Change in the Law - Underinsured Motorist Claims
A recent change was made to the statute of limitations for underinsured motorist claims in the State of Wisconsin. Prior law, treated an underinsured motorist claim like a contract. A contract statute of limitations claim in the State of Wisconsin is six years. The new law creates a separate statute of limitations for underinsured motorist claims. The new rule is that the underinsured motorist claim must be brought within 3 years of the date of accurual. The date of accrual is the date that the policy of the initial tortfeasor is exhausted.
If you have been injured in a car accident, you can tell by reading above that insurance issues can be complicated. You will want experienced legal counsel of your side. At Herrick & Hart, we can provide that legal counsel. We offer a free consultation on personal injury cases and look forward to serving you. For more information on personal injury cases, check out our personal injury page.