Lawrence, Indiana, is home to over 49,400 people with a population growth of 7.7 percent as of 2019. With over 1,700 acres of beautiful Indiana wilderness, lush green open spaces, and historic military architecture, more and more people are choosing to make Lawrence their home. The development and growth of a city often depend on the quality of services available to support its residents. That’s why we are proud to serve the City of Lawrence.
Hensley Legal Group’s team of lawyers is here to provide quality legal representation for the people of Lawrence and fellow Hoosiers across the State of Indiana. Our personal injury attorneys are committed to seeking justice for all our clients, for whom we strive to get maximum compensation for their personal injury cases. We are happy to discuss your situation free of charge over the phone, online, or at the office.
Contact us today for your free consultation to get answers to your legal questions.
Types of Lawrence Personal Injury Cases
Indiana’s personal injury laws enable you to receive compensation if you have been hurt due to the negligence of another party. It may seem simple enough to file a claim for yourself, but the legal process for different types of personal injury cases is complex and each case type has its own procedural requirements.
Our Lawrence personal injury attorneys, though, know exactly what to do. We can advocate for your legal rights and guide you through the legal process so everything goes smoothly and you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery.
Practice areas we handle include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dangerous drugs and devices
- Defective products
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Premises liability
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Social Security Disability
- Truck accidents
- Workers’ compensation
- Wrongful death
What Damages Can Be Compensated?
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury due to the carelessness of another person, our lawyers will work hard on your behalf once we take on your case. We are able to establish the facts, gather the evidence, and build a solid claim so you can get the compensation you deserve.
Personal injury victims should not have the added stress of dealing with lost wages, medical bills, and insurance companies. Hensley Legal Group’s lawyers do the hard work so you can take time to recover. Our experienced personal injury attorneys seek compensation for both the economic and non-economic damages incurred.
Economic damages refer to monetary losses that result from your injuries. Keeping good records of expenses and receipts will support your case.
Recoverable economic damages for personal injury cases include:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Lost wages and earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Property damage
- Funeral expenses
Non-economic damages may be the non-monetary consequences of your injury. These damages don’t come with price tags or receipts, so they can be difficult to prove. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine a reasonable estimate for the suffering you have sustained.
Non-economic damages may include the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish or trauma
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of love and companionship
Compensatory damage caps
The State of Indiana does not impose limits on non-economic damages. However, there are limits on 4 specific personal injury claims:
- Medical malpractice lawsuits – Indiana caps medical malpractice damages at $1.8 million for incidents that occur after June 30, 2019.
- Modified comparative fault – The modified comparative fault rule means that the plaintiff most likely cannot claim any damages if more than 51 percent responsible for the accident. Otherwise, the plaintiff’s compensation will be reduced according to his or her own percentage of fault.
- Lawsuits against the government – Claims against the state, county, or local government body or agency are capped at $700,000.
- Wrongful death lawsuits – There is a $300,000 cap on claims for ‘loss of love and companionship,’ or if an unmarried adult (age 23 or older) with no dependents is killed.
Hensley Legal Group can help you navigate your way through Indiana’s personal injury laws and explain how they apply in your case. Our Lawrence personal injury lawyers can give you an honest evaluation of what you can expect in terms of compensation and advise you on the legal options available to you.
Statute of Limitations In the State of Indiana
The statute of limitations is a strictly-enforced time limit on your right to file a lawsuit in court. Cases within the Lawrence area generally fall under Indiana’s personal injury statute of limitations, which is 2 years from the date of the incident.
It is critical to file the required documentation within the time constraints. If the deadline passes, your personal injury case will most likely be rejected, possibly causing you to lose your only chance to recover compensation.
The statute of limitations restricts the time to file a lawsuit. An experienced personal injury lawyer can examine your case and help you decide whether or not a lawsuit is the right option for you.
Obtaining an experienced lawyer without delay will help ensure that you have the resources available to file your lawsuit within the permitted time limits. Even if your deadline is fast-approaching or has already passed, your case may qualify as an exception to the general personal injury statute of limitations.
Schedule a home or virtual visit with one of our personal injury attorneys to discuss your options.
Things You Can Do to Support Your Personal Injury Case
If you have been injured, the most important thing to do is to make sure that you are safe. Be sure to seek immediate medical attention for your injury.
Beyond that, there are many other things you can do now to give yourself the best chance to recover the damages you deserve. The types of documentation required may vary, depending on the type of personal injury case you have.
There are some simple things you can do to have your injury documented, including the following:
- File a police report (car accident)
- Report the incident at the place of business (slip and fall)
- Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer
- Keep track of medical costs
- Follow your doctor’s advice
- Avoid certain activities that may aggravate your injury
- Keep receipts/quotes of property damages
- Record the day-to-day impact of your injuries
- Collect any supporting evidence such as photos, videos, witness statements
Gathering supporting documentation is valuable for a good defense and can help your lawyer maximize your compensation.
Free Online Resources to Assist Victims and Their Families
Hensley Legal Group has over 20 years of experience negotiating with insurance companies and achieving high-dollar settlements for injured victims. We want Hoosiers to benefit from our extensive knowledge and help them navigate their way through the complex legal system.
Personal injury victims and their families can access the many free online resources we offer from our resource library. We have an extensive selection of videos, eBooks, articles, blogs, and answers to frequently asked questions.
If you do not find the answers that you are looking for on our website, please contact us for a free initial consultation.
What to Expect From a Lawrence Personal Injury Lawyer
Hensley Legal Group is an award-winning Indiana law firm serving the people of Lawrence. We are dedicated to making the legal process as easy as possible for you. We work hard to seek solutions for our clients’ problems.
When a personal injury lawyer takes on a case, they thoroughly investigate the details of the incident and gather as much evidence as possible to build a strong case. Some of our legal services include:
- Gathering evidence from the scene of the accident
- Collecting incident and police reports
- Interviewing and recording witnesses statements
- Collecting relevant medical records
- Obtaining videos from surveillance cameras
- Negotiating with insurance companies
- Meeting with specialists
- Obtaining affidavits
- Gathering income/wage statements
- Collating evidence provided by the client
Our head office is just minutes from you, in downtown Indianapolis. When you work with your law firm, you will see how we bring the power of a big-city law firm to the table without sacrificing the care and attention that local attorneys best provide.
Regardless of where you live in Indiana, Hoosiers can schedule a home or virtual visit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our field investigators are happy to visit your home to go over the paperwork in person and answer any questions you may have. We offer e-sign options so we can get started on your case in as little as 30 minutes – without you ever having to leave your home.
Call us or contact us online today for a free conversation about your case.
The Strength to Make a Difference
Our goal is to make a difference in the lives of those who are injured or disabled. Lawrence personal injury attorneys strive to hold those responsible for your personal injuries accountable for what they have done while we also seek fair compensation for the damages you have suffered.
Everyone deserves justice, regardless of their financial status. We’re proud to offer every client our 12-part services guarantee, which in part promises that we always work on a contingency basis to ensure that all victims have access to personal injury law.
We don’t charge you anything until and unless we successfully resolve your case. Contact us for a free evaluation or call today at 888-912-0631.