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Personal Injury Cases: What You Need To Know

Indianapolis Personal Injury Case Attorney John Bymaster can help you get your settlement.  Below are a few important things to know when you are seeking recover on a Personal Injury or Wrongful Death case. Remember, every case is different and you need to consult with an attorney in order to protect your rights. Consultation at our office is free, just call 317-769-2244 today.

What are Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases?

Personal Injury cases are where you have been injured physically (or sometimes emotionally) by an automobile accident, fall, collision, or have been injured by a defective product.  Physical injuries where there was clear negligence and fault by another party usually create a personal injury claim for recovery.

Wrongful Death cases are similar to Personal Injury Cases except for a death results by the negligent, at-fault actions of another party.   Wrongful Death actions are usually brought through a family member of the deceased loved-one.

How Much is My Case Worth?

The monetary worth of every case is different.  It will be necessary to conduct a investigation of the case before it’s worth can be predicted.

What Sort of Damages Can be Recovered?

Recoverable damages vary from cases to case. Below are common forms of recovery awarded by the court:

Medical Bills: Past and Future
Damage to Property
Future Loss of Earning Capacity
Wages Lost due to the Accident
Pain and Suffering: Past and Future
Lost of Consortium (Benefits of participating in a Close Relationship)

If I am injured, is it important for me to go to the emergency room or the doctor immediately?

If you are seriously injured, you need to go to the emergency room or doctor immediately.   Documentation is important aspect of injury recovery.   If you are wrongfully injured, make sure that the medical staff is documenting as much as possible.   The symptoms of serious injuries many times develop later – within hours or days after the incident.  If you did not seek immediate medical attention, make sure to go to a doctor as soon as you develop pain or symptoms.

Do I have a limited amount of time to take legal action?

Yes, you have a limited time to take legal action.  You must file a lawsuit against a non-cooperating party within two years of the accident under Indiana’s statute of limitations (IC 34-11-2-4(1)).  Keep in mind however, that there are certain stricter requirements that may require legal action sooner in certain Indiana and out-of-state cases.   If you do not file a lawsuit or take proper legal action within proper time requirements, you will lose your right to recovery.

How much will it cost to file my lawsuit?

You will not have to put any money towards filing your lawsuit.  All cases are handled on a contingency basis.  That means that we will not get paid unless you win your case.

How long will it take to finish my case?

Every case is different.  Cases that are settled before a lawsuit is filed usually take less time to complete.  Normal cases can take as little as 45 days to as much as several years.  The time it takes to recover depends on the extent of the injuries, the responsiveness of the opposing party, and whether your case is settled or must go to trial.  Our office’s goal is to achieve recovery as quickly as possible.

How much of the settlement will be for me after medical bills and other costs are paid?

Although every case is different, our goal is to generate as much settlement as possible.  We focus on fully paying (or settling) all medical bills and costs.  We also are very mindful to maximize the amount that will be paid to you directly to help compensate you for your loss.

For more information give Bymaster Law a call today to schedule a FREE consultation with Indianapolis Personal Injury Case Attorney John Bymaster.  317-769-2244

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