Personal Injury: Standing Up For The Victims Of Negligence
It would be an understatement to say that dealing with personal injuries is difficult. You don’t need reminding of this if you were or a loved one was injured in a semitruck crash or work site injury. You are in pain. You are already dealing with serious questions about medical care and finances. You are probably worried about the future. You need someone who can help change that.
At Sarkisian Sarkisian & Associates, we will invest both personally and professionally in our work to help eliminate the uncertainty. With over 65 years of combined experience, our attorneys know what it takes to get maximum compensation — and what a successful outcome means for you — even if it means presenting your case to a jury to ensure your rights are met.
We have offices in Portage and Valparaiso but represent clients throughout Northwest Indiana. Call us at 219-265-6061 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Get Recognition And Compensation For Your Personal Injury
We can help you get the answers you deserve and obtain the full compensation you are entitled to under the law in matters such as:
- Airplane accidents
- ATV, boating and other recreational accidents
- Auto accidents
- Brain injuries
- Construction injuries
- Defective products
- Equipment or machinery malfunctions
- Fatal injuries
- Medical malpractice or negligence
- Mesothelioma (asbestos exposure problems)
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Public transportation accidents (bus, subway, train)
- School and playground injuries
- Slip-and-falls and other premises liability claims
- Spine injuries
- Workplace accidents
Answers To Common Questions About Personal Injury Litigation
Below, we’ve provided answers to some of the questions clients regularly ask us. We invite you to ask your own questions during a free consultation.
What’s my personal injury case worth?
This is a question that cannot be accurately answered without consulting an attorney, because each case is unique. The value of a case will depend on, essentially, the amount of harm suffered by the victim, physical, economic and otherwise. According to Indiana jury instructions, these are the considerations that will impact compensation:
- The type and severity of injuries and how they will impact the victim’s quality of life
- Whether injuries are permanent or temporary
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity that the victim experienced
- The victim’s physical pain and mental suffering and anguish
- Compensation for medical care, treatment and services, now and in the future
- Whether the injuries aggravated a preexisting injury or condition
- Whether the injuries resulted in disfigurement, deformity, or scarring
- The victim’s life expectancy
An experienced attorney like those at our firm will be able to accurately assess your losses and argue for maximum compensation under the law.
When does the at-fault person’s insurance company pay?
Generally, insurance companies will make a payment upon closing the claim, which will occur once a settlement has been reached or a court judgement has been issued. Waiting for payment can be stressful when you have bills to pay, and insurance companies use this to their advantage. They may offer you an immediate settlement after the accident, but it will almost certainly be a lowball offer that doesn’t adequately cover your bills and losses. It’s ultimately better to work with a skilled attorney who can help you obtain a higher settlement or jury award, all while helping you navigate the process of an injury claim.
How long does a personal injury case take?
It depends on the severity of the injury, the complexity of the case and the willingness of the defendant(s) to accept responsibility. Insurance companies want to resolve cases quickly when they can, but they are more willing to fight if the value of the case is high and/or if there is an opportunity to contest liability. The length of every case is different because of the various factors that may be associated with a case. If the injuries are not very severe and hopefully can resolve within a few weeks or months, the case could be resolved within four to six months. However, if a person suffers from a more serious injury or injuries, the case could take much longer to resolve. Some injuries must be treated over many months or years before a person can make a recovery. In those circumstances a case may take much longer.
Enjoy The Highest Level Of Personal Representation Without The Cost
At Sarkisian Sarkisian & Associates, we treat every client as if we’ve known them for years. In fact, we have built long-lasting relationships with many former clients. We genuinely enjoy the personal element of our work and find satisfaction in bringing you results.
You can improve your case’s odds for success by attending to it promptly. We encourage you to email us or call us at 219-265-6061 for our help today. You will receive a consultation free of both charge and commitment.