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How do I file a personal injury lawsuit in Indiana?

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How do I file a personal injury lawsuit in Indiana?

April 25, 2023

Personal injuries are severe and can have a tremendous impact on an individual’s life. Injuries can range from minor injuries, such as cuts and bruises, to more severe injuries, like broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even death. When a person suffers any injury due to another person’s negligence or intentional action, they may be legally entitled to seek compensation for damages suffered due to that injury. 

These damages typically encompass medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related costs, which can help the person cope with their injury meaningfully. Where personal injury is evident, it is essential to consult a lawyer specializing in this legal practice to protect your rights. 

How do I file a personal injury claim in Indiana?

The Indiana Code and the state’s legal system govern the laws surrounding personal injury in Indiana, and a lawyer will help you navigate the legal waters efficiently. A personal injury lawyer takes the following steps to begin a case and see it through to finality. 

Filing a personal injury claim can be a complex and time-consuming process, but the following steps can give you a general idea of what to expect:

  1. Seek Medical Attention: The first step after an injury is to seek medical attention immediately. Even if you do not think your injuries are severe, getting a medical evaluation and treatment is critical to ensure that your injuries are properly documented.
  2. Collect Evidence: Collect any evidence related to the incident, such as photos or videos of the scene, witness statements, police reports, medical records, and other relevant documentation.
  3. Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer: Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you determine if you have a valid claim and guide you through the legal process.
  4. File a Claim: Your lawyer will help you file a claim with the appropriate insurance company or individual responsible for the incident. This claim will outline the damages you are seeking.
  5. Negotiate a Settlement: The responsible party or their insurance company may offer a settlement to resolve the claim. Your lawyer will help you negotiate a fair settlement that covers your damages.
  6. Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, your lawyer may file a lawsuit and take your case to court.
  7. Trial: Your lawyer will represent you in court and present evidence to support your claim.

Do you believe you have a personal injury claim in Indiana? Contact us today.

Have you been injured in an accident and believe in having a personal injury claim? If so, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. Our experienced legal team understands how overwhelming such a situation can be, so we are here to provide compassionate guidance every step of the way. The Bellinger Law Office has the expertise to help protect your rights and get you the due justice. 

Contact us today at The Bellinger Law Office, where our dedicated team is ready to assist you!

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