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$12 Million Settlement: Bus Accident

Our client and her mother were driving to a shopping center. Defendant bus driver runs a red light, striking their vehicle and causing serious physical injuries as well as head injuries resulting in partial paralysis.


$6.5 Million Settlement: Semi-Truck Accident

Client truck driver was operating his vehicle on the interstate and was involved in a head-on collision with another truck. he was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with multiple fractures and a serious head/brain injury.


$6.2 Million Settlement: Motorcycle Accident

The client was operating a motorcycle and was involved n a collision with a corporate truck. The client sustained serious orthopedic injuries causing him to be hospitalized for over a month.


$1.1 Million Settlement: Drunk Driver Accident

Drunk Driving Crash. Client was on the side of the highway under the hood of a disabled vehicle attempting to assist another motorist when a drunk driver smashed into the disabled vehicle causing life-threatening injuries to our client. Case was filed and resolved at a mediation.


$975,000.00 Settlement: Head on Crash with Corporate Vehicle

Company Pickup Truck Car Crash Case. Client was driving on the Interstate west of Indianapolis when a company pick up truck lost control, crossed over the median and struck the client’s car head on. Case settled at a Pre-suit Mediation.


$800,000.00 Settlement: Police Office Hit By Driver Who Ran Red Light

Car Crash Case. Client was police officer finishing his shift when the Defendant ran through a red light crashing into the side of the police cruiser. Our client could not remember anything from the crash as a result of the injuries. The Insurance Company tried to take advantage of it by claiming that the Defendant did not run the red light. We filed suit and our Team worked hard to find witnesses and evidence that proved the Defendant ran through the red light. The case settled at mediation.


$798,000.00 Judgment: Bar Fight, Negligent Security

Client was attacked at a night club by other patrons and had his jaw broken. An entire hallway was blocked off by the assailants prior to the altercation. The fight happened mere feet from a serving bar but the club staff did not intervene. After being sued the bar became unresponsive. After a hearing a default verdict was awarded. The case later settled.


$700,000.00 Settlement: Semi-Truck Accident

Semi Tractor Trailer Crash Case. Hispanic Client was driving to Chicago in Rural Indiana when a Semi smashed into the rear of the car. Insurance Company tried to say our client was driving too slow for the Interstate. We filed suit, litigated the case and settled at mediation.


$675,000.00 Settlement: Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Collision Case. Client was on his Motorcycle travelling through an intersection when Defendant turned Left in front of the Motorcycle. Client was thrown from his motorcycle and rushed to the Hospital with serious orthopedic injuries. Case was filed and resolved at mediation.


$622,000.00 Settlement: Wrongful Death Car Accident

Client’s father was killed in an automobile accident while he was working. His worker’s compensation claim was paid out in full. We then went after the negligent third party and the decedent’s employer’s underinsured motorist policy. After several months discussing whether the employer’s underinsured motorist policy applied the insurance company was convinced it did and paid out the limits of their policy, which were reduced by any previous amounts paid by worker’s compensation.


$440,000.00 Settlement: Left-Hand Turn Car Accident

Defendant was pulling out of a restaurant parking lot (left hand turn) and struck clients, a husband and wife. Husband broke his sternum but more seriously was permanently brain damaged. His wife had rib fractures but the majority of her monetary recovery was for to negligent infliction of emotional distress and loss of services as she now had to take care of her husband.


$375,000.00 Settlement: Bicycle Accident

Client was struck by a motor vehicle while riding his bicycle. Client suffered a fractured pelvis and leg. The driver of the motor vehicle was working, but her company claimed she was an independent contractor, therefore, not covered under their insurance. We filed summary judgment and it was decided that she was indeed an employee covered by the company’s insurance.


$355,000.00 Settlement: Car Accident With Corporate Vehicle

Client was rear-ended by a work truck at a stop sign. Damages to client included both permanent physical and psychological injuries. Mediation failed, but weeks before trial the defendant’s insurance company substantially raised their previous offer and the case was settled.


$320,000.00 Settlement: Negligent Discharge of A Firearm

Client was a teenager who was shot in the elbow when a firearm discharged as another teenager was placing it into the back of his truck. Two insurance polices arguably applied, a homeowner’s policy and an automobile policy. The issues were prepped and both insurers participated and made contributions at mediation.


