A negligent act has hurt you or a loved one. Now what? Who will pay the medical bills? You can’t work. How will you be able to take care of your other financial obligations? The insurance company is calling. You are in pain and taking the medications prescribed at the emergency room. Should you talk to the insurance adjuster who is leaving messages and let him or her take a recorded statement? How do you evaluate your injuries and damages? What type of information will influence the insurance company to make a fair offer? Will they take you seriously without an attorney? If you hire an attorney, how will you recover enough after the attorney’s fees to feel like the hassle and frustration were worth it? Will the attorney be willing and able to take your case to trial if the final offer by the insurance company is not fair?
As injury lawyers, we help injured individuals recover money for the harms and losses caused by another’s negligence. When someone negligently injures another person, he or she may be required to compensate the injured party for the damages suffered by that party, including payment for physical injuries, emotional injuries, and economic losses. We strive to maximize the recovery of money for our clients by thoroughly investigating and aggressively prosecuting injury claims, understanding the physical, emotional, and financial toll such can have on injured individuals and their families in attempting to obtain legal redress following devastating and often life-changing events.
Choosing a personal injury lawyer is an important decision. When you or a loved one have been injured, you need the help of an experienced and aggressive personal injury law firm. Attorneys Todd Barsumian and Jonathan Armiger of Barsumian Injury Law have over thirty (30) years of combined legal experience. After twelve years at a large Evansville law firm, where he was a litigation partner, Todd Barsumian began helping injured Hoosiers by starting his own injury law firm in the greater Evansville area in 2010. Jonathan Armiger began his legal career representing injured Hoosiers in the greater Indianapolis area in 2011.
Todd Barsumian opened Barsumian Injury Law’s main office in Newburgh, Indiana in 2013. In 2018 Barsumian Injury Law opened offices in Evansville, Indiana and Fishers, Indiana to better serve clients in personal injury and medical malpractice cases throughout the greater Evansville and Indianapolis areas.
Barsumian Injury Law knows how insurance companies, big corporations, and defense attorneys defend personal injury and medical malpractice claims and lawsuits. We help individuals and families explore and understand the nature and significance of their injury claims and navigate the legal landscape applicable to their claims. Trying to wade through the legal maze of insurance adjusters, attorneys, and powerful corporations to give yourself and your family the best chance of recovering a fair settlement is tough to do without an attorney and a realistic threat of legal action.
From start to finish, our mission and goal are simple: quality representation through personal attention to give you the peace of mind and compensation you deserve. Once the full extent of your injuries and damages are reasonably known, we will help you and your family pursue a recovery from the wrongdoer of the maximum amount of money the facts and law would allow under the circumstances.
If we take your injury case, we will handle it on a no-recovery, no-fee contingency basis. We charge no attorney’s fee unless there is a recovery in your case. We are compensated based upon a percentage of your recovery. A written fee agreement spells out the scope and terms of our representation and mutual obligations.Indiana Injury Lawyers are a Phone Call Away to Answer Your Questions
As a highly-rated civil litigation and trial attorney, Todd has been handling injury cases throughout southwestern Indiana and western Kentucky for nearly twenty years. Before founding Barsumian Injury Law, a law firm devoted entirely to injury law, Todd was a litigation and trial attorney often hired by insurance companies to defend individuals and companies who were alleged to have caused serious injuries or death. Jonathan Armiger joined Barsumian Injury Law in 2018 after working for two large personal injury law firms in the Indianapolis area and operating his own law firm.
Todd’s experience as an Evansville personal injury attorney and as an injury attorney in Newburgh, and Jonathan Armiger’s experience as an Indianapolis injury attorney, enables them to efficiently and effectively evaluate and aggressively prosecute your injury claim. They will oversee the handling of your injury case from beginning to end. We only take on as many clients we believe we can effectively serve. Our focus is always quality representation through personal attention.Highly-Rated Indiana Injury Lawyers
Indiana Super Lawyers has selected Todd Barsumian as a “Super Lawyer,” having previously selected him as a “Rising Star” several times – an honor bestowed on fewer than 2.5 percent of Indiana lawyers per year. The National Trial Lawyer Association has also named Todd to its “Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Indiana.” He was selected to the National Association of Distinguished Counsel in Indiana (limited to less than 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States), and America’s Top 100 Attorneys as a Top 100 Attorney in Indiana with its Lifetime Achievement award. Todd is AV-Rated by his peers and has a perfect client rating with Martindale Hubbell. He also has a perfect 10.0 out of 10.0 rating by Avvo. Todd encourages his clients to review each prospective injury attorney’s credentials and experience before making the important decision of hiring a personal injury attorney, even if this means researching and calling several injury lawyers before finding the right fit for your case.
Jonathan has also been honored and privileged to be recognized by Indiana Super Lawyers. Jonathan has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in the area of medical malpractice. Only 2.5% of Indiana attorneys 40 years old or younger or in practice for less than 10 years are named Rising Stars and both Todd and Jonathan have achieved this honor. Jonathan also has a perfect 10.0 out of 10.0 rating with Avvo.Recovering for Personal Injuries
One of the oldest concepts in law is that people who cause harm to another may be called to account in a court of law before a judge or jury of your peers. You may have fallen due to an unsecured entry mat, or stepped in an unmarked construction hole. Your child may have been bitten by a neighbor’s dog or you were injured by a malfunctioning automatic door, elevator or escalator. Your car may have been hit by a semi-truck. Whether you’ve been injured as the result of a household appliance that has malfunctioned and caused a fire destroying your home, a defective product, a wrong prescription or contraindicated medication, hospital or nursing home malpractice, or a careless, texting driver, our personal injury attorneys use their extensive experience, both as a former defense lawyer and as plaintiff’s attorneys to seek to recover your financial losses and full and fair compensation for your pain and suffering.
Our injury law firm handles personal injury lawsuits for people injured in accidents and wrongful death lawsuits when a family member is hurt and dies.Car and Truck Accidents Lawyers
Barsumian Injury Law, with injury law offices in Newburgh, Indiana, Evansville, Indiana, and Fishers, Indiana handles personal injury lawsuits for people who have been seriously hurt in car accidents or who have lost loved ones in automobile or truck accidents. All too often people are injured as a result of one of the drivers involved in a car or truck accident choosing to ignore a safety rule that would have prevented the harm if properly followed. Unfortunately, drivers who try to shave a few minutes off their evening commute by accelerating to make it through a yellow light, or those who try to send their co-worker, family member or friend one last text message while on the road home, have made a choice that can and often does result in harming an innocent party. Truck drivers speeding to meet a deadline or semi-truck drivers rushing to pick up one more load are negligent acts that can cause devastating injuries when their heavily loaded trucks fail to stop in time. A driver who takes a short cut through a parking lot puts pedestrians at risk of catastrophic injuries.
Individuals who drive every day because of their job may be injured by a negligent driver while in the course and scope of their employment. Even though worker’s compensation may help pay medical bills and lost wages, these benefits are often limited or inadequate. Although worker’s compensation is generally the sole and exclusive remedy against a co-worker or employer who causes an injury to an employee on the job, if a third-party has caused you harm while you were working, you may still bring a claim against that negligent party in a court of law.
Most injury cases involve automobile and truck collisions. In their practices as an Evansville injury lawyer and a Indianapolis injury lawyer, Todd and Jonathan have handled automobile collisions, semi-truck crashes, and vehicle-pedestrian collisions that have caused serious injuries, including head and brain injuries, neck injuries, back and spinal cord injuries, lacerations and facial injuries, internal injuries, amputations, psychological injuries, emotional injuries, economic losses, and sometimes even death. Our highly-rated Indiana car and truck accident lawyers work hard to prove the devastating injuries often caused by these crashes and to get their clients the compensation they deserve.Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to injury due to the open nature of cycling combined with the average driver paying too little attention to motorcycles on the road. Accidents frequently result in a rider being thrown from the bike over the handlebars or being dragged behind it. Most motorcycle accident claims are often rooted in the simple negligence of a driver’s failure to keep a proper lookout for bikers. This failure to exercise reasonable care for the safety of motorcyclists combined with a motorcyclist who is unprotected by a helmet or airbags can lead to life-altering injuries such as quadriplegia, paraplegia, brain injuries, or an amputated limb. Our highly-rated Indiana motorcycle accident attorneys will work hard to reconstruct the accident, often with the help of an expert, to demonstrate that the other party acted negligently or carelessly, failed to follow traffic laws, or failed to pay proper attention to surrounding conditions.Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Many pedestrians who are injured are seniors, disabled individuals, or children in strollers. These individuals can be the most vulnerable to injury from a negligent driver speeding through a parking lot or cross-walk. When a vehicle collides with a pedestrian, the force of the impact is often too great for a pedestrian to survive, leaving the family without recourse other than a wrongful death lawsuit. Other injuries left by a vehicle striking a pedestrian can be severe such as a skull fracture, an amputation, or injuries requiring skin reconstruction and grafting. Many motorists are unaware that the law requires them to share the road and keep a lookout for potential dangers. In other words, even if a driver is confronted by someone who may not be behaving safely, this is no excuse for the driver to proceed with reckless disregard for injury. It is to be expected that we will face choices on the road, and jurors serving as the conscience of the community can find fault with a driver who picks the less safe alternative. Those most vulnerable to injuries are often also most vulnerable to being blamed, which is why pedestrians and bicyclists injured in accidents often need a highly-rated pedestrian injury lawyer or bicyclist injury lawyer in their corner to advocate for their cause.Construction Accident Lawyers
Serious accidents and death occur at construction sites for many reasons. These are not necessarily exclusively worker’s compensation cases, but accidents in which the negligent party is someone other than the worker’s direct employer. Although tool-box talks and daily safety measures are often the norm, when schedules fall behind or materials are late to show, profits may be placed over people. A subcontractor who leaves behind a dangerous condition at a work-site can cause harm to employees of another subcontractor who came onto the scene without knowledge of the danger. Falls and falling materials from these unsafe conditions can injure or kill. Sometimes a contractor will disregard OSHA regulations that are designed to protect everyone working on the project. Other times, a contractor may have failed to properly train or supervise a heavy equipment operator. A negligently operated crane or excavator can cause instant devastation. Our injury lawyers file personal injury lawsuits against negligent equipment operators, unsafe subcontractors, property owners who fail to disclose their superior knowledge of dangers, general contractors, and other construction businesses who fail to follow safe and best practices on construction sites.
Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney who knows how to identify the responsible party or parties in a multiple-contract construction project is an important step in receiving the compensation you deserve for your loss. Whether the case calls for a Newburgh construction injury attorney, Evansville construction injury attorney or Indianapolis construction injury attorney, we are only a phone call away to help you discuss and understand your legal rights.Medical and Pharmaceutical Malpractice Lawyers
Medical malpractice and pharmaceutical malpractice claims have been on the rise in recent years as our health care system faces increasing challenges and physicians and pharmacists often fall into a pattern of assembly-line medicine. A simple medical error can cause a permanent injury requiring lifelong treatment or even death. A physician and his or her staff can fail to take an appropriate history, leading to a contraindicated medication or course of treatment being provided to the patient. Failure to properly monitor vital signs or take appropriate action after a surgery can result in a patient not receiving vital medical care and treatment. Difficulties and failures to properly intubate a patient facing an emergency can lead to permanent brain damage or death. The failure to order proper tests or recognize signs of heart attack or stroke can result in an improper diagnosis and discharge of a patient to home where further damage is almost certain. Hospitals and nursing homes can fail to provide appropriate fall precautions which can result in a loved one suffering serious, and sometimes, deadly falls.
Indiana’s system of statutory caps and medical review panels in Indiana can make claims and lawsuits against qualified healthcare providers in Indiana challenging. In the past Todd has served as a chair of a medical review panel at the request of his peers and brings this insight to his medical malpractice cases. Jonathan has successfully taken numerous medical malpractice and nursing home negligence cases through the Indiana Medical Review Panel process. Effective July 2017, Kentucky adopted the medical review panel process that is nearly identical to Indiana’s government-mandated medical review panel system. Although facing ongoing stiff constitutional challenge, a pre-suit physician review process is also now mandated by Kentucky law. Todd is also licensed in Kentucky and can bring his experience with the panel process to these Kentucky cases. Jonathan has handled numerous medical malpractice cases in Indiana before the Indiana Department of Insurance and in state courts throughout Indiana. Todd and Jonathan have both had experience helping their clients take medical negligence cases to trial before juries.
Pharmacists at pharmacies and staff pharmacists at hospitals can also make serious and life-threatening errors in prescribing medications. The wrong nephrotoxic antibiotic prescribed to someone with kidney disease can lead to full-blown kidney failure and never-ending dialysis. Other antibiotics when improperly prescribed, dosed or monitored, such as the aminoglycoside, gentamicin, can lead to permanent balance issues by causing bilateral vestibular impairment. Blood thinners prescribed to someone predisposed to bleeding can lead to devastating consequences. Failing to provide appropriate postoperative care can lead to death. Todd and Jonathan have experience with these types of cases and can help gather the medical records, experts and literature necessary to demonstrate that a healthcare provider breached the applicable standard of care in an Indiana medical malpractice case and that breach was a substantial contributing factor in bringing about the injury or death.The Time to Consider Legal Action is Limited
Because the law limits the time to seek a remedy in court (the statute of limitations), it is important to act quickly. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured and don’t know what to do next, call Todd Barsumian and Jonathan Armiger of Barsumian Injury Law for a free consultation to discuss what happened and how we might be able to help you or a loved one. If we take your case, you can expect our personalized attention and that you will hear from and interact with an attorney rather than office staff.A Personal Injury Attorney and Registered Mediator Who Listens and Cares
As a trained and registered mediator in the State of Indiana, Todd Barsumian is asked by colleagues and peers to mediate complex legal disputes. He brings this experience with the art of negotiation and compromise to your case. Todd has tried cases in state and federal courts in Indiana and Kentucky. Although we are unable to take every case, we think you will find us sympathetic and willing to listen to the facts of the circumstances surrounding your injury or a loved one’s death to determine if we could undertake legal representation in your personal injury or medical malpractice case. We strive to explain legal concepts so you can understand what to expect in the legal process, and if we take your case, we will do our very best to help you recover the compensation you deserve. We look forward to your call.
Sincerely,Attorney & Founder
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