Personal Injury and Accidents

No matter how careful you are, all it takes is one instant to change your life. We handle all legal aspects of your personal injury claim so you can focus on getting better. For over 50 years, the injury attorneys at Lawton & Cates have been fighting and winning cases for people just like you. With all of that experience, our talented lawyers know how to make sure you recover the most money possible to compensate you for your injuries and damages. We specialize in representing injured people in: Car Accidents, Truck Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Bike Accidents, Dog Bites, Burn Injuries, Injuries from Defective Products, and Wrongful Death cases. Call, text, or email us now. An experienced attorney will talk to you and evaluate your case right away.

Accidents and Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Protect Your Rights If You Have Been Personally Injured Or Have Had An Accident?

Contact Lawton & Cates personal injury lawyers in Madison as soon as possible. We can better investigate a case while evidence at the scene of the accident is fresh. Witnesses are better able to recall the incident shortly after it happens. Photographs preserving the scene are helpful in proving a case. Call Lawton & Cates in Madison, Wisconsin at 800.900.4539 or 608.282.6200 or Contact Us.

Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?

Yes. The personal injury attorneys at Lawton & Cates. are experts in resolving automobile accidents and other personal injury claims. We can tell you if you are entitled to double damages in a dog bite case. We can work with your health insurance company to reduce or eliminate the amount you have to pay them. We have represented thousands of injured clients and know how to get you the best possible settlement.

Medical Attention

Make sure the injured person receives the best medical care available and that there is no delay in seeking treatment.

Preserve All Documents

Be sure the proper authorities are contacted immediately and the appropriate reports are completed. Police should be contacted for automobile accidents and a supervisor or company official for work accidents.

Giving Statements

If you are asked to give a statement to the police, provide them with accurate and complete information. If you are asked to give a statement by an insurance company or agent, have them call your personal injury lawyer at Lawton & Cates.

Carefully Review Everything You Sign

If you do not understand the document, Do Not Sign It! Call your personal injury attorney in Maidson Wisconsin or Jefferson Wisconsin and we will review it and advise you.

Notify Insurance Carriers

Notify your insurance company even if you think you are not at fault since the other driver may have no coverage. Most companies require notification of an injury as soon as reasonably possible.

Preserve Damaged Property

Preserve any damaged property and any physical items that are related to the accident.

Keep Records

The injured person, a family member, or both should record the details related to the injury and the pain and suffering experienced. These are helpful both in seeking treatment for your injuries and recalling your injures at a later date.  Your personal injury lawyer may have additional suggestions when you contact our law firm in Madison Wisconsin.

Dealing With Claims Adjusters

Let us deal with the claims adjuster. If they call you, tell them to talk to your personal injury lawyer at Lawton & Cates.

What Is A Fair Settlement?

The answer to what is a fair settlement varies for each client. You are entitled to have your car paid for at market value, not wholesale. You are entitled to get your medical bills paid. You are entitled to get your lost wages paid. You are also entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering and disability. The injury attorneys at Lawton & Cates. will work with you to determine how the injury has impacted your life. We will fight for you with the insurance company and, if necessary, we have the expertise to take your case to court.

How Long Do You Have To Decide Whether To Sue?

There are laws that limit your time to sue. If the statute of limitations expires, You cannot bring a claim. Contact your accident attorney at Lawton & Cates. with your questions about the statutes of limitation.