Personal Injury Dan Tuley
Personal Injury Lawyers in Evansville, IN
Accidents resulting in personal injury can be life changing. Drastic changes may occur resulting in an uproot of your daily lifestyle, or your ability to function normally. As devastating as an accident may be, it’s important to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer when it comes to filing a lawsuit for your personal injury accident.
At Tuley Law Office, our personal injury lawyers are committed to helping clients reach the justice they deserve. While some injuries are beyond repair and lives lost cannot be regained, our legal team is committed to helping you receive the financial compensation you deserve.
Personal injury law covers any situation where an individual’s mind or body is injured due to another’s negligence. At Tuley Law Office, our team of experienced attorneys handle many different types of personal injury cases, including (but not limited to):
dog bite injuries;
slip and falls;
work injuries; and
veterans’ disability law cases.
If you or a loved one have experienced an accident, contact the legal team at Tuley Law Office today.
Common Questions About Personal Injury Lawyers and Accident Lawsuits
The Evansville, Indiana personal injury lawyers at Tuley Law Office get lots of questions from new and potential clients. The following are a few of the most common inquiries that we address.
What Should I Do If I’m Injured in an Accident?
The moment that you suffer a serious injury, it’s generally best to take certain measures that will ensure you have the information and evidence you need in the event that civil action is required in the future.
The most important priority of all is to seek medical attention. Many injuries may not be immediately visually evident, and your perception of pain can be dulled by adrenaline. Some injuries may have permanent effects if they’re not treated properly, so it is vital that you receive medical care as soon as possible. Your medical records may also serve as key documentation if you pursue a personal injury lawsuit in Indiana.
In addition, photograph the injuries and accident scene if you are safely able to do so. If not, ask someone else to take the photos on your behalf if you are too injured to take action. Ideally, you should photograph the accident scene before anything is moved, cleaned, or altered. These photos can prove to be important evidence in your case.
Taking in names and contact information of any witnesses who observed the accident or the conditions that led up to the incident is also very important to your case. Eyewitnesses play a key and critical role in your case. If you’ve been involved in an auto accident, contacting the police department can often work to your advantage, as the police can provide a valuable third-party account of the accident scene.
If you have suffered injuries that required medical attention, there is a possibility that you may have a viable personal injury case. Consulting a personal injury lawyer soon following an accident is important. As time passes, evidence can disappear or degrade, witnesses can become more difficult to track down and other aspects of your case will become more complex. For this reason, you should contact the Evansville attorneys of Tuley Law Office as soon as possible to discuss your case.
How Do I Know if I Have a Viable Personal Injury Claim?
Speaking with a personal injury attorney is the best way to determine whether or not you have a case. There are a number of situations and scenarios that can justify a personal injury claim, including the following:
any injury that requires medical attention, hospitalization, and/or leaves you with medical bills;
a serious injury causing long-term or permanent disability;
a neck, back, head, or brain injury;
injuries involving a motor vehicle versus a pedestrian or bicyclist;
an accident or injury that causes scarring or disfigurement;
an injury that impairs a vital function, such as your ability to walk, talk, see or hear;
an injury resulting in amputation or paralysis;
an accident that causes significant property damage and losses;
any injury that impairs your ability to work and earn an income;
any injury that impairs your ability to perform tasks required to live independently;
an accident that is caused by another person’s negligence, inattention or carelessness; and
an incident that leads to the death of a loved one.
While every case is unique, if you or a loved one have experienced one of the above incidents, you may have a personal injury case.
What Type of Compensation May I Receive in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Your attorney will work to identify any past, current and future losses that have occurred as a direct result of the accident or injury. If your lawyer can draw a direct link between the other party’s actions (or inaction), your injury, and the damages, you may have a good chance at recovering compensation for those losses.
Some of the most common damages that are compensated via a personal injury lawsuit in Indiana include:
hospital bills and medical expenses;
physical therapy, rehabilitation, and other recovery-related costs;
lost wages (including future wages that you would have earned if you were not injured);
funeral and cremation/burial costs;
costs for a home nurse, personal care attendant or other basic living services that are required due to a disability that has resulted from the injury;
the cost to repair or replace damaged/destroyed property;
non-economic losses, such as pain, suffering, and loss of companionship; and
the legal fees incurred while pursuing the personal injury claim or wrongful death lawsuit.
For more information on compensation in a personal injury lawsuit, contact Tuley Law Office today.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Indiana?
In the state of Indiana, the statute of limitations is two years for personal injury claims. This two-year time frame begins on the date of the injury or accident.
You should also note that if you are filing a personal injury case against an Indiana city, town, or county, you must take action within 180 days of the incident. If you are seeking to file an injury lawsuit against a government agency with the state of Indiana, you have a period of 270 days.
I recently used Tuley Law on my injury case. It was a difficult case and I was quite pleased with my settlement. They really cared about me personally and I highly recommend them. – Tim Coslett
Under What Circumstances Can I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
A wrongful death lawsuit is typically filed in the same type of circumstances where you might file a personal injury lawsuit (except in the case of a wrongful death claim, the accident or mishap resulted in fatal injuries).
A wrongful death incident may be described as a situation whereby the death of one is caused by the wrongful act or omission of another. A representative of the decedent’s estate can file a wrongful death case. If the wrongful death claim involved a child, one or both parents must file the claim.
Similar to a personal injury lawsuit, Indiana wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within two years, per the statute of limitations.
What is Indiana’s Comparative Fault Rule and How Does It Impact Personal Injury Lawsuits?
The state of Indiana uses a comparative fault system for determining how much fault a party holds in an accident. Using this system, the evidence and facts in the accident are reviewed and a determination is made, assigning a percentage of fault to each person who was involved in the accident.
How Much Will It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
It is typical to accept personal injury cases and wrongful death cases on a contingency basis. This means that the actual dollar amount spent on legal fees will vary greatly amongst cases. For information on the cost of hiring an attorney, contact the legal team at Tuley Law Office for a case evaluation.
Get the Compensation You Deserve with an Evansville Personal Injury Lawyer
At Tuley Law office, we understand how stressful circumstances can be following an accident. Our goal is to provide you with sound legal advice while you navigate through a difficult, unforeseen time.
Tuley Law Office was founded by Attorney Daniel Tuley, personal injury lawyer with over 30 years of experience. Our Evansville law firm is committed to you, our client, as we take a strategic and aggressive approach to ensuring that you see the best possible outcome to your case.
If you or a loved one have been injured, contact Tuley Law Office today for a confidential, no-cost case consultation (812) 434-1936.