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There is no denying that accidents will always happen. Some accidents cannot be avoided while others are completely preventable. Each year, thousands of people in Indiana are injured due to negligence of another person. Whether you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, medical malpractice, slip and fall, or any other accident involving an injury, you deserve to be fully compensated for your injuries. You should never have to suffer because of someone’s deliberately reckless behavior. At Batesky Law Office, we fight to obtain the maximum compensation for our clients. Regardless of how difficult your case may seem, we have the necessary skills and experience to successfully resolve your case. We offer complimentary case evaluations and will never collect a fee unless we win your case.

Whether you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, or been a victim of medical malpractice, we can help!

You Might Have A Case If...

Falls account for over 44% of all personal injury cases.

You have been involved in an accident.

You have suffered injuries as a result of an accident.

The accident was caused by someone else.

The responsible party was negligent.

The injury produced recoverable damages.

Our Personal Approach

It may seem like there are time when the injured persons themselves handle a simple personal injury case, the majority of claims will involve issues that are not obvious to the regular person and which may drastically affect the value of their claims.

If you need an Indiana Personal Injury Attorney contact Indiana Personal Injury Attorney Richard Batesky now!

Since an initial case consultation and evaluation of your Indiana personal injury claim is free of charge, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by having us review your claim. Even if we don’t take your case, we may be able to provide you with priceless tips for resolving your claim yourself.

An Indiana personal injury case normally begins as a claim brought against the alleged negligent part’s insurance coverage or against the internal claims-handling offices of self-insured governmental or corporate entities.

There are other aspects of personal injury claims for example; any invasion of a personal right, including mental suffering and false imprisonment could be considered personal injury. For purposes of workers’ compensation, any harm (including a worsened pre-existing condition) that arises in the scope of employment can also be considered personal injury.

In determining whether there is sufficient cause to move ahead with a personal injury lawsuit, an experienced Indiana Personal Injury Attorney will examine the details of the event and advise you on your legal rights.

If you need an Indiana Personal Injury Attorney, contact Indiana Personal Injury Attorney Richard Batesky now!

Since an initial case consultation and evaluation of your Indiana personal injury claim is free of charge, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by having us review your claim.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

Motor Vehicle Accident

If you drive on the roadways, you are very likely to be involved in an accident at some point in your life. There are many causes of motor vehicle accidents such as distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, running a red light, unsafe lane changes, and more. The most common types of accidents are:

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Indianapolis, don’t let the negligent party’s insurance company try to settle with you before speaking with an experienced injury attorney. Richard Batesky has been fighting insurance companies for nearly 30 years. Contact us today for a complimentary case evaluation. We have won millions for our clients and will fight to get you all the compensation that you deserve.

Premises Liability

Property owners have an obligation under the law to keep their land and buildings safe for authorized visitors and businesses. The laws vary under local, state, and federal restrictions but the basic fact is the same. When the property is not properly taken care of, innocent people can suffer serious personal injuries.

Premises liability in Indianapolis encompasses a wide range of case types and an experienced attorney is important to have a favorable outcome. The most common causes of premises liability cases are:

  • Spills that have not been cleaned up
  • Defective electrical wiring
  • Poor construction
  • Unclean or cluttered areas
  • Building code violations
  • Cheap and poor quality materials

The most common injuries that occur from premises liability claims are broken bones, electrocution, broken bones, and head and neck injuries. The attorneys at Batesky Law Office in Indianapolis have the knowledge and experience in fighting premises liability cases. We will conduct a thorough investigation and be your voice during this difficult season. Contact our office today for a complimentary case evaluation.

Slip and Fall

Indiana requires property owners to maintain regular repairs and upkeep of their property in order to protect their guests. This helps to prevent unreasonable harm to any guest who enters the property. Most slip and fall accidents can be avoided with routine, regular maintenance and exercising regular care in maintaining a a safe property for visitors and guests. The most common causes of slip and fall accidents are:

  • Wet or slippery floors
  • Ice/snow in winter months
  • Uneven pavement
  • Changes in flooring i.e. from carpet to wood
  • Cluttered areas
  • Small grade changes in floors such as steps that are not clearly marked

If you have been injured as a result of negligence of a property owner, contact Batesky Law Office today! Slip and fall injuries can have serious consequences and can cause a lifetime of medical intervention. Attorney Richard Batesky will seek full compensation for all costs including pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress.

