Being involved in a car accident is a common occurrence on Indiana’s roads and if you are injured, you may wonder what options are available for compensation. In Indiana, compensation is available for those who have suffered injuries from a car accident. The amount and type of compensation will depend on factors such as the severity of the injury, the cause of the injury, negligence, bad faith of the defendant and medical bills.
One of the most critical factors in your recovery after a car accident in Indiana is the attorney you choose. A skilled and experienced personal injury attorney can provide you with the knowledge, expertise, and dedication needed to help you maximize your compensation. Legal terms and phrases can be complicated, and an attorney can help explain what your “damages” are and the value of your case.
After a car accident in Indiana, you may sue for several things. First and foremost, you can sue for medical bills. Injuries from car accidents can be severe and medical bills can pile up quickly. If the other driver caused the accident, you can sue for the cost of medical treatment.
Secondly, you can sue for property damage. If your car is damaged or destroyed in the accident, you can sue for the cost of repairs or the replacement value of your car.
Thirdly, you can sue for lost wages. If the injuries you sustained from the accident caused you to miss work, you can sue for the wages you lost due to the time off.
Fourthly, you can sue for pain and suffering. Non-economic damages such as physical pain, emotional distress, and diminished quality of life can be compensated through a lawsuit. The worse the injuries, the higher the value of the case.
Lastly, in cases of severe negligence or intentional wrongdoing, you can sue for punitive damages. These damages are intended to punish the defendant and deter others from similar behavior.
It is important to note that Indiana follows the modified comparative fault rule. If you are found to be partially responsible for the accident, your compensation can be reduced. For instance, if you were speeding when the accident occurred, the court may find you 20% responsible, reducing your compensation by that amount.
If you have been involved in a car accident in Indiana, you are entitled to compensation. The amount and type of compensation depend on various factors such as medical bills, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and punitive damages. An experienced attorney can help you understand what damages you are entitled to and can help you maximize your compensation. Remember that the severity of your injuries determines the value of your case and the need for an experienced attorney.
At Hurst Limontes, we have decades of combined experience fighting for our clients in any number of personal injury claims. We work on a contingency basis, meaning there is no cost to you unless we reach a settlement or jury verdict award on your behalf.
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