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Personal injury law involves civil claims in which an individual is injured through the negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct of another person, a company, or property owner. A personal injury lawsuit may arise from physical or emotional injuries. Personal injury law compensates individuals injured as a result of another's negligence or intentional misconduct. Personal injury laws vary from state to state. If you believe you have a personal injury claim, you should contact a personal injury lawyer in Wyoming to evaluate your claim.

Wyoming follows a system using the modified comparative negligence – 51% rule.  In states following a modified comparative fault – 51% rule, an injured party can only recover if it is determined that his or her fault in causing the injury does not reach 51%.  If the injured party was 50% or less at fault, he or she may still recover damages.  However, if a plaintiff’s fault reaches 51%, he or she recovers nothing.  In other words, a plaintiff may have caused half of the accident and still recover damages from the court, but if it is found that the plaintiff’s fault was responsible for more than half of the accident, that plaintiff is barred from receiving any damages determined by the court.  Here, as in a pure comparative negligence state, a plaintiff’s recovery is reduced by the degree of his or her fault.  For example, if Debbie sued Dave for damages she suffered in a car accident involving their vehicles, and Debbie was 51% at fault, Debbie would not recover anything from Dave.  If, however, Debbie was 40% at fault, she could recover damages, but the damage award would be reduced by her portion of the fault in causing the injury.  Therefore, a finding that Debbie suffered $10,000 in damages would result in Debbie receiving an award reduced by 40%, or a final award of $6,000. 

Click here to read about contributory vs. comparative negligence.

A statute of limitations is a type of law that restricts the period of time that a person may initiate legal proceedings.  Time limits can vary depending on the type of case and the state where the particular cause of action occurred. To learn more about statutes of limitations, read our Statute of Limitations page. To see a state by state comparison chart for the personal injury statute of limitations for each state, read our Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Actions page.

Wyoming Statutes of Limitations

In Wyoming, the courts follow a pure several liability approach in entering judgment against multiple defendants.  Here, the amount for which each defendant is financially liable is proportionate to his or her share of the fault.  In other words, a defendant that caused the majority of the damages will be responsible for a majority of the financial judgment. 

Click here for more on Joint and Several Liability

One of the best ways to research personal injury lawyers in Wyoming is to contact courts in WY and ask them for information about the personal injury attorneys who utilize their legal facilities when they bring personal injury cases to court. We have compiled a list below of some courts in Wyoming to get you started:

Supreme Court
Wyoming State Supreme Court

2301 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001
307-777-7316

District Courts
First Judicial District

Laramie County Complex
309 W. 20th Street Suite 3205
Cheyenne, WY 82001
307-633-4270

Second Judicial District
Albany County Courthouse
525 Grand Avenue, Room 305
Laramie, WY 82070
307-721-2508

Second Judicial District
Carbon County Courthouse
415 West Pine Street
P.O. Box 67
Rawlins, WY 82301
307-328-2628

Third Judicial District
Lincoln County Courthouse
925 Sage Avenue
Kemmerer, WY 83101
307-877-3320

Third Judicial District
80 West Flaming Gorge
P.O. Box 430
Green River, WY 82935-0430
307-872-6448

Third Judicial District
Uinta County Complex
225 9th Street
Evanston, WY 82930
307-783-0456

Fourth Judicial District
Johnson County Courthouse
76 North Main
Buffalo, WY 82834
307-684-7271

Fourth Judicial District
Sheridan County Courthouse
224 South Main Street, Suite B-11
Sheridan, WY 82801
307-674-2960

Fifth Judicial District
Big Horn County Courthouse
420 West C Street
Basin, WY 82401
307-568-2381

Fifth Judicial District
Hot Springs County Courthouse
415 Arapahoe Street
Thermopolis, WY 82443
307-864-3323

Fifth Judicial District
Park County Courthouse
1002 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY 82414
307-527-8690

Fifth Judicial District
Washakie County Courthouse
P.O. Box 862
Worland, WY 82401-0862
307-347-4821

Sixth Judicial District
Campbell County Courthouse
P.O. Box 817
Gillette, WY 82716
307-682-3424

Sixth Judicial District
Crook County Courthouse
P.O. Box 904
Sundance, WY 82729
307-283-2523

Sixth Judicial District
Weston County Courthouse
1 West Main
Newcastle, WY 82701
307-746-4778

Seventh Judicial District
Natrona County Courthouse
200 North Center
Casper, WY 82601
307-235-9243

Eighth Judicial District
Converse County Courthouse
107 North 5th Street
Douglas, WY 82633
307-358-3165

Eighth Judicial District
Goshen County Courthouse
2125 East A Street
Torrington, WY 82240
307-532-2155

Eighth Judicial District
Niobrara County Courthouse
424 S. Elm
Lusk, WY 82225
307-334-2736

Eighth Judicial District
Platte County Courthouse
800 9th Street
Wheatland, WY 82201
307-322-3857

Ninth Judicial District
Fremont County Courthouse
450 North 2nd Street
Lander, WY 82520
307-332-1134

Ninth Judicial District
Sublette County Courthouse
P.O. 764
Pinedale, WY 82941-0764
307-367-4376

Ninth Judicial District
Teton County Courthouse
P.O. 4460
Jackson, WY 83001
307-733-2533

 

 

 
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