If negligence played a role in your accident-related injuries, you could pursue compensation for your medical expenses and other losses.
The team at Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. can help. We work with victims involved in various kinds of accidents. Whether your case involves a vehicle collision, slip and fall, or another incident, our Evansville personal injury lawyers can help you hold the negligent parties responsible.
Types of Damages You May Recover in a Personal Injury Case
You may be entitled to compensation from the person whose negligent actions caused your injury. While every case is different, some of the common damages victims may recover include:
- Medical expenses, such as ambulance rides, hospital stays, doctor’s examinations, medication, medical equipment, and physical therapy
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Ongoing treatments
- Lost wages
- Future wages if you are unable to return to work because of your injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Wrongful Death Damages
If a victim succumbed to their injuries, their family could have the right to pursue wrongful death damages, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of wages and benefits provided by their loved one
- Loss of support and companionship
- Funeral costs
- Medical expenses for their loved one’s treatment before their passing
Do not go alone if you were injured or lost a family member because of a personal injury accident. You deserve to rest and recuperate. Our personal injury attorneys serving Evansville can take care of the legal work.
How We Calculate Your Losses
Our attorneys can calculate both your economic and non-economic losses to secure a fair settlement.
We can discuss your prognosis with your doctors and consult other medical experts to gauge future costs for ongoing care. Our team can gather your wage statement and use an economist’s testimony to determine how much you deserve for reduced earning capacity.
When it comes to pain and suffering, we can employ different methods to assign a dollar value to this non-economic loss. You can trust that our lawyers will fight for what you deserve.
Types of Accidents Our Evansville Personal Injury Lawyer Handles
Many accidents can lead to a personal injury case. Unlike other firms, we only handle these cases, so our team serves victims in different situations.
Here are a few types of cases that may warrant compensation:
According to Indiana University Public Policy Institute, in 2019, Indiana saw more than 200,000 traffic collisions, resulting in thousands of injuries and hundreds of fatalities. Some of the more common causes of these injuries are:
- Distracted driving
- Drug and alcohol impairment
- Drowsy driving
- Aggressive driving
These accidents cause injuries that can take weeks, months, or years to heal. Some of the most common injuries from auto accidents are:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Broken bones
- Herniated discs
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Knee injuries
- Cuts, scrapes, and bruising
- Broken ribs
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can be life-altering, especially for those over the age of 65. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that for the elderly, one out of five falls causes a serious injury. Broken bones or head injuries constitute “serious” injuries.
Slip and fall accidents can occur on public or private property. The premises owner may bear liability if they were aware of a hazard and failed to address it. If they were unaware of the danger but should have reasonably known about it, they might also be responsible for your injuries.
We can work to show the property owners breached their duty of care and caused your injuries. For example, they may have failed to warn guests about hazards.
If a dangerous dog injured you or a family member, you might have the right to hold the dog owner responsible for their negligence.
Dog bites can cause serious injuries and infections. Some dog bites require immediate medical attention and may result in permanent impairment. In Indiana, a pet owner may be liable for a dog bite, even if the animal has never bitten anyone before.
How Indiana’s Statute of Limitations May Come Into Play
Like every state, Indiana has laws that limit the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit after an accident. In the case of personal injury, you have two years from the date of the accident, according to IC § 34-11-2-4.
Surviving family members have the same amount of time to file a wrongful death lawsuit after losing a loved one. If you fail to meet these deadlines, you might miss out on your chance to hold a negligent party liable.
Our lawyers can determine how long you have and get to work immediately on your case. We will keep your deadline in mind when negotiating with insurers. This way, you do not lose your right to file a lawsuit.
How Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Evansville Can Help
Some law firms do it all. But lawyers who have a general practice may not be as familiar with personal injury law as our team. Our attorneys focus on personal injury cases like yours.
Here are a few ways the lawyers at Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. can help make it easier for you to pursue fair compensation:
- Investigate your claim and gather evidence like police reports, medical reports, and eyewitness statements
- Establish liability for the accident
- Search for additional insurance policies that could provide extra compensation to cover the cost of your injuries
- Find experts who can testify, supporting your claim, particularly in medical malpractice cases
- Negotiate with insurance companies and lawyers on your behalf
- Assess settlement offers to see if they would fairly compensate you
- Fight for your rights in court
Our firm wants to see how our staff members can help you after an accident in Evansville.
You Can Afford Our Legal Services
We understand you are already stretched thin between medical bills and lost wages. The last thing we want to do is add to your financial strain. This is why our legal professionals take cases on a contingency basis. Our firm does not accept payment unless your lawyer wins your case.
We do not require any up-front fees to get started, either. Our representatives can explore your legal options for recovery during a free consultation and tell you how we can handle your case.
The Lawyers at Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. are Ready to Help
Let our team do the heavy lifting in your case while you focus on what is most important: your family and your own personal health.
The team at Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. is ready to get to work on your case right away. For a free, no-obligation review of your case, contact us now at 317-720-3229. Our staff can answer questions about what qualifies as pain and suffering and how much your case is worth.