What We Do: Personal Injury Services

January 6, 2015
What We Do: Personal Injury Services

In this first installment of our Law Services Series, we cover personal injury, including important terms to know regarding personal injury, and what a personal injury attorney can do for you. At Ball Eggleston, we focus on personal injury claims and have extensive knowledge in this area of law. For the last 60 years, we have been entrusted with hundreds of personal injury cases throughout Indiana. We have earned the respect of our peers and clients as a result of our considerable depth of knowledge and expertise, garnering damages on behalf of our clients. We approach each case individually, and will guide you in making the most appropriate legal decision.

So what is personal injury?

Personal injury arises from a situation in which a person is physically injured, suffers emotional anguish or trauma due to the fault of others. When this situation arises and a party is determined to be legally at fault for injuring another party, the party at fault may be made to pay the injured party damages. Our attorneys are here ready to help you file a personal injury claim and guide your through the legal process.

What are damages?

Damages are sums of money the law imposes for a breach of some duty. A breach of duty can be in regards to negligence or a failure on a party’s behalf to keep their moral, contractual, or safety obligations.

In regards to personal injury, damages are usually delegated as a monetary amount owed.

  • Compensatory damages, also known as money damages, are intended to compensate the injured party for their loss or injury. This is the most common type of damages awarded in personal injury cases, which seeks to return the injured party to the condition in which they existed before the injury. These monies are meant to cover medical costs, funeral expenses, or other compensation for pain and suffering.
  • Incidental damages also seek to return the injured party to the condition in which the existed before the injury, and may include coverage for property damage and other incidental costs associated with the injury.
  • Punitive damages seek to punish those who have acted illegally, negligently or maliciously; punitive damages also seek to deter the party at fault from harming others in the future with hefty monetary fines and compensations.

What do personal injury attorneys do regarding personal injury?

Personal injury attorneys represent those who have been physically injured or suffered emotional anguish or trauma due to the negligence and fault of others. We can represent you as an individual, on behalf of a family member, or as a group. Personal injury attorneys represent their client(s) throughout the entirety of the civil lawsuit lifecycle.

Personal Injury cases can fall under multiple areas. Our attorneys focus in many of the following areas:

  • Automobile accidents
    • Trucking accidents
    • Motorcycle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Wrongful death
  • Fires and explosions
  • Prescription errors
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Products liability
  • Insurance bad faith
  • Premises liability
  • Construction accidents
  • Farm accidents

Have you or someone you know been physically injured or suffered emotional anguish or trauma due to the fault of others? We hope otherwise, but if you or someone you know have been affected by a personal injury case, contact Ball Eggleston to speak with an experienced attorney; we offer a free initial consultation regarding your case. We are committed to helping seriously injured people and their families by leveraging the knowledge and tools necessary to obtain the result you deserve.

You can visit our site to learn more about our Personal Injury services here: /practice-areas/personal-injury

Personal injury arises from a situation in which a person is physically injured, suffers emotional anguish or trauma due to the fault of others.

Ball Eggleston is located at 201 Main Street, Suite 810 P.O. Box 1535 Lafayette, IN 47902. Contact Ball Eggleston by phone at (765) 7429046, by fax at (765) 7421966, or by email at info@​ball-​law.​com. For additional information, find Ball Eggleston online at ballegg.local. You can also find us on Facebook.

Disclaimer: The content of this blog is intended to be general and informational in nature. It is advertising material and is not intended to be, nor is it, legal advice to or for any particular person, case, or circumstance. Each situation is different, and you should consult an attorney if you have any questions about your situation.