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December 3, 2019 I Have the Coverage but My Auto Insurance Company Refuses to Pay for My Crash’s Medical Treatment, Can They Do That?

There is a coverage on many people’s auto insurance called “Medical Payments Coverage” (“Med Pay” for short) which is intended to help you out with paying the medical bills that you receive due to a car crash. This coverage is referred to as “no fault,” meaning it doesn’t matter whose fault the crash is, if […]

November 1, 2019 Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC Named to Best Law Firms 2020 By U.S. News & World Report – Given Tier 1 Ranking For Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

The Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC is proud to announce we’ve been ranked by U.S. News in their “Best Law Firms” rankings for our personal injury practice in Indianapolis. Our attorneys focus solely on personal injury matters and we treat clients like family, which is why we’re considered one of the best personal […]

October 11, 2019 Are Medical Bills Admissible At Trial When The Plaintiff Isn’t Claiming Medical Expenses??

The legal community in Indiana, specifically those involved in both sides of personal injury cases, has been enthralled in a lively debate concerning whether Defendants should be able to admit Plaintiff’s medical bills when the Plaintiff him/herself isn’t claiming medical expenses as part of their damages. Of course, this debate didn’t arise out of thin […]

October 7, 2019 Fisticuffs and Bar Nuts: Making Sense of Indiana’s Legal Foreseeability Test Post Cavanaugh’s Sport’s Bar & Eatery v. Eric Porterfield

It is no secret that premises liability in Indiana has been curbed in favor of business owners over the past few years, with violence occurring within bars and restaurants sitting at the forefront of the Court’s paradigm shift. The Court of Appeals of Indiana has consistently found since 2016 that unless the business and its […]

October 3, 2019 Can a Persons Own Insurance Company Treat Them Like the Enemy if They are Hit by an Uninsured Motorist and are Claiming their Own Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

The short answer is yes, in such cases an insurance company “steps into the shoes” of the other driver and engages in an “adversarial process” with you, their own insured, as you attempt to get compensation for your injuries. BUT, there are ground rules. When you sign up for auto insurance (or most other types […]

September 30, 2019 Trailer Failure: Indiana Court of Appeals Holds that Carrier May Pursue Claim Against Logistics Company for Negligent Loading

Recently, the Indiana Court of Appeals decided to narrowly construe an established federal case precedent and found that when a shipper assumes the responsibility of loading he may owe a duty to the carrier for the defects which are latent and concealed in the load. Specifically, in Wilkes v. Celadon Group, Inc., 121 N.E.3d 1095 […]

September 23, 2019 Home is Where the Heart Is: Insurance Company’s Attempt to Deny Uninsured/Underinsured Coverage to Client is Foiled by Our Own Reid Nahmias

Oliver Wendell Holmes, the former US Supreme Court Justice, once said that “Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” If you ask most Hoosiers, they will tell you that home is where they grew up and where their friends and family reside. However, insurance companies have recently […]

September 16, 2019 Low Speed Crashes Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries

Injuries from Low-Speed and Rear-Impact Collisions When a high-speed auto accident occurs, injuries are more likely to be evident and less likely to be disputed. injuries resulting from low speed collisions are often disputed by liability insurance adjusters. While these accidents take place at speeds around 10 mph and below, the injuries sustained can be […]

September 9, 2019 What You Need To Know About Retaining A Personal Injury Attorney

Lawsuits are expensive, time consuming and can be confusing, especially when injuries are involved. In other lawsuits such as contract disputes, there are generally no physical injuries suffered by the parties, thus no medical bills. However, in personal injury cases the costs of the lawsuit, retaining an attorney, court fees, medical bills, expert witnesses, etc., […]

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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 William W. Hurst 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