After a personal injury, it’s your right to seek the compensation you deserve. We have the experience you can count on.
When you suffer a personal injury, it’s a traumatic and life-changing situation. As you try to focus on your health and recovery, you’re worried about medical bills, lost wages, and the stress of dealing with difficult people.
This is where Flores Law Group steps in to help. We have the experience it takes to support you in pursuing a successful legal case or insurance claim that allows you to stop worrying about your finances and move forward from your personal injury.
You deserve to know your rights. Your Indianapolis personal injury attorney at Flores Law Group will conduct an investigation into what happened, explore multiple routes to compensation, and help you place the responsibility where it belongs. Contact us now for a free initial consultation.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At Flores Law Group, we handle a wide variety of Indianapolis-area personal injury cases including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bike accidents, DUI accidents, pedestrian injuries, slip-and-fall injuries, and wrongful death cases.
Below is a look at the types of cases we take and how a personal injury attorney can be helpful when you’re facing each type of personal injury. Because every case is unique, please reach out to us for a free consultation about what options you may have in your specific situation.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
With more than 2.3 million vehicles on Indiana’s roads, motor vehicle accidents happen every day. Right here in Marion County, there are more than 2,500 motor vehicle collisions every month.
Each of these accidents represents a potentially life-altering personal injury for someone – a driver, a passenger, or even an innocent pedestrian. Your personal injury lawyer can help you sort through the complexities of what happened and provide legal insights so you can determine your next steps.
In a single year, there are more than 800 fatal car accidents in Indiana plus thousands of severe injuries that require emergency care. Each of these accidents comes with a tragic story where countless lives are disrupted.
After an Indianapolis car accident, you have a long list of worries and questions about what will happen next. How will you pay your medical bills? What if you’re too injured to work? Who’s responsible for covering the costs of the accident?
Your car accident lawyer can help you find answers to these questions and put the law to work for you in seeking car accident compensation. There might be multiple routes to compensation you can consider, including a lawsuit, insurance claim, settlement, or taking action against a government body or auto manufacturer that contributed to your accident.
There are more than 140,000 trucks on the roads in Marion County, not to mention hundreds of thousands more out-of-state trucks that cross through on I-465, I-70, I-65, and everywhere else across Indianapolis. Because of the sizes and forces involved, truck accidents are among the most catastrophic on our roads.
While the average car accident might bring thousands of dollars in bills, the average truck accident can cause hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in damages. What would you do if your medical costs alone were more than $1 million and rising?
If you’re injured in a truck accident, contact Flores Law Group about demanding the compensation you deserve. This is particularly important if you’re dealing with a semi-truck accident involving a big rig and an interstate trucking company. Trucking insurance companies often try to avoid paying claims until a truck accident lawyer gets involved.
In a typical year, there are more than 300 motorcycle accidents in Marion County, Indiana. If you’re the unlucky Indianapolis motorcyclist who is now facing a severe personal injury, Flores Law Group can help.
Unfortunately, motorcyclists can face plenty of stereotypes and assumptions about being responsible for accidents. Don’t let that stop you. With our help, you can make a strong case and prove you deserve significant motorcycle accident compensation.
Did you know 1 in 5 Indiana pedestrian deaths happen right here in Indianapolis? Central Indiana is at the peak of a 25-year increase in pedestrian injuries and deaths. Motorists are the primary cause of these severe accidents.
If you’re an injured pedestrian, contact a pedestrian accident lawyer to help you build a strong case against the motorist who hurt you. Pedestrian cases can be complex and difficult to prove, so you’ll need an experienced lawyer with a thorough understanding of Indianapolis’ pedestrian and motorist laws.
Here in Indianapolis, almost 400 DUI accidents happen every year and cause hundreds of severe injuries and deaths. You should know that Indiana has strict negligence and dram shop laws that hold people responsible for drunk driving and over-serving alcohol.
Did you know you can hold someone responsible for serving alcohol that led to your DUI accident? Bars, pubs, taverns, restaurants, convenience stores, caterers, and even individual private party hosts can be ordered to pay DUI accident compensation under Indiana law. Contact Flores Law Group for more information.
Are you a central Indiana cyclist? Bicycle accidents are on the rise in our state. A bike vs. vehicle accident is among the most severe accidents due to the cyclist’s open exposure to the powerful forces of the crash.
Don’t let anyone minimize your accident or put all the blame on you. Your bicycle accident lawyer can help you pursue a valuable compensation claim for your medical bills, lost wages, bike damage, and more.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip-and-fall accidents can cause severe injuries. They’re the #1 cause of emergency room visits and one of the top causes of extended periods of missed workdays.
