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Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Injury Law in Indianapolis, Indiana

What Actions Should I Take if I am Injured at Work?
First notify your immediate chain of command that you are, or were, injured on the job. From there, seek immediate medical attention for your injuries. Another helpful step is to file a report with the Indiana’s industrial commission. A reputable workers’ compensation attorney can help you understand the legal process of filing a workers’ compensation claim; as well as, carry out the legal responsibilities on your behalf, following a workplace injury.
What Actions Should I Take if My Workers’ Compensation Claim is Denied?
If your employer, or the insurance company, denies your workers’ compensation claim, call our Indianapolis workplace injury attorneys immediately. Indiana has a legal time limit on how long a person has to file an injury claim. The sooner you take action against your denied claim, the better your chances are for successful remuneration. We can assist you in filing a claim with the Workers Compensation Board and negotiate your recompense with opposing parties and insurance companies.
What is Regarded as “Pain and Suffering”?
Pain and suffering is any harm that causes physical, emotional, or mental anguish and injury. This can be losing a loved one, losing your ability to work, loss of prior physical capabilities, post-traumatic stress, disabilities, and much more. It is best to consult an accomplished personal injury lawyer so they can clearly pinpoint your pain and suffering regarding your personal injury accident or injury.
What Determines the Amount of Compensation I Receive in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Any personal injury case addresses three issues that will ultimately determine what is fair an full remuneration for a person’s injuries. They are as follows:
LiabilityEstablishing the degree of negligence of another person or entity
DamagesThe amount of compensation that fairly acknowledges and covers a person’s injuries
Source of CollectionsInsurance or additional assets to cover compensation
Do I Need to Go to Trial to Recover Damages for My Injuries?
Although it is possible to go to trial, it is rather unlikely. Nearly 95% of all personal injury claims are settled out of court.
Is There a Limit on How Much Compensation Can Be Recovered?
No; however, in certain circumstances this changes. For example, medical malpractice claims and workers compensation cases have a legal limit.
What is the Standard Settlement Amount?
Settlement amounts differ from case to case. A licensed personal injury lawyer can review and assess your accident and injuries; and from there, determine the fair and appropriate compensation total for your case. Considerations include:

➤ Amount of Incurred Medical Bills
➤ Future Medical Bills
➤ Loss of Past Income
➤ Your Age
➤ Any Permanent Limitations Caused By The Injury
➤ Impact on Your Future Earning Capacity
➤ Activities You Can No Longer Do
➤ Activities You Can Do But Do Not Enjoy As Much
➤ Your Prognosis For Further Problems
➤ Strength of Lay Witness Testimony
➤ Strength of Expect Testimony
➤ And More

The objective is to interpret what a fair and adequate compensation value would be for your injuries. A skilled personal injury attorney will know what a judge considers reasonable compensation for particular injury cases in Indiana. Also, witness testimony and execution of evidence plays a large part in trial.
What Actions Should I Take if I am Bitten by a Dog?
The first action that should be executed after a person is bitten or attacked by a dog (or other animal) is to seek out immediate medical attention. Get help for your wounds and injuries before anything else.
Jurisdiction for dog bite accidents can be both state and local. State laws are standard but may also include similar local ordinances such as leash laws, vaccinations, and animal attacks. Local communities may have bans on certain breeds as well.
What is a Wrongful Death?
When a person is killed or dies as a result of another person or entity’s negligence, recklessness, or intent (murder), they are considered to be a victim of a wrongful death. A wrongful death case is intended to demonstrate the injuries and suffering of the deceased, as well as, their families. Justice is served to those who suffered as a result of their loved one’s death. They pursue compensation for losing their financial and emotional support of the deceased.
What is the Difference Between Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice?
Wrongful death is considered a type of damage, while medical malpractice is negligence. Also, a wrongful death case doesn’t always involve medical malpractice, and medical malpractice doesn’t always result in a wrongful death. For a better understanding of wrongful death and medical malpractice claims in Indiana, contact Craven, Hoover, and Blazek P.C. today.
Have You Handled Cases Involving Big Box Stores Such as Walmart®, Lowes®, and Home Depot®?
Yes, we have handled premise liability cases involving the following retailers:
➤ Walmart®
➤ Lowes®
➤ Menardst®