Injuries are a part of life, and there are no ways to prevent them. However, physically traumatic accidents oftentimes occur because of another person’s negligence. When you are hurt because of someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, you may be eligible to seek justice and compensation in court.

As any seasoned attorney could tell you, knowing that someone else is to blame for your accident and proving it to a civil court are two very different things. For the best chance of achieving a successful lawsuit, reach out to a LaPorte personal injury lawyer at The Law Offices of David W. Holub.

Short-Term and Long-Term Damages

The purpose of a personal injury lawsuit is not to completely erase your pain and trauma but rather to restore you to as close to your pre-accident condition as possible by reimbursing you for specific losses caused by the accident. This reimbursement can be for both economic and non-economic forms of harm, such as:

  • Costs of medical care
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Lost work income and benefits
  • Personal property damage and loss
  • Costs associated with long-term disability for things like assistive equipment and in-home help
  • Emotional and psychological anguish, including counseling and behavioral therapy costs
  • Lost overall enjoyment and quality of life, potentially including loss of consortium and services

In addition to identifying and proactively seeking restitution for all short-term compensable damages, a skilled LaPorte personal injury attorney could help estimate a fair value for expected long-term damages as well. Long-term damages can include things like the cost of future rehabilitative treatment as well as lost working and earning capacity.

Taking Action Within Filing Deadlines

Even if someone else’s negligence results in a permanent and debilitating injury, the injured person only has a limited amount of time under state law to file suit over that injury. Indiana Code § 34-11-2-4(a)(1) states that the statute of limitations is two years after initially sustaining harm—or, in some cases, two years after discovering that they were harmed through another person’s negligence.

With very limited exceptions, anyone who fails to begin their civil claim prior to this filing deadline will be unable to seek compensation for the injury in question. This is one reason among many why reaching out to a seasoned lawyer following a personal injury in LaPorte could be so vital to case success.

A LaPorte Personal Injury Attorney Could Help

In Indiana, the potential for a personal injury caused by someone else’s misconduct extends through just about every part of life—including car crashes, trips and falls, and medical misconduct. On top of that, state laws governing personal injury claims can make it challenging to achieve a favorable court verdict or a fair settlement without a strong lawyer, even in seemingly straightforward cases of negligence.

At The Law Offices of David W. Holub, we have years of experience getting favorable results in all kinds of personal injury cases. Call today to schedule a meeting with a LaPorte personal injury lawyer to learn how we could assist you.

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