Here in Indiana, property owners must maintain safe spaces. If you’re injured on someone’s property, you may have a strong case for slip and fall compensation.
You can start a claim against a store owner, landlord, property manager, government entity, or other person or company that’s responsible for the property’s safety. Contact Flores Law Group to talk about how you can build a strong case and pursue the compensation you deserve after a slip and fall accident.
A wrongful death arises when a person’s death is the direct result of someone else’s negligence. If you lost a loved one due to wrongful death, reach out to Flores Law Group for compassionate, experienced legal assistance.
We can help you seek payment of funeral and burial costs, cemetery fees, cremation fees, and more. You may even be able to recover damages for the person’s extended suffering between the time of their accident and their death. We’re here to help you honor your loved one and secure the compensation you need to move forward.
What Should You Do if You are Injured?
If you suffer a personal injury, move to safety and seek help as quickly as possible. For a car accident or any accident with bodily injuries or property damage, contact the police and/or 911 for urgent assistance.
Don’t let anyone talk you out of calling 911, filing a police report, or seeking a doctor’s care for your injuries. Prompt medical attention is not only essential for your health and safety, but it proves that your injuries are directly related to your accident so you can secure compensation.
If you were injured on someone’s property, notify them or the property owner as soon as possible. For a car accident, exchange basic contact information with the other driver. But don’t get into an argument about what happened. Gather contact information from any witnesses.
There may or may not be a criminal case where the police investigate what happened to you. Regardless, you can start a civil action with the help of your personal injury lawyer who will do their own investigation into the circumstances and help you understand your options.
Save as much evidence as possible because it will strengthen your personal injury case. Take photos and videos, but avoid sharing any information on social media. Social media posts can interfere with your ability to secure a successful legal outcome.
Don’t talk to an insurance company or sign anything without talking to your personal injury lawyer first. Also, don’t provide a recorded statement, give anyone your social security number, or make admissions of fault or guilt. Speak to your lawyer first.
Remember, the insurance representative isn’t on your side. Insurance companies try to minimize accident claims and make lowball offers that don’t place enough value on the full scope of your damages.
The best thing you can do after being injured is to contact a personal injury lawyer who’s there to look out for you. They’ll help you avoid things that could damage your case and take steps to strengthen it and move toward high-value compensation.
Common Accident Injuries and Losses
Certain types of injuries and losses are common in Indiana personal injury accidents. Make sure you talk to your personal injury attorney about including all potential damages that may qualify for compensation in your legal claim.
Some of the most common bodily injuries in personal injury accidents are:
- Broken bones
- Foot injuries
- Hand injuries
- Lacerations that lead to scarring
- Organ and tissue damage
- Back injuries
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Psychological and emotional injuries
In addition to these bodily injuries that bring a mountain of medical bills, you may have losses related to your medical care, such as missed days of work, and no longer being able to live your previous lifestyle. There are many types of damages you might be able to claim in your personal injury case.
Additional Costs of Medical Care
Anyone who’s suffered a personal injury is familiar with the medical bills that begin to build up immediately afterward. You could have bills from emergency care, surgery, anesthesia, diagnostic scans, blood work, and much more.
Plus, you could be facing a long period of physical therapy and a need for expensive prescriptions for months or years to come. What if you still have to go back to the hospital for follow-up surgery? What if you need counseling to move forward?
A personal injury case can help you seek full compensation for the total cost of your medical care, including upcoming procedures and ongoing therapy. This is a crucial aspect of preventing your personal injury from putting you into financial jeopardy.
Lost Wages and Earning Capacity
It’s common for people who are injured in accidents to need time off work for medical care and follow-up appointments. You may even be so injured, you can’t continue working and making the income you desperately need.
When your income is at risk after an accident, your personal injury attorney can help you put the responsibility where it belongs. You can start a lawsuit or insurance claim that covers your lost wages and puts a value on any diminished future earning capacity you’ve experienced.
Property Damage Including Vehicles and Bikes
Don’t let the insurance company minimize the value of your car, truck, bicycle, motorcycle, or other property involved in your accident. When someone negligently destroys your property, you deserve compensation and Flores Law Group can help.
Your Emotional Suffering and Mental Anguish
One aspect of personal injury law that’s sometimes neglected is the intense emotional suffering that arises from an accident. You may have significant personal anguish that deeply impacts your life, and an experienced personal injury attorney understands how to value it properly.
For example, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often associated with military service, but car accidents are America’s #1 cause of PTSD. Someone with the disorder may need extensive psychological counseling and support to move forward from the trauma of a car accident.
Your Lasting Physical Pain and Disfigurement
You could have physical limitations that last long after the accident, disrupting your entire life. Plus, there could be scars and permanent injuries that require extensive follow-up care and additional treatment.
