When you have suffered an injury because of someone else’s negligent act, you could be facing a lifetime of disability. The accident may leave you unable to work or to enjoy the same activities as you did before, reducing your quality of life.
You deserve compensation for any injuries you suffered, as well as for any emotional trauma you are experiencing and wages you have lost by being unable to work. Should you not be able to work in the future, you may recover damages for that financial burden as well.
With an Avon personal injury lawyer from Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. on your side, you can rest easy knowing that your case is in good hands. If we represent you, we can identify key evidence to build a strong case regarding your right to damages. Reach out today to learn more at 317-720-3229.
Understanding Personal Injury Claims
You may have a personal injury case when you are involved in an accident because of another party’s action or inaction, and this accident results in injuries. As long as you can show that someone else caused your injuries, you have the right to seek reimbursement for your pain, suffering, medical bills, and lost wages.
Determining Fault in a Personal Injury Case
One of the critical aspects of a successful outcome in a personal injury claim is to show that another party caused your injuries, whether due to negligent or malicious acts.
Proving negligence on the part of the other party does not have to involve a purposeful act. It only has to show that the other party could have taken a different course of action, and that decision would have prevented the accident and your injuries.
For example, if a driver violates IN Code § 9-30-5-1 and causes an accident, the ticket he or she receives from law enforcement can serve as a key piece of evidence in your case.
Almost 32,400 people suffered an injury in a car accident in Indiana in 2018, according to Indiana Traffic Safety Facts. With these numbers, you can understand why personal injury cases often relate to car accidents.
Showing Personal Injuries
You also need to prove how the injuries you suffered caused some sort of financial setback for you. This could include:
- Medical bills
- Hospitalization costs
- Physical therapy costs
- Ongoing medical costs
- Lost wages
- Inability to earn wages in the future
Finding the Best Representation
When you hire an Avon personal injury lawyer with Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., we will work to prove the other party’s fault for your injuries to pursue a payout. We will interview witnesses, study the police reports, and view any video of the scene to show that negligence occurred in your case.
Other law firms may attempt to handle various case types, which means they to be a jack of all trades but a master of none of them. At the Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., we focus on personal injury cases, so we can best serve our clients.
Contact us for a free consultation at 317-720-3229 today.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury law covers many different types of accidents and injuries. If another’s actions led to your injuries, it likely falls under the umbrella of personal injury. As long as there is evidence of this, you may qualify to seek damages. Some examples of incidents that could lead to personal injury claims in Avon include:
A serious bicycle accident is often the result of negligence by a vehicle driver.
What Indiana bicycle safety laws should bicyclists follow?
According to IC § 9-21-11, bicyclists have the same rights and duties as motor vehicle operators on Indiana roadways. The law also requires that riders:
- Do not carry more passengers than their bicycle is designed to hold
- Do not ride two abreast on roadways
- Equip their bicycle with a bell that can issue a warning signal audible up to 100 feet
- Equip their bicycle with proper lamps, reflectors, and brakes
Who at-fault pays for bicycle accident compensation?
The party who caused your accident should pay for its related losses. Because most car insurance policies cover bicycle accidents, we may be able to pursue compensation through an automobile liability claim. However, in some situations, it may be more advantageous to pursue recovery in civil court.
Someone may suffer burns from a variety of accidents and have to deal with severe medical conditions and costs to address permanent disfigurement or disability.
What is the grading system for burn injuries?
The four levels of burns have corresponding symptoms and descriptions.
- First-degree burns: First-degree burns are considered superficial. They include mild burns like sunburns. While they might hurt a bit, they will not cause you serious harm.
- Second-degree burns: These burns affect both the upper and lower area of the skin. Typically, the burn area will look red and swollen. In addition, second-degree burns are usually painful.
- Third-degree burns: Third-degree burns destroy nerve cells and cause the skin to appear blackened or charred.
- Fourth-degree burns: Fourth-degree burns are severe. They can lead to permanent nerve damage or even death. This type of burn can reach bones, muscles, or ligaments.
What compensation is available for a burn injury?
Burn injury victims can qualify for a range of damages. These damages come in one of two varieties, economic and non-economic.
Economic damages are straightforward. They tally the financial toll of your case, which can include emergency care, ongoing treatment costs, lost wages, and reduced earning potential.
Non-economic damages address the emotional fallout of your burn injuries, including pain, suffering, scarring, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Why work with an attorney for a burn injury claim?
Indiana law allows those seeking a burn injury claim to proceed without a lawyer. However, the burn injury claim process is often complex. We are here to make the process straightforward by:
- Dealing with insurers and their aggressive tactics
- Gathering evidence such as expert and witness statements
- Establishing liability by highlighting the negligence of whoever harmed you.
- Pursuing compensation in the form of a comprehensive settlement demand package.
Our law firm works on a contingency-fee basis. Case reviews are free, no upfront fees or retainers are charged, and we do not get paid unless we win your case.
Other case types we handle
Our Avon personal injury lawyer also has experience in managing cases such as:
- Car or truck accidents, in which a driver behaves negligently—such as by texting behind the wheel, speeding, of falling asleep at the wheel— and causes a collision.
- Premises accidents, in which a property owner fails to maintain the premises—such as by neglecting maintenance or leaving potential hazards unaddressed—and causes a visitor to slip and fall as a result.
- Nursing home abuse, in which nursing home personnel cause an injury or illness for residents, either through abuse or neglect.
We Take Pride in Representing Personal Injury Victims
When you suffer an injury at the hands of someone else, you may expect that the insurance company representing the other party will treat you fairly. Unfortunately, the insurance adjuster is not necessarily responsible for working in your best interest. He or she works for the insurance company, whose primary consideration is paying a settlement that is as small as possible.
When you attempt to represent yourself against an insurance company, you leave yourself open to challenges regarding your own role in the accident. An adjuster may argue that you are partially at fault, which can be difficult to argue your way out of without knowledge of insurance laws. As such, we encourage you to reach out to our firm and allow us to argue your case on your behalf.
Hiring an Attorney for Your Avon Personal Injury Case
Hiring an Avon personal injury lawyer can take some of the guesswork out of your personal injury case. Attorneys who take on these cases, like ours at Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., are familiar with the process and will keep your case on track. We can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, seeking the fairest possible settlement for your injuries, medical bills, pain, and suffering.
We know how insurers attempt to convince victims to accept a lower settlement amount than they deserve. Our firm is ready to use our knowledge of how insurance companies operate to help you receive the amount you should.
Count on the Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., to work hard on your behalf. We only handle personal injury cases, which gives us the ability to focus completely on the nuances of these claims. We are ready to represent your interests in court, should the insurer refuse to come to a fair settlement during the negotiation phase.
For a free consultation, call us today at 317-720-3229.