At any given time, an unexpected accident that results in a personal injury can occur, which could be due to negligence. In 2016 alone, nearly twice as many people across the nation lost their lives due to accidental injuries than from cancer and heart disease combined.
If you or your loved one has experienced a personal injury in Speedway, IN due to the negligence of someone else, don’t deal with the aftermath alone. Our personal injury lawyers can help you get fair compensation.
Call us today at (317) 563-7967 or contact us online to schedule a home or virtual visit for a free consultation. At Hensley Legal Group, PC, we make sure you’re treated like family, not just a case number.
Areas of Personal Injury Law We Cover in Speedway, IN
The purpose of personal injury law is to protect your rights if you experience an injury caused by the recklessness or negligence of someone else. With a personal injury claim, you can receive compensation for your financial, occupational, and emotional damages.
Personal injury law covers a wide variety of cases. Some practice areas that our attorneys serving Speedway, IN include, but are not limited to, the following.
Premises liability and slip and fall accidents
One common type of personal injury is slip and fall accidents. Fall accidents happen frequently, especially to older Hoosiers, and are a type of premises liability case. Premises liability means that the property owner or manager has a legal responsibility to ensure a safe environment for visitors. Failure to promptly fix hazards – such as icy sidewalks, unmarked wet floors, and broken steps – could make them liable for an injury.
In 2020, 888 people lost their lives in Indiana motor vehicle accidents. A frequent cause of car accidents is reckless driving. Not only does this include speeding, DUI, failing to yield, and tailgating, but also talking and texting, applying makeup, reaching for objects, daydreaming, and eating. If you were injured in a car accident with a reckless driver, you could recover damages through a personal injury claim.
Statistics show that bikers are 29 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries than car passengers. In 2018, fatal motorcycle accidents caused almost 13 percent of Indiana’s total traffic deaths. Frequently the cause of these accidents are distracted or reckless drivers who fail to notice motorcycles or do not know how to safely share the road with motorcycles.
Commercial truck accidents
Commercial truck accidents often take place on a catastrophic scale. Due to the immense size of loaded semi-trucks, these accidents frequently result in serious life-changing or fatal injuries. In fact, in 2018, some 144 large trucks were involved in fatal crashes in just the Hoosier State. Semi-truck cases can be particularly complex since they often involve multiple liable parties and trucking companies are protected by large insurance corporations.
Medical malpractice is when a medical professional (such as a doctor) or a facility (such as a hospital) violates the standard of care and injures a patient or causes his or her death. The violation may occur by means of negligence or an act of omission.
According to one study, more than 250,000 deaths occur each year in the US due to medical errors. Meanwhile, in Indiana alone, there were about 20 malpractice lawsuits for every 100,000 people in 2016.
When a consumer purchases a product, they expect that it will be both effective and safe for use. If that product has side effects that are dangerous and result in a personal injury, several parties could potentially be held liable for the harm caused.
Defective products injure millions of people every year. These include a variety of products such as cleaning products, automobile parts, toys, and electronics.
Social Security disability
When a person suffers from a mental or physical disability that interferes with the daily routine of work, they may qualify for SSD benefits. However, the process to receive those benefits is not as simple as it would seem. In fact, in 2020, Indiana had an approval rate of only 38 percent of all applicants. Some disability cases have to be argued in court
When someone’s negligence results in the death of another, the victims can pursue restitution under Indiana’s wrongful death law. Wrongful death cases cover a wide range of areas, such as motor vehicle or bicycle accidents, construction accidents, product liability, and violent acts. While financial compensation could never make up for losing a loved one, a wrongful death suit can let you seek justice in court.
Get Your Case in Good Hands Before Time Runs Out
If you experienced an unexpected personal injury in Speedway, IN or the surrounding area you may be feeling overwhelmed by the change in your circumstances. Mounting medical bills, the inability to return to work, and increased physical pain may cause you great distress.
With the attorneys at Hensley Legal Group on your case, you don’t have to suffer alone. Our lawyers are ranked among the top 100 in the nation and are experienced in various practice areas.
Keep in mind that you have a limited period of time during which to file your claim. In Indiana, the statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims is just two years from the onset of injury. Our personal injury lawyers serving Speedway, IN have decades of experience handling injury cases and can help you get your claim settled before time runs out.
Don’t wait: call our personal injury attorneys about your case today. Your initial consultation is always free, and our phone lines are open all day waiting for your call. Best of all, you don’t pay us a cent unless we win your case.
Call Hensley Legal Group serving Speedway, IN, at (317) 563-7967 or use our online contact form to schedule a home or virtual visit for a free consultation.