Hammond is Indiana’s only city to border Chicago. Nearly 80,000 residents, many of whom work in the Windy City, pack into less than 24 square miles. Slip and fall accidents, dog bites, and car accidents can harm others when a person or party acts carelessly in our quaint and crowded community. In fact, Interstate 80 from Exit 9 to Exit 3 is the second deadliest road in Indiana, contributing to the state’s 30,000 auto injuries and 800-plus fatalities annually.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an accident, you need the Hammond personal injury lawyers at Midwest Injury Lawyers on your side. Our attorneys have years of experience helping injured accident victims obtain maximum compensation for their losses. Call us today for your free case evaluation.
Midwest Injury Lawyers is a top-rated personal injury firm in Hammond. We represent individuals and their families who suffered serious injuries or losses in accidents caused by the negligence of another person or party.
Our firm’s founding partners, lawyers Chester “Chet” L. Cameron, Jr. and Samuel “Sam” R. Carl, have decades of combined experience helping injured accident victims recover compensation for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. We established Midwest Injury Lawyers to give accident victims a voice against insurance companies that focus more on their profits than on giving accident victims the compensation they need.
We have recovered tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
When you hire a personal injury lawyer with Midwest Injury Lawyers, you can rest assured that an experienced attorney will handle all the legal aspects of your personal injury claim so you can focus on your own recovery.
Our personal injury lawyers are ranked among the top 5% in the nation. Dozens of client testimonials we have received demonstrate our commitment. Hire us, and we promise to do all we can to recover the maximum compensation possible in your accident claim.
In some situations, the insurance company may offer you a settlement check to cover medical bills and lost earnings if your injuries prevented you from working. Insurance companies are fast to offer compensation to settle claims quickly, hoping you haven’t had time to retain a lawyer. Insurers know that if you talk with an attorney, you will realize you may recover far more compensation for your damages.
However, once you accept the insurance company’s offer, you cannot ask for more money if your injuries require further treatment.
A Hammond personal injury attorney from Midwest Injury Lawyers can evaluate your case, determine the full extent of your injuries now and in the future, and give you a more accurate understanding of what your case is really worth.
Several factors can determine the value of your claim, such as:
Personal injury victims may recover compensation for economic and non-economic damages, including:
These damages reimburse the injured party for their out-of-pocket expenses and monetary losses related to the accident.
Economic damages include:
These damages compensate the injured party for subjective, intangible losses and address the emotional and physical impacts of the injury.
Non-economic damages include:
Personal injury law allows injured parties to bring a claim against the party that injured them to recover compensation.
Each state has different laws that may limit how much an injured person can recover. One variation is a legal principle called comparative negligence, which recognizes that, in some cases, the injured party may bear partial fault for the accident that injured them. In these circumstances, the court determines the degree of responsibility for each party and reduces compensation for each party by their percentage of fault.
Indiana follows a modified comparative negligence standard with a 51 percent threshold, which means that an injured person may recover damages if they are less than 51 percent at fault for the accident. But, their percentage of fault will reduce their compensation. If the court finds the injured party 51 percent or more to blame, they cannot recover compensation.
The personal injury lawyers at Midwest Injury Lawyers take accidents seriously. During a free consultation, we assess your case and provide legal advice. If you hire us, we will promptly begin by:
We thoroughly examine accident reports, medical records, eyewitness statements, and photos to build a strong case and prove your damages.
Accidents and incidents that result in injuries often involve multiple parties. For instance, if a truck driver’s inexperience causes the accident that injured you, we may hold the trucking company liable for negligent hiring. Our lawyers will seek compensation from all responsible individuals or entities, maximizing your potential recovery.
Insurance companies often try to settle claims quickly, underestimating the true extent of your damages. Before accepting any settlement offer, consult our lawyers. We will assess your claim, determine the full extent of your damages, and ensure you receive fair compensation.
Our lawyers understand the tactics used by insurance companies to undervalue claims.
Our personal injury lawyers are skilled negotiators. We will counter their lowball offers and demand compensation that accurately reflects your losses. We persist until we achieve a fair settlement.
If the insurance company does not offer fair compensation, we may recommend you file a personal injury lawsuit in Indiana civil court. Insurance companies prefer to avoid trials to save time and money. The mere threat of litigation often compels them to accept a fair offer.
Throughout the process, we will prepare your case for trial and, if your case goes to court, our lawyers will proudly represent and advocate for you.
In a personal injury claim based on negligence, you typically must establish:
The first element establishes that the defendant owed the plaintiff a legal duty of care. This means the defendant needed to act reasonably prudently to avoid harming others. The existence of a duty of care depends on the specific circumstances of the case, such as the relationship between the parties.
The second element requires showing that the defendant breached their duty of care. This means the defendant failed to uphold the standard of care expected in the particular situation. The courts determine the standard of care by considering how a reasonable person in the same or similar circumstances would have acted.
The third element involves demonstrating a causal connection between the defendant’s breach of duty and the plaintiff’s injuries.
Causation includes actual cause (also known as cause-in-fact) and proximate cause. Actual cause means that the plaintiff’s injuries would not have occurred but for the defendant’s breach of duty. Proximate cause means that the injuries were a foreseeable consequence of the defendant’s actions or inaction.
The fourth element requires proving that the plaintiff suffered actual damages because the defendant breached their duty, and those damages deserve compensation under the law. Damages can include physical injuries, emotional distress, medical expenses, lost income, and other losses.
Accidents or incidents caused by another person or party’s carelessness commonly injure people in Hammond. If you suffered injuries in an accident caused by the negligence of another person or party, you deserve compensation for your losses.
The Hammond personal injury attorneys at Midwest Injury Lawyers have decades of experience serving injured individuals and their families. In that time, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars on their behalf through settlements and verdicts.
We’ve worked with clients throughout the Hammond area, and many have shared their successful experiences with our team. Don’t just take our word for our legal prowess - learn about us from real people.
Mr.Cameron proves to be professional, hardworking, compassionate all while yielding results. After consultation with a couple of other firms, we decided to go with Chet. Upon our initial meeting, he assured us that he would do his best, and I believe he gave us that and more.
Atty Cameron was great with everything. He explained everything well. He also did everything in a timely manner. He was excellent.
Shining star. When my husband was injured on a job site, we felt as if our world came to a screeching halt. Hiring Chester was the best thing we could have done. He has the type of personality that puts you at ease immediately- Chet is personable, he listens, and he thoroughly understands all the
Tell our experienced team about your accident and/or injuries. One of our personal injury attorneys will contact you to schedule a free case evaluation. Remember: you won’t pay for anything unless we secure a compensation on your behalf.
Call (219) 533-0091 or send us a message online to get started.