A Personal Injury Lawyer Who Will Fight for You
Have you or a loved one been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing? Are you receiving medical bills that you cannot afford to pay, and the insurance company refuses to honor its policy? Whether you were injured in a car accident, truck accident, slip-and-fall or in some other manner, you should consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss your case.
Ian W. Thompson Attorney at Law has over 10 years of experience representing injured individuals to fight for compensation. Do not be intimated or bullied by the insurance company! Do not lose your right to pursue a claim because you waited too long! Contact our office today for a free initial consultation.
You Have Limited Time to File a Suit
Under Indiana law, if you are injured and someone else is at fault, you must file suit against the responsibility party within two years of the date of your injury or you forever lose your right to do so! In some instances, for example, claims against a government entity, city, town, school corporation or the State of Indiana, the deadline to file suit and/or make a claim is substantially shorter. Failure to meet these specific deadlines can be fatal to any claims you may have otherwise asserted.
Talk to an Injury Lawyer As Soon As Possible
Oftentimes, victims of accidents do not realize there are deadlines to file personal injury claims. Unfortunately, this often means they are unable to recover financially after an accident. This is why it’s very important to consult with a personal injury lawyer as soon as you notice a problem. There are two specific deadlines which you must be aware of if you are injured and considering a personal injury claim, which are:
- Claims against persons or business. In general, you have only two years from the date you suffered an accident to file a personal injury suit.
- Claims against governments. This includes cities, towns, schools or the State of Indiana. By law, you must file these suits within six to nine months or you forfeit your right to do so.
Another important aspect of Indiana personal injury law you should be aware of is “comparative fault”. In effect, this means if the party you are suing proves you contributed to your injury and it is found you have a certain percentage of responsibility, your final award would be reduced by that percentage. For example, if you were in an auto accident involving a drunk driver but you were on your phone or otherwise distracted, you may be found 20 percent liable. If you were awarded $200,000, then your award would be reduced by 20 percent.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Ian Today!
When you need a personal injury lawyer in Indianapolis, you can count on Ian W. Thompson Attorney at Law. With more than a decade of experience representing victims of accidents, Mr. Thompson’s goal is to fight for the compensation you’re hoping for. You do not have to put up with bullying and intimidation tactics of an insurer who refused to honor their contract. Contact us today to schedule a free one-on-one consultation with Ian W. Thompson. Call our office at (317) 631-6866 or send us a message using the online form.