Lawyers Helping Accident Victims in Hammond and across Indiana
Hammond is the most populous city in Lake County, Indiana. It’s less than an hour away from the hustling and bustling city of Chicago. In fact, it’s actually considered part of the greater Chicago metropolitan area and is the only Indiana city to border Chicago. Hoosiers can easily take a day trip to the big city and then come back home to Hammond to live a quieter, peaceful life.
The city has a long, rich history when it comes to industry. But these days, Hammond is more well-known for having a branch of Purdue University’s campus and its incredible historical districts. There’s also plenty to see and do in the city, including the Horseshoe Casino and Wolf Lake Aquatic Play Center.
Hammond, Indiana is a wonderful city to visit and call home. But if you’re ever injured in an accident, it’s important to know who you can trust. Here at Hensley Legal Group, we’re proud to announce that we’re opening a new branch in the city. We want to expand our personal injury legal services for Hoosiers who need our help.
When you’re ready to discuss your personal injury case, we will be here to listen. You can get in touch with us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can even start working on your case in under an hour. Get in touch by calling 317-472-3333, chatting with us online, or filling out our online contact form.
Personal injury accidents come in many different shapes and forms
The professionals at Hensley Legal Group love helping Hoosiers in need. Now, the residents of Hammond, Indiana have someone to turn to in case of an accident.
Our team of personal injury lawyers cover a wide range of services. We can handle cases including but not limited to:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Premises liability
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction accidents
- Defective product incidents
- Wrongful death
- Dog bites
Feel free to get in touch with us if you’d like to learn more about whether or not you have grounds to file a claim. We’d be happy to offer you a free consultation to discuss your case.
Lake County, Indiana has a fairly high number of car accidents
No one wants to think they will end up in a car accident. But the sad truth is it happens each and every day, even in Hammond, Indiana.
In 2019 alone, Lake County had 17,821 car accidents according to the Indiana Crash Fact Book for that year. It ranked second in the state for the number of accidents that year, just behind Marion County, home to Indianapolis. Lake County’s proximity to Chicago means that there’s a lot of traffic coming and going through the area. Increased traffic levels also sadly means that there’s an increased risk for an accident occurring.
Whether you end up in a collision with another passenger vehicle, a motorcycle, or even a large commercial vehicle, Hensley Legal Group wants to hear about your case and help.
Even the most careful drivers can end up in accidents. When the crash isn’t your fault, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim.
Many accidents happen due to reckless driving behavior. This can include but is not limited to:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving, including operating a mobile device while driving
- Ignoring dangerous road conditions
- Falling asleep at the wheel
The list goes on and on. When a driver takes their full attention away from the road or participates in reckless behavior, they’re putting themselves and everyone else on the road at risk.
While you certainly can pursue a personal injury claim on your own, it’s not always a great idea. Hiring a personal injury lawyer to help with your case improves your odds of recovering damages.
An experienced personal injury attorney will thoroughly examine your case, gather documents to prove you weren’t to blame for the accident, and even speak to the insurance company on your behalf. They handle all the complicated legal processes so you can focus on resting and recovering.
What kind of damages could you recover if you win your case?
Any personal injury lawyer will tell you that each case is different. Ultimately, the factors of your case determine whether or not you will receive compensation and what kind of compensation you win.
Depending on the factors of your case, you could possibly recover damages related to:
- Existing and future medical expenses related to your accident
- Pain and suffering, which can include mental health as well as physical injuries
- Lost wages if you have to miss work due to your injury
- Loss of companionship if the accident impacts your relationship with your spouse, children, or close familial relationships
It’s very important to visit a doctor immediately following your accident. The physician will be able to determine the extent of your injuries as they pertain to the accident and document it. Your personal injury attorney needs this information in order to help prove your case and recover the compensation you really need.
Reach out soon if you need our assistance
If you are injured in an accident, it’s important to act soon. The statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim is two years from the date of the accident as per Indiana law. It can be even shorter if there is a government entity involved.
The personal injury attorneys at Hensley Legal Group in Hammond, Indiana care about your case and want to help however possible. We never guarantee results, but we can vow to do everything in our power to provide effective legal assistance.
Our team works on a contingency basis, so you never owe us a single cent unless we win your case for you.
You can easily get in touch with us by calling 317-472-3333, chatting with us online, or using our online contact form. Someone from our team will be available to chat with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re committed to accessibility and can get your case started in under an hour.
Reach out to us soon and let us help you get to work on your case.