Dealing with life after a personal injury can be incredibly difficult. You may be in a significant amount of physical pain and anxious about returning to the life you and your family once enjoyed. It may seem stressful and unnecessary to speak to a personal injury lawyer or file a lawsuit against the individual responsible. You may require more medical treatment than you anticipate, and your medical bills may pile up faster than you expect. You may not have been able to work due to your injuries, or your quality of life may be severely diminished.
Your next call should be to an Indianapolis personal injury lawyer if an unfortunate accident has affected you or a loved one. No matter what the specifics of your case are, you can learn a lot about your situation by speaking with a veteran injury lawyer and discover how you can recover the financial compensation and relief that you deserve.
Personal Injury Lawyer Cost
Many people are reluctant to enlist the aid of an attorney after they suffer a personal injury because they are concerned about how much it might cost to hire them. Most personal injury lawyers are willing to operate on a contingency basis, which means that you do not have to pay them unless they win the case. They will then charge you a percentage of the award the courts gave you. The percentage is agreed in advance and is typically between 25% and 40%. The fee will depend on the amount of work that the attorney needs to put in. If you reach a settlement before the case is heard in court then this will mean that you owe less than if the case goes all the way through the court process.
The physical pain and financial challenges you face when injured by someone else’s negligence should not be a burden you bear on your own. If you find yourself in this difficult situation – suffering a personal injury caused by someone else’s actions or inaction – there are legal remedies available to you.
We can develop an effective strategy to maximize your compensation in cases relating to all types of physical harm, including:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Muscle and soft tissue damage
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limb
- Severe burns
- Traumatic Brain injuries
- Wrongful death
Asserting your legal rights with the assistance of a qualified injury attorney can help you get back to doing the things you enjoy. If you’ve been injured, our firm can press the defendant(s) for a resolution that truly addresses your particular needs.
Types of Personal Injury Litigation We Handle
Our lawyers represent accident victims who have sustained a wide variety of personal injuries. The following are but a few examples of the personal injury claims we are prepared to take on:
- Birth Injuries
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Head and Spine Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Scarring and Disfigurement
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Car Accident Injuries
- Motorcycle Accident Injuries
- Pedestrian Accident Injuries
- Trucking Accident Injuries
- Bus Accident Injuries
- Train Accident Injuries\
- Boat Accident Injuries
- Aviation Accident Injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Premises Liability Injuries
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Product Injuries
- Workers’ Compensation
- Construction Accident Injuries
- Child Injury
- Injuries at Work
- Crush Injuries
- Bone Fractures
- Nerve and Organ Damage
- Back Injuries
- Knee and ankle Injuries
- Shoulder and wrist Injuries
- Sexual Assault
What Is a Personal Injury Claim?
If someone else – an individual, a business, or an agency – acts carelessly or fails to act, and it results in an accident that hurts you, you may have the right to seek compensation in a personal injury claim. The insurance company that covered the at-fault party is typically responsible for paying a valid claim. Although personal injury attorneys are always prepared to take a case to trial, most claims are settled during out-of-court settlement negotiations.
If an insurance company or other responsible party cannot be persuaded to make reasonable settlement attorneys stand ready to deliver aggressive client advocacy in court.
You are likely facing one of life’s greatest challenges during the days, weeks, and months following an accident that causes serious personal injuries. The attorneys want to shoulder as much of your burden as possible during this difficult time. We are ready to take care of the legal issues while you concentrate on healing, caring for your family, and putting your life back together.
When you hire a lawyer the first thing, they will do is start collecting evidence to help you put together your claim. The job of the attorney is to make sure you get the compensation that you are entitled to and that there is a fair value put on your claim. You will need to accurately present the facts to support your case. There isn’t a single fool-proof formula that puts a value on a claim. An experienced attorney will take many factors into account, including:
- Treatment required
- Treatment length
- Pain and suffering
- Personal hardship
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
In addition to these factors, a personal injury lawyer will take into account causation, proof of liability and damages. If you were involved in a car accident and it was not you at fault, then you have a good chance of a high compensation payment. Another thing that personal injury attorneys will take into account is the likability of any witnesses because this may affect the likelihood of the compensation claim succeeding if the case goes to court.
Personal Injury Claim Process
Most understand that they have the right to sue if someone else’s negligent actions cause them to suffer an injury. Here are some of the factors involved in pursuing a personal injury claim:
Choose the Right Lawyer
Your first step in pursuing a personal injury case is to hire a lawyer who has the experience, a good record of results, good reviews from past clients, and someone you feel comfortable working with.
Obtain Medical Treatment
How well you recover from your accident injuries will have a bearing on how the injury has impacted your quality of life and your earning capacity. Your attorney will assess your current medical expenses and what they could be in the future.
Investigate the Accident
Your lawyer will investigate your accident, collect evidence, consult with experts, and develop a strategy for representing your case.
Negotiate a Settlement
Your lawyer will begin negotiations with the at-fault party’s insurance company with a demand letter. The insurance company can either agree to the demand, or they can challenge it and engage in extended negotiations until both sides agree, or until negotiations break down.
Go to Trial
If settlement negotiations are unsuccessful, the case will go to trial where the jury may decide liability and the dollar amount required in damages.
Collect and Distribute the Award
If your health insurance company covered your accident-related medical bills, the insurer may assert the right to recover what the insurance company spent from the settlement or verdict amount.