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5 things to do immediately following a car accident

In just the United States alone, over six million car accidents occur each year. Fortunately, however, most only involve property damage. But when you’re experiencing an injury following an accident, what are the first things you should take care of?

  1. STOP

The first step is simple — stop. Never drive away from the scene of any accident, ever — even a minor one.

  1. Protect Yourself

Before getting out to assess the damages, make sure you are safe — check yourself for any injuries that may have been sustained in the accident and, if you are able to move, secure yourself and others.

  1. Call 9-1-1

No matter how big or small the accident, contact the local police for proper documentation and handling of the accident scene.

  1. Document, if possible

Exchanging insurance information, taking pictures of the scene and noting an accurate record to police are just a handful of the things that are not only needed for insurance — will also be needed for any potential personal injury claims.

  1. Seek medical help

Even the slightest scratch, bruise or strain will require documentation. If it’s not a serious injury, take the time to make an appointment with your physician to get a check-up and determine the severity of injuries. If immediate medical attention is required, dial 9-1-1.

We know the hours, days and weeks following a critical accident can be a nightmare. Contact Indianapolis Car Accident Lawyers at Hurst Limontes LLC to get a consultation on your personal injury case today!

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It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Our Fees

It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Case Worth

As a victim, establishing damages, negotiating with the insurance company, or filing a lawsuit can be daunting and next to impossible without the assistance of an experienced lawyer. As a result, if you have been hurt in an accident, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled under Indiana law.

Why Hire?

Choosing an attorney that has experience dealing with personal injury law is important to protect your legal rights. If you are trying to recover damages from a business or other type of organization, you can bet that they are going to have a legal team on their side.

Medical Bills

If you were injured by an accident you may be struggling to determine who is responsible for paying your medical bills and holding them accountable. Speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of Hurst Limontes LLC and learn if we may be able to help.

Recovery

After you have been injured, you are entitled to compensation. The type and amount of compensation depends on the injury, bills, the cause of the injury, negligence/bad faith of the defendant, etc. The attorney you retain can also heavy influence your recovery through knowledge, experience, and dedication. Legal terms and phrases can be confusing even after you retain an attorney. If you have been injured, you may wonder how much your case is worth or what your “damages” are. The worse the injuries, the higher the value of the case and the greater need for an experienced attorney