If you have been severely injured or suffered the loss of a loved one in an accident, you may be coping with financial fears, physical pain and uncertainty about the future. If your injury or your family member’s death resulted from negligence, an Indianapolis personal injury attorney can help.
Under Indiana law, victims of injuries caused by negligence or wrongdoing have certain legal rights. However, in order to recover for damages you have suffered you must act within a certain amount of time set forth by statute in order to pursue your claim for damages.
An Indianapolis personal injury lawyer will investigate your case, gather evidence, interact with insurance companies and help you secure the money you need and deserve after an accident. Call today to schedule a free consultation with Cate Terry & Gookins, LLC and to get answers to important questions including:
- Do I have any rights after I or a loved one suffers a personal injury? If so, what are they?
- How do I pursue a claim for damages after an injury?
- How can an Indianapolis personal injury attorney help me?
What are my Rights After a Personal Injury?
After a personal injury, you have the right to recover compensation from any person, company or government entity that caused your injuries. In order to recover monetary damages, you must prove negligence or a breach of legal duty. In a personal injury case, you can pursue compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wrongful death damages such as lost companionship and loss of financial support
Motor vehicles are the most common cause of injury and death that leads to personal injury claims. However, car accidents are not the only reason for injuries. If you were hurt in any type of incident where another person was at fault, you can pursue a damages claim. Cate Terry & Gookins, LLC represents accident victims in a broad range of personal injury cases, including:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip and Fall
- Dog Bites
- Injuries Caused by a Drunk Driver
- Wrongful Death
- Boating Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Head or Brain Injury
- Loss of a Limb
How Can I Pursue a Claim for Damages After an Injury?
After an injury, you can obtain monetary damages by litigating your case in court or settling your claim. If you accept a settlement offer of a set amount of money, you give up your right to pursue a lawsuit against that party.
If your case goes to trial, you must prove the other party failed to fulfill a legal obligation and that your serious injuries were caused by this failure. An Indianapolis personal injury attorney will help you gather evidence and devise a strategy to maximize your recovery.
How Can an Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?
The stronger your case, the better the chances of reaching a fair settlement or maximizing a jury award. Cate Terry & Gookins, LLC will help you to:
- Obtain police reports
- Interview eyewitnesses
- Find experts to testify on your behalf
- Investigate the cause of your accident and injuries
- Develop a case strategy
- Guide you through the legal process
- Gather evidence
- Prove the extent of your damages
- Correspond with the insurance company
Call today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced and compassionate attorney at Cate Terry & Gookins, LLC to learn more about how we can provide your or your loved one personalized representation.