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Emerson Law is an Indianapolis law firm representing clients with personal injuries including serious injury, brain injuries, burn injuries, medical malpractice, nursing home, and wrongful death litigation. Our Indianapolis personal injury attorneys are dedicated to defending and maintaining the rights of people who are seriously injured due to the negligence of others.
Call us at 317-876-0013 for a free consultation with an Indianapolis personal injury attorney to discuss your potential case. You can also complete our contact form and one of our lawyers will call you back.
No matter where you are in Indiana our injury lawyers are prepared to handle all types of injury and accident cases, including but not limited to those involving:
When someone is injured by the careless, negligent or intentional acts of others, they have suffered a personal injury. When that happens, the law holds the negligent party accountable for their actions, so they don't hurt someone else. The law also permits the injured person to recover for their injuries and the costs associated with being harmed by someone else. An injured person who has suffered a personal injury can recover for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The law recognizes that when others are negligent or careless, they should be held responsible and should be made to make up for the harms and losses caused to the people they hurt.
Oftentimes people and businesses who have harmed others have insurance that is supposed to pay the medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering of the people they have hurt. However, sometimes insurance companies and claims adjusters do not recognize the significant harm that has been caused. Insurance companies and claims adjusters do not understand how a person's life has been turned upside down by the careless actions of others. Because they do not grasp the magnitude of the harm caused, insurance companies often try to settle valid personal injury claims for a small payment. The attorneys at Emerson Law will help you obtain reasonable and appropriate compensation to make up for all that you have lost. The attorneys at Emerson Law will work to hold the people and businesses accountable for their actions so this doesn't happen to someone else. If you have been harmed by negligence, you need an attorney who will help you deal with the insurance companies.
As the population continues to age, more and more of our family members are being cared for in nursing homes. Unfortunately, some nursing homes put profits before people. Such nursing homes are understaffed and underfunded. They require nurses to care for too many residents. These nursing home corporations overwork nurses who are not able to properly care for the residents. This causes many nursing home residents to suffer needless injuries that could be prevented by proper staffing and funding.
Nursing home abuse and neglect lawsuits typically include physical or chemical restraints, malnutrition or dehydration, choking, clogged breathing tubes, wandering and elopement, bed sores, pressure ulcers, falls in nursing homes, physical or sexual abuse, assaults, burns and other personal injuries that occur in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and by home healthcare providers. If your loved one has been harmed or injured while in a nursing home, you need a lawyer to help you understand whether their injury was caused by neglect from an understaffed and underfunded nursing home. The attorneys at Emerson Law will help you determine whether your loved one's injuries are the result of nursing home neglect or abuse. If so, the attorneys at Emerson Law will help you and your family hold the nursing home accountable for their actions.
Our elderly family members are some of the most vulnerable members of our society. They have worked hard their entire lives and have raised and supported us. We owe it to them to be sure that they are not injured by the carelessness of nursing home corporations who place profits before people. If you believe that your family member was harmed by neglect or abuse, call the attorneys at Emerson Law, we can help you do something about it.
Medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. More than 200,000 people die each year because of preventable medical errors, and even more people are injured because of preventable medical errors. When someone is killed or injured because of a preventable medical error, this is generally referred to as medical malpractice. The law requires that when doctors and hospitals provide treatment, they must provide medical care that meets the reasonable standard of care, which is care that doctors and hospitals generally provide to similar patients. If the doctor or hospital who treated your loved one did not treat them like other doctors or hospitals would have treated them, then your loved one may be the victim of medical malpractice or a preventable medical error.
Injuries from medical malpractice or preventable medical errors occur when a patient has been injured or killed as a result of the careless acts of a doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider. Medical malpractice claims generally involve failure to properly treat a medical problem, misdiagnosis, injuries at birth, surgical errors, pharmacy medication errors, failure to diagnose cancer (breast, skin, bladder, lung, ovarian, cervical, pelvic), misread tests, misread X-rays, adverse drug reactions, and medical device failure(s). These errors can occur even if you sign a consent form.
