If someone else’s negligence harmed you or a loved one, you could recover damages. A Fishers personal injury lawyer from Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. We take on negligent parties and their insurers. We want our clients to get compensated for their economic and non-economic losses.
At Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., we understand that our clients expect results, which is what we expect of ourselves. We are so confident in our ability to secure compensation for you that we never charge a fee until we win your case. There is no financial risk in having us on your side.
Our Practice Areas in Fishers, IN
Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. can help you no matter how your injury occurred. Our focus is entirely on personal injury law, and our practice areas include the following and more:
If you were in a car accident, our team can investigate what happened and determine responsibility.
What causes the most accidents in Fishers?
Some common causes of such crashes include:
- Aggressive driving
- Failure to yield
- Improper lane change or turns
- Running traffic signs or signals
- Driving drowsy
- Distracted driving
- Driving while intoxicated
Driver error isn’t the only culprit of car accidents, as defective vehicle parts, unkempt roadways, and other road users’ negligence could have contributed to the crash.
Can you still receive compensation even if you were partially at fault for an accident?
If you believe you may have been partly at fault for your accident, that is no reason not to consult with an attorney to pursue a claim for damages. Under IN § 34-51-2-5, sharing in the fault for a car accident does not disqualify you from recovering compensation.
How dangerous are head-on collisions?
Head-on crashes are the biggest cause of accident-related fatalities. Common scenarios are when a driver crosses over the centerline or goes the wrong way on a road. Fatigue, intoxication or unfamiliarity with a road are often contributing factors.
In the event of a truck accident, several parties may share liability for your injuries. These include the truck driver, the trucking company, the shipping company, and the truck manufacturer.
For instance, the trucking company could be encouraging its employees to violate Hours of Service regulations imposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). As a result, the truck driver might succumb to fatigued driving and cause an accident.
Are punitive damages awarded in truck accident claims?
This is rare, as courts only award punitive damages in collisions caused by egregious negligence. An ordinary blind spot truck accident would constitute negligence, but not necessarily egregiously. If a trucking company hired drivers who did not have commercial driver’s licenses or perform background checks on its drivers, then this could merit punitive damages.
Sometimes, motorists fail to check their blind spot or disregard bicyclists. In an accident, the bicyclist may suffer severe injury due to the lack of protection their bike gives them.
What injuries do bicycle riders suffer from?
We advocate for bicyclists who received traumatic brain injuries, bone fractures and broken bones, spinal cord injuries, internal organ injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other accident-related trauma.
Like bicyclists, motorcyclists can suffer severe injuries in motorcycle accidents due to their vulnerable exposure. Randy Sevenish is a “Lawyer Who Rides,” and has been riding motorcycles for decades. So, he understands how traumatic motorcycle accidents can be.
Do motorcycle riders in Indiana need to carry insurance?
Yes. Any motorist in Indiana must demonstrate minimum liability coverage set by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or face a motorcycle license suspension for 90 days, or a year for a subsequent offense.
Can the government be liable for a motorcycle accident?
It’s the local municipality’s role to keep the streets free of potholes, loose gravel, uneven paving, cracks, and other hazards and debris. We may find while investigating your case that you can recover compensation from a government party when negligent road maintenance contributes to your motorcycle crash.
How do attorneys investigate if faulty motorcycle parts caused an accident?
There are several ways a motorcycle injury lawyer can investigate your claim into a defective part. We can look at manufacturer documents, study past lawsuits similar to yours, and work with expert witnesses to corroborate your testimony and verify a part was defective.
If you slipped and fell or otherwise got injured on someone else’s property, we could recover damages from the property owner or manager under Indiana’s premises liability laws.
Typical reasons for premises liability accidents include:
- Poor lighting
- Inadequate security
- Uneven or wet floors
- Loose mats or floorboards
- Torn carpeting
Construction site injuries
Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. has helped many victims in the Fishers area recover damages for injuries suffered on construction sites. We may be able to pursue compensation in a private lawsuit from other responsible parties, including the job site owner or a heavy equipment manufacturer.
If you suffered a burn injury, the medical bills could be substantial. We make sure the responsible party, not you, pays for these expenses and for every other loss you suffered due to your injury.
How do serious burns happen?
Burns are attributed to vehicular accidents, on-the-job accidents, dangerous products, property fires, and other incidents where hot temperatures or chemicals are involved.
If a damaged or defective product harmed you, we could help you recover damages from the manufacturer or other responsible party.
Dog bite injuries
Indiana has strict laws that hold pet owners responsible for injuries caused by their animals. If a dog bite has injured you, we will help you recover compensation.
Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer vs. Filing Pro Se
Indiana law does not require you to have a lawyer when filing a personal injury claim, but it can be a costly mistake not to. Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. helps clients navigate situations victims might be unfamiliar with.
Our attorneys understand all the nuances and intricacies of Indiana personal injury law. When these laws inevitably change, we stay ahead of the curve. When you file on your own without any legal training, it can be difficult to navigate the complexities of the law, which can cause you to leave money on the table.
Our attorneys have decades of combined experience winning compensation for personal injury victims in Fishers and the surrounding area. We want to put our knowledge and experience to work for you.
