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Hurt In Any Accident?

Indianapolis injury attorneys talk about accident victims’ rights

Accident victims have rights

Indianapolis injury attorneys know that people who’ve been hurt in an accident have specific rights that should be protected.

Sometimes, in the chaos that follows a car crash, slip and fall, work-related accident, medical malpractice or other event causing harm, the injured victims feel like they’ve lost their rights. The Indianapolis injury attorneys at the Ken Nunn Law Office want you to know you do have rights, even if circumstances make it appear otherwise; in addition, those rights are important for your recovery and your return to normal.

Indianapolis-injury-attorneys-help-protect-injured-people's-rightsIf you’ve been injured in a car accident, you have a right to have your vehicle repaired to pre-accident condition, or to receive fair-market value if it is totaled. You also have a right to uninsured motorist coverage from your insurance company or – if you’re a passenger in another car – you may be able to access the driver’s uninsured motorist coverage. You have a right to punitive damages for careless negligence such as reckless or drunk driving. You also have the right to compensation for the loss of use of your car while it is being repaired. You have the right to expect that your passengers will be cared for in the same way you are.

With any type of accident, you have the right to be compensated for disfigurement, and to have any reasonable and necessary medical bills that are a result of the accident paid now and in the future. You have a right to compensation even if you’re partly responsible for causing the accident – if you are deemed 50 percent or less at fault for the accident, you have a right to be compensated. You also have a right to the best medical care available, and you have the right to recover for the loss and impairment of your earning capacity. You have the right to be compensated for mental suffering, and, furthermore, your spouse has the right to compensation for loss of companionship and consortium, love and affection.

Put Our Indianapolis Injury Attorneys On Your Team

This is just a partial list of the rights that accident victims have. You can be pretty sure that no one from the responsible person’s camp is going to make any effort to ensure your rights are protected. Their interest is in paying out as little as possible and the insurance adjuster may even try to get you to forfeit the majority of your rights by settling quickly and accepting an amount far below what you actually have a right to collect.

Even your own insurance company may not be eager to inform you of that right to uninsured motorist coverage. If you don’t demand that compensation, they don’t have to pay and that money stays in their account.

This is why having our Indianapolis injury attorneys on your side is so important. We can help ensure that you’re aware of those rights and that the insurance companies respect your rights as we negotiate the case and recover as much compensation as possible. For more information about your situation, contact us today for a free case evaluation.

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