The home of Al Unser Jr. is nationally famous for its marching band. In the early 2000s, the Avon Marching Black and Gold won nine state championships and three national championships. Very few other organizations enjoyed that much success in such a short time period. It takes talent, dedication, and diligence to create a record like that.
The Avon personal injury lawyers at Holland & Holland have these same qualities. Our talented lawyers have the tools they need to be a strong voice for injury victims. Furthermore, our dedicated Avon personal injury lawyers are firmly committed to maximum compensation for victims. We do not rest until we achieve the best possible result under the circumstances. Our professional team is diligent. We carefully build your case using one piece of evidence at a time.
Vehicle collisions kill or seriously injure millions of Americans every year. Typically, these incidents are not “accidents.” In fact, driver error causes over 90% of these deaths and injuries. Our team assists car crash victims in both the short and long term.
In the wake of a serious accident, our Avon personal injury attorneys arrange for prompt medical care. Even if the victim has no insurance, we usually arrange for medical care at no upfront cost. This care comes from top accident physicians. These professionals know how to diagnose and treat common auto accident injuries like head injuries and whiplash.
Falls also cause a number of serious injuries, particularly if the victim had a pre-existing condition. Nursing home falls are a good illustration. These individuals are at a higher risk for both a fall and a serious injury. Many older people struggle with Age-related Macular Degeneration. Since they lack good vision, they are unable to avoid many floor hazards. Additionally, since most residents are there because they have pre-existing conditions, a seemingly minor fall could cause a serious injury.
Whereas falls often affect older people, dog bites disproportionately affect younger victims. These incidents often cause deep physical and emotional wounds. Physically, when dogs bite, their teeth cause both deep puncture wounds and severe tearing lacerations. Emotionally, many young dog bite victims suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-type symptoms, such as nightmares, flashbacks, and heightened awareness (an unnatural fear of all dogs).
Dog bite victims often sustain wound infections. Legally, these injuries can be a form of medical malpractice, along with misdiagnosis and birth injuries.
As mentioned, all these claims rest on evidence. The victim/plaintiff must establish negligence by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not). Generally, the more evidence the plaintiff presents, the more damages Hendricks County jurors are likely to award.
Nearly all personal injury claims settle out of court. So, most victims do not need a trial to obtain compensation for their economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. Particularly in medical malpractice claims, additional punitive damages may be available, as well.
Most of the aforementioned injuries involve either ordinary negligence, which is a lack of reasonable care, or negligence per se, which is a violation of a safety statute.
Drivers have a legal duty to drive defensively and focus on the road. They also have a duty to be sober and well-rested. Failure to meet any of these standards is usually a lack of care. In this context, negligence per se could involve a speeding ticket, citation for failure to yield the right-of-way, or a DUI charge.
Premises liability claims, such as dog bites and falls, work a bit differently. In addition to a lack of care or a safety law violation, victim/plaintiffs must normally establish knowledge. Fall victims must prove that the landowner knew about the hazardous condition, and dog bite victims must prove the owner knew the dog was potentially dangerous. Victims may have other legal options, as well.
Serious personal injuries turn lives upside-down. For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in Avon, contact Holland & Holland. We routinely handle matters in Hendricks County and nearby jurisdictions.
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