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Merrillville Personal Injury Lawyer

Merrillville Personal Injury Lawyer

A personal injury can happen anywhere in Merrillville, Indiana. You might be driving down Interstate 65 when someone slams into the back of your car, or you could trip while entering a restaurant or grocery store. Other people are injured when a doctor provides substandard medical care, or an explosion or other accident injures them at work.

Regardless of how you were injured, you need compensation to pay for all these unexpected expenses. To get started, you should contact a Merrillville personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Personal Injuries

Any bodily injury you suffer as a result of an accident qualifies as a personal injury. At our firm, we have met with clients who have suffered the following:

  • Cuts, lacerations, or abrasions
  • Bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Burns (first-, second-, and third-degree)
  • Nerve damage
  • Sprains or strains
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord damage and paralysis

In addition to physical injuries, many of our clients suffer from emotional repercussions, such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Irritability
  • Embarrassment
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

It is not unusual for a personal injury to dramatically upend your life, including the lives of your closest family members.

Proving Fault

To receive money for medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering, you need to show that someone else is to blame for your injuries. This is called proving fault. The following situations are the most typical:

  • Someone carelessly struck your vehicle because he or she was not paying attention or were under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • A motorist hit you while you were walking or riding a motorcycle/bicycle
  • You slipped and fell on liquid spilled on the floor, or you tripped over an object you did not expect to be on the floor
  • You were injured at work

If a loved one dies in an accident, surviving family members can bring a wrongful death lawsuit and can receive compensation if they can show that someone else is to blame for the death.

Establishing fault is rarely easy, which is why you should have an experienced Merrillville personal injury lawyer representing you. An attorney can swing into action, building a case for compensation that gets you the money you need.

Timelines for Suing

Each state sets a statute of limitations that establishes the maximum amount of time a person has to sue. If you were injured in a car accident, for example, you only have two years from the date of your injury to bring suit. Waiting too long can be costly because a judge can toss your case out of court, which means you likely will not receive compensation.

Two years might seem like plenty of time, but you should act quickly. You will need time to investigate your case and possibly begin negotiating a settlement with the at-fault defendant’s insurer. Before you know it, two years could have passed very quickly.

Speak to Us Today

At Tanzillo Stassin & Babcock, we provide compassionate legal guidance to injured people who do not know where to turn after an accident. Let us be your advocate.

To learn more about our services, please contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. You can call or submit an online message.

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