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 Personal Injury

Columbus Personal Injury Lawyers Pursue Compensation for Victims

South Central Indiana attorneys work to hold negligent parties accountable

With compassion and resolve, the experienced attorneys at Thomasson, Guthrie, Schuh-Ogle & Happel, P.C. in Columbus have achieved justice for families devastated by motor vehicle accidents, defective products, unsafe work conditions and medical malpractice. Our Indiana lawyers have witnessed the heartache that results from serious injuries and wrongful death and are committed to helping injured victims obtain full compensation for the harm they’ve suffered. We work on a contingency fee basis, so your consultation is free and you do not have to pay any attorney’s fees until you’ve obtained payment in a judgment or settlement. 

Dedicated firm assists people harmed by falls and medical malpractice

In Bartholomew County and the surrounding areas, our firm represents plaintiffs in personal injury actions stemming from:

  • Slip and fall incidents — After you’ve fallen due to a hazardous condition on someone else’s property, you might not be sure who is responsible for the harm you’ve suffered. We review the facts thoroughly to see if the property owner or manager violated their duty of care and then we pursue appropriate reimbursement. Even if you might have been partly responsible for the slip and fall injury, you still can win damages as long as you are not more than 50 percent at fault.
  • Medical malpractice — Mistakes made by healthcare providers can be extremely serious but also difficult to prove. Whether a medical malpractice claim arises from a birth injury, surgical error, misdiagnosis or some other violation of professional standards, we explain the role of the review panel and bring in subject matter experts to construct the strongest argument possible.
  • Defective products — Products that aren’t made correctly or properly labeled can cause substantial damage to an unsuspecting user or bystander. No matter what type of item was dangerously defective, we have the track record and resources to take on negligent manufacturers, designers and sellers.

In Indiana, you only have two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit. Even if you’re safely within the statute of limitations, waiting to assert your rights can make it more difficult to locate key witnesses and evidence.  If you are incapacitated and unable to initiate a claim, the clock does not start to run until the incapacity is gone.

Thorough litigators handle claims arising from vehicle accidents

Our firm litigates a full range of auto accident claims and possesses extensive knowledge regarding the various types of vehicle collisions, such as rollovers, sideswipes, rear-end impacts and hit-and-run incidents. In cases involving truck, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, we skillfully review and analyze the elements that affect the particular type of case at hand. With a thorough understanding of Indiana insurance rules and local courts, our attorneys work toward a favorable outcome in the forum best suited to your situation. 

Knowledgeable advisers seek damages for medical bills and lost income

A person who has been injured by someone else’s negligence can win various types of damages under Indiana law, including compensation for medical expenses, income lost due to missed work, rehabilitation costs and any permanent disability resulting from the incident. You can also collect for the pain and suffering you endured and other noneconomic damages such as mental anguish and emotional distress. Our lawyers will examine your circumstances and explain the factors that go into a decision on noneconomic damages. If you’re filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, we can also advise on the potential effect of the state’s damage cap in those matters.

Contact an accomplished Indiana personal injury attorney for a free consultation 

Thomasson, Guthrie, Schuh-Ogle & Happel, P.C. in Columbus represents Indiana residents who have suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence. To set up a free consultation regarding a potential claim, please call 812-565-5041 or contact us online.