Practice Areas

Personal Injury

Personal injury cases are not all alike.
In fact, they’re very personal.

If this is the first time you’ve had to hire a personal injury attorney—and we hope it is—then you’re smart to consider a firm like ours with decades of legal experience and a record of helping our clients win cases similar to yours.

Notice we said similar?

Because no two cases are exactly the same. No two car crashes. No two injuries. No two people are either.

Your injuries impact your life and your family in very specific ways. What you’ve lost already or stand to lose in the future is very personal. It’s also very relevant to what maximum recovery looks like for you.

We believe personal injury law is as much about the person as it is about the law. So we focus all of our efforts and experience on knowing everything there is to know about both. Which has worked out very well for everybody.
“Eric represented my husband and I in a personal injury case. This was the first time that we had been involved in any type of litigation. Eric was always available to us for any questions or issues that we had. He is very knowledgeable, personable and truly cares about his clients. We would not hesitate to recommend Eric to anyone.”
-Christinia
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What Happens Next

Opening a case isn’t difficult. But it is a new experience for most people. Here’s what to expect once we get started.
1. Meet in person with one of our experienced lawyers.
If we’ve spoken by phone and think you may have a case, there’s no substitute for a face-to-face conversation to learn about your experience and how it’s impacted your life. It’s also a good opportunity for you to share whatever documents or evidence you have.
2. We’ll get to work collecting evidence.
Contracts, police reports, medical records/bills, photographs, etc.. Information is currency in the legal world. We’ll turn over every stone to find it.
3. Deal with insurance companies.
Defense strategies are often controlled by insurance adjusters. We know their playbook and tactics. We’ll tell you exactly what to expect and craft a legal strategy to fight their predictable defenses.
4. Legal Research.
Our experienced legal staff will anticipate and thoroughly research any tricky legal issues on the front end to avoid potential legal landmines.
5. Draft legal paperwork and file suit.
In many cases, we can broker a settlement before filing suit. But experience tells us that lawsuits are often inevitable, so we’ll draft legal pleadings for you that will withstand even the toughest legal challenges.
6. Formal Discovery.
Once a case is filed, we will use the court’s rules of “discovery” to subpoena records, collect sworn answers to our questions, and to depose witnesses under oath. The other side will do the same. Don’t worry if you’ve never responded to discovery or been deposed. We’ll help you through every step of that process.
7. Work with Experts.
If we believe it will strengthen your case, we’ll solicit the expertise of independent medical professionals, engineers, economists, or other subject matter experts on your behalf.
8. Take the case to trial.
If the other party(ies) won’t agree to a satisfactory settlement, we’ll be more than ready to take your case before a judge and jury. We’re quite good at it.

Types of Personal Injury

Vehicle Injuries

Car Accidents
Trucking Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Bicycle Accidents
ATV Accidents
Scooter Accidents
Rideshare/Uber/Lyft Injuries

Medical Injuries

Medical Malpractice
Surgical Errors or Unnecessary Surgeries
Defective Drugs and Devices
Product Liability
Birth Injury
Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
Hospital or Emergency Room Errors
Diagnosis Errors

Premise or Property Liability

Slip and Fall
Dog Bites
Swimming Pool Accidents
Watersport/Recreational Injuries

Workplace Injuries

Construction Injuries
Logging Injuries
Toxic Substance
Defective Equipment

Less Common Injuries

Dam Injuries
Sexual Assault
Prison injuries

JURY VERDICT $275,000

Shoulder Injury from Fall at Meijer Results in Significant Jury Verdict.

Our client was shopping at Meijer when she tripped over an empty and inconspicuous “end-cap,” injuring her shoulder. The lawyers for Meijer refused to settle, even though the empty end cap violated their store policies and posed a recognizable danger.

Pavlack Law tried the case to a jury, which returned a verdict of $275,000 in favor of our client.
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Good to Know

Helpful information about Personal Injury law in Indiana
  • Healthcare providers and medical insurers may attempt to place medical liens on monies you recover for repayment of medical bills. There are complex laws that dictate when, if, and how much they can obtain. We diligently represent you in these negotiations as well.
  • There is a time limit for bringing personal injury claims and it is not the same in every instance. To avoid losing your legal rights, you should be advised by an attorney who knows these statutes well. As soon as possible.
  • Construction work represents a higher risk of work-related injuries. In fact, one out of every five workplace deaths occurs at a construction site. Insurance companies, employers, even workman’s comp can further complicate these tragic cases.
  • In addition to medical bills, damages can include financial compensation for:
    • Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
    • Pain and suffering and emotional distress
    • Permanent disability
    • Mental impairment
    • Repair or replacement of damaged or destroyed property
    • Lost profits
    • Interest due on money withheld
Stop worrying about whether you can afford a skilled attorney. You can.
One of the ways we stand with you is by taking on the financial risks of your case.
This means you can have the best possible legal representation without worrying about how you’re going to pay for it. You only pay us when we win your case.
Call us and let’s get started. (317) 251–1100