While the situations on TV legal dramas always appear shocking and extreme, there are many instances when a normal person may need a personal injury lawyer. You could be entitled to compensation when someone’s negligence caused an injury. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, 64% of all deaths in Indiana in 2009 were caused by unintentional injury, which is defined as injury that is not violence-related. These are some of many examples of personal injury matters where a victim may need a lawyer.
Civil suits often occur after car accidents because the victims of a crash may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses and time off from work when a negligent driver caused the accident. This type of personal injury suit may take place after a wreck involving cars, trucks or motorcycles and might even include a horse and buggy like the recent accident in Banks Township.
Product manufacturers have a responsibility to customers to ensure that the products they sell are safe. When a defective product harms someone due to design flaws, an attorney may be able to file a suit in civil court on behalf of the injured party.
If a dog bite is serious enough to warrant medical treatment, a personal injury lawyer can advise you about your rights. In dog bite cases, the owner of the dog is responsible for the animal and might be liable when a dog attacks.
Many people trust doctors and other health professionals when making medical decisions, but a lawyer could help when medical malpractice occurs. One recent case involves patients from the Elkhart Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center of Northern Indiana, and the suit was filed after the patients were given a tainted steroid solution.
Personal injury law covers a wide range of topics, but the bottom line is that you deserve compensation when someone’s negligent actions caused you harm. Whether you were injured because of a product, animal, accident, medical procedure or something else, our attorneys are available for a free consultation to talk about your specific injuries and assist you in deciding whether a lawsuit would be a good idea. Contact us today.