Get Answers To Your Questions About Personal Injury Law
At Jacobs Danforth LLC, in Indianapolis, we are always here to answer questions our clients have about their personal injury cases. On this page, we will provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about personal injury law in Indiana. For answers that apply to your specific case, schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.
How long do I have to make a personal injury claim?
Under Indiana law, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is generally two years. However, there are situations where that time frame can be shortened to 180 days.
You should act as soon as you know you are injured. With every passing day, crucial evidence may disappear, and the other party has time to build a stronger defense against your claim.
What damages am I entitled to after an injury?
Personal injury law allows injured people to seek compensation for medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering, and other damages directly resulting from another person’s negligence or wrongdoing. To maximize your compensation, you should work with a personal injury lawyer who has the experience to identify and properly document hidden damages that might otherwise go unnoticed.
Do I need an attorney for a personal injury case?
There is no law stating you need to hire a lawyer after suffering a car accident injury or another personal injury. If you are serious about obtaining a fair result, however, it is wise to enlist the services of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. You can’t be expected to know the nuances of the law and the legal proceedings. We do this every day and know how to stand up to the insurance companies and other parties who are trying to deny the compensation you deserve.
What if I can’t afford an attorney?
Personal injury cases are billed on a contingent-fee basis. This means you don’t have to pay a law firm anything unless and until they obtain a financial recovery on your behalf.
The insurance company wants a statement from me. What should I tell them?
The insurance company is not on your side. By talking to you, they are hoping to get you to make statements that hurt your case. Always talk to your own personal injury lawyer before making any statements that could result in less compensation or none at all!