Have you or somebody close to you been injured in or around Clarksville as a result of the carelessness and negligence of somebody else? If so, you’re probably unsure of what to do now. You might not know whether you have a viable personal injury case. If you do have one, you’ll want to work with dedicated legal partners who can help you and your family put your lives back together. That’s going to require an experienced and compassionate Clarksville personal injury law firm that is committed to maximizing any compensation that you might receive for your injuries and damages.
Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney
Choosing a personal injury attorney to work with is not easy. There are many attorneys in Indiana willing to accept cases in Clarksville. If you or a loved one has been injured in Southern Indiana, you may want to consider:
- Finding an attorney who focuses exclusively on personal injury law
- Has a long track record of verdicts and settlements
- Has a history of taking cases to trial whenever necessary
A personal injury case that you might be able to recover damages from can arise from many different types of accidents. They can range from merchandise falling on you from ten feet high at a retail warehouse to permanent disabilities caused by a car accident. The common thread that nearly all personal injury cases have running through them is negligence.
The law of negligence is detailed and complex. In order to stand a chance of obtaining any compensation at all for his or her injuries, a claimant must show that:
- A duty was owed to the claimant by the defendant
- The defendant breached that duty
- The breach of that duty caused an accident
- The accident was the proximate cause of the claimant’s injuries
- The claimant suffered legally recognized damages
Insurance companies and their defense lawyers know that the law requires you to prove these elements, and they’ll do everything that they legally can do to keep you from proving them. If you fail to prove any single one of the elements, you lose. If you try to prove the elements by yourself without an experienced and qualified personal injury law firm representing you, the insurer and its attorneys have you right where they want you. It’s highly likely that they’ll have to pay you very little compensation or even nothing at all.
Can I represent myself?
Insurance companies and their lawyers also know that from the moment that you begin representing yourself, you’re likely to start damaging your own case. How do they know that? They know that without a legal education and years of courtroom experience, you have no idea of what you’re getting into. They also know that once you make a mistake in a case, a judge is going to be reluctant to forgive you and allow you to cure it. You’re likely to make more than just one mistake.
In many cases an experienced attorney will help you obtain significantly more compensation for serious injuries than you would receive without one.
Types of cases that we represent people in
The law of personal injury encompasses a broad spectrum of accidents and injuries. Just some of the cases that we represent victims in follow:
- Bus Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Premises liability claims and lawsuits
- Severe Burn Injuries
- Traumatic Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful Death Cases
We understand how injuries and resulting disabilities can affect a family both economically and emotionally. If you’ve been seriously injured as a result of the carelessness and negligence of somebody else, you’re entitled to seek damages such as:
- Past medical bills and medical bills reasonably expected to be received in the future
- Past lost earnings and earnings reasonably expected to be lost in the future
- Any permanent disfigurement
- Any permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of a normal life
- Funeral and burial bills in the event of a wrongful death
Contact a Clarksville Indiana Personal Injury Lawyer today
Our objective is to provide our clients with personal and individualized hands-on attention in order to give them the case preparation that they deserve. Insurance companies and their lawyers know that we prepare every personal injury case that we’re retained on as if the case is going to trial. That’s the only way to get an insurance company’s full respect and attention.
Pursuant to Indiana law, you’re under no obligation to talk to or cooperate with the insurer of the party who turned the lives of you and your family upside down. Start your claim or lawsuit out on the right foot. Contact us today to arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation on the accident and resulting injuries that you or a family member suffered anywhere in southern Indiana or northern Kentucky. If we’re retained to represent you, no legal fees are even due unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you.