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Personal Injury FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injuries

If you are severely injured by somebody’s mistake, the results can be devastating. The injuries and your recovery from them can change your life forever. If you or a family member were hurt by someone’s carelessness, your only means of recovering compensation is to make sure the responsible people are held liable.

At Allen Wellman McNew Harvey, LLP, our law firm has been helping clients for over 100 years. Personal injury lawsuits are complex, but our experience can make a difference in the compensation you recover. If you were injured by someone else’s carelessness or negligence, we can answer your questions. Here are some of the questions we get asked frequently.

What Are Personal Injuries?

They are physical, mental or emotional injuries caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness.

What Are Some Common Causes Of Personal Injuries?

Common causes of personal injuries include:

  • Car, motorcycle and boat accidents
  • Airplane crashes
  • Dog bites
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice

What Should I Do After An Accident?

  • Call a doctor as soon as possible. It is important to obtain medical care immediately to help you begin your recovery quickly.
  • Do not talk to insurance company representatives. Adjusters will try to get you to settle for as little as possible. Tell them to call your insurance company or your attorney.
  • Hire us. Our experience could be the difference in your ability to recover a fair judgment or settlement.

How Do I Know If I Have A Case?

Protect your rights. Call us. There is no charge for a consultation. We carefully analyze the facts of every case to determine if there is a means of recovering compensation.  We can advise you about what options you have given the facts that are unique to your situation.

What Are Some Of The Expenses For Which I Can Be Reimbursed And Losses For Which I Can Recover?

If you were injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, you can be reimbursed for your:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Out-of-pocket expenses

You can also obtain compensation for the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical disabilities
  • Disfigurement, including permanent scars
  • Trauma
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of love and affection
  • Mental disability

Will My Personal Injury Claim Go To Trial?

Not necessarily. Some do, but most cases are settled before going to trial. We prepare for all of our cases as if they are going to trial because doing so actually enhances the chances of achieving a fair settlement. However, if the insurance company will not make a fair offer, we will be prepared to go to court.

Contact Your Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers

Free consultations are available in our Indianapolis and Greenfield offices. We have obtained positive and substantial settlements and judgments for our clients in personal injury cases.  We regularly represent clients throughout the State of Indiana. Call us toll-free at 866-958-6354 or email us.