If a person’s negligence resulted in your injuries, you are probably facing medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages that you should not have to pay. Indiana’s personal injury laws mean that you may be eligible to receive compensation from the person, party, or entity that caused your injury.
The Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. handles personal injury cases—and nothing but personal injury cases. We do not spread our time and knowledge across multiple practice areas, as some discount law firms do.
We will investigate the accident or incident that caused your injury, identify the at-fault parties, establish their liability, calculate your damages, and fight for the compensation you deserve—either with the insurer or in civil court. We will do it all so you can focus on recovering from your injury.
Call Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. today at 317-720-3229 for a free case review and consultation.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Take
Personal injuries occur in an almost endless number of scenarios. We serve victims in Lawrence, Indiana who have sustained an injury in a wide range of situations, including:
A car accident can affect your life in just about every way imaginable, especially if you sustained injuries. You may miss days, weeks, or months of work while new medical bills stream in at a steady rate.
What are the forms of driver negligence?
There are multiple ways a driver can act negligently and cause your car accident. Examples include:
- Driving while drowsy, distracted or intoxicated
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Reckless driving
- Road rage
If you were the victim in a truck wreck in Lawrence, you should not have to carry the financial burden of your injury.
Who is potentially liable in a truck accident case?
Accidents with commercial trucks can present more of a challenge than most car accidents. Other entities may be involved:
- A mechanical malfunction may be due to a maintenance provider or a manufacturer’s faulty or defective part.
- A trucking company may not have followed the laws that regulate hours of service, or screened their driver for proper qualifications.
- A truck driver’s mistakes behind the wheel could make them responsible, or their employer could be vicariously liable.
As a fellow motorcycle rider, Randall Sevenish of Sevenish Law Personal Injury Lawyers is passionate about relieving motorcycle accident victims of the burdens that can follow after an accident.
How many serious motorcycle accidents happen in Indiana each year?
According to the most recent data available, Indiana Crash Facts 2020 shares that there were 138 motorcycle-related fatalities (a 23% increase from the previous year) and 1,969 people who suffered nonfatal injuries during 2020.
Riding a bicycle is a great way to get exercise and fresh air around Lawrence. But if a negligent driver caused your bicycle accident, a lawyer can defend your rights to compensation while you recover from your injuries.
What are the most common injuries in a bicycle accident?
A cyclist can suffer a dual impact in an accident with a vehicle. They could be hurt when colliding with the automobile, but also have additional injuries from falling to the ground. These injuries may include:
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Injured ligaments
- Loss of limbs
- Internal bleeding
Other personal injury cases
Sevenish Law Personal Injury Lawyers is prepared to represent you regardless of your injuries or the circumstances behind a negligent party’s actions. We’ll assist with filing claims and pursuing a lawsuit if needed for these additional case types below:
- Burn injuries
- Bus accidents
- Child injuries
- Construction site accidents
- Dog bites
- First responder injuries
- Paralysis injuries
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrongful death
- And more
When you hire Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. to handle your personal injury case, you can rest assured that your matters lie in the hands of an award-winning firm, which includes the 2020 Lawyers of Distinction award, which is bestowed upon no more than 10 percent of the attorneys in any given state.
Building Your Case With Solid Evidence
Any case is only as strong as its evidence, which is where we start building your personal injury case. Our team will launch an investigation of your accident or incident to determine how it happened, what were the consequences, and who should be held responsible.
Our investigative process includes:
- Going to the scene of your accident to gather evidence
- Taking pictures and documenting photos you may have taken
- Obtaining videos from nearby surveillance cameras
- Interviewing witnesses and recording their statements
- Getting a copy of the police or facility accident report
- Gathering all your medical records related to your accident injuries
- Talking with various types of experts who can add substance to your claim
- Collecting wage statements from your employer to document lost income
With the evidence from our investigation, we will lay the foundation of your case, establishing the framework for proving negligence and damages.
Call Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. today at 317-720-3229 so we can begin investigating your case while evidence is at its freshest.
The way tort law works is that the injured party (plaintiff) must first prove that the at-fault party (defendant) was negligent and that this negligence caused the injury and damages. To prove negligence in your case, the argued facts must meet the criteria of duty of care as follows:
- The defendant owed you a responsibility to take reasonable steps to prevent your injury.
- The defendant violated this duty.
- By breaching their duty of care, the defendant caused your injury.
- Your injury resulted in damages (economic, physical, and psychological).
Our investigation of your injury will prepare us to formulate the above arguments and back them with solid evidence.
Tort law provides for an injured person’s potential to receive compensation for any losses or injuries they sustained as the result of the defendant’s negligence. Your personal injury case stems from injuries and losses specific to your incident or accident. Therefore, what you may collect in compensatory damages for your injury claim will likely differ from what someone else gets for their personal injury claim.
We cannot speak specifically to your recoverable damages until we know the details of your case. However, we can give you an idea of the types of damages that have been paid either through an insurance settlement or a court award.
Some of the types of recoverable damages in a personal injury case include:
- Past medical costs
- Future and ongoing medical costs
- Lost wages or earnings
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Loss of household services
- Home modifications
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
These types of damages only partially represent the breadth of compensation you may be eligible to receive for your personal injury claim or case. If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death action. Our lawyers can also help you with this pursuit.
How Indiana’s Statute of Limitations Can Affect Your Case
Under Indiana Code §34-11-2-4, the civil courts adhere to a statute of limitations that restricts the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit after a personal injury. The timeframe established in this statute is two years, although the courts may occasionally make an exception.
Rather than risk it, you would do well to consider hiring a lawyer soon after your personal injury occurred. Hiring an attorney sooner gives your attorney more time to build your case, including the initial effort of collecting fresh evidence that may otherwise erode or become less accessible over time.
Reach Out to a Lawrence Personal Injury Lawyer
The Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. wants you to know that, although you may be tempted to work out a settlement with the insurance company on your own, we strongly advise against this course of action. Any offer an insurer makes is most likely a low-ball offer.
The Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. does nothing but handle personal injury cases. Hire us to level the playing field in your fight for the compensation you deserve.
Call Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. today at 317-720-3229 for a free consultation.