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Hensley Legal Group represents personal injury cases in the Hoosier state.

Personal Injury

Many people never imagine they will become injured in an accident. However, accidents of all different sorts happen each and every day – even here in the Hoosier state.

Although accidents can be scary, it helps to know that there’s someone on your side when you feel so hopeless and lost. In the aftermath of your personal injury accident, you can rest easy knowing that someone is on your side and wants you to recover compensation for your accident.

The personal injury lawyers at Hensley Legal Group are happy to listen to your case and provide a free legal consultation. Keep reading to see what you might expect in the event of your own personal injury case.

What Kind of Personal Injury Lawsuits are There?

When people hear the phrase “personal injury law,” they generally think about car accidents. While personal injury attorneys do cover car accidents, they also cover a wide variety of other practice areas too. The fact is that there are many ways that a person could sustain a personal injury and need legal assistance.

Personal injury law includes but is not limited to:

As you can see, this is a very extensive list. There are just so many different ways a person can sustain a personal injury. If you were injured due to someone else’s fault, you might have a personal injury claim. The good news is that you never have to go through it alone. If your accident took place in the Hoosier state, you can always reach out and speak with the lawyers at Hensley Legal Group. We’d be happy to tell you more about your options.

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Why Should you Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer after your Accident?

Even minor accidents can result in personal injuries or even property damages. The aftermath of any accident can be expensive. If you weren’t to blame for the accident in the first place, then you shouldn’t have to cover costs all by yourself. This is where a qualified personal injury lawyer can step in and help.

You absolutely can choose to represent yourself when it comes to your personal injury claim. However, this generally isn’t advisable. An experienced personal injury attorney has spent a lot of time fighting the insurance companies and representing cases similar to yours each and every day. They know how to fight for a fair settlement and won’t be pushed around by the insurance companies.

Many personal injury lawsuits are also incredibly complicated. There might be multiple parties responsible for your accident or other intricate details. Standing up for yourself is admirable, but it’s not easy to get a positive outcome on your claim when you represent yourself. Hiring a professional to do the talking is a much better plan. In fact a 2012 study by the Insurance Research Council, claims that personal injury victims who hire a lawyer get a settlement 3.5 times higher than without one.

On top of all this, you will probably go through a whirlwind of emotions after your accident. The right qualified personal injury attorney will focus on the case at hand so you can focus on recovering. You don’t have to go through it all alone. It’s okay to ask for help when you need it.

What Kind of Compensation Could you Possibly Receive?

No two accidents are the same. This also means that the kind of compensation you are eligible to receive will depend on the factors of your case. To determine how much compensation you’re entitled to receive, courts will look at who was at fault for the accident, the types of injuries sustained, and other underlying factors.

If you do receive compensation for your injuries, it will likely fall under one or more of the following:

  •         Lost wages – this refers to any money that a person will miss out on due to the injury sustained in an accident. This kind of claim is pursued when the victim is unable to work due to their injury. They can also recover for loss of potential earning power if the injury is permanent or severe enough.
  •         Medical bills – this will include bills such as hospital fees, ambulance fees, medical treatment, medical devices, physical therapy, medications, surgery, and more. This can include any existing and future medical treatment needed as a result of the accident.
  •         Pain and suffering – this covers any physical discomfort and emotional stress that a person may have sustained following an accident. Emotional wounds can often run just as deep as physical ones.
  •         Property damage – this will cover damage to your personal property. If you were in a car accident, this would cover repairs to your vehicle.
  •         Punitive damage – this involves damage caused by another person’s reckless behavior.

Your personal injury lawyer will go over the details of your case and let you know exactly which damages you may be entitled to receive. This does ultimately vary from case to case, but your attorney may be able to give you a ballpark estimate based on their knowledge of other cases.

What Will your Personal Injury Lawyer do for you?

