Getting the Help You Deserve for Your Lawsuit
Accidents occur at any place, any time—on the road, on slippery floors, in parks, at work, or anywhere someone does not take care to protect the safety of others. The moment you have been injured as a result of someone’s negligence, expenses start accumulating. The initial trip to the emergency room is the first in a potentially long series of medical visits, including physical therapy, and then you also have to pay for anything from crutches braces, or bandages to pain medication.
After your initial bills, you may need ongoing medical treatment or psychological treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or another psychological trauma. You may also have to pay someone to care for yourself and your family until you recover. Being out of work causes further complications as you may not be compensated for your time away from your job, lessening your ability to pay your bills. Additionally, you may need financial assistance for the rest of your life if your injuries are permanent.
Your options for compensation in an injury settlement
You have several options for recovering your costs:
- Filing an insurance claim
- Taking a settlement
- Filing a lawsuit
Each option offers benefits under certain situations. No matter which option you choose, your chances of receiving full and fair compensation increase when you retain an experienced attorney.
For relatively minor injuries, choosing insurance claims for personal injury settlements in Indianapolis might potentially make sense. While most insurance companies quickly offer an insurance settlement, it is unlikely that you can receive full compensation without help from an attorney. Insurance adjusters know that an experienced attorney knows state laws, and that an offer that does not truly compensate for past, present, and future losses is likely to lead to personal injury litigation in Indianapolis if you have a lawyer by your side.
In some cases, pursuing an Indianapolis personal injury settlement with the opposing attorneys can yield acceptable compensation for your case. In fact, even when you pursue litigation, the opposing attorney is likely to make a settlement offer prior to or even during the trial. Taking a settlement is generally quicker, but you should listen to your attorney before signing your rights away. An experienced lawyer is likely to advise you that you can receive fuller compensation by taking your case to court.
Personal injury lawsuits
Your lawyer is likely to pursue a lawsuit when you have serious injuries, when permanent disability resulted from your injuries, or when the circumstances behind the accident are particularly complex. An injury lawsuit in Indianapolis is tried before a jury, and it offers the best chance to receive the fullest possible awards. Your attorney may be able to help you get punitive damages when it can be proved that the defendant acted with malice, fraud, gross negligence, or oppressiveness.
Only an experienced attorney can provide the help you need
Your attorney must be able to accurately advise you of the benefits and liabilities of each option. Then, whether you choose an Indianapolis personal injury lawsuit, settlement, or insurance settlement, your attorney must have a solid understanding of state and local laws, as well as exceptional negotiation and litigation skills. The attorneys at Yosha Cook Shartzer & Tisch offer expertise acquired from decades of experience. Our law firm evaluates your case for free and at no obligation.
Find out if you have a case:
- Call (800) 875-5759 or (317) 334-9200.
- Fax us at (317) 228-3355.
- Or contact us online.