Indianola, Iowa
209 N. Buxton St.
Indianola, IA 50125
(515) 962-9080

What Is a Personal Injury Case? Answers From an Indianola Personal Injury Attorney February 22, 2017

Indianola, Warren
What Is a Personal Injury Case? Answers From an Indianola Personal Injury Attorney, Indianola, Iowa

Personal injury law is a type of civil law practice in which individuals or groups may seek compensation for injuries they've suffered as a result of another party's negligence. Some cases are resolved through courtroom trials, though the majority of personal injury law cases reach settlements before the trial process begins. The personal injury attorneys of Ellis Law Offices, P.C., have been serving the Indianola, Iowa, area since 2003; below, they share a brief introduction to personal injury law.

Personal Injury Defined

A personal injury can be defined as the damage or harm, stemming from an injury, that you've sustained because of someone else's negligence or recklessness. A personal injury case seeks to hold the responsible party legally accountable for your injury. Your lawsuit lays out the details of your injury and the circumstances that caused it, and it usually includes some type of compelling evidence that supports your claim.

Damages

personal injury attorneyYou can seek damages for a number of different aspects relating to your injury. The cost of medical care is one of the most sought after types of damages. Compensation for pain, suffering, and emotional distress are also high on the list. Other compensable damages include loss of income, loss of property, and even loss of enjoyment in activities you used to love.

Settlements

When a personal injury case is settled, it means that both parties have come together to reach a mutually agreeable conclusion, usually in the form of a negotiated dollar amount. Both sides then sign an agreement stipulating that no further legal action will be pursued on the matter. Your personal injury attorney is your negotiator throughout the settlement process, working to get you the highest amount possible for the injuries you've sustained.

Contact Ellis Law Offices, P.C., to schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney. You can also reach them by phone at (515) 962-9080 or via their Facebook or Twitter pages. Trust this team of local attorneys to help you attain the compensation you need to not just survive, but thrive.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Ellis Law Offices, P.C.
When Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney?, Indianola, Iowa
After an injury caused by someone else’s negligence, the liable party’s insurer may approach you with a settlement offer before you’ve even left the hospital. While the process may s...read more
Divorce Law Attorneys Share 3 Important Factors to Consider Before Filing for Divorce, Indianola, Iowa
Once you’ve decided that your marriage cannot be saved, you may be tempted to file for divorce as soon as possible. However, divorce law is extremely complex and dissolving your marr...read more
Charged With an OWI? Why You Should Call an Attorney, Indianola, Iowa
If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence, prosecutors often try to create the impression that your only option is to accept a guilty plea. Fortunately, a skilled OWI a...read more
An Indianola Divorce Attorney Busts Common Child Custody Myths, Indianola, Iowa
Child custody battles can be emotionally exhausting. Before you even start the process, it’s a good idea to get the facts from a skilled divorce attorney. Here, the professional...read more
How to Talk to Your Children About Divorce, Indianola, Iowa
Divorce is a difficult and often traumatic experience, especially for young children who may not fully understand the changes coming over their lives. While it’s normal for children ...read more