Medical Malpractice

When you visit a doctor or hospital, you have full trust that your life is in good hands. The quality of care you receive should never be in question, but occasionally a physician fails to uphold the standard of care that you expect. Medical mistakes typically have devastating consequences and the victims couldn’t be more innocent. Medical malpractice includes:

  • Surgical mistakes
  • Anesthesia complications
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Contamination

If you have suffered a devastating loss at the hands of a medical professional, contact Batesky Law Office today! Our experience can help you recover maximum damages. We investigate the incident, arrange for medical expert opinions, deal with insurance companies, and create a compelling case to get you all the money you deserve. Call Attorney Richard Batesky for a complimentary case evaluation.

Construction Accidents

Construction sites are inherently dangerous. Even the safest workers can end up seriously injured if the construction site does not have the proper safety measures in place. Although construction sites are dangerous by nature, your supervisors are still responsible for keeping all employees safe.

There are many causes of construction site accidents including:

  • Falls from scaffolding
  • Shocks from exposed or faulty electrical wires
  • Burns
  • Spills
  • Explosions
  • Heavy machinery accidents
  • Unstable materials
  • Trip, slip, or fall over debris

Construction accident injuries are complicated and there are a number of different entities who are partly liable for your accident. An experienced construction accident injury attorney in Indianapolis can help you understand and navigate the complicated system. Attorney Richard Batesky has nearly 30 years fighting for his clients who have suffered an injury or injuries on a construction site. Contact us today for a complimentary case evaluation.

Dog/Animal Bites

When you or a loved one suffers a dog bite or animal attack, you may be left feeling scared and uncertain about the next steps. Each year in the United States, there are roughly 4.75 million Americans who are injured by dog bites. Dog owners have a responsibility to maintain control of their animal at all times, especially in public. When dogs become out of control, the resulting damages to a person can include:

  • Scarring
  • Surgery
  • Broken bones
  • Rabies
  • A whole host of infection
  • Psychological and emotional scars

Dog bits typically happen suddenly. If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog or any animal, contact an Indianapolis attorney who has the necessary skills and experience. Never sign anything from an insurance company without having an attorney review it. Attorney Richard Batesky will ensure that your rights are protected and will fight to get you maximum compensation for your injury or injuries. Contact us today for a complimentary case evaluation.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

When the decision is made to place an elderly loved on in a nursing home or assisted living facility, the family searches for the best facility possible. There is an expectation for elder care facilities to provide medical and personal care to our family members just as we would. Nursing home abuse and neglect is becoming increasingly common in Indiana.

There are several types of abuse and neglect that can occur at nursing homes including:

  • Unexplained bruises or scrapes
  • Broken bones
  • Intimidation
  • Humiliation
  • Ignoring and isolating the patient
  • Mocking the patient
  • Financial exploitation

There are many signs of abuse to look out for including medication being improperly administered, soiled clothing, unsanitary living conditions, malnutrition and bruises. When the family discovers the abuse or neglect, they can be left feeling devastated and helpless. If your elderly loved one has suffered abuse or neglect at the hands of a nursing home, then you may have a valid claim. Batesky Law Office has the necessary skills, experience, and knowledge to obtain the maximum compensation from your claim. Schedule a free and confidential consultation today!

Causes of Personal Injury

  • Motor vehicle accidents account for a large number of personal injury claims. Auto accidents can cause severe injuries due to factors such as speeding, drunk driving, and distracted driving.
  • There are many causes of slip and fall accidents such as snow, ice, cluttered areas, spills, and unsafe conditions at a property. Property owners have a duty to keep their property reasonably safe for authorized guests.
  • Premises liability typically comes into play with personal injury cases when the injury was sustained as a result of unsafe or defective conditions on someone's property.
  • While construction sites are dangerous by nature, supervisors have a duty to keep their employees safe. Proper safety measures are important for keeping everyone safe on a construction site.
  • Surgical mistakes can cause a lifetime of medical problems for you. A doctor or hospital has a duty to to uphold a standard of care.
  • When you purchase a product, you expect that product to be free from defects. Defective products are responsible for many personal injury cases each year.
  • Pet owners have a duty to exercise caution when taking their pets in a public area which includes the use of a leash, muzzle, or other means that keep the dog from biting another person.
  • Burn injuries can have catastrophic and long-term effects. If these injuries are a result of negligence of another person or company, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim.
  • A head injury is classified as an injury to the scalp, the skull, or the brain. Head injuries most often occur as a result of an auto accident where negligence has occurred.
  • Negligence is the biggest factor in personal injury cases. The negligent party must be held legally responsible when an individual has been injured.

