Have you been injured because of someone else’s negligent actions? You could be entitled to financial compensation.
Sustaining injuries due to something completely out of your control can throw your entire life into a tailspin. Your life has changed in a way that you could never expect. You’ve had to receive medical treatment for injuries. You may be dealing with a tough recovery each day. Your mental health has been significantly affected because of the trauma of the accident in which you were injured. You’re emotionally exhausted from trying your best to heal and return to life as you once knew it. On top of all that, you’re no doubt stressing about all the medical bills that are coming in from the treatment of your injuries.
You shouldn’t have to deal with the financial consequences that your injuries have had on your life when someone else’s actions were completely at fault for the accident. You have recourse.
The Wanatah, Indiana personal injury lawyers of Custy Law Firm | Accident & Injury Lawyers have experience representing victims who have been injured by other individuals’ negligent actions. Whether you were injured in an auto accident or suffered an injury due to a medical professional’s error, the person responsible for your injuries should be held accountable. That accountability can come in the form of compensation for you. We’ll fight to get you the full and fair compensation that you deserve.
If you want to know whether you may have a case for financial compensation after someone injured you, call Custy Law Firm | Accident & Injury Lawyers right away at (219) 286-7361 or contact us online for a free consultation.
Our Practice Areas
The attorneys of Custy Law Firm | Accident & Injury Lawyers can represent you if you have been injured in the following accidents or sustained the following injuries:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Wrongful Death
- Medical Malpractice
- Dog Bite Attacks
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Burn Injuries
If you’ve been injured in these types of accidents or have been suffering from these injuries because of someone else’s negligence, you should contact the personal injury lawyers at Custy Law Firm | Accident & Injury Lawyers right away. We’ll discuss your injuries and how you sustained them. We’ll give you our legal advice on whether you should pursue compensation for your injuries and, if so, how we can help.
Frequently Asked Questions
It can take a lot of consideration to decide whether or not to pursue compensation for your injuries. We understand how stressful it may be to realize what you could be signing up for. We’re here to help alleviate any concerns you may have and to be transparent about what you can expect throughout this process. To help you get started thinking about your claim, we’ve answered several questions below that many of our clients have had.
Do I have to file a lawsuit?
You don’t have to file a lawsuit, but you may need to, depending on one of two things: how you were injured and whether you want to pursue full compensation for your injuries. Typically, if you were injured in an auto accident, you’ll need to file a personal injury claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. (You might also need to do this if you were injured in a slip and fall accident and the owner of the property was insured.)
This will trigger an investigation by the insurance company, which will look to find ways that they can reduce the amount of compensation you may be entitled to receive. This saves them money, which is their primary objective. A good personal injury attorney, like ours at Custy Law Firm | Accident & Injury Lawyers, will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf for you to be fully compensated for your losses. If the insurance company doesn’t offer you the compensation that you and your attorney believe is fair, you can then choose to have us file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
If you were the victim of medical malpractice or are seeking compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one, you’ll need to file a personal injury lawsuit from the outset.
If part of the accident was my fault, can I still be compensated for my injuries?
Even if you were partly responsible for the accident or event that caused your injuries, you could still pursue compensation. Indiana tort law takes a modified comparative negligence approach to personal injury lawsuits and claims. This means that you might still be entitled to compensation for your injuries if you were partly at fault for how you sustained them, but your compensation will be reduced. The percentage of fault that you have for the accident is the same percentage by which your eligible compensation will be reduced.
For example, if you’re entitled to $100,000 in compensation and you were 30 percent at fault for the accident, you would instead receive $70,000 in compensation.
However, according to Indiana’s modified comparative fault law, if you were more than 50% at fault for your injuries, you won’t be entitled to any compensation at all.
What should I do if I’m contacted by an insurance company after the accident?
The last thing you want to do after an accident is to speak to any representatives from an insurance company.
It’s common for insurance companies to contact accident victims quickly after the accident. When the insurance company contacts you, they’re not doing so to help you when you need it most, as they may claim. They want to speak to you to try to understand what happened to cause the accident. Specifically, they want to get you to say something about the accident that can be used to indicate fault on your part. If they can get you to make a statement that they can use to show that you were partly or fully to blame, they can reduce or eliminate your eligibility for compensation.
Contact Custy Law Firm | Accident & Injury Lawyers for Help with Your Case
If you’ve been seriously injured due to someone else’s actions, call the Wanatah personal injury lawyers of Custy Law Firm | Accident & Injury Lawyers at (219) 286-7361 today. We’ll schedule a free consultation to evaluate your case and let you know how we may be able to help you pursue compensation for your injuries.