If you suffered an accident, the other party may be subject to personal injury laws. This means that you might be eligible for personal injury compensation. When injuries are due to someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or recklessness, then you have rights for financial recovery. You can claim your financial loss and seek the compensation you deserve with legal representation, as well.
Take the first step in recovering the lost financial damages. You have the right to legal representation from an Anderson personal injury lawyer. Find financial relief for your damages. Call Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. at 317-720-3229, and we can provide a free, no-obligation consultation.
Legal Services for a Personal Injury Case
At Sevenish Law Firm, our personal injury attorney only handles these types of cases. We may build your case based on Indiana’s personal injury laws by handling the following for you:
- Gathering evidence from different relevant sources
- Speaking to medical providers about your injuries
- Setting up appointments for you to have thorough medical exams
- Calculating lost wage information
- Talking to eyewitnesses
- Negotiating settlement amounts with third parties
- Dealing with insurance adjusters
- Assessing all the evidence to prove liability
We fight to prove your case and negotiate a fair settlement. If we cannot come to an agreeable settlement with the party at fault, then we fight hard for your case in court.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
There are a variety of different personal injury accidents that happen everyday in Anderson. We deal with accidents due to negligence or carelessness, such as:
Car accident victims have a right to seek compensation from a negligent driver’s insurance company to recover from their injuries or seek justice for a lost loved one.
What if I was in an accident with an uninsured driver?
While the Insurance Information Institute estimates that nearly 16 percent of Indiana drivers are operating their vehicle without insurance, you can use your uninsured motorist coverage or file a lawsuit against the other driver for the difference.
Why do drivers flee the scene?
In a hit-and-run car accident in Indiana, common reasons drivers try to leave the scene include driving without insurance or a license, carrying illegal property, or facing outstanding warrants.
What penalties do drunk drivers face in Indiana?
Under Sec. 9-30-5-1 of the Indiana Statutes, it is a criminal offense to operate a vehicle while intoxicated. If a driver faces charges and are convicted, a first-time offender could face these penalties and others:
- A jail sentence of up to a year
- A fine of up to $5,000
- A license suspension of up to two years
However, you can also hold a drunk driver liable in a civil case.
Bicycle accidents are most severe when a vehicle is involved. There’s no protection for bicyclists from the size, weight and speed of a moving car.
Do cars and bicycles have to share the road in Indiana?
IC § 9-21-11 establishes that Indiana’s bicyclists have the same rights and privileges as vehicle drivers. It means drivers must regard cyclists the same as any other road vehicle. Also, Indiana’s House Bill 1439 states that vehicle drivers must give bicyclists at least three feet of room when passing.
What serious injuries are common in bike accidents?
Injuries to the head, spine, abdomen, pelvis, knees and eyes are examples of body parts that can be catastrophically injured in a bicycle accident.
What are popular bike routes in Anderson?
Anderson residents and visitors can enjoy the Anderson Airport Trail, the White River Trail, and Rangeline Nature Preserve.
Riding a motorcycle is freeing and empowering, but risky since there are a lack of barriers between the motorcyclist and the road or the frame of other, larger vehicles.
How do motorcycle accidents happen?
Motorcycles are smaller, which make them less likely to be seen in motion or at intersections, and can be affected by hazardous road conditions or debris. Sometimes drivers encroach on motorcyclists by attempting unsafe passing.
What parts can fail on a motorcycle?
Sometimes part defects are to blame for a motorcycle rider’s injuries. Manufacturers of brakes, tires, handlebars and fuel systems are examples of potential liable parties that our defective part lawyers can hold responsible.
What can motorcycle riders do to avoid being negligent?
Motorcyclists should remember to pass safely, avoid speeding and following too closely, yield the right-of-way to other parties, and watch out when they or other vehicles are backing up.
A truck accident can have serious or even deadly consequences.