1 in 10

Construction workers are injured on the job each year

Approximately 4.7 million dog bites occur in the United States each year

Legal Steps for Personal Injury Cases in Indiana

Occasionally, a settlement can be reached before a lawsuit is filed. An experienced attorney can determine the best approach for sending demand letters. If your attorney believes your case can be settled, he will send a demand for payment to the person at fault, or their insurance company. If the demand is unsuccessful, your attorney will proceed with filing a lawsuit.

When your attorney files a lawsuit, your case has officially begun. An experienced attorney in Indiana will notify the court and the defendant that a personal injury case has been filed and that they are your counsel. The defendant is required to send an answer to acknowledge that the case will be proceeding.

The investigation and process of gathering information are included in the discovery phase of your lawsuit. This is where attorneys depose the plaintiff and the defendant to gather all evidence to present a solid case in court. Your attorney will prepare you for the deposition ahead of time and will always be present to prevent you from answering unfair or irrelevant questions.

Often, insurance companies choose to settle cases before going to trial since settlement is far less costly than litigation. After the discovery phase, the attorneys on both sides of the case will determine whether a settlement can be agreed upon. If no agreement can be reached or you attorney feels that you are not receiving maximum compensation, then your case will go to trial.

Personal injury claims can take months or years to settle or resolve. Evidence requests, schedule conflicts, and other conflicts may arise that push your trial date. An experienced attorney will keep you informed and do his best to expedite proceedings so that you can be compensated for your loss.

FAQs for Personal Injury Accidents in Indiana


Do I have a valid personal injury case?


Often times, people think that any time they are injured in some type of accident that they have grounds for a personal injury claim. However, in order to have a valid personal injury case, there must be proof of negligence by another person.


What are the four elements of negligence?


In order to prove negligence, there are four elements that must be proven including: duty of care, breached duty of care, injuries were caused by the breached duty of care, and damages were suffered.


What evidence is needed for a personal injury claim?


Evidence varies from case to case but key pieces that can help your case tremendously are pictures from the scene of the accident, pictures of injuries, medical records, eyewitness accounts, police report, and accident report.


How much is my personal injury claim worth?


The main factor that determines the value of a personal injury claim is the cost of the damages you suffered because of your injuries. As the cost of damages go up, the value of the personal injury claim goes up.


What kind of damages can I recover in a personal injury claim?


There are two categories of damages that you can recover in personal injury claims: economic and non-economic. Economic damages include all medical bills related the injury such as surgery, prescription drugs, and ambulance transport, lost wages, and damage to property. Non-economic damages include physical pain, mental and emotional scarring/suffering, and loss of enjoyment due to injuries.


Can I recover compensation if I was partially at fault?


Under Indiana law, if you are 51 percent or more responsible for your injury then you cannot recover any compensation. If you are less than 51 percent responsible, your compensation will be reduced by that percentage that you are at fault.


How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?


At Batesky Law Office, we represent our clients on a contingency fee basis. This means you receive a complimentary case evaluation and if we take your case, there is no charge for legal fees unless we obtain compensation through a settlement or trial. We do not get paid unless you do!


How long does a personal injury claim take?


Personal injury cases can take anywhere from a few months to a year or more to reach a resolution. There are many factors that vary from case to case.


What is the statute of limitation for personal injury in Indiana?


The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Indiana is two years from the date of the injury. If you do not file a lawsuit within that time, you lose the right to do so.


Should I hire an attorney for my personal injury case?


While it is not required to have an attorney, we highly recommend hiring a personal injury attorney to handle your case. The process can be overwhelming and your attorney will manage every aspect of your claim while you focus on recovery.

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Cases We Have Represented

Rear End Accident

We have represented hundreds of rear end accidents and received maximum compensation for our clients.

Semi Truck on Highway Accident

Trucks are notorious for reckless driving and are the cause of many accidents on the roadways. We have helped truck accident victims in our nearly 30 years of practice.

Drunk Driving Accident

Every day people choose to operate their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol. Batesky Law Office has helped hundreds of victims who have been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver.

Benefits of Hiring an Injury Attorney

  1. Settlement advances available
  2. Complimentary telephone, home or hospital consultation
  3. Convenient office location in downtown Indianapolis
  4. No fees until we win
  5. Extremely high success rate

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