What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do for Me?

Whether you’re experiencing a car accident, dog bite, wrongful death, or any other type of personal injury, we’re here to help you understand your rights and claim what you deserve according to local laws. 

But in most cases, our clients are experiencing painful and emotionally challenging situations, so having an expert on the matter is key to get compensation from insurance companies for the economic and emotional damages you suffered.

It’s key to mention that according to the Statute of Limitations for personal injury (Indiana Code § 34-11-2-4) you have a maximum of two years from the date of the accident to pursue a personal injury claim. But we strongly encourage you to speak with our attorneys promptly to determine your eligibility and ensure a timely resolution of your case.

Christie Farrell Lee & Bell is here to help you throughout the whole legal process. Here’s how we do it:

We Provide Legal Guidance and Representation

A personal injury lawyer can provide you with legal guidance and representation throughout the entire legal process. They can help you navigate the complex legal system, understand your legal rights, and ensure that your case is handled correctly.

In Fort Wayne, there are specific laws that govern personal injury cases. For example, Indiana has a comparative fault law, which means that if you are partially at fault for an accident, your compensation may be reduced proportionally to your level of fault. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you understand how this law applies to your case.

Investigates Your Case

A personal injury lawyer can investigate your case to gather evidence and determine liability. They can interview witnesses, review medical records and police reports, and consult with experts if necessary, especially if there was a case of wrongful death.

In Fort Wayne, it’s important to act quickly after an accident. As we mentioned before, Indiana has a statute of limitations of two years for personal injury claims, which means that you have a limited amount of time to file a claim. 

In this scenario, a personal injury lawyer can help you gather evidence and build a strong case before the statute of limitations runs out.

We Calculate Damages

A personal injury lawyer can help you calculate the damages you have suffered as a result of the accident. They can help you determine the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and property damage.

The total dollar amount of damages you can recover may be affected by Indiana’s comparative fault law. A personal injury lawyer can help you understand how this law applies to your case and how it may affect the amount of compensation you can receive.

We Negotiate With Insurance Companies

A personal injury lawyer can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you receive fair compensation. Insurance companies are often more concerned with their own profits than with your well-being, so having an experienced lawyer on your side can be invaluable.

In Indiana, insurance companies may be subject to specific laws and regulations. And a personal injury lawyer can help you understand your rights and ensure that insurance companies are following the law.

We Represent You in Court

If necessary, a personal injury lawyer can represent you in court. They can file a lawsuit on your behalf and argue your case in front of a judge and jury.

If you’re presenting a case in Fort Wayne, a personal injury lawsuit may be subject to specific local rules and procedures. But a specialized lawyer can help you navigate the court system and ensure that your injury case is handled correctly.

Contact us now so our Fort Wayne personal injury law firm can protect your rights. Call 317-488-5500 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule a free consultation.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Our personal injury attorneys are equipped to handle a wide range of cases, including the following:

  • Truck accidents: We understand the unique challenges that come with these cases where industry regulations take place. We help you navigate the complex legal process to seek compensation according to the damages you suffered.
  • Car accidents: Our firm can help you navigate the complex legal process and pursue compensation for damages resulting from car accidents, from minor collisions to catastrophic accidents resulting in personal injury or death of family members.
  • Medical malpractice: Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider deviates from the standard of care and causes harm to a patient (subject to the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act). Our team has experience handling a variety of medical malpractice cases, including surgical errors, misdiagnosis, and medication errors.
  • Premises liability: If you have been injured on someone else’s property due to their negligence, you probably are entitled to compensation. Our attorneys can help you hold property owners accountable for their failure to maintain a safe environment. 
  • Motorcycle accidents: Serious injuries can result from these accidents, but we can help you seek the monetary compensation you need to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
  • Dog bites: Indiana has a strict liability law that holds dog owners responsible for any injuries their dog may cause. If you have been bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse: Our attorneys can help you hold the nursing home and its staff accountable for their actions if a nursing home fails to provide adequate care to its residents.
  • Slip and fall accidents: Property owners of Fort Wayne have a duty to maintain a safe environment for visitors. If a property owner fails to do so and you are injured as a result, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
  • Product liability: If you have been injured by a defective product, our attorneys can help you pursue compensation from the responsible parties. 

 

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, don’t hesitate to contact our Fort Wayne Personal Injury Lawyers today

We offer a free consultation and work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you can explain your situation and get help before hiring a lawyer that can help you thrive in such a difficult situation.