For someone suffering enduring bodily harm, a personal injury lawsuit goes a long way toward reimbursing the financial costs and blunting the emotional impact. Finally, you can get the resources you need to heal and move forward.
Loss of Enjoyment of Life
It’s common for victims of personal injuries to lose their zest for life after the trauma of an accident. Perhaps you can no longer do things you once loved, like hiking, riding your motorcycle, or playing a sport. Maybe you’re unable to do even basic things like care for your children, bathe yourself, or have intimate relations with your spouse.
You could also have losses regarding your ability to do household chores and help your family members. If you’re now paying for cleaning services and lawn work, you might be able to include these in your claim and receive compensation.
Your personal injury lawyer can help you build a claim for the loss of enjoyment of life you’re experiencing. Talk to your lawyer about the wide range of losses you’ve suffered and how your life has changed due to your injuries.
Don’t forget to include extra expenses that arose due to your personal injury. This may include out-of-pocket medical costs, copays, taxicab or Uber fares to doctors’ visits, and the costs of crutches, braces, and other devices that support your recovery.
Do you have a nurse or caretaker who comes to your home? This type of expense can also be covered in a compensation claim. In-home nursing services and even in-office rehabilitation often qualify for reimbursement through a personal injury claim.
Final Expenses in a Wrongful Death Claim
The state of Indiana allows you to claim burial and funeral costs in a wrongful death claim. It’s a smart thing to do because the average cost of a funeral in Indiana is now more than $7,000, which does not include cemetery or cremation costs.
What are the Statutes of Limitations in Indiana?
The state of Indiana places legal deadlines, known as statutes of limitations, on personal injury cases. Generally speaking, you have two years from the date of your personal injury accident to file a claim.
However, this deadline is shorter if you’re claiming a government entity, like a municipality that owns a public building where you slipped and fell. You may have as little as 180 days to start your personal injury claim.
Don’t wait! The clock starts ticking the moment you’re injured. The earlier you start gathering evidence and working with a personal injury attorney on your case, the stronger it will become before time runs out.
Getting the Compensation You Deserve
The days after a personal injury can be devastating, especially when you’re facing physical challenges and financial stress. Don’t suffer in silence and assume you’ll have to handle all the costs and challenges alone. We’re here to help.
- You deserve to know your rights.
- You deserve your legal right to an attorney.
- You deserve compensation from the person who hurt you.
- You deserve to move forward from your personal injury.
Your situation is exactly why the team at Flores Law Group went into the field of personal injury law. We truly care about the people of Indiana and want to see you get the compensation you deserve.
There’s no need to feel intimidated by insurance adjusters, medical bills, or the legal system. Your personal injury lawyer is on YOUR side, there to advocate for you at every step in the process and look out for your best interests.
A personal injury lawyer can:
- Explain your legal options
- Help you deal with difficult people, like insurance adjusters and landlords
- Organize your legal paperwork
- Ensure you meet deadlines
- Review your medical bills and find ways to get them paid
- Demand proper compensation for your pain and suffering
- Negotiate a settlement that keeps you out of court
- Protect your legal rights
- Allow you to focus on your recovery
- Ease your stress
Why Choose Flores Law Group
Accidents can happen unexpectedly at any time. You could be severely injured doing something you do every day, like driving to work or walking in a public park. Now you’re facing an uphill battle to recover from your injuries and get your bills paid.
Here at Flores Law Group, we have the experience it takes to stand up for our clients and secure valuable personal injury compensation. We have decades of combined experience and a long history of getting positive outcomes for our many clients here in central Indiana.
Our lead lawyer, Enrique Flores, Jr., is deeply involved in the Indianapolis community and serving its citizens. He’s a member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Trial Lawyers’ Association, the Indiana Latino Expo, the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Litigation Section Executive Committee, and the State Bar Association Latino Affairs Committee, among others.
The team at Flores Law Group fights for the rights of Indiana people who are hurt in accidents caused by the negligence of others. We will help you navigate your claim and understand your rights from the very first moment we speak to you in your free initial consultation.
When you choose Flores Law Group, you’re choosing one of Indianapolis’ #1 law groups with the skills, talent, and dedication to get results. We care about our clients and you can trust us to work as hard as possible to represent you in your personal injury case.
Contact Us Today
Were you injured due to someone else’s negligence? Is someone responsible for your injuries in a traffic collision, pedestrian accident, slip-and-fall, or DUI crash? You need representation from the top legal team in Indianapolis.
After someone hurts you and disrupts your life, you deserve full and fair compensation. We’re here to help you pursue a successful outcome in your personal injury case. Please contact us now for a free consultation.
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