If you suffered a serious injury that makes it a challenge to live your day-to-day life, a Bloomington catastrophic injury lawyer can pursue compensation for your losses. Since 1993, Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers has advocated for accident victims.
Now, we want to put our dedication and years of experience to work for you. We’re ready to evaluate your case now during a free case review.
What Constitutes a Catastrophic Injury in Indiana?
IC § 35-31.5-2-34.5 defines the term “catastrophic injury” as any condition that impairs your ability to live independently for at least a year. Some examples of these conditions include:
- Broken bones
- The loss of one or more limbs
- A traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord trauma
- The loss of one or more senses
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Mental health complications, such as post-traumatic stress disorder
If someone else caused or contributed to your injuries, you can hold them financially accountable with our team’s help.
For a free legal consultation with a catastrophic injury lawyer serving Bloomington, call 800-333-9999
Damages Available in a Bloomington Catastrophic Injury Case
Recoverable losses in your case could include:
- The medical expenses needed to treat your condition. These costs can include ambulance transportation, emergency room or trauma center visits, hospitalization, doctors’ appointments, surgery, diagnostic procedures, physical therapy, and pain management.
- Rehabilitative care. Many people need specialized treatment in a rehabilitation center after suffering a catastrophic injury. For example, if you suffered a TBI, you may have needed to relearn certain life skills, such as walking and talking.
- Ongoing medical costs that resulted from the catastrophic injury. For example, a person who has severe burns covering large areas of their body will likely need a series of skin grafts, scar revision surgeries, physical therapies, and other interventions.
- Equipment made necessary by the catastrophic injury. After a catastrophic injury, such as spinal cord damage, you might need mobility equipment like an electric wheelchair, a modified vehicle, and other assistive aids.
- Lost income. You deserve recovery for each of your injury-related losses, including lost wages, tips, bonuses, and benefits.
- Lost future earnings. A serious injury can prevent you from making the same money as you did before getting hurt. You deserve financial recovery for the harm to your income.
- Disability. If your injuries will result in a lifelong disability, you could recover compensation for that hardship. This is different than seeking financial support from the Social Security Administration (SSA).
- Pain and suffering. This compensates the injured person for the physical discomfort and emotional distress of getting hurt.
- Non-economic damages. Examples include disfigurement from extensive scars, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic pain, depression and anxiety, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Tragically, many catastrophic injuries become fatal injuries. In this event, we can pursue additional compensation for the deceased person’s legal beneficiaries. In that situation, recovery could account for funeral and burial costs, among other out-of-pocket expenses.
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There Are Many Time-Sensitive Deadlines That Apply to Your Case
Every civil lawsuit has a filing deadline. If you do not file your lawsuit before the deadline expires, Indiana law can prevent you from pursuing compensation.
Your filing deadline largely depends on your situation. Consider the following:
- The general statute of limitations for a personal injury case in Indiana is generally two years, per IC § 34-11-2-4.
- If you need to file a wrongful death lawsuit, the general statute of limitations for that case is also two years, according to IC § 34-23-2-1.
We call these deadlines “general” because these deadlines can be even shorter if you plan to sue a government agency or official. You might have only 180 days to sue (under IC § 34-13-3-8) if the defendant will be a city or county in Indiana. You typically have 270 days to file a lawsuit against the state, per IC § 34-13-3-6.
Be aware that negotiating with a claims adjuster does not satisfy the statute of limitations. By consulting with our injury lawyers serving Bloomington, you can prevent the statutory deadline from expiring on your case.
Our Clients Appreciate the Work We Do for Them
We work tirelessly to get our clients every dollar they deserve. Yet, you don’t have to take our word for it. We have over 1,000 Google reviews. Here are just a few examples of what clients have shared about our team:
- “I have had the best experience with Kim Hutchison as my attorney during my recovery and the overall case involving a motorcycle wreck I was in. She made every corner smooth as silk, and didn’t waste any time along the way. Very professional and if I could rate more than 5 stars I would. Highly recommend Isaacs and Isaacs, as well as Kim Hutchison for anyone dealing with injury from a wreck.” –– Andrew C.
- “Over the last 20 years myself, my family, several friends and clients have all had excellent results with Isaacs & Isaacs. They are the #1 personal injury law firm in the country in professionalism, knowledge, friendliness, and most importantly they always exceed expectations in getting the recovery we deserve. There is no one better!” –– Mark G.
- “Walter Hawkins and Holly Metzger have been astoundingly helpful and supportive through my entire case. Holly even sent me an email to wish me a happy birthday. Very personable, professional and all around wonderful attorneys.” –– Courtney Wilson
We have no intention of resting on our laurels. Every day, we roll up our sleeves and take on billion-dollar insurance corporations that try to pay our clients pennies on the dollar.
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Getting Help from a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Serving Bloomington
Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers is determined to get every client the best result possible in their situation. When you connect with us, we can explore your options together at no cost or obligation. We also manage injury cases on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that we don’t charge any upfront fees or costs to start your case.
Contact us today for a free case review.