Car Accident FAQs

What should I do after a car accident?

The top priority after a car accident is to make sure that everyone involved is safe. If anyone is hurt, call for medical help right away. If possible, move your vehicle off the road to a safer location and exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver(s). Taking pictures of the accident scene and any damage to the vehicles can also be helpful, as can notifying your insurance company as soon as possible.

Will insurance pay for a rental car during repairs?

It depends on your insurance provider & policy. Hiring a seasoned attorney will make sure you receive the most compensation for your injuries and time.

What happens if the person at fault in an accident has no insurance?

If you're involved in an accident with a driver who doesn't have any car insurance at all, you'll likely have to turn to your own insurance company to cover your losses.

How long do I have to file a car accident claim?

In Wisconsin, the time limit for filing a claim related to a car accident is three years starting from the date of the accident. It is important to file a claim as soon as possible after the accident.

Do I have to bring my car to an auto body shop approved by my insurance company?

No. Regardless of what the insurance company says you are able to bring your vehicle to be repaired at the shop of your choice.

Personal Injury FAQs

What do I do after suffering a personal injury?

First and most importantly, get proper medical attention. After you are attended to, contact a personal injury attorney and review your case. Tusler Law offers free consultations to begin your path to compensation.

When should I hire a lawyer after an accident in Wisconsin?

Immediately. Getting legal representation as soon as possible gives you the best chance of getting the full compensation you deserve. Do not risk waiting.

Do I really need a lawyer after a small accident?

Yes. Even if the injury seems small, it can have a long-lasting impact on your life. Protect yourself immediately and get a lawyer.

How much compensation will I get from my personal injury case?

There is no fixed amount people normally receive. Compensation is determined by multiple factors including the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and psychological trauma. Attorneys work to prove your damages and get you the fullest financial compensation you can receive.

How much do personal injury lawyers cost?

Personal injury lawyers usually receive a small percentage of recovered compensation for their legal services. Tusler Law has a strict no-win-no-fee policy. If you don’t get paid neither do we.

Should I give a statement to my insurance company?

Absolutely not. The insurance company does not use your information for determining the damages, they usually look at the police report. If your insurance company contacts you tell them to contact your attorney Ron Tusler for all statements.

Estate Planning FAQs

When should I write a will?

You may first legally write a will in Wisconsin when you are 18. Most people usually write their first will when they get married, buy a home, or purchase any major asset they wish to distribute themselves in case of death. It is a good idea to write a new will at least every 5 years as your list of assets changes and grows.

Can I prepare my own will?

Yes you can prepare your own will, however, it may not be the best idea. Getting your will written professionally ensures that all the minute legal procedures have been followed so your beneficiaries do not have problems inheriting the assets you allocate to them.

Can I handwrite my will in Wisconsin?

No. For a will to be legally binding in Wisconsin, it must be typed and signed by yourself and 2 witnesses.

Can I change or revoke my will?

In Wisconsin, it is possible to alter or revoke your will unless you signed a promise not to revoke your will. You can destroy any or all parts of your will or have a new will that revokes or changes the terms of your old will.

What happens if I die without a will?

In Wisconsin, if the deceased is survived by their spouse and any descendants related to the spouse, the whole of your estate goes to the spouse. If there is no spouse then the deceased’s descendants inherit the entire probate estate. If no spouse or descendants then any surviving parents receive the assets. If there are no surviving parents then the deceased’s siblings would receive the assets.

Real Estate FAQs

Do I need a lawyer for For Sale By Owner transactions in Wisconsin?

No. You are not legally obligated to use a real estate lawyer for FSBO transactions in Wisconsin. It can, however, be beneficial to hire a lawyer to write up legal documents and ensure all disclosures are properly addressed to protect yourself throughout the process. A real estate attorney will see to your best interest during your for sale by owner transaction and help you navigate any legal issues that may arise during the sale. 

When should I hire a real estate lawyer?

Whether you are a buyer or seller, real estate transactions can have complex legal pitfalls surrounding them. Especially for first-time buyers or sellers, hiring a lawyer makes sure you avoid problems that you won’t have to worry about in the future.

What do I do if I move into a new home and there is something faulty like plumbing or electricity?

