When leaving the safety of your home in Warren Park, Indiana, it is never in your plans to experience a personal injury. Yet, even though you do your best to stay safe, an accident can occur at any time, anywhere in Marion County. In fact, in 2016 there were 39.5 million physician office visits for unintentional injuries in the US.
Often, it is discovered that these incidents could have been avoided if reasonable care had been taken by the guilty party. If this has happened to you, or you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, please call us today (317) 563-7150 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.
Our Practice Areas of Personal Injury Law in Warren Park, IN
Personal injury law encompasses a wide variety of claims. Personal injury law is intended to provide compensation to the injured party for the loss and discourage others from committing the same offense. To put it simply, the law exists to protect your rights. You deserve to be compensated for what was lost and to see that other potential offenders are discouraged.
Some areas of personal injury law that our firm has extensive experience in include the following.
Premises liability and slip and fall
Slip-and-fall accidents happen quite often throughout the year in Indiana. These incidents fall under premises liability law because the owner or manager of a premises has the legal responsibility to ensure a safe environment for visitors. Failure to promptly tend to hazards — unmarked wet floors, icy or cracked sidewalks, and broken steps, just for example — would make them liable. Fall injury victims can hold negligent property owners financially responsible for damages like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
In 2020, there were 38,680 people who were killed in motor vehicle crashes nationwide. That number includes 888 individuals in the Hoosier State. Frequently, the cause of auto accidents is distracted driving, which may involve texting, reaching for objects, or applying makeup. Other forms of reckless driving include speeding, tailgating, improper lane changing, DUI, and failing to yield.
A pedestrian may be struck by a moving vehicle more often than you may think. In most cases, a pedestrian is left with serious or fatal injuries. In fact, in 2019, a pedestrian was killed in a traffic accident every 85 minutes in the US. In that same year, in Indiana, 73 pedestrians lost their lives. Many more were left injured. Distracted driving, left-hand turns, backing-up, and drunk driving are some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents.
Each year, surprisingly, an average of 4.7 million people have the frightening experience of being bitten by a dog. In fact, there were 326 Indiana dog bite claims in 2019 alone, which resulted in payouts of over $13 million. Often, dog attack victims are left with physical and emotional scars. The owner of the dog could be held liable for injuries caused by their dog.
Each employer is legally responsible for providing a safe working environment. However, according to the National Safety Council, a worker is injured on the job every 7 seconds! The company may hold workers’ compensation insurance, but the adjuster may only seek to minimize the cost of your claim. Other parties may also be liable.
Nursing home abuse
When you can no longer provide quality care for your loved one, you may seek out a facility that has the resources to do so and entrust them with caretaking. Unfortunately, sometimes, that trust is betrayed, and abuse through neglect or intention occurs. This abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual, or even financial. Nursing homes could be found liable for the actions of their employees.
Defective products injure millions of people every year. The makers and manufacturers of these products are legally responsible for ensuring that their products are safe for public use. If they fail to detect and correct the problem or to warn of any potential issues, they could be found liable for resulting injuries. Defective or dangerous items could be medicines, toys, electronics, auto parts, cleaning products, and much more.
A wrongful death occurs in Indiana when someone is killed by a negligent act (not including self-defense). Losing a family member due to someone’s negligence can be emotionally crushing. Some common causes of wrongful death include pedestrian and bicycle accidents, defective products, and violent acts. Wrongful death cases can be civil and/or criminal.
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Warren Park, IN for a Free Consultation
If you were injured due to someone else’s carelessness, it only makes sense that they should pay for your recovery. However, the responsible party’s insurance company is likely to resist paying you a fair amount. That’s why you need our help!
Take action and get free legal advice from one of our lawyers. Hensley Legal Group’s lawyers are ranked among the top 100 in the nation and are experienced in various practice areas. Our attorneys know how to gather and use evidence so you have as solid a case as possible.
Please bear in mind that you have a limited period of time during which to file your claim. The statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims in Indiana is 2 years from the onset of injuries. Our personal injury lawyers serving Warren Park, Indiana, can use their decades of experience with personal injury cases to assist you with your claim so it can be settled before time runs out.
Get your case in the hands of an experienced attorney today. Call Hensley Legal Group serving Warren Park, IN, at (317) 563-7150 or use our online contact form to schedule a home or virtual visit for a free consultation. Please feel free to tell us all about your case. We have offices all over the state and are ready to help. You don’t pay us a cent unless we win your case!