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What to Do When Your Life Has Taken a Turn for the Worst

Updated July 31, 2020 | By Wilson Kehoe Winingham staff

During an accident, it seems as if time stops. In that moment, it’s your every hope to prevent the car accident or work injury that wasn’t your fault. In those seconds before your life is permanently altered by an injury that you didn’t plan for, time seems to stand still.

But the reality is that time stands still for no one, and now you or someone you love has suffered permanent damage. That damage may prevent you from maintaining your job, resulting in lost wages and medical bills that are through the roof.

Your way of life has changed—all because of someone else’s negligence.

Do I Have a Personal Injury Claim?

It’s understandable to feel buried in the frustration, pain, confusion, and anger you might be feeling after your injuries, but take a step back. Evaluate the situation. Ask yourself if someone else—whether a physician, hospital, company, manufacturer, product, or an individual person—could be responsible for the accident. If so, compensation may be available to you.

The key to any personal injury case is negligence. It’s up to you and your legal team to prove that another person acted negligently and is therefore legally responsible for your financial losses.

Can I Get Compensated for My Injuries?

In personal injuries, compensation is known as damages. These damages cover a variety of financial losses, including both economic and non-economic losses. Here are some examples of common damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Lower quality of life
  • Physical disfigurement or impairment

If there’s any possibility you could be compensated for your injuries, it’s time to find legal help. Seeking trustworthy help, however, can be discouraging. Just know that it doesn’t have to be.

An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate every step of the lawsuit process, from gathering evidence and hiring expert witnesses to negotiating with insurance companies for a fair settlement or, if needed, advocating for you in the courtroom.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Today

Seeking legal advice doesn’t have to be daunting or scary; it can be freeing.

The attorneys at Wilson Kehoe Winingham have spent years pouring their efforts into cases just like yours. We’ve tackled countless cases involving several types of personal injuries. If you’ve been injured in a situation other than those we cover, we won’t turn you away—even if you’re just looking for advice.

If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact an Indianapolis personal injury lawyer from WKW. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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