Many times when patients undergo surgery, they sign a consent for the surgery. However, signing a consent to undergo surgery does not mean that you have consented to being the victim of a preventable medical error. Under Indiana law, no one can consent to being the victim of a medical error. Even if you or your loved one has signed a consent form, if a preventable medical error occurred, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
When so many people die because of preventable medical errors and medical malpractice, it is important to the doctor or hospital accountable for the error. It is only by holding doctors and hospitals accountable for preventable medical errors that society can improve health care and reduce the number of deaths caused by preventable medical errors. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured because of a preventable medical error or medical malpractice, the attorneys at Emerson Law can help you hold the hospital and doctor responsible.
The death of a loved one can devastate a family. When that death occurs because of the carelessness or negligence of another, the pain and grief that the family suffers is even greater. No one should have to lose their loved one before their time because someone else was not paying attention or was not being careful. When someone does pass because of the negligent actions of another, the law allows the family to hold the negligent company accountable for their actions. This prevents such a senseless death from happening to another family. Death due to the fault of another person is usually referred to as Wrongful Death. A wrongful death can occur because of distracted driving, medical errors, defective or dangerous products, nursing home abuse or neglect, dangerous property conditions, or medication errors, just to name a few.
When someone passes because of the carelessness of another, the law also allows the family to be compensated for the financial and emotional loss to the family. If there is a surviving spouse or minor children, the family can recover the lost wages that would have been earned over the normal course of the deceased's life. The family also can recover the medical expenses incurred to try to save their family member's life and the costs of funeral and burial. Finally, the law recognizes that the family is emotional scarred by the unexpected and untimely loss of their family member. Children often grow up without the guidance of their parent, and surviving spouses lose the love of their life. The law allows the family to recover compensation for the loss of love and affection suffered by the surviving spouse and children. Permitting recovery in such circumstances also holds the wrongdoer responsible for their actions and helps prevent this from happening to someone else.
Sometimes the family member who passes is an adult child, such as a college student or young adult, who is not married. When this occurs, the parents of the young adult often suffer significant grief and distress from the untimely loss of their child, who is just getting started in the world. Under these circumstances, the law recognizes the loss of love and affection suffered by the parents, but limits the parents' recovery for loss of love and affection to $300,000.00. The parents can still recover for the medical care expenses and funeral and burial expenses.
Other times the lost family member is an elderly parent. When a parent dies because of the negligent acts of another, such as a hospital, doctor or nursing home, the adult children can recover for their loss of love and affection up to $300,000.00. The family also can recover for the medical expenses and funeral and burial expenses.
When a child dies because of the wrongful actions of another, it is the most devastating loss a parent can suffer. The law recognizes this, and parents can recover for the full extent of the loss of their child's love and affection. Parents also can recover for any incurred medical expenses and funeral and burial expenses. The death of a child does not only affect the parents, but also affects brothers and sisters. When a sibling dies, the law provides compensation to the siblings for counseling to heal.
When you lose a loved one, there are many questions and legal issues to deal with immediately. The lawyers at Emerson Law are experienced lawyers who have helped other families just like you. We can help you deal with the legal issues, so you can grieve and heal.
Products liability is an area of personal injury law that centers on dangerous and defective products. Attorneys represent injury victims in cases against businesses who have sold or manufactured unsafe products to consumers.
Drivers accept responsibility for their conduct each time he or she takes the wheel. We all know that accidents do happen. But negligent and careless drivers must be held accountable if his or her actions cause an injury or death of another.
We are proud to offer clients more than 20 years of combined litigation experience and our record of success has earned us widespread acclaim. Year after year, Jill Bracken-Emerson has been honored by fellow lawyers as one of the top personal injury attorneys in Indiana. Our firm is well-respected by adversaries who know that we will never settle a case for less than full compensation.
For each of our clients our goal is to achieve the best result possible, PERIOD.
If you have questions about an injury case, we can help. Call us at 317-876-0013, email us at Jill@IndyPersonalInjuryLaw.com, or complete our online contact form and a personal injury lawyer from our firm will call you back.
All of our consultations are free. If we accept your case, you will pay no fees unless or until we successfully resolve your case.
Our firm is located in Indianapolis but our personal injury attorneys handle lawsuits for clients throughout Indiana.
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