When a person is injured as a result of another person’s negligence, they are victims of a personal injury and should be awarded compensation for their damages. In order to recover this kind of remuneration for a recent serious injury, one must follow the appropriate steps to secure their case and claim. If you or a loved one suffered a recent serious injury that occurred on behalf of another person or entitys carelessness, be sure to act fast and know what steps to take next.
Personal Injury Claims
In most states, including this one, there is a legal statutes of limitations that decrees the amount of time a victim has to file a claim and pursue a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent party. For this reason, and more, it is vital to contact legal counsel right away. The sooner you begin working on a personal injury case, the better your chances are of obtaining any recompose for your damages. Damages can include any type of physical or mental trauma that resulted directly from the injuries sustained by the victims. Compensation is meant to cover damages such as pain, suffer, mental anguish, lost wages, time off work, prolonged rehabilitation, medical expenses, hospital bills, and more. A licensed and established Indiana Personal Injury Law Firm can provide all the resources and representation one needs in order to successfully file and win a personal injury lawsuit.
Here are general guiding principles and tips for anyone that has been wrongly injured in a recent accident:
As soon as you or a loved one is involved in a serious accident that results in injuries, the first thing to do is contact medical emergency services. Get medical care right away for any immediate injuries sustained. This is important, not only to protect your health and livelihood, but to also have official medical records on file for case evidence. If you do not seek treatment for a personal injury, a jury will most likely not grant you remuneration because your damages were not serious enough to need medical attention. Always go to a hospital, ride in an ambulance, drive to the emergency room, or receive on-site medical care at the scene of the accident.
As soon as you are stabilized, or receiving medical care, contact local law enforcement and make a police report of the accident. This should be done at the same time you are receiving medical treatment. If you are unable to physically contact police, ask an emergency med tech to call for you. You may also have family members, friends, or onlookers call the police for you if you cannot do it yourself. Be sure to give the police officer a detailed description of the accident and all of the injuries you are aware of, for now (injuries can show up later on after an accident as well). The most important part of filing a police report after an accident is to NEVER admit any fault or even doubt regarding the accident. Do not mention that you may have dine this, or might have done that. Put all blame on the other person or entity. Do not admit even an ounce of fault! A police report is just as important as medical records because it is used as evidence in a persons case.
As soon as you are in the hospital, or stabilized at home, contact a personal injury law firm immediately. This should be done the same day as an accident, or no later than the day after. As mentioned before, there is a Statutes of Limitations that restricts the amount of time a victim can legally file a personal injury claim. A licensed and accomplished personal injury attorney retains the knowledge, experience, and skill to successfully navigate your case and recover full and fair compensation for your damages. Without the help of a personal injury lawyer, the chances of winning an accident case are rare. Most law firms offer free consultations to assess your accident and determine if you have a case or not. If you do have a valid and strong personal injury case, an accident attorney will represent you for free and collect attorney fees only if they win compensation for you. Be sure to look for a law firm that offers amenities such as these.]
Craven, Hoover, and Blazek P.C.
Call Craven, Hoover, and Blazek P.C. at 317-881-2700 to file a personal injury claim in Indianapolis, Indiana. Visit their website for details about their practice areas and attorney credentials. Call 317-881-2700 to schedule a free initial consultation with a licensed personal injury attorney in Indianapolis, IN today.