Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Indianapolis, Indiana

A personal injury can throw your life into chaos. These unexpected events can put your health at risk, leave you unable to work, and in a state of distress. Nobody deserves to face serious injuries, and if someone else is at fault for what happened to you, you deserve to receive compensation. Smid Law is here to help. 

Our experienced personal injury attorneys strive to help individuals hold negligence accountable in Indianapolis and beyond. If you’ve been hurt through no fault of your own, schedule a free consultation today to tell us your story. We represent people throughout Indiana, including the areas of Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, and Zionsville.

Cases We Handle

You have a right to be made whole after someone else’s negligence has caused you to become injured. Our firm handles a range of personal injury claims, including those involving:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: Auto accidents can occur in seconds, but the injuries they cause can last a lifetime. We handle all types of motor vehicle accident cases, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, and others.
  • Defective products: When a product causes injuries, it can result from defects in manufacturing, design or other aspects of the product.
  • Wrongful death: A death that should never have happened is the most difficult to accept, especially when someone else is at fault. When the negligence of another caused the untimely death of someone you love, Indiana law may provide a way for you to secure compensation.
  • Other injury cases: In addition to the types of cases listed here, our capabilities in the area of personal injury are vast. Talk to us about any type of accident or incident that has left you injured due to someone else’s negligence.

Determining Fault in Indiana

Indiana operates under the “comparative fault” rule, which allows you to file a personal injury claim even if you’re partially at fault for an accident. However, you’re only eligible to receive compensation if your share of fault was less than that of the other party involved. 

For example, if you’re a pedestrian walking on the shoulder of a major street rather than the sidewalk and a vehicle hits you, you may be deemed partially at fault. However, the vehicle that hit you clearly showed negligence for your safety and may be liable to pay compensation.

When it comes to car accident claims, Indiana is an “at-fault" state. This means that you have several ways to seek compensation for an injury. You can file a claim with your own insurance company, with the insurer of another person involved in the accident, or in court. If you choose to go to court, our attorneys will strive to build a personal injury case for you to prove fault and seek damages.

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What Kinds of Damages Can You Recover?

There are three kinds of damages that may be available to you after a personal injury. The first is economic damages, or monetary losses directly related to your injury. If you’ve been injured, you will likely have to pay medical expenses and may need to take time off work, which could result in lost wages. Economic damages aim to reimburse you for these losses. 

Non-economic damages are intended to compensate you for intangible losses, like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. Finally, punitive damages are meant to punish those responsible for your injury. Courts typically award punitive damages when the harm that caused your injury was done intentionally.

Schedule a Free Consultation in Indianapolis

Don’t leave your health or future to chance, and don’t endure your injuries alone. Talk to our team at Smid Law today if you’ve suffered a personal injury. Not only do we have years of experience navigating this area of the law, but we are confident in the courtroom. If we need to take your case to trial to seek the compensation you deserve, that’s what we’ll do. 

In addition, we’ve spent time on the other side of these issues defending insurance companies and large corporations, so we know how these entities defend themselves. We’ll use that knowledge to your advantage. Schedule a free initial consultation with us to start fighting back. We serve those in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas, including Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, and Zionsville.

Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Indianapolis, Indiana

Our attorneys at Smid Law are proud to fight for the people of Indiana in their personal injury claims. Negligence is unacceptable, and if the reckless actions of another caused you harm, you deserve the chance to fight back. We strive to give you that chance. Schedule a free consultation with us today to discuss your case.