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Court rules against woman claiming personal injury damages for near electrocution

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A personal injury claim filed against Hudson City, Wisconsin made by a woman, who was allegedly harmed by electric shocks after touching a city-owned light post outside Mickelsen’s Drug Store to regain her balance, was thrown out by a Circuit Court Judge, on account that the claim had been filed too late.

St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Edward Vlack dismissed Jean F. Conant-Winter’s civil court claim filed on Aug. 24, 2012, noting that with the injury occurring on Feb. 26, 2009, “more than two months beyond the three-year and 120-day applicable statute of limitations” has passed, rendering the case overdue.

Before she filed the case, Conant-Winter submitted a “notice of circumstances of claim” to the city on May 4, 2009 and a “notice of claim” on Feb. 6, 2012, which the city based on the law that claims should be filed 120 after the injury took place.

In order to avoid making mistakes like this, it is usually advisable to seek the support of a legal professional when pursuing financial compensation for undue injuries. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., our lawyers will make sure you have the information you need and the necessary steps to successfully completing a claim are taken. Call 800-242-2874 today to discuss your situation.