Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Serving Bloomington, IN
Accidents happen. But many times, those accidents are preventable. If a driver had slowed down on State Road 45, they wouldn’t have collided with you. If a person kept their dog on a leash at Bryan Park, it wouldn’t have attacked your child. If a business on College Ave had shoveled its sidewalk, you wouldn’t have fallen on the ice.
If you or a loved one was hurt in an accident and want to ask for compensation, talk with us at Eskew Law, LLC right away. Our skilled Bloomington personal injury lawyers will help you decide what to do next. You can call (317) 316-8195 to set up a free personal injury case consultation.
Learn Whether You Have a Personal Injury Claim
The best way to find out if you have a valid personal injury case is to talk with a Bloomington accident attorney. Not all mishaps and injuries lead to legal claims. Some are purely accidental and unfortunate. But if someone else’s carelessness hurt you or a loved one, you might have a claim.
What Is Personal Injury?
To win compensation, you need proof the other person did something wrong. Most personal injury claims are based on negligence, which means a person failed to behave the way a reasonably prudent person would under the circumstances.
Our personal injury lawyers who fight for the injured in Bloomington will talk with you about the elements of negligence and how to establish it during an insurance claim or lawsuit.
The other person or business’s actions may have been worse than ordinary negligence. In those situations, we work to prove they hurt you because of their gross negligence (recklessness) or other misconduct.
But some cases aren’t based on a person or business doing something wrong. Instead, the law might entitle you to compensation based on strict liability—for example, where a defective product hurts you, strict liability may apply.
In Indiana, negligence and strict product liability actions for defective products are governed by the Indiana Products Liability Act. Per the Act, manufacturers and sellers of dangerous products may potentially be held liable for your injuries without you proving negligence.
Should I File a Lawsuit?
Not necessarily. Most people resolve their personal injury claims through insurance settlements. Sometimes, it’s helpful or essential to file a lawsuit. A benefit of hiring an accident lawyer is learning when going to court can help your case and what to expect from the civil court process.
We are experienced and aggressive litigators at Eskew Law. We’re prepared to fight for you in court if that’s your best chance to win maximum compensation. But you can rest assured that we won’t push you into unnecessary litigation.
Prepare for Your Free Consultation
Our goal is to give you the information you need to make an informed decision about whether to hire a lawyer and whether to hire Eskew Law, LLC to represent you. We understand you need to know more about the law and your options before deciding to hire a personal injury lawyer in Bloomington who fights for the injured. You can schedule a free consultation, during which you’ll talk with an attorney about your situation.
After we hear your story, we’ll ask a few questions. We want to get to the heart of the matter before we offer information. There’s no need to be intimidated about meeting with our personal injury lawyers.
We won’t pressure you to hire us or to act immediately. We want you to have time to consider what you learned before deciding what’s best for you and your family.
Cases Eskew Law, LLC Accepts
Please don’t hesitate to call us and set up a free case evaluation. We represent victims and surviving family members after:
- Car accidents,
- Civil rights violations (Section 1983 claims),
- Motorcycle accidents,
- Trucking accidents,
- Commercial 18-wheeler accidents,
- Delivery vehicle accidents,
- Garbage truck accidents,
- Lyft and Uber accidents,
- Drunk driving accidents,
- Read-end collisions,
- Construction accidents,
- Dangerous property accidents (premises liability),
- Dog bites,
- Defective product accidents (product liability),
- Medical malpractice,
- Nursing home abuse and neglect, and
- Wrongful death.
You don’t have to know what type of case you have or whether you have a legal claim at all. That’s why we’re here. Bring as much information as you can, like a police report, photos, and medical records. We’ll guide you through the conversation.
Personal Injury Compensation
The purpose of pursuing a personal injury claim in Bloomington, IN is to win compensation. When we represent you, we carefully calculate the value of your claim. We’ll work with you, your doctors, and experts to make sure we account for all your physical, emotional, and financial injuries.
We consider what you’ll suffer in the future, too. You might not be able to go back to work, or you may need a great deal more medical care down the road.
Typically, personal injury damages include:
- Past and future medical expenses;
- Prescription costs and other out-of-pocket expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Lost future earning capacity;
- Scarring and disfigurement;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional trauma;
- Loss of consortium, companionship, and society; and
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
If you lost a relative in an accident, you might have a wrongful death claim. We’ll explain what compensation might be available for you, other relatives, and your loved one’s estate.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Bloomington, IN?
If you’re questioning whether you have a personal injury case, give us a call. If you have a right to compensation, you should get started with an insurance claim right away. The longer you wait, the more likely the insurer will deny your claim.
There’s also a deadline if you need to file a personal injury lawsuit. The Indiana statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years. You usually have two years from the date you were hurt to file suit. However, there are exceptions to that rule and it is best to contact an attorney right away to ensure that all deadlines are met, including but not limited to necessary tort claim notices. Personal injury lawyers who practice in Bloomington can explain the rare exceptions to this rule.
Contact a Bloomington Personal Injury Lawyer
We are compassionate yet aggressive Bloomington personal injury lawyers. What does that mean for you? It means we won’t rest until we build the strongest claim possible for compensation.
If you’re ready to talk with us about your situation and what you can do about it, call 317-974-0179 or use our online contact form. We offer free consultations for personal injury matters.
Our personal injury team also handles other types of cases, including: