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The Help You Need After A Serious Personal Injury

An injury can come at a moment’s notice, giving those involved little or no time to protect themselves. It may be an accident that happens while driving or when visiting the property of another person. Being alert may reduce the risk of being injured, but it does not guarantee protection. Many injuries could have been avoided if the responsible party had been more careful instead of negligent.

When an injury occurs, after obtaining medical treatment, filing a claim or lawsuit may be one of the most necessary steps. Medical costs are extremely high, and you may be unable to pay the bills, especially if you cannot work because of the injury. At SedwickLaw, PC, in New Albany, I represent people who have been injured in southern Indiana. I am Marc Sedwick, and as a former insurance defense lawyer, I have the knowledge and skill to assist you with the following types of personal injury cases.

Car Accidents

Car accidents cause tragic consequences for those involved. Despite continuous innovation in safety equipment and procedures, we still lose loved ones or experience serious injury from car accidents. Recovery is made all the more difficult when the accident was caused by negligence.

Truck Accidents

There are several agencies that regulate the commercial trucking industry to ensure that motorists sharing the road with them are safe from the tremendous destruction that they can cause in an accident. Drivers, managers, maintenance personnel and others are responsible for the safety of the trucks. Their insurance companies will fight to deny your claim, but I will fight harder to recover damages for you.

Motorcycle Accidents

There is no question that motorcycles can provide an exhilarating ride, but tragic consequences can occur in a motorcycle accident. Common injuries include brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, amputations, and scarring and disfigurement.

Pedestrian Accidents

When cars and trucks are involved in pedestrian accidents, the damage to the human body – from even a slow-moving vehicle – can be severe or fatal. You will need a tough, intelligent attorney to work for the compensation you deserve.

Bicycle Accidents

More and more often, we see new bicycle lanes on streets to provide safe passage for bicyclists. These lanes do help limit the chances of accidents caused by responsible drivers from occurring. It is the reckless driver that is the problem, however. Injuries to bicyclists can be catastrophic or fatal. An experienced attorney can build a strong case for compensation in these types of accidents.

Birth Injuries

If you are a parent whose child has been injured from the negligence or incompetence of medical professionals, you are likely overwhelmed and don’t know where to turn. Speak with me, and I will explain your rights and your need for compensation for severe or fatal birth injuries.

Broken Bones

Broken bones can be serious. When a bone is crushed or breaks through the skin, extreme care must be taken. Some bones never completely heal, leaving the person with limited mobility.

Burn Injuries

As probably the most painful and one of the most dangerous of injuries, burns require extensive and careful treatment. The recovery from burn injuries is slow and can require repeated surgeries. Permanent scarring and disfigurement are possible outcomes in a burn injury case.

Bus Accidents

While buses are routinely one of the safest ways to travel, when bus accidents do happen, the consequences for the passengers can be severe. If a bus rolls over or is in a collision, there are no seat belts or other protection for passengers.

Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury will alter the course of the life of the injured. Previous goals and dreams may be impossible to reach. Those who caused the injuries should be held accountable for the injured survivor’s losses.

Construction Accidents

Construction sites contain many hazards, which is why they should have protections up so that those who are not employed and properly trained are kept from entering them. Proper training and well-maintained and manufactured equipment all contribute to the safety of a construction site.

Defective Products

Have you been injured because a product did not work like it was supposed to work? The responsibility for your injuries may fall on the manufacturer, designer, distributor or seller of the product, and I can help you determine the party at fault so that you can seek compensation.

Drunk Driving Accidents

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), one person is injured in an alcohol-related crash every minute. Drunk drivers will be criminally prosecuted when they are involved in accidents, but this may not provide the injured with the justice or compensation they need to move forward.

Medical Malpractice

Incompetence on the part of doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists and other medical personnel may lead to medical malpractice lawsuits. When the lives and health of our loved ones are placed in the hands of medical personnel, we expect them to adhere to the accepted standard of care. If they do not do so, an injury or wrongful death may be the result.

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse should not be allowed to happen. When it does, however, legal action should be taken against those responsible to provide some justice for the vulnerable. I will help your family pursue financial damages.

Premises Liability

We expect a certain standard of safety and care of property that will not result in devastating injuries for ourselves or our loved ones. Not all accidents that occur on private or public property are caused by negligence, but when they are, you can seek compensation.

Slip-And-Falls

Slip-and-fall accidents can cause serious or fatal injuries. Brain and spinal cord injuries are common, as are broken hips, legs and arms. You need a savvy attorney to prove negligence in these cases.

Wrongful Death

The shock and emotional trauma from the sudden loss of a loved one can be difficult to bear. It is especially trying when it could have been prevented, had an individual, hospital, company or agency acted responsibly and in a manner expected. Let’s talk about what happened and what your family needs now.

Spinal Cord Accidents

The spinal cord and brain make up the central nervous system of the body. The spinal cord is essential to the proper functioning of the body. Accidents that damage the spinal cord can cause paralysis and organ damage. In the worst cases, the injuries can result in wrongful death.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most serious injuries you can experience. While there are mild cases, from which recovery is expected, more severe forms of TBI can have lifelong consequences that require full-time care. TBIs can also be fatal.

Boating Accidents

Boating accidents can have tragic consequences. When boaters fail to strictly adhere to all standard safety precautions, severe injuries and death may occur to people in the boat, people on personal watercraft or people swimming. Serious injuries, including brain injuries, may occur. Drowning is also possible in these cases.

Uninsured Motorist

Being the car accident victim of an at-fault driver can be extremely stressful, especially if the driver does not have insurance. In order to get the compensation you deserve and make sure that you are not left paying for the injuries involved, it is important to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

The Goal Is To Obtain A Favorable Verdict Or Settlement

Establishing liability is critical. Without being able to prove that a responsible party was the cause of the incident, the court may choose not to award a verdict in favor of those harmed. In some cases, a settlement may be obtained with insurance companies. Having a strong case and an attorney is important so that they do not attempt to make you settle for less than you are rightfully owed. Compensation may be awarded for medical costs, emotional trauma and lost income, since many victims can no longer work.

Call SedwickLaw, PC, at 812-920-4594 to find out more. Your consultation is free.