First check to see if you have a warranty with your real estate agent to see if they cover the issue. If you did not use a real estate agency or they do not have a warranty policy, contact a lawyer to get help.

Why do I need a real estate lawyer?

Real estate is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. It’s important to have an experienced real estate attorney review all the fine print and ensure your investment is protected. Tusler Law offers a variety of real estate legal services including litigation, for sale by owner transactions, offers to purchase, deeds, and transfer of real property.

Dog Bite FAQs

Who is liable for a dog bite?

The dog owner is typically liable for a dog bite. In some cases, a landlord or property owner may also be held liable for a dog bite that occurs on their property.

What should I do after a dog bite incident?

To strengthen your case following a dog bite incident, gather evidence from the scene, obtain the owner's information, check for witnesses, seek medical attention, keep records of reports and bills, and be cautious with statements.

What should I do if the dog owner's insurance company contacts me?

If the dog owner's insurance company contacts you, do not give a recorded statement or sign any documents until you have spoken with a personal injury lawyer. Insurance companies are looking out for their own interests, not yours.

What kind of damages can I recover if I am bitten by a dog?

If you are bit by a dog, you may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related expenses.

What is the timeframe for filing an injury claim after a dog bite incident in Wisconsin?

In Wisconsin, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit after a dog attack is three years from the date of the injury, but there are exceptions that can either extend or shorten this timeframe. It is important not to delay seeking legal assistance due to these factors.

What is the most aggressive dog breed?

Pitbulls are the most aggressive dog breed according to the World Animal Foundation.

Motorcycle Accident FAQs

Can I still pursue a motorcycle accident claim if I wasn't wearing a helmet?

Yes, you can still pursue a claim if you were involved in a motorcycle accident and weren't wearing a helmet. You may still be eligible for compensation even if you weren't wearing a helmet, though achieving success with your insurance claim may be more difficult.

What should I do if I am involved in a motorcycle accident?

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important to immediately seek medical attention and report the incident to the police. Additionally, exchanging contact and insurance information with the other party and documenting the accident scene with photos can be beneficial.

How long do I have to file a claim after a motorcycle accident in Wisconsin?

How long do I have to file a claim after a motorcycle accident in Wisconsin?

Can I still file a claim if I was partially at fault for the motorcycle accident?

Yes, you may be able to file a claim even if you were partially responsible for the motorcycle accident, but your compensation may be reduced proportionally based on your percentage of fault.

What happens if the other driver doesn't have insurance?

In the event that the other driver involved in the motorcycle accident does not have insurance, it may be possible to file a claim with your own insurance company using uninsured motorist coverage.

Should I seek medical attention even if I don't feel injured after a motorcycle accident?

Yes, it's advisable to seek medical attention after any accident, even if you don't feel injured.

Are most motorcycle accidents the biker's fault?

Despite common assumptions that motorcycle riders are reckless or negligent on the road, statistics show otherwise. In reality, the majority of motorcycle accidents occur as a result of another driver's actions, with car or truck drivers being more likely to be at fault in such incidents.

Truck Accident FAQs

Who pays if I am injured in a commercial truck accident?

Responsible parties may include the truck driver, the truck driver’s company, or the company responsible for the truck driver’s cargo. It will differ based on the accident, and you may be able to recover compensation from more than one responsible party.

What am I supposed to do after a truck accident?

Most importantly make sure everyone is OK & contact emergency services. After, take photo & video evidence of damage to your vehicle and any injuries you may have received. Acquire contact information of any witnesses present and keep any official records from police and medical personnel.

Should I contact an attorney after a truck accident?

Even if you don't think you need legal representation, it is important to contact a truck accident attorney as soon as possible. They will help you assess your losses and explore the options available to you through your own insurance.

How long do I have to file a truck accident claim in Wisconsin?

You have three years from the date of the accident or from the diagnosed injury stemming from the accident to file it, but it is best to file it as soon as possible.

Should I call the police after my truck accident?

Yes, police accident reports can be critical pieces of evidence after an accident.

What information should I get from the truck driver in an accident?

  • Driver’s name
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Insurance company
  • Insurance policy number
  • Name of trucking company driver works for, if applicable
  • Trucking company address
  • Trucking company phone number
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