Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one has sustained a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Due to the many factors involved, personal injury cases can be very complex. We recommend seeking professional guidance for matters related to your personal injury case before it is too late. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you identify the options for compensation in your case.
Hovde Dassow + Deets is ranked in the highest tier for plaintiff’s personal injury litigation in Indianapolis. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience practicing personal injury law. We provide clients with compassionate legal counsel as we aggressively fight for their fair compensation. We are positive that we can help you.
Personal injury law refers to civil cases in which an individual is injured or otherwise harmed due to the negligent, careless, reckless, or wrongful conduct of another. The injured individual is referred to as the “plaintiff,” and the party against whom the case is brought is the “defendant.” In personal injury cases, the defendant can be another person, or it can be a corporation, business, property owner, landlord, manufacturer, government agency, or any other entity.
To have grounds for a personal injury case, there are several things you must prove:
- First, you must prove that the defendant had an explicit or implied duty to act reasonably and prevent others from being injured. This is known as the “duty of care.”
- Next, you must prove that the defendant breached the duty of care, whether by acting negligently, wrongfully, or unlawfully.
- You will also need to prove that you were injured and/or suffered damages, whether economic or non-economic. If you were not harmed, you do not have a case.
- Lastly, you must establish that the direct or proximate cause of your injuries and/or damages was the defendant’s breach of the duty of care.
At Hovde Dassow + Deets, we work with an array of industry experts, including accident reconstructionists, medical professionals, and others, to investigate claims and obtain expert testimony. This is often a critical element of proving your personal injury case and has helped us achieve numerous successful results, both in and out of the courtroom.
While we are unable to relieve you of the pain from your injury, we can make the right arguments and decisions to help obtain the compensation you are entitled to receive. Our attorneys at Hovde Dassow + Deets will meet with you one-on-one for a thorough review of your case. The details of your personal injury case will help determine which type of compensation you could receive.
The common types of compensation include payment for:
- Medical treatment and rehabilitation
- Lost income and future earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Property loss or damage
- Emotional distress
During a free initial consultation, our attorneys can sit down with you to review the details of your case. From there, we can provide personalized information regarding your various options, as well as the potential value of your claim and the specific compensation to which you may be entitled.
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No matter how complex or straightforward, large or small your personal injury case may be, our team can help.
At Hovde Dassow + Deets, we provide quality representation for many types of personal injury cases, including but not limited to claims involving:
- ATV accidents
- Aviation accidents
- Car accidents
- Child injuries
- Construction accidents
- Defective drugs and medical devices
- Defective products
- Drunk driving accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Nursing home injuries
- Premises liability
- Train accidents
- Truck accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Wrongful death
We also handle complex medical malpractice cases involving birth injuries, emergency room negligence, hospital negligence, medication errors, misdiagnosis, surgical errors, and more, as well as mass torts involving widespread harm by single entities to multiple parties.
Our firm is top-rated for its careful analysis of claims and meticulous case preparation. We are ranked as one of seven Tier 1 law firms in Indiana for medical malpractice law — plaintiffs by U.S. News and World Report.
Q:Do I have a personal injury case?
A:You could have a personal injury case if you were injured due to the negligent, wrongful, or unlawful conduct of another person or party. For example, if you were injured by a careless driver or slipped and fell due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, you could have a case. The best way to tell if you have a personal injury case is to contact an attorney. Reach out to Hovde Dassow + Deets today to set up a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
Q:What is the statute of limitations on personal injury cases in Indiana?
A:The statute of limitations, or deadline for filing a lawsuit, on most personal injury cases in Indiana is two years from the date of injury. If you fail to file a lawsuit within two years (with some exceptions), you will almost certainly lose your right to sue the liable party for damages.
Q:Should I hire a personal injury lawyer?
A:While there is no law requiring you to hire a personal injury attorney, there are many reasons to do so. Studies show that people who work with attorneys tend to recover higher settlements than those who try to resolve their personal injury claims on their own. A personal injury lawyer will be able to investigate your case, gather applicable evidence, work with various industry experts, communicate with the insurance company, and advocate for you in court if necessary. This allows you to focus on your physical, mental, and emotional recovery.
Q:How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?
A:Personal injury lawyers provide legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means that their attorney fees are paid via a percentage of your overall settlement or verdict. The percentage depends on various factors, but it is generally determined and agreed upon by both parties prior to the attorney being hired. In other words, you do not pay anything upfront or out-of-pocket when you hire a personal injury lawyer, and you only owe attorney fees if/when you recover compensation.