$312,000.00 Settlement: Car Accident

Defendant’s vehicle crossed the center lane and stuck client head on. Client suffered approximately 20 broken bones including foot, arm, knee, and vertebra. This case involved 3 different insurance companies each with different coverages (liability, UIM on the vehicle, UIM on the client). There was a disagreement over the amount Uninsured Motorist Coverage provided by one of the UIM carriers as it was less than the stated liability limits which is not allowed per Indiana’s UIM/UM Statute. They ended up paying their higher liability limits.


$252,500.00 Settlement: Car Accident

Head on Car Crash Case. Client(s) were driving around a curve and another driver heading in the opposite direction crossed in their lane and hit them head on. The other driver said it was not his fault and blamed the weather.


$250,000.00 Settlement: Car Accident, Ran A Red Light

Passenger Car Crash Case. Client was a Minor and a Passenger in a vehicle. Defendant ran a red light and struck the passenger’s side of the car. Client was rushed to Children’s Hospital with a Broken Leg. Defendant’s insurance company tried to blame the driver of our car (Client’s relative). Case was filed and settled at Mediation.


$240,000.00 Settlement: Bicycle Accident With Pizza Delivery Vehicle

Bicycle vs. Car Crash Case. Pizza Delivery Driver was in a hurry and cut off our Client who was training for his next Triathlon. Client suffered muscle and ligament tears requiring surgery.


$240,000.00 Settlement: Car Accident

Car Crash Case. Client was driving in Indianapolis when the Defendant pulled out of her driveway and into the path of our Client. Client suffered a broken eye socket requiring surgery.


$230,000.00 Settlement: Drunk Driver Accident

Drunk Driver Car Crash Case. Client was hit by a drunk driver. Client suffered a serious head injury but luckily recovered completely. The Case settled at a Pre-Suit Mediation.


$225,000.00 Settlement: Double Trailer Semi-Truck Accident

B-Double Semi-Truck Collision. Client was travelling for work and rear ended on Interstate 69 by a Semi hauling Double Trailers (a.k.a. “B-train”) for a Freight Company.  Client suffered an injury to their Low Back which required months of treatment including therapy and injections.


$225,000.00 Settlement: Car Accident With Corporate Vehicle

Client was rear-ended by a young defendant driving his father’s work truck. The Client sustained a permanent injury to his neck. We were able to settle the case at mediation after fully preparing the case for trial.


$210,000.00 Settlement: Cement Mixer Crash

Concrete/Cement Mixer Truck Crash. Cement Mixer Truck Rear Ended our Clients who were pushed into 3 other cars. Clients suffered orthopedic injuries. Case was filed and settled soon after.


$200,000.00 Judgment: Car Accident with Uninsured Motorist

Client was hit by an uninsured motorist. His own insurance company did not believe his claim that the injuries were related and permanent. A Jury awarded client twice our requested amount.


$185,000.00 Settlement: Car Accident

Client was T-Boned resulting in a torn rotator cuff and hematoma in her leg. After the case was fully litigated and prepared for trial the case was successfully mediated and settled for $185,000.00. We also worked diligently with the client, her providers, and her health insurer to ensure you received the maximum recovery possible.


$125,000.00 Settlement: Horse Spooked By Nearby Construction

Client was showing her Horse in a Horse Show and Defendants were performing construction during the show. Defendants were told to stop but did not and our Client was thrown from the Horse and suffered an Arm injury. Defendants filed a motion to dismiss but our lawyers fought it and we won. The case settled at a mediation.


$115,000.00 Settlement: Plaintiff Struck By Speeding Vehicle While Making Left-Hand Turn

Left-Hand Turn Car Crash Case. Client was at an intersection and turned left in front the Defendant. Insurance Company denied the claim stating our Client was the one who turned left in front of their insured’s car. Generally, this is true, but our Lawyers successfully argued the exception to the “Left Hand Turn” rule. The evidence showed that the Defendant driver had an obligation to yield. A lawsuit was filed, and the case settled at mediation.


Confidential Settlement

Client went to local Tavern and proceeded to drink alcohol for several hours while watching sports. Client stumbled out of the Bar (at over 3 times the legal limit) and onto the Street where he was struck by a vehicle. Suit was filed against the Tavern for violation of the Indiana DRAM Shop Act. The case settled before Mediation.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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