What Victims Need to Know about Indiana Personal Injury Law
While motor vehicle accidents most commonly result in personal injury claims, any type of accident caused by the negligent or willful acts of others can qualify for compensation under Indiana personal injury law. However the law carries many complexities that can make it difficult to seek the justice you deserve. The personal injury attorneys at Ward & Ward in Indianapolis have a strong commitment to protecting the rights of injured clients in accordance with Indiana law.
Establishing liability for accidental injuries
Whether you seek assistance to pursue an insurance claim, or if you need the help of our injury attorneys to negotiate an out-of-court settlement or to take your claim before a jury, you need to prove liability under the law. Although the law provides a precise definition of liability, the bottom line involves proving negligence or even willful actions by one or more parties.
With the exception of medical malpractice cases, Indiana follows comparative negligence law, which permits injury victims to pursue compensation even if their own negligence contributed to their injuries. However if your negligence puts you more than 50 percent at fault for your injuries, the law prohibits you from pursuing damages from other negligent parties.
The Indianapolis personal injury attorneys conduct thorough investigations of accident claims, retaining investigative experts when needed to develop the evidence needed to support client claims.
The value of your personal injury claim
Indiana personal injury claims often provide compensation for more than just medical costs. The law allows injury victims to pursue a wide variety of expenses related to injuries, including the following:
- Past, current, and future anticipated medical and therapy expenses as well as costs of prescription and non-prescription drugs, bandages, and medical aids
- Job-related costs, including time lost from work and a change in future earnings ability due to an injury
- Psychological costs, including emotional distress and interference with family relationships
- The cost to hire assistance to handle household chores until the victim recovers sufficiently to resume daily responsibilities
- Property damage
- Any costs associated with permanent disability or disfigurement
Injury victims often underestimate the true value of their claims. The law firm of Ward & Ward has been protecting the rights of clients for nearly two decades. Our attorneys have the experience needed to predict accurately predict the full extent of anticipated expenses, and our network of medical specialists provides the documentation and testimony needed to present the evidence needed under Indiana law.
Contact our experienced law office for a free consultation
To discuss your personal injury, auto accident, or wrongful death matter, contact the knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Ward & Ward in Indianapolis online or at 317-639-9501. We offer free initial consultations and are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Ward & Ward Law Firm 728 S Meridian St Indianapolis, IN 46225 317-639-9501 888-639-9501