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Wrongful Repossession in Wisconsin? Here's How to Find the Right Lawyer

Posted by Nathan DeLadurantey | Jun 21, 2024

Facing a wrongful repossession of your vehicle in Wisconsin can be stressful and confusing. You have rights, but navigating the legal system can be daunting. Here's a guide to help you find the right lawyer to fight for your car and potentially recover damages.

Understanding Your Situation

First, assess the situation. Was the repossession a breach of peace? Did the lender violate any terms of your loan agreement? Gathering details strengthens your case.

Why Hire a Lawyer?

While you can technically represent yourself, a lawyer specializing in consumer rights offers significant advantages:

  • Legal Expertise: They understand Wisconsin's repossession laws and can determine if your case qualifies as wrongful repossession.
  • Strategic Guidance: They'll advise on the best course of action, whether it's negotiating with the lender, filing a lawsuit, or pursuing other avenues.
  • Representation in Court: If your case goes to court, your lawyer will represent you, ensuring proper procedures are followed and advocating for your rights.
  • Experience with Negotiations: Lawyers are skilled negotiators, and they can potentially negotiate with the lender to get your car back, potentially with reduced payments or waived late fees.

Qualifying Questions to Ask Potential Lawyers:

  • Experience with Wrongful Repossession Cases: Ensure they have experience handling cases similar to yours.
  • Fees and Payment Structure: Understand their fees upfront, including hourly rates or flat fees (if applicable).
  • Communication Style: Choose a lawyer you feel comfortable communicating with openly and who clearly explains your options.

Remember: Don't delay seeking help! Time limits might apply for filing legal claims. The sooner you consult with a lawyer, the better they can assess your case and strategize your next steps. With the right legal representation, you can fight for your car's return and potentially recover damages caused by the wrongful repossession.

Attorney Nathan DeLadurantey offers free consultations to explain your legal rights in Wisconsin. Free consultations can be scheduled online. 

About the Author

Nathan DeLadurantey

Nathan DeLadurantey ATTORNEY [email protected] Nathan is a skilled consumer lawyer who handles cases and trials all over Wisconsin. Phone consultations are always free and welcomed. Nathan has helped clients receive large jury verdicts and settlements stemming from consumer law violations, and is ready and able to assist.


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