Understanding Personal Injury Law
Avoidable injuries happen every day when other people fail to use reasonable care. In some cases, the injuries are minor and the injured party can easily gain compensation for medical costs by filing a claim with the insurance company of the negligent party. Unfortunately, many personal injury cases are not this simple, and require the best local legal assistance available, such as that provided by Yosha Cook & Tisch’s attorneys.
The definition of negligence under Indianapolis personal injury law
To collect from a lawsuit, the injured party must be able to prove that the person who caused the injury was negligent—that he or she failed to exercise a reasonable degree of care. There are a number factors involved in proving negligence:
- The person who caused the injury owed a duty to the injured party
- The person failed to carry out the duty to the injured party
- The injured party suffered damages as a result of the accident
- The injury was caused by the negligent party
How Indianapolis laws determine liability
Laws in Indianapolis look at the degree of negligence on the part of each party when more than one person was negligent. Each person is responsible for compensating the victim based on the percentage to which he or she was liable. It is important to note, however, that the law recognizes the possibility that the injured party contributed to the accident. In this case, any damages awarded are reduced in proportion to the degree of negligence on the part of the victim. If the victim is shown to be more responsible than any other parties involved, he or she cannot collect any damages.
Personal injury law in Indianapolis, Indiana is complex
Between determining whether negligence exists, identifying all negligent parties, and establishing the degree of negligence for each person, virtually any personal injury case can easily become complicated and difficult to prove. If you have been injured in an accident, it makes sense to retain the most experienced, highly-skilled Indianapolis accident attorney available—an attorney who is completely dedicated to personal injury law.
A skilled attorney is needed for the best support
Getting the best legal help with your claim can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Our firm offers expertise acquired from decades of experience. Our lawyers evaluate your case for free and at no obligation.
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