Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorneys Providing Dedicated Assistance
Strong legal guidance as you seek the compensation you need and deserve
Suffering an injury caused by someone else’s negligence takes time, patience and an experienced lawyer that works on your behalf. The personal injury lawyers in the Indianapolis offices of Ward & Ward Law Firm immediately take proven and effective action to protect your interests and the facts of your case before critical evidence can be lost or otherwise disturbed. Every case is different but experienced personal injury lawyers in Indianapolis may utilize strategies to assist you with mounting medical bills, past and future, stemming from emergency room, hospitalization, physician, imaging and rehabilitation. Lawyers, Don Ward and Charlie Ward, will further seek compensation for loss of past and future earnings, as well as damages for pain and suffering. If you or someone you know has been injured by another’s negligence, work with a skilled personal injury attorney in Indianapolis to pursue compensation from negligent parties and insurance companies. The lawyers at Ward & Ward Law Firm have more than 85 years of combined experience helping injured people throughout Marion County and Indiana. We provide unmatched legal guidance and support when you need it most. For an attorney who is truly responsive to your needs, work with our respected team.
Common causes of personal injury in Indiana
There is a wide range of scenarios that could result in a personal injury or wrongful death to you or a loved one. In some cases, these injuries are relatively minor, while in other situations you could be dealing with head or spine injuries that require long recovery times — if a full recovery is possible at all. The following are the most common causes of personal injuries:
- Auto accidents. Distracted driving, failure to yield, exceeding speed limits and driving while intoxicated are all common factors leading to serious auto accidents. After you exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver and call the police, speak with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible after the crash.
- Truck accidents. These accidents are particularly serious, resulting in severe injuries and damage to property. Logbook errors, poor vehicle maintenance and the violation of federal regulations often cause serious trucking accidents.
- Defective products. When a product manufacturer releases a dangerous or defective product to the public, serious injuries may result. You may need to file a product liability lawsuit to collect monetary damages from the individuals or organizations responsible.
- Dangerous premises. Businesses and private property owners must maintain reasonably safe premises for customers and guests, keeping them free of slippery surfaces, blocked walkways and falling objects. A failure to do so could place guests in serious danger.
- Construction accidents. Construction is an inherently dangerous profession, but that doesn’t mean employers are free from liability when an accident occurs. If you have suffered a personal injury at work, you may need to fight for workers’ compensation benefits from your company’s insurer.
- Aviation and railroad accidents. Poor weather conditions, turbulence, mechanical errors and inadequate crew briefing could lead to a train or an airplane accident. The pilot or train operator is responsible for maintaining strict standards of safety to avoid a serious accident.
- Mesothelioma/asbestos exposure. Over time, exposure to asbestos and other dangerous materials may cause serious illnesses, often resulting in premature death. We can help you file a lawsuit against an employer or other party who was negligent for failing to inform workers about the dangers of this exposure.
Can I file a personal injury lawsuit?
If another person’s reckless actions or negligence results in a serious injury, it may be possible to file a personal injury suit to collect damages. This can be a difficult process, however, so it is important to work with a personal injury lawyer who has experience handling these types of cases. We settle many of these cases out of court, but if you do need to go to trial, our attorneys deliver a persuasive argument for monetary compensation to the judge or jury.
Indiana is a comparable negligence state, so the amount you receive depends on whether you have been deemed partially responsible for the accident. For example, if a jury finds you were 30 percent responsible for a car crash, your compensation is limited to 70 percent of the damages you would otherwise receive. Consult a skilled attorney if you have questions about this complex issue.
Seeking full restitution for injury damages
If you wish to seek restitution for personal injury in Indianapolis, you must begin taking action against the offending party within two years of the incident, as dictated by the statute of limitations. If you do not, you may forfeit your right to pursue a civil suit. To prove negligence in your personal injury claim, there are four elements you must consider:
- Duty. This is the responsible party’s obligation to provide reasonable care to you by engaging in, or not engaging in, a certain behavior.
- Breach. Once you have established duty, breach considers whether that duty was delivered by the person who was allegedly at fault.
- Causation. If duty was breached, you must prove that breach caused your personal injury.
- Damages. You must demonstrate that you suffered an actual injury as a result of the other party’s actions or negligence.
Contact an experienced Indianapolis personal injury lawyer today
If you or a loved one sustained an injury due to someone else’s actions or negligence, work with a dedicated personal injury attorney right away. Get in touch with Ward & Ward in Indianapolis by calling 317-639-9501 or by contacting us online. We offer free initial consultations and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience.Ward & Ward Law Firm 728 S Meridian St Indianapolis, IN 46225 317-639-9501 888-639-9501