Personal Injury Lawyers in Lafayette, IN
The law of negligence and personal injury was developed by the courts on the premise that each individual is responsible for his or her conduct, and if that conduct causes injuries and damages to another person, then the perpetrator must be subject to liability in a court of law. These rules apply to accidents involving cars, trucks, bicycles, and pedestrians, as well as negligence by medical professionals and hospitals, as well as injuries caused by slipping and falling on ill-maintained pavement or floors.
The attorneys at Withered Burns have been handling and trying personal injury cases for more than 40 years. We have the experience and know-how to deal with cases ranging from auto accidents to medical malpractice, to slip-and-falls. We understand the importance of early investigation, effectively pursuing the case, and dealing with unpaid medical expenses and required paybacks to health insurers.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
There are many causes of auto accidents: speeding, running stop signs or red lights, texting while driving, not paying attention to the roadway or surroundings—the list goes on and on. If you are injured in an auto accident that was not your fault, your legal rights need to be enforced. Our experienced car accident lawyers can protect your rights and handle your case through settlement or trial.
Because trucks usually carry more weight than passenger automobiles, the typical truck accident will cause more damages which sometimes can be devastating. Truck drivers and motor carriers are subject to a range of regulations on the amount of time a driver can drive without rest among other things. Thorough investigations of truck accidents is therefore vital to obtain fair compensation for injuries and damages. If you are injured in a truck accident, we urge you to contact us immediately. Right away, we can start the process to preserve the important information related to the accident and the claim.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents
Did you know that Indiana law places the responsibility on drivers to avoid collisions with pedestrians? The law says that any person driving a vehicle must “exercise due care to avoid colliding with a pedestrian…” Many people in our Lafayette and West Lafayette communities use bicycles every day to get around town, campus, and to simply just get out and exercise. Despite this enforcement, some inattentive drivers still cause accidents that injure pedestrians and bicyclists. Do the aspects described remind you of an experience particular to you? Withered Burns is experienced in pedestrian and bicycle accident claims, and is available to discuss your case.
Uninsured & Underinsured Cases
What do you do if you are severely injured in an accident—but the driver who caused the accident has no insurance? Maybe their insurance only covers a minuscule amount of the expenses? Your own insurance policy probably has "uninsured coverage," which will provide money to you if the other driver has no insurance. Another potential outcome may be that the other driver has low insurance limits and your own "underinsured coverage" may supplement that amount. To learn more about what you can do to pursue your claim, contact our attorneys at Withered Burns.
Construction Site Injuries
A ramp or trench collapses , scaffolding fails, a machine operator is careless–all of these and more result in juries to a construction worker. Persons hurt in construction accidents need an experienced personal injury attorney to navigate the difficult and complex issues involved in construction cases. Our experienced attorneys at Withered Burns will aggressively pursue fair compensation for your injuries.
Slip & Fall
Businesses open for business who are inviting customers into the store, must exercise “reasonable care” to avoid unsafe conditions on the business premises, or at a minimum, to warn customers about dangerous conditions. The situations are almost endless — a leaking freezer in a grocery store that spills water onto the floor, a cracked floorboard that could break if stepped on, ice on a sidewalk outside a store with no warning sign, or salt-spread, a faulty door hinge that breaks and causes the door to come crashing down. All of these and more are compensable incidents. If you have been injured on someone else’ premises call us and we will see if we can help you recover for your injuries and damages.
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