Evansville Indiana Personal Injury Lawyer
While we rarely take the time to think about it happening to us or a loved one, a tragic, life-changing accident could be right around the corner. Roughly 3,800 Hosiers die in unintentional injury accidents each year, according to IN.gov. Tens of thousands more suffer serious and debilitating injuries. Whether you are the victim of a car crash, a slip and fall, a dog attack, a truck collision, or any other type of preventable catastrophe, the Evansville personal injury lawyers here at the office of Keffer Hirschauer LLP can help you hold the at-fault party accountable for their careless or reckless actions.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
- Auto Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Hit & Run
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Premises Liability
- Slip & Fall
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
What is My Case Worth?
It is impossible to say what your personal injury claim is worth, or what you can expect to be paid by the negligent party, at this time due to the many unknown factors, including how your injuries will heal, the possibility of long term or permanent disability, your ongoing and projected medical costs, and so much more. For example, if a victim suffers a compound fracture that requires multiple surgeries, these procedures, and resulting recovery periods, must be carried out before coming to a settlement projection. Furthermore, will the victim have a limp afterwards? How many weeks or months off work will they have to take in order to heal? Because of these questions, almost all personal injury claims take many months, or even years, before settling or going to court before a judge.
Comparative Negligence in Indiana
When it comes to comparative negligence, Indiana follows the 51 percent Bar Rule, according to the Claims Journal, which means that if the victim is 51 percent or more at fault, they cannot recover any compensation. If they are less than 51 percent at fault, they can recover damages, but their damages will be reduced by the degree of their own fault, or negligence. For example, if Driver A was texting and driving and swerved into Driver B, causing a side swipe collision, but Driver B was also negligent in some way, such as speeding, Driver B might be found 30 percent at fault (for the sake of this example). As such, Driver B would be able to collect 70 percent of their damages instead of the full 100 percent had they been driving the speed limit and not been found at fault in any other manner. Comparative negligence applies to all types of personal injuries, not just car crashes.
Call an Evansville Personal Injury Lawyer Today
As the victim of a personal injury accident, you are entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, property damage, and more. To discuss your next steps with an experienced Evansville personal injury lawyer, contact the office of Keffer Hirschauer LLP today at 317-455- 4043 to schedule a free consultation.