Indiana Serious Personal Injury Lawyer

Incidents of Serious Personal Injury

George & Farinas, LLP is an Indiana based law firm serving clients of catastrophic injury. If you or a loved one has been injured by the careless, negligence or disregard by another person, company, or professional, you may be entitled to compensation.

Call today to discuss your legal rights with a qualified Indiana serious personal injury attorney at our office.

See below for more information on the following:

  • Truck & Motorcycle Accidents
  • Brain Injury
  • Traumatic Birth Injury
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Truck & Motorcycle Accidents

Accidents involving a semi-truck, eighteen wheeler, or tractor trailer have the ability to produce catastrophic injuries and result in fatalities. Whether you are dealing with a claim that occurred due to weather conditions, or one where hazardous materials spilled on the roadway, choosing an experienced and skilled attorney to explain your legal options and advocate for your best interests is one of the most important decisions you will make.

Since 2009 nationwide motorcycle registrations are on the rise. Despite their popularity, the inherent nature of motorcycles makes riding them a potentially dangerous activity. A serious motorcycle accident can change your life forever. Unlike cars and other vehicles, motorcycles offer drivers and passengers no protection. There is nothing between the rider and the open road other than the clothes the rider is wearing and possibly a helmet. Many injured in motorcycle incidents have injuries in multiple locations, suffer brain injuries with permanent disability, and have injuries to the back or spine.

Most motorcycle accidents involve some form of negligence. The injured party can receive compensation from an insurance company or court award if the accident is the fault of another. Victims who suffer financial losses as a result of a motorcycle accident often seek compensation from the party at fault.

Financial compensation is intended to reimburse the victim for expenses such as:

  • Property Repairs
  • Lost Income
  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Prospects
  • Physical & Psychological Pain
  • Future Medical Treatment or Care

While insurance companies may handle the insurance claim, there are situations where the expertise of a personal injury attorney necessary, such as:

  • Insufficient compensation for accident-related expenses such as lost income, psychological and physical pain, medical bills, property damage and lost opportunities.
  • Denied claims by insurance companies or government entities.
  • Delayed settlement of claims.
  • Lack of insurance by the faulted party

Traumatic Brain Injury

Whether in the workplace, from a sports injury, a car accident, or complications from birth, there are a number of incidents that may result in severe head trauma. These can be devastating, life changing, and financially overwhelming for the entire family.

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of such an injury may range from very "mild," (i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness) to "severe," (i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury). A TBI can result in short or long-term problems.

Certain traumatic brain injuries are easy to identify. For instance, a fractured skull, a brain bleed, or if an individual is in a coma due to head trauma. However, many TBI symptoms do not result in physical symptoms. As a result many victims don't receive appropriate care and treatment for the disabilities that follow, which may include physical, cognitive, psychological, and social disabilities.

If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you need a skilled team of lawyers and medical experts to help you get the financial compensation to pay medical bills, lost wages or income loss to the family and future medical treatment. It is important to act quickly after you or a loved one suffered a brain injury.

Birth Injury

Birth injuries can forever change the lives of families. The team at George & Farinas, LLP understands not only the emotional impact of these injuries, but also that the potential need for future medical and care and the significant financial stress on the entire family.

The birthing process is complex, and various medical errors may result in birth injuries. A birth injury can be caused by a doctor failing to respond to signals of patient or fetal distress, or can be the result of inadequate care provided during the pregnancy, labor and delivery. Medical negligence can have devastating consequences to either the mother or the child. Permanent brain damage, spinal cord damage, or even death can occur if a physician or nurse fails to provide medical attention to the patient.

It is important to note that many birth injuries are not the result of malpractice. For that reason, it is essential to consult with an experienced serious injury attorney if you suspect a birth injury may have been the result of medical error or negligence. Our attorneys work with world class doctors and medical experts to consult on a variety of cases.

Some of the most common birth injuries that may arise as a result of medical negligence include:

  • Brain damage
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Fractured bones
  • Brachial Plexus/Erb's palsy
  • Skin problems
  • Breathing problems
  • Damage to the Spinal Cord

At George & Farinas, LLP we recognize that no amount of compensation can reverse the damage caused by birth errors, but our team is dedicated to helping ensure that families receive the justice they are entitled for serious birth injuries caused by medical negligence.

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

There is no excuse for nursing home abuse or neglect. When a loved one is placed in the trust of a nursing home or long-term care facility, it is required and being paid to insure the patient receives proper care. Unfortunately, unsafe conditions exist. When patients are injured or suffer from a lack of care, legal action should be taken. Our firm believes that those whose care is entrusted to a facility deserve a dignified existence.

If you trusted a nursing home or long-term care facility to care for a family member or loved one and now suspect abuse call us. We can help you recognize the warning signs of abuse and neglect, and get the justice and compensation your loved one deserves.

Warning Signs of Abuse or Neglect

Physical Abuse:

  • Broken bones
  • Injuries from falls
  • Cuts
  • Burns
  • Bed Sores, bruises or blisters
  • Dehydration or malnourishment
  • Medication overdose
  • Finding unconscious
  • Extreme cases include assault, battery, rape or forced restraint

Emotional Abuse:

  • Frequent Crying
  • Humiliation
  • Threats
  • Bullying
  • Attempts to frighten the resident
  • Agitation, withdrawal, or fear

Neglect:

  • Complaints of being ignored, consistently overlooked, and/or isolated
  • Significant, rapid weight loss
  • Withholding food, water, and/or medication
  • Failure to change bedding or take care of basic hygiene needs.

If nursing home staff refuses or delays access to your loved one when you arrive to visit during regular visiting hours, this may be a sign they are hiding something.

A practice or injury that leads to death in a nursing home is often linked back to the facility's negligence or abuse. Commonly the staff was either not trained or not following procedure. Problems with equipment, medication, and other items may also be the responsibility of the nursing home. In these cases, the nursing home may at fault for the premature death of your loved one.

Signs of these symptoms are alarming and outrageous, and yet the victim may not be able to speak for him or herself due to dementia or some other form of cognitive deterioration.

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