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Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorneys

“Accidents happen.” It’s an age-old saying that some people use to explain the occurrence of tragic, senseless events. While it’s undeniable that some terrible incidents will happen no matter what we do, some accidents are completely preventable. Thousands and thousands of people each year are severely injured by accidents caused by another party’s negligence or deliberate behavior.

At Hankey Law Office, our injury attorneys firmly believe that those accidents should never happen. You should not have to suffer because of someone else’s reckless actions. That’s why we are proud to help victims in Indianapolis fight for the financial compensation they deserve from the party responsible for their injury.

Awards & Associations

The National Trial Lawyers Top 40
Avvo Top Contributor 2016
Avvo Top Attorney Social Security
Elite Lawyer Badge
Million Dollar Advocates Forum Badge
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Badge
Defending Liberty
BBB Business Accredit
American Association for Justice
Top Lawyer 2014 ASLA
Super Lawyers 2021
NOSSCR

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Personal injury accidents can take a number of forms. It is important to know that if you were hurt in an incident caused by another party’s recklessness or negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against that party. A qualified attorney will be able to evaluate your case, identify the type of claim you should file, and advise you about the next steps you should take in pursuing your claim. The attorneys at the Hankey Law Office are prepared to fight for your rights in cases pertaining to the following practice areas:


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Injuries in Indiana

Injuries can be extremely painful, long-lasting, and costly. It is unfair for you to have to pay for the consequences of someone else’s negligence actions. However you were injured, if another party caused or contributed to your injury, they might be held legally liable and required to pay you financial compensation. For the best chance at securing damages, you need the help of a skilled personal injury attorney. The legal team at Hankey Law Office has faithfully served accident victims in the Indianapolis area for years.

Injuries occur when you are harmed by some kind of external force. We consider a broken arm an injury, but a winter cold does not qualify. However, if you get unexpectedly sick because a doctor has prescribed the wrong kind of medication, that can be an injury. Injuries don’t necessarily have to manifest as physical wounds that can be visibly seen on your body.

Every year, people in Indiana suffer injuries due to a large variety of accidents. In fact, it’s downright shocking that so many individuals are forced to endure the pain and hardship of an injury. The Indiana State Department of Health gathers data concerning the amount of people who are injured each year, the type of injuries they sustain, and the causes of their injuries. These statistics can demonstrate that unsuspecting people find themselves seriously hurt on a disturbingly frequent basis. A few startling facts concerning injuries in Indiana include:

  • Injury is the leading cause of death for Indiana residents under 44
  • Injuries cause over 600,000 emergency room visits each year
  • 719 people died in unintentional vehicle crashes in 2014
  • 181 people needed immediate medical attention for a firework-related
  • injury in 2015

Unintentional vehicle crashes were the leading cause of injury death for people between 1-24. For Indiana residents over 65, unintentional falls were the leading cause of injury death. Infants under one year of age who died due to injury were most often the victims of unintentional suffocation.

These numbers become all even more devastating when we consider how many injuries and deaths could have been avoided. How many infants would still be alive if all potentially dangerous products were properly labeled with age restrictions? How many car crashes would not have happened if drivers always paid attention to the road? Legally, when someone’s negligence directly causes an injury, the hurt party can seek financial compensation. You should not have to become a tragic statistic because of someone else’s careless behavior.

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Our Record of Success

State and federal laws allow victims to seek monetary recompense when they have been injured by another party’s irresponsible behavior. Victims can receive damages from another individual—a drunk driver, for example—or an organization such as a shopping mall with an icy, dangerous parking lot. If you suspect that you are legally due damages to help you cover the costs of your injury, you want to secure the best legal help available. Hankey Law Office has proudly provided legal representation services for Indianapolis residents for years. We have the experience, skills, and knowledge to fight for you in even the toughest personal injury cases.

Our record of legal successes, along with our long catalog of qualifications, proves that we have the ability to handle your case. Satisfied clients have been awarded damages to cover an array of injury-related costs including medical bills, lost work wages, pain and suffering, and drastic lifestyle shifts. We have been so successful because we employ highly qualified attorneys who prioritize their client’s needs. Our list of qualifications and awards includes:

  • Attorney Charles D. Hankey recognized as one of the Top 100 Litigations Lawyers of 2014 by the American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Attorney James M. DuBach named one of the 10 Best Attorneys for Indiana in client satisfaction for personal injury litigation
  • 75 years of combined experience in legal practice

Additionally, the skilled personal injury attorneys at Hankey Law Office understand the stresses and issues that come with being seriously hurt. We know that our clients are handling financial uncertainty, physical pain, and other anxiety-inducing problems. We firmly believe that you deserve a compassionate legal representative who will listen to your concerns and communicate with you openly throughout the lawsuit process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your case is uniques and will come with a specific set of questions related to your circumstances, which a Hankey Law Office attorney
will help your answer. The following are a few of the questions that clients frequently ask when they consider filing for SSD.

The law is divided into two main branches—criminal and civil. Criminal law involves the government bringing charges against a person for a specific crime and focuses on punishment. Criminal cases can result in the defendant being sentenced to time in jail or forced to pay fines. On the other hand, civil law involves private citizens or groups seeking compensatory damages from another party for some sort of wrongdoing. Personal injury law falls under civil law. When you file a personal injury lawsuit, you accuse someone else of hurting you through malice or negligence. The courts can order the responsible party to give you financial compensation for the costs of your injury.

