Many people, when they think of personal injury, think of motor vehicle accidents. While a larger number of personal injury cases are motor vehicle related, many are not. Personal injury can occur from something as simple as slipping in an icy parking lot or on a freshly mopped or waxed store entrance. It can result from contaminated food, defective consumer products, dog bites or any instance where an individual suffers harm as a result of the negligence of another person or entity. If you suffer an injury that you believe results from someone else’s negligence, contact a personal injury lawyer in Indianapolis.
Determining if You Have a Personal Injury
The first component of personal injury determination is if you feel pain. If you feel any pain at all, or you experience bleeding, swelling or bruising, see a doctor. In fact, it’s a good idea to see a doctor immediately after any potential personal injury just to be safe. Often, signs of injury such as pain, swelling or bruising don’t show up until several days after an accident. Initial contact with a physician allows you document the progression and severity of injuries and to document that the injury occurred at the time of the accident and is therefore directly related to it.
When You Should Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Indianapolis
Consult a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your injury to understand your legal options and if you have a case. In addition to holding the negligent individual or entity responsible for their actions, a personal injury lawyer can help you gain restitution for physical, emotional and financial hardships incurred as a result of that negligence. They understand how insurance companies operate and work with them on your behalf to ensure a fair settlement. Call Kevin Potts at Potts Law LLC for a free consultation today at 317-951-0087 OR fill out the online contact form to hear from our office directly.