What are the reasons behind a truck accident?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration identified a variety of factors in truck collisions which include:
- Lane-changing accidents
- Loss of control on highways
- Vehicle issues such as brake failure
- Distracted driving
- Construction issues
- Bad weather
Who is liable in a blind spot accident with a truck?
In most cases, the driver bears the most responsibility, but liability can also fall to the driver’s employer, the truck owner, the party responsible for conducting maintenance on the truck’s mechanical systems, or the government for poor road conditioning.
Why are tow trucks at risk of a crash?
Because tow trucks have heavy machinery hanging from them, driving them inefficiently can result in jackknifing, rollovers, and lost loads, which often put other drivers in harm’s way.
A burn injury can result in trauma and life-altering disfigurement, depending on the severity of the burn.
How do serious burns happen?
A burn can occur from a motor vehicle accident, and injury at work, or from defective products where fire or chemicals are involved.
Spinal cord injuries
A spinal cord injury can mean catastrophic effects that last a lifetime, including paralysis.
What are the most common causes of spinal cord injuries?
Any accident can result in a spine injury, but motor vehicle accidents and falls make up the majority.
How many US people live with a SCI?
The NICHD estimates that 250,000 people are living with an SCI in the United States, with an average of 12,000 new cases annually.
Other case types we handle
- Slip and Fall Injury Cases: These occur whenever a surface is slippery, cluttered, or unsafe to walk on.
- Medical Malpractice Injury Cases: Surprisingly, a huge number of people die every year due to medical error. Others may suffer personal injury from a physician’s mistake.
- Dog Bite Injury Cases: People need to ensure their dogs are maintained at all times around others. If a dog bites and injures someone, then the owner is responsible.
- Defamation Cases: A defamation case involves someone defaming a person’s character, name, or reputation with untrue, negative statements.
A personal injury case is also referred to as “tort law.” This law allows you to receive financial compensation if you are injured because of someone else’s negligence or harmful actions.
Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Cases
Indiana’s Law § 34-11-2-4 allows you to seek financial compensation from any of the personal injury situations listed above if they resulted from negligence. Every state has its own statute of limitations on personal injury cases though. In Indiana, you have up to two years to file a claim in a personal injury case. Do not let your opportunity to hold a negligent party accountable for your losses slip away. A personal injury lawyer may help you file the necessary paperwork to pursue a lawsuit if you choose.
Demonstrating Liability in Personal Injury Cases
Your Anderson personal injury lawyer will aim to prove the other party was responsible through negligence or malice. Even if the party only bears partial liability for your losses due to negligence, then they can be held accountable for the accident.
Our goal at Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., is to help you get what is a fair recovery for the injuries you sustained. We do not want you to suffer more harm as a result of your accident-related injuries. For example, some injuries develop into ongoing medical conditions that require extensive therapy and treatment well into your future. You deserve a settlement that will accurately reflect your losses. When you hire a personal injury lawyer, you can recover from your injuries with peace of mind while a lawyer handles the legal process for you.
At Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., we will help you navigate through this process. Call our office today at 317-720-3229 for more information and a free, no-obligation consultation.
Recovering Damages from a Personal Injury Case
Personal injury cases can result in a range of damages that can involve physical, emotional, mental, or financial harm. Some of the damages could include:
- Physical injuries, such as broken bones, fractured ribs, whiplash, concussions, and so on
- Emotional trauma due to physical harm, loss, or defamation
- Financial loss of income from wages
You have a right to hire an Anderson personal injury lawyer to represent you as you seek compensation for your losses.
Consider an Anderson Personal Injury Lawyer
At Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., our Anderson personal injury lawyer handles different types of personal injury cases. Some of the places we may gather evidence from includes:
- Hospitals and medical facilities
- Insurance carriers
- Police statements
- Picture or video evidence
- Employer information for lost wage data
You and your family deserve a legal advocate who focuses solely on personal injury cases. Call Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. today at 317-720-3229, and we can provide you with a free case consultation.