When you are injured in an accident, a personal injury lawyer will work in your best interests to help you recover the money you might be eligible to receive. Experienced personal injury attorneys will listen to your story and use the information you provide to help recover a settlement. Your personal injury attorney will take over the case and become your representative with the insurance companies.

Not every personal injury case will ultimately be settled in a courtroom. Personal injury cases are generally settled by an informal settlement and may go to court if a settlement can’t be reached.

Informal settlements are the most common result of any personal injury case. This is when the parties involved in the accident agree to a settlement that the injured party believes is fair for what they have been through. Personal injury attorneys negotiate with the insurance company and the person injured in the accident generally receives compensation.

If a fair settlement can’t be reached and the case goes to court, the person who suffered a personal injury is known as the plaintiff and will file a civil suit. The personal injury lawsuit may be filed against another person, multiple people, an entire corporation, or even a government agency. In a nutshell, the injured person can file a lawsuit against anyone they believe is responsible for the accident in the first place.

Suing multiple parties can be incredibly complex, especially if a government agency is involved. This is another reason that it’s incredibly helpful to hire a personal injury attorney. Experienced lawyers are familiar with filing personal injury lawsuits against multiple parties at once. If you choose to pursue a claim without a lawyer, you could definitely end up with a massive legal headache. It’s always better to work with a team of professional lawyers who want the best for you.

What Should you do Immediately after an Accident?

Immediately following an accident or injury, you may experience confusion. Your heart may be racing and it’s possible you may even be in shock. But even so, it’s very important that you alert the authorities. You may not be in the proper headspace to gather evidence, but the authorities certainly can and will. They will also make a police report that you can use to help prove your claim.

After that, it’s very important that you seek medical attention for your injuries. Even if you don’t think you suffered an injury, it’s a good idea to get checked out. Trained medical professionals will be able to spot injuries sustained in the accident that may not be immediately visible, such as internal bleeding. Your medical records can also be used as evidence to support your claim.

After seeking medical attention, it’s worth your time and energy to seek out professional personal injury legal services. If the accident wasn’t your fault, you may be able to recover compensation for your personal injury. Just keep in mind that time is of the essence here.

In Indiana, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is two years after the accident took place. The time can be even shorter if a government agency is involved. This means that any lawsuit you try to file after the statute of limitations experience is invalid. If you wait too long to speak to an Indiana personal injury attorney, you may miss out on your right to recover compensation. This would be absolutely devastating, especially if you suffered significant injuries and extensive medical bills because of your accident.

Your personal injury attorney is well aware of the time limit and will work quickly. It’s very important to follow their advice explicitly if you want to maximize your chance of recovering damages following your accident.

Client Reviews

Andrea Uhl

Five Star Review

I used Hensley Legal Group when I was in a serious car accident back in May of 2021 and the representative that helped me though everything was Natalie, and she was fantastic. Thank you again for everything you did for me and my family!

Personal Injury - 2022

Carrie Kuenz

Five Star Review

I had gotten to a point with the auto insurance that I didn’t have any more energy to put into negotiating, but I knew they were trying to just get me to settle, so the Hensley group was great and took that off my plate!

Personal Injury - 2021

Addison Smith

Five Star Review

Rudy from HLG was able to get them to increase their offer to not only cover my medical debt, but also a little extra to help make things easier for me.

Personal Injury - 2022

Liana Lucinda Quiroz

Five Star Review

The staff at Hensley Legal Group are very welcoming and were able to answer all of my questions. Anyone needing assistance with personal injury or Social Security disability, I would suggest that you reach out to HLG!

Personal Injury - 2021

Five Star Review

Josh S - Personal Injury

Five Star Review

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Reach out to the Personal Injury Attorneys at Hensley Legal Group

The experienced personal injury attorneys at Hensley Legal Group want to help with your case. Our lawyers operate on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if you do. If we can’t win your case, you don’t owe us any money at all.

When you’re ready to talk, we will be here. Please get in touch with us right away. You may call us at 317-472-3333, chat with us online, or even our online contact form. We hope to hear from you soon.

 

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