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.