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Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal injury lawyers cover cases in which a person’s body, mind, or emotions are negatively impacted or injured due to someone else’s negligence. The attorneys at Wilson Kehoe Winingham are experienced in personal injury claims. Personal injury lawsuits have been the primary focus area of our law firm for over 30 years.

If you or a loved one have suffered from an injury, a personal injury lawsuit is crucial. You may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.

Types of Cases WKW Lawyers Handle

Personal injury law covers any injuries caused by another person’s act of negligence. Cases that may be included under personal injury law include Birth Injuries, Brain Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries, and Wrongful Death.

Brain Injuries

Each year, an estimated 1 million people sustain a form of brain injury in the United States. There are several causes for brain injuries, including the following:

  • Gunshot wound
  • Violence
  • Slips or falls
  • Motor accidents and crashes
  • High contact sports
  • Military attacks

Brain injuries can be life altering. If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury, you need to contact the personal injury lawyers at Wilson Kehoe Winingham. With decades of experience handling personal injury cases, our legal team has the resources and support to guide you through the process of navigating a personal injury lawsuit. For more information on brain injuries, click here.

Birth Injuries  

Birth injuries can be the result of birth complications or medical negligence. Injuries sustained during birth can tragically result in life-long injuries that may have been preventable.

Birth injuries may result from conditions or events that take place during a woman’s pregnancy, labor, or delivery. Doctor error leading to birth injuries can include any of the following:

  • Vacuum extraction of a large baby of first-time mom
  • Failure to recognize that a fetus is in destress during labor
  • Failure to detect complications including umbilical cord complications
  • Failure to properly manage C-section or vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC)

As one of Indiana’s most experienced law firms, the attorneys at WKW are fully equipped to evaluate your birth injury case.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can be the result of several incidents such as falling, auto accidents, sports-related injury, or violence-related bullet wound. Spinal cord injuries are among the most debilitating, permanent injuries. Types of spinal cord injuries include:

Spinal cord injuries can result in complete loss of function below the point on injury. Additional symptoms may develop such as muscle spasms, sensitivity to pain, and bowel and bladder problems.

If you or a loved one have suffered a spinal cord injury, the personal injury lawyers at WKW can provide the legal assistance you need to gain the compensation you deserve. 

Burn Injuries

Burns are identified as damage to the skin or body part caused by extreme heat, flame, or chemical. Most commonly, burns are acquired by one of the following:

  • Auto accidents
  • Gas
  • Scalding water
  • Electrical or industrial accidents
  • Gas spills
  • Fires
  • Lighters, matches, or candles

Burns can also vary in severity. Burns are identified by first-degree, second-degree, third-degree, and fourth-degree. Burns by degree are defined as the following:

  • First-degree burns are the least severe type of burn. They typically only affect the outer layer and don’t include blisters
  • Second-degree burns likely affect two layers of skin, are red, swollen, and painful
  • Third-degree burns destroy the top two layers of skin. They may turn the skin black, brown, yellow, and damage nerve endings
  • Fourth-degree burns are the most severe burns and can affect bones and muscles

Severely burned patients require highly specialized care, and deserve high quality legal services. The legal team at WKW has extensive experience with burn-related personal injury cases. The combination of our legal and medical staff’s experience will provide you with the assistance you need throughout a burn injury lawsuit.

 Wrongful Death

Legally, a wrongful death occurs when someone dies due to the misconduct or negligence of another party. Although a lawsuit cannot bring your loved one back, it may provide you with financial compensation that can cover medical bills or funeral expenses.

Wrongful death can occur as a result of the following:

When filing a wrongful death lawsuit, financial restitution may be available to recover loss of earnings, loss of pension, medical bills, mental and physical pain and suffering.

 Working with a Personal Injury Lawyer

Your WKW legal team is here to fight for the compensation you deserve in a personal injury lawsuit. As a starting point in your case, the legal team will assess the details of your case including:

  • Severity and depth of injuries
  • Scene of accident
  • Witness testimony
  • Medical advice
  • Evidence including photos, documents, and possible videos

Once we have gathered information, we are able to move forward with a personal injury lawsuit. A personal injury lawsuit often entails settlement negotiations and trial. 

Your Settlement

You may be wondering how much your personal injury case could be worth. The compensation in your case will depend on several factors — severity of your injuries, insurance coverage, and circumstances in which the accident occurred. Damages recovered in your case may include compensation for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Mental and physical pain

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today 

If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of someone else’s carelessness, it is recommended you contact the Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW 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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