Many people are deeply concerned about the cost and effort involved in a personal injury lawsuit. A lot of individuals simply assume that any kind of legal proceeding is going to wind up costing them too much money and too much time. This common assumption tragically means that many people do not even seek an attorney’s opinion on their case. You can recover substantial damages when you win a personal injury case—enough money to severely reduce or entirely cover medical bills, lost work wages, and other injury-related costs. If you suspect that you were hurt due to another party’s deliberate actions or negligent behavior, you should seek legal counsel as soon as possible. A skilled personal injury attorney can speak with you about the projected costs of the case and the time commitments that may be involved. You can make a decision about whether or not to pursue your claim from there.

Indiana law specifies that you normally have two years to pursue a personal injury claim. Since there is a statute of limitations, you need to act quickly. You should contact an attorney as soon as possible after you are injured to discuss your case even if you think you might not actually file a lawsuit. Some people who worried that the statute of limitations on their injury has expired can also benefit from talking to a personal injury attorney. For example, could you still file a lawsuit if it took you longer than two years to notice that you had been injured? Some back injuries and internal damage can take a long time to diagnose, and you might still be able to pursue your case.

Call an Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you have been hurt due to someone else’s reckless, careless, or cruel behavior, you may be legally entitled to monetary recompense. You can seek to recover damages to pay for your past and future medical costs, work days lost to recovery, and even pain and suffering. At Hankey Law Office, we believe that victims of injuries deserve skilled, qualified legal representation. We are ready to protect your rights and fight for the financial compensation you need. Call us today at (317) 634-8565 to learn more about how we can help you with your personal injury case.

What Clients Have to Say

I would refer anyone to Hankey Law Office. I have nothing to say but a group of excellent people. Anytime I had any questions is all I had to do was call my rep and they would get back with me within 24 hours with my answer. I would like to personally thank Hankey and his staff for making this such a great experience!!!! I can never thank you enough.

Tiffney R.

I had been denied my Social Security the first time about 12 years ago. I gave up, I didn't file an appeal. UI did everything I could to work and help with our expenses, to no avail. About 3 years ago I felt forced to try to file again, even encouraged by my Dr. Again, I was denied. But this time I didn't give up. I needed the help and I believed by law I should have it. So I called Hankey Law. I was skeptical at first and my husband was even more so.  The wait for a hearing is beyond crazy and there is very little anyone can do to speed it up. During the wait the Hankey team was there to help with my anxiety and impatient fears. They continued to keep my medical information current. We finally went to court, twice The Hankey Team was there all the way to the end and then some. We won!!! I couldn't just thank 1 or 2 people at Hanky they really are a team. We used to snicker when Mr. Hanky said in those commercials "We hope you never need us, but if do we're here when need us". I'm not sure that's the exact quote but it's 100% true. I'm very grateful they were there when I needed them.

Shelby S.

Lynne was very helpful and informative guiding me through the twist and turns involved with achieving Disability benefits. With her talented and professional knowledge I was awarded Disability. Highly recommend Hankey Law Office.

Randy G.

Several years ago I became seriously ill, had to give up my job and needed help in getting Disability.  Within 1 day of asking others Hankey's Law Office was recommended by 5 people!  It was a no brainer.  Hankey it would be.  I was extremely naive & nervous with the process and needed a lot of guidance.  Hankey's staff was very pleasant & helpful.  My biggest shout-outs go to Jered, my Case Manager and Sondra Burger, the Attorney for my case. Jered had the patience of a saint to field my nerves and questions. He was always prompt with return phone calls and handled my questions in a calm, kind and knowledgeable manner.  Sondra Burger was the advocate you need as you go to Court.  She gave clear directions and stood strong beside me as I answered my questions.  She made sure and errant answer would not affect my case.  I was fully aware of her presence and support, leading me to speak up for myself and my needs.  I am sincerely grateful.

Cindy T.

I recommend Hankey Law Office to everyone I know that needs assistance. They are top notch people. Everyone that I've had the pleasure of being in contact with has been very helpful and always get back to you in a timely manner. We most recently worked with Stacy Crider and Melissa Davidson, and they were both fantastic. Thank you for all your help and for listening to my problems. You're great!!!

Kim B.

Melissa with Hankey law did a wonderful job in helping me get my ssdi benefits as well as getting my dead beat health insurance to pay for cheating me out of 2years of long term disability benefits.  I would recommend Hankey law to anyone needing help in those situations!

Travis P.

I would refer anyone to Hankey Law Office. I have nothing to say but a group of excellent people. Anytime I had any questions is all I had to do was call my rep and they would get back with me within 24 hours with my answer. I would like to personally thank Hankey and his staff for making this such a great experience!!!! I can never thank you enough.

Tiffney R.

The staff at Hankey Law Office, were outstanding. Mr James DuBach and Lynn worked my disability case. They always returned my calls, and kept me informed on any changes in my case. Would highly recommend Hankey Law. My case went on for about 3 yrs., they stayed on top of everything from beginning to the end.

Michael M.

I wanna say a big heart felt thanks to everyone at Hankey Law Office you have all been an awesome group of people and big shout out to James and Lori you have been so helpful to me and no matter what the issue is or was or how big or small you all are so helpful and no matter how busy you answered all my questions even if they were a small issue to you but a big one to me i will recommend your law office to anyone in need of your services thank you all for all you have done for me!!!! And thank you to everyone at your offices for being such nice helpful people!

Cindy M.

Excellent service!! I they are very helpful and informative. If they were out of the office they always returned my calls and answered all my questions. ( and I had many ) Anna was my case manager and did a superior job in helping me understand everything. To top it all off they won my case for me!! Thank you Mr. Hankey, Anna and Ashley. I will highly recommend Hankey law firm to everyone I know.

Deborah F.

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