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If you have suffered injuries from a car accident, a defective product, grossly negligent medical care, or other ways, you might be entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Choosing the right personal injury lawyer can make all the difference in how your case proceeds.

In Indianapolis, the capital of Indiana and home to the famous Indy 500 car race, our team at Alvarez Law is prepared to fight hard, in court and out, to help you recover a just amount of compensation for your various losses. And in personal injury cases, those losses can be staggering, costing you the ability to work and requiring a lifetime of medical care.

Since 1974, Alvarez Law has been providing highly respected counsel in criminal and civil law to clients in both Indiana and Illinois. Our Indianapolis office, located north of downtown on Counselors Row near the Fashion Mall, focuses on personal injury cases.

What Are Personal Injury Cases?

Personal injury attorney Indianapolis, IndianaPersonal injury law is an area of civil law that seeks to hold people accountable for damages they cause. The typical personal injury case stems from vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, bicycles, buses, and pedestrians. Another category of personal injury is the “slip-and-fall” accident. These might involve wet floors in public places, for instance, or poorly maintained sidewalks or pavement that cause someone to fall and suffer an injury.

You might gain compensation for personal injuries that occur under other circumstances through different theories of law. For example, say you purchase contaminated food from a supermarket and it requires hospital treatment. You might be able to recover damages, such as your out-of-pocket expenses, using product liability statutes that show the product was defective.

Whether personal injury, product liability, or premises liability, every claim involves the litigation of two items: liability and money damages. Who is legally responsible for your injuries? If it’s the defendant you named in your case, how much must they pay in damages?

These are the types of questions our personal injury legal team at Alvarez Law, from the attorneys to the staff, will wrestle with on your behalf.

What Does a Personal Injury Attorney Do?

A personal injury attorney serves as the legal representative for your claim and, under your direction, speaks on your behalf. In a typical case, a personal injury attorney will schedule an initial consultation to learn more about the facts involved in your case. They’ll want to know what caused your injuries.

Assuming the lawyer and firm agree to represent you, and once you’ve completed the paperwork, a personal injury attorney will begin working with you to collect evidence in your case. This could be as simple as reviewing police reports and medical reports and negotiating for a settlement on your behalf with the insurance company and/or filing a lawsuit.

An investigation could also include more detailed efforts to collect evidence, such as gathering witness interviews, taking measurements at the scene, reviewing police and other reports, and studying the road design history. Our attorneys at Alvarez law have extensive experience in the steps required to establish liability under the law and legitimize your financial damages claim.

What Damages Are Available in a Personal Injury Case?

Indiana, like many other states, allows plaintiffs to seek compensation in personal injury cases in several categories. These include:

  • Out-of-pocket losses such as the cost of medical care, including ambulance rides, hospital stays, and medication costs.
  • Ongoing medical expenses from follow-up visits to doctors and specialists.
  • Lost wages from missing work to recover from your injuries or to attend follow-up doctor appointments.
  • Lost future wages, if the damages are so severe as to keep you out of work.
  • Pain and suffering for the discomfort you are experiencing.

Sometimes the worst possible outcome involving personal injuries is that someone in your family dies as a result of the accident. In that instance, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit. In wrongful death cases, you can seek damages on behalf of your loved one that include economic losses such as the cost of their medical treatment. Additionally, wrongful death cases might allow you to sue for the emotional suffering of no longer having your loved one around as a companion.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

Personal injury claims are not open-ended. Rather, they are governed by a statute of limitations. What this means is if you wait to file your claim beyond the statute of limitations, a court might decide not to hear it. In Indiana, the statute of limitations is generally two years.

While two years might sound like a long time, the deadline could be upon you quickly, especially if your case requires extensive investigation. The benefit of retaining experienced personal injury counsel soon after your accident is your attorney can manage the deadline and make sure the claim gets filed on time.

Find a Personal Injury Attorney at Alvarez Law in Indianapolis

Suffering injuries in motor vehicle accidents or other incidents can have devastating consequences for how you live and work. Since 1974, personal injury attorney Walter J. Alvarez has dedicated his career to helping people regain their physical condition and recover financial losses from life-changing accidents.

Our team at Alvarez Law in Indianapolis is experienced in all forms of personal injury law and will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys and professional staff review the facts and evidence in your case and weigh it against existing law to determine the proper legal strategy. We will seek interviews with eyewitnesses, track down police reports and hospital records, help you document your losses, and put it all together in a strong insurance claim or lawsuit.

Our team understands the stresses of being injured. With confidence, trust, and commitment to you, we will help you through this difficult time. Call us or contact us online for a free consultation. You pay no fees unless we recover for you.

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