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Personal injury cases; why can it be so complicated?

In the days and weeks following an accident, there can be a lot of things happening, leaving some of the smaller things to fall through the cracks. What are some of the complications that lawyers tend to see in the beginning stages of your case?

“There are stumbling blocks that are usually put out there before we even get on the case,” said Hurst Limontes LLC partner Alexander J. Limontes. “Whether it be a client’s prior medical history, prior accidents that they may have had — those stumbling blocks are already there.”

These types of issues, however, are only issues if you stumble over them in the beginning.

“You’re not going to stumble over them if you know they’re there,” Limontes added. “One of the biggest things we tell our clients is to make sure that you tell us everything. Everything you tell us is confidential and privileged — but we need to know everything so that we can handle it and see it coming.”

An example of a big stumbling block would be a crash witness that either the police never listed, or put the wrong contact information — or the person has been impossible to find overall. This can cause issues when trying to prove fault or liability. Another would be a potential of discovering prior criminal history or prior injuries that were not disclosed at the beginning of the case.

Dealing with the ramifications of a recent injury or accident and wondering where to start? Contact Hurst Limontes LLC, Indianapolis personal injury lawyers today to learn more about how we can help with your injury case.

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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