August 24, 2019

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Wisconsin Statutes of Limitations for Civil Cases

Personal injury attorneys represent people who have suffered due to the negligence of others, and they represent the surviving family members when a loved one has died due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. If you or a loved one has been harmed through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to monetary compensation to help with the medical bills and other expenses associated with your injury.

Wisconsin Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

All types of personal injury cases in Wisconsin including medical malpractice, product liability, breach of contract and all the others have what is called statutes of limitations. The statute of limitations for a personal injury case in Wisconsin is three years. Failure to file a lawsuit within that time frame will result in your case being dismissed. If you feel you have a case, a personal injury attorney will advise you on how to proceed to receive compensation owed to you and/or your family.

Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations in Wisconsin

Even the most careful doctors and other medical professionals make. Nurses, doctors, dentists, therapists, EMT’s, administrators, and hospitals may be blamed and sued for mistakes that result in injury or death; if you have suffered because of a medical error, you may be entitled to compensation, but your case must be filed within the time period allowed for medical malpractice cases, which in Wisconsin is three years.

Product Liability Statute of Limitations

In Wisconsin, the statute of limitations for product liability cases is three years, so if you’ve been harmed by a defective product such as a medical device or an automobile, you must file it within that time. After hearing the details of your claim, your Wisconsin defective products attorney will advise you on how to proceed with legal action, if you have acted quickly enough. Three years is not a long time, and many defective products do not fail or cause injury for many years. Your attorney will be able to explain the statute of limitations as it applies to your product liability claim.

Breach of Contract Statute of Limitations

If a contract is breached in Wisconsin, the statute of limitations is six years (for verbal and written contracts). A breach of contract can certainly cause financial harm, even financial ruin for some people. If you or your business was harmed due to a breach of contract, you have six years to take legal action, so don’t delay. The longer you wait, the less time you have to recover money you lost. A delay may also create challenges for you in terms of lost evidence, so speak with an attorney today.

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