Lake County Personal Injury Lawyer
Your well-being is on the line after you have suffered a serious injury due to another person’s negligence. You will naturally want to choose your personal injury lawyer carefully.
At Westland & Bennett P.C., we are proud of our successful track record on behalf of personal injury victims. Our attorneys have more than 100 years of legal experience and many votes of confidence from past clients throughout Lake County and beyond. We approach Indiana and Illinois personal injury cases with the utmost compassion, care and commitment. Our attorneys strive to bring you hope for a brighter future.
Tailored Solutions That Carefully Consider Your Needs
If you hire Westland & Bennett P.C., we will begin by listening carefully to you and your closest family members. We want to know how your injuries have changed your life. Our strategic approach and detailed investigation can be the winning combination that you need.
There are no cookie-cutter solutions at our firm. Every case is unique. We are ready to go to bat for you with winning as the goal. We will search diligently for the evidence that we need to argue persuasively on your behalf. We will advocate for you after you have suffered an injury in any of these ways:
- Auto accidents involving cars, semi trucks, motorcycles, bicycles or pedestrians
- Construction accidents
- Premises liability incidents, including slip-and-falls
We care about your future after you have suffered any sort of life-changing injury.
What Does A Personal Injury Attorney Do?
Whether facing an injury from a fall, car, or construction accident, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you pursue your right to recover damages related to your accident. You shouldn’t have to worry about arguing with insurance companies in the aftermath of an accident. As you focus on getting your life back, we can help protect your legal rights and interests by handling the filings, paperwork and negotiations necessary to advance your claim.
While you may be able to handle these issues independently, you shouldn’t have to. Alongside the convenience of having a representative intervene for you, you also have an ally who is experienced and fluent in how personal injury law works.
Throughout the process of a personal injury claim, we can also:
- Discuss the accident with you and advise you of your rights
- Investigate your case and gather evidence
- Hire expert witnesses, if necessary
- Request medical bills, records and calculate damages
- Handle alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation
- Go to trial, if necessary
Another benefit of working with a personal injury lawyer is that there typically are no upfront costs when you start your claim. We understand that cost of legal fees can be daunting, and we never want someone to have reservations about seeking help. To lessen the financial burden, we work on a contingency fee basis instead of requiring an investment upfront. A contingency fee is a percentage taken out of the compensation we win for you at the end of your case. If you don’t win anything through a settlement or court award, you don’t have to pay anything.
Personal Injury Encompasses A Variety Of Types Of Accidents
When people think of a personal injury lawyer’s work, they may only think of car accidents. While auto accidents are a widespread cause of personal injury accidents, there are many other situations where you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries caused by someone else’s negligence.
Personal injury encompasses any bodily injury caused by a reckless or negligent party, including:
- Automobile accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Semi-truck accidents
- Construction accidents
- Premises liability
- Wrongful death
These categories are broad and can include car accidents resulting from reckless driving, a slip-and-fall on someone else’s property or falling items at a construction site. Injuries from these accidents include anything from severe and catastrophic injuries to broken bones, concussions or even fatalities.
Compensating Your Suffering
In Indiana, you can recover damages that may fall into three categories: economic, noneconomic, and punitive damages. While no amount of money can give you back what you have lost, seeking justice and fair compensation can be the first step toward your recovery.
Economic damages are tangible and measurable costs resulting from your accident. This includes the cost of medical treatments and rehabilitative care, property damage, lost wages and lost future earnings. Noneconomic damages are intangible damages that you may experience. These include the value of physical pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of companionship and emotional trauma and harm. Punitive damages are a way to punish someone who acted purposely or maliciously in causing your injuries. Punitive damages are rare and more challenging to achieve.
At Westland & Bennett P.C., we can help you determine which damages you should pursue and help you calculate how much you should go after. Our attorneys have experience using evidence and economic data to support damage calculations, such as medical bills, expert testimony and proof of property damage.
Call Us For A Free Consultation
Righting wrongs is not easy. It takes hard work, diligence, knowledge of the law and hard-hitting, detail-oriented experience. We will fight for maximum justice and compensation. Holding negligent and liable parties responsible is what we do at Westland & Bennett P.C.
Initial consultations are free. To schedule a meeting with a Lake County personal injury attorney, call 219-809-6670 or email us at your convenience. For personal injury matters, we serve Northwest Indiana and Illinois.