV or UTV crash can potentially result in the victims being thrown from the vehicle and suffering from serious lacerations, broken bones, and head injuries. And because ATVs and UTVs are used off-road, it may be more difficult for emergency response personnel to reach victims after a crash.

If you, or someone you love, have been in an ATV or UTV accident, contact us for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys have a proven track record of securing compensation for injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering for our clients, and have even been able to seek restitution for the damage to the ATV. If you have lost a loved one as the result of a bicycle accident you may have a wrongful death case. Let the experienced lawyers at Scherr & Scherr, LLP help you during this very difficult time.

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BICYCLE ACCIDENTS

Bicycle Accident Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

If you have been seriously injured or are grieving the loss of a family member in a bike-vehicle accident, the experienced and aggressive bike lawyers at Scherr & Scherr, LLP can help you fight for the compensation to which you are entitled.

Skilled and Effective Legal Representation for Bike Accident Victims

Bikes and pedestrian accidents involving vehicles often result in serious injuries, and sometimes death. Aside from bike helmets – which are designed to withstand only limited impacts – bicycle riders are largely exposed and at the mercy of their motored counterparts. Although bicyclists have many of the same rights as drivers, drivers frequently fail to afford bikes the appropriate distance and respect their rights of way.

When a driver’s negligence results in a bike accident, the consequences can be devastating. The attorneys at the bicycle accident law firm of Scherr & Scherr, LLP in Milwaukee have helped numerous riders and their families obtain compensation for:

Spinal injuries
Brain injuries
Broken bones

Permanent disabilities
Other catastrophic injuries
Wrongful death

Dealing with Insurance Companies in Bike Accident Claims

With bicycle accidents, like other vehicle collision cases, it is not unusual for insurance companies to attempt to tie you down with statements that limit your ability to recover for your injuries or your loved one’s passing. The driver’s insurance company will often contact you early in the process with lots of questions about the accident. While some of these questions may seem fairly innocuous, you need to be very careful about what you say. Casual wording that can be misinterpreted or taken out of context can make it much more complicated and time consuming to obtain full compensation. As a result, we strongly believe that it is in your best interests to hire a competent accident lawyer as soon as possible following the accident. Read more about bad faith insurance practices.

Our bike accident attorneys can speak with insurance adjusters on your behalf and help you avoid making unnecessary and inappropriate statements that might harm your case. The driver’s insurance company may also ask for a medical release and other private information. Our law firm know your rights, and we will make sure that you protected.

Get Help from an Experienced Group of Attorneys

Don’t let insurance adjusters and defense lawyers take advantage of you. If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent driver, you are entitled to compensation. Our bicycle accident lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve.

If you have lost a loved one as the result of a bicycle accident you may have a wrongful death case. Let the experienced lawyers at Scherr & Scherr, LLP help you during this very difficult time.

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