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How to file a personal injury claim following an accident

If you’ve never been injured in an accident, the idea of filing a personal injury claim may seem complicated and difficult. More than likely, you will have plenty of questions — such as “should I file a claim?” and “how long do I have to file a claim?”

Luckily, with nearly 65 years in personal injury experience, Hurst Limontes LLC can help answer some of these questions.

When to file

There will always be people that feel a personal injury claim is purely money-driven — and they’d be incorrect. Personal injury claims are about receiving compensation for emotional and physical damages, as well as injuries that may have been sustained.

When it comes to the timeframe to file a claim, Indiana law requires that you may make an injury claim within two years of your accident.

When to seek medical treatment

It should go without saying that if you’ve suffered serious injuries, you should seek medical attention immediately. However, sometimes determining whether or not to see a doctor can seem like a gray area. Ultimately, trust your gut — if something feels off and you feel a doctor needs to be seen, always err on the side of caution.

How a personal injury claim works

A personal injury claim can work in your benefit to help cover the costs of several different areas — from medical bills and lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of companionship and wrongful death.

Wondering whether or not you should file a personal injury claim following an accident? Contact Indianapolis personal injury lawyers at Hurst Limontes LLC today to learn more about how we can help.

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FAQs
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.

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