After an auto accident occurs those involved are often overwhelmed with stress and anxiety about what comes next. The Indianapolis car accident lawyers at the Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC know being involved in a car wreck can be both terrifying and devastating. Horrible crashes often result in serious injury, leave the victims with unexpected medical bills, and cause those involved to miss work while recovering. This stressful situation is only made worse by the insurance companies pressuring you to settle quickly for what they’ll tell you is a fair amount, but almost never is. Before you agree to any settlement be sure to call an attorney familiar with personal injury law for a free consultation.
When