Appleton, Wisconsin is a city of approximately 73,000 people just north of Milwaukee. Appleton is home to the annual Mile of Music festival, a four-day event that draws tens of thousands to the city to enjoy live musical entertainment. The paper industry is an important part of Appleton’s economy. Visitors and locals alike can learn more about this industry by visiting the Paper Discovery Center museum.
Unfortunately, in a town like Appleton, accidents happen frequently. If you have been injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligence or reckless behavior, you can potentially recover compensation for your economic losses through a personal injury claim. Examples of personal injury claims include:
An experienced personal injury attorney can help you pursue compensation for your losses in any of these accidents.
A successful personal injury claim requires sufficient evidence, such as your medical record for your injury and photographs of the accident. Your attorney can help you obtain this evidence and file your claim on your behalf. Be sure to do this soon after your accident — in Wisconsin, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years from the date of the accident.
Criminal Defense and DUI
In some circumstances, you may be in need of criminal defense counsel if you are facing charges in Appleton. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor charge or a felony that can land you in jail for years, you need to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney to possibly have your charge lowered or dismissed. Do not attempt to represent yourself in court – a criminal defense attorney can be a tremendous asset to your defense because he or she knows the laws applicable to your case and can determine the right defense strategy for you.
Have you been charged with OWI? A first-time operating while intoxicated (OWI) charge is a misdemeanor in Wisconsin. Subsequent OWI charges are criminal offenses. If you have been arrested for OWI, whether it is your first or fifth time, work with an experienced OWI attorney to develop a defense strategy for your case.
Contact our team of experienced criminal defense, OWI, and personal injury attorneys at Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC today to schedule your free legal consultation with our firm. We are happy to assist you immediately.