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.
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:
In addition to physical injuries, many of our clients suffer from emotional repercussions, such as:
It is not unusual for a personal injury to dramatically upend your life, including the lives of your closest family members.
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:
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.
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.
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.