We have a long and successful track record in personal injury law. When you choose Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., you choose a firm that gets documented results for clients. Check out some of our case outcomes:
- Full policy recovery for a 40-year-old rear-end collision victim who needed shoulder surgery and months of physical therapy
- Maximum recovery for a 58-year-old motorcycle accident victim who wasn’t able to walk again – he did months of therapy and had his home renovated to make him more comfortable
- Six-figure settlement for a client who was rear-ended by a semi truck
Whether you were hit at the 116th and Allisonville Street intersection, slipped and fell at Fishers Town Commons, or a dog at Fishers Dog Park bit you, our team is ready to fight for fair compensation.
Put Your Personal Injury Case in the Hands of Sevenish Law Firm, P.C.
Your job is to heal and focus on spending time with your loved ones. It’s our job to take care of all aspects of your Fishers personal injury case, including:
Collecting Evidence to Build Your Case File
Yes, your testimony is vital for the validity of your case, but it’s not enough to convince an insurance company or jury that the other party should be held liable. We would need to gather evidence to help bolster your claim.
Typical forms of evidence we can use include:
- A crash or incident report
- Security or traffic video footage
- Photographs of the incident scene and/or your injuries
- Medical records
- Statements from experts or eyewitnesses
If you have any other documentation that can back up your claim, bring it up to your lawyer. No piece of information is too small.
Determine Who and What Caused Your Accident
The evidence we gather will help us determine who and what led to your accident. We must then demonstrate how the responsible party was negligent and use the following elements:
- Duty of care: They were to exercise a duty of care.
- Breach of duty: They failed to uphold said duty of care.
- Causation: This breach caused your injuries.
- Damages: You now deal with measurable damages.
We must satisfy each of these elements for you to qualify for a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Take on All Communication with Respective Parties
From taking phone calls to keeping track of all case-related emails, managing communication when you’re in the middle of a personal injury case can quickly get overwhelming.
Dealing with the insurance company can be especially tricky. Within days of your accident, you can expect the insurance adjuster to reach you and ask for a recorded statement. In that event, just give them your lawyer’s contact information.
Otherwise, they can twist your words and use them to fit their bottom line. They may attempt to:
- Have you admit partial or total fault for the incident
- Convince you to accept a settlement that doesn’t cover the full extent of your damages
- Make your injuries seem like they’re not as serious as they really are
So, when the insurer calls you, tell them to contact your lawyer, and we will handle all communication from there.
Represent You During Settlement Negotiations
Once your lawyer assesses your past and future damages, we will request that total amount from the insurance company. Often, they will come back with an insufficient offer, which will prompt us to start negotiations. Your lawyer will review each offer and not back down until we are satisfied.
We are prepared to argue your case before a jury if we cannot settle.
Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. Helps You Recover the Compensation You Deserve
At Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., we fight for the fair compensation you deserve. That includes both economic and non-economic damages. We can help you recover a settlement or award that includes money for the following and more:
- Current and future medical bills: If you need medications, diagnostic lab tests, blood work, hospitalization, surgery, physical therapy, assistive devices, or ongoing care
- Lost income: If you couldn’t earn your regular pay or missed promotional opportunities
- Reduced earning capacity: If your injuries will keep you from returning to work in the long-term
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience: If your injuries are debilitating and cause you intense pain
- Loss of enjoyment of life: If your injuries keep you from doing things you enjoyed before your accident
- Emotional anguish: If the accident was traumatizing and you now suffering from phobias, sleeplessness, or anxiety
Should you have lost your family member to an accident, you could claim wrongful death compensation for funeral bills, medical costs, and loss of support and/or consortium.
The Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Lawsuits in Indiana
All lawsuits are subject to the state’s statute of limitations. Generally speaking, Indiana Code 34-11-4-2 imposes a statute of limitations on filing a personal injury lawsuit in Indiana of two years. However, this timeline can vary and may be longer or shorter depending on circumstances unique to your claim.
A personal injury lawyer in Fishers, IN from Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. can evaluate your case and inform you of any deadlines. We can file a lawsuit to prevent the statute from expiring. If we wait too long, you will have few or no options for compensation for your damages.
Our Client Testimonials Speak to Our Passion, Drive, and Dedication to Indiana
No one can tell you about our quality of service like our past clients can. Take a look at what a few of them had to say:
“They were very helpful and knowledgeable, walking me through every step of a process I knew nothing about coming in… If they required upfront payment, I would not have been able to go through with it. I would absolutely recommend this firm to anyone I knew who was injured.” – Lia T.
“A great law firm with an attentive staff that cares about people. They are very courteous and answer questions promptly. Have used this firm before and would highly recommend for someone who needs help. I can’t say enough great things about them. Thank you!!!” – Mark C.
“When you’re scared and the situation that you’ve never experienced you are looking for comfort, you’re looking for some stability there and Sevenish Law Firm gave me that stability, they gave me that comfort but I didn’t even know I was looking for.” – Andriel A.
Our firm is here to serve you. That doesn’t mean only getting you the compensation you deserve. We want you to feel comfortable and know that you are in good hands. You will receive frequent case updates, and your lawyer will be receptive to questions.
Call Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. Today for a Free Personal Injury Case Review
If someone else’s negligence injured you, Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. is here to help. We will go after the responsible party and their insurance company and make sure you recover the compensation you deserve.
Instead of going at it alone, trust the team that has helped hundreds of area clients just like yourself. Because our firm operates on a contingency-fee basis, we never collect a fee unless and until we recover money for you. For your free case evaluation with one of our team members, call Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. today at 317-720-3229.