Steve Willsey, Attorney at Law, has been representing victims of car accidents and other personal injuries in the Indianapolis area for more than two decades. As a former special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Steve understands that there is often more to a legal dispute than initially meets the eye. He has spent his career thoroughly investigating and aggressively litigating personal injury claims on behalf of accident victims throughout Indiana. He firmly believes that those who are careless, reckless, or indifferent to the rights of others should be held financially accountable for their actions and that those who are injured by such actions should receive the maximum amount due them under the law.
Steve is a graduate of Indiana University and the Indiana University School of Law. He is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. He has attained an AV-rating of “Preeminent,” the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell, the only recognized, reliable rating service for attorneys by their peers. An AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell is rendered only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by other members of the bar and members of the judiciary. Both an attorney’s ethical standards and his or her legal abilities are taken into consideration during the rating process. Steve was given this honor because other lawyers in the Indianapolis Metropolitan area ranked him at the highest level of professional excellence.
Steve’s personal injury practice is dedicated exclusively to the representation of accident victims and the families of those who have suffered a wrongful death. He keeps his practice 100% personal injury, and he does not represent insurance companies. The reason for this is his fundamental philosophy of treating his clients the way he would want to be treated if he were the person who had been hurt. He would want a lawyer who was completely focused on helping injured people, rather than a lawyer whose loyalties might be divided or who only handled accident cases occasionally.
To pursue compensation under Indiana law, an injured person (or the survivors of the victim of a wrongful death) must proceed under a branch of the law known as negligence. In legal terms, a person can be found liable for negligence if he or she has either done something that a reasonable and prudent person would not have done under the circumstances or he or she has failed to do something that a reasonable and prudent person would have done in a particular situation.
To prove a case of negligence, four elements are required. First, there must be a showing as to the specific duty of care that the defendant owed the plaintiff. Second, it must be demonstrated that the defendant breached the duty that he or she owed to the plaintiff. Third, there must be a showing that the defendant’s breach of duty was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s damages. Finally, the plaintiff must have suffered actual damages. These often include seeking compensation for past and future medical expenses, past lost wages and loss of future earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
If you have been hurt in a truck crash or another harmful event in Indiana, you may need a dedicated lawyer. To speak with the firm of Steve Willsey, Attorney at Law, call 888-783-2500 today or contact us online. Do not delay in setting up a free initial consultation, since there are strict time limits that govern how long an accident victim has to file suit in a court of law. We represent clients throughout the state of Indiana, including in Marion, Hamilton, and Hancock Counties.
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