Personal injury lawyers work to hold careless and reckless people legally responsible for their actions. In most cases, the conduct that led to injuries does not qualify as a crime admissible in court. However, injured people still have the right to compensation in civil court for their harms and changes in their quality of life.
Indiana law prescribes very specific rules and legal theories that plaintiffs must utilize to achieve a positive result in their cases. These requirements may change depending upon the circumstances behind the injury.
Our Marion County personal injury lawyer can work with people who have been injured due to the acts of another to compensate for damages and seek a just end to an unjust situation. Work with our attorney and know that you are in capable hands.
Examples of Personal Injury Cases Our Firm Handles
The ways in which a person may become injured are as varied as the types of activities that people undertake every day. You might have the basis of a personal injury case if you were injured in one of the following ways:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
In motor vehicle accident cases, a plaintiff must prove that the defendant was negligent in the way they were driving their vehicle. They must also demonstrate that this negligent driving caused their injuries. You can hold an at-fault driver responsible for your recoverable damages if you were injured in a single or multiple vehicle collision. This includes all motor vehicles—cars, small and large trucks, and motorcycles.
People injured while walking can pursue their claims in a similar manner to those injured in car accidents. These cases differ in those pedestrians owe no duty of care to drivers, while in car accidents both parties have a responsibility to look out for the well-being of the other.
People who are hurt while visiting the property of others may file a claim under the legal theory of premises liability. This theory examines not just the facts that led to the fall, but also the injured person’s reasons for being on the property when the accident happened.
Dog Bites or Attacks
More uncommon but no less serious personal injury claims can arise from incidents of animal attacks. You can recover damages for your injuries including disfiguring wounds and serious infections.
Victims of medical errors or mishaps can also seek compensation. These include misdiagnosis, missed diagnosis, surgical errors, and prescription errors. In addition to physicians, you can seek compensation from negligent nurses, dentists, mental health practitioners, and health care facilities.
A Marion County personal injury attorney can help clients better understand the legal basis for their claims and pursue defendants using the appropriate legal theories.
When Should You File a Claim?
A plaintiff may file suit for damages as soon as an injury occurs. However, in certain situations, it may be wise to wait until the full extent of a plaintiff’s injuries is known. Even seemingly minor injuries can result in months of rehabilitation and painful recovery sessions. It can sometimes be difficult to accurately evaluate the full economic impact of the accident until much later.
Additionally, claims that ask for compensation for lost wages should not be finalized until the client has returned to work on their previous schedule.
However, potential plaintiffs also cannot wait too long to file their claims. According to Indiana Civil Law and Procedure 34-11-2-4, the Indiana statute of limitations requires that all claims alleging personal injury must be filed in court no more than two years after the incident occurs.
What Recoverable Damages Can I Request?
It can be harder than you might initially think to assign a monetary value to your case. Since we only handle personal injury cases, we understand the intricacies of valuing your losses and work hard to ensure no valid damages are overlooked. We help you recover:
- Current and future medical care
- Current and future income loss
- Ongoing pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
- Lasting disabilities and disfigurements
- Wrongful death damages, where applicable
Our team will help you create a detailed list of your recoverable damages. We will also assign a value to each line item and determine the overall value of your case. We gather evidence to prove the value of your damages and ensure your case is accurately valued before we make a settlement demand or begin negotiating on your behalf.
Let Our Team Handle Evidence Collection for You
Collecting evidence that proves the cause and the value of your case is a detailed process. Our team will collect the following evidence for you while you focus on restoring your health:
- Accident or incident reports
- Medical records and bills
- Written prognosis for future needs
- Salary and income records
- Accident scene and injury photos
- Witness statements
- Your written statement
Relevant evidence will vary according to the specific details of your case. Without legal guidance and direction, it can be easy for a layperson to overlook information that might be critical to your case.
Read What Clients Say About Our Personal Injury Law Firm
We are a responsive, client-focused legal service ready to help you build an effective case against the person whose negligence caused your injuries. Previous personal injury clients say:
- Cherell Johnson Ogunsuyi: I would highly recommend Sevenish Law to anyone in need of legal services. You can appreciate Sevenish and their loyalty, honesty, and integrity. They get the job done.
- Wendy Denny: Atty Sevenish and his staff have been amazing…I could never have navigated this on my own (auto injury case) and I am so very thankful for them. I highly recommend them and would use them again if I needed to.
Testimonials like these tell you what it is like to work with our legal team. We are dedicated to helping personal injury victims fight for fair and appropriate financial compensation.
How a Marion County Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Any scenario involving personal injury must be handled with skill and caution. Unrepresented plaintiffs may be pressured into signing away rights before their cases are even fully developed. Still worse, they may sit on a claim waiting for the right moment to come forward, only to find that their cases are past the statute of limitations.
Our Marion County personal injury lawyer is here to take the lead. We work to pursue all responsible parties for liability and compensation. Contact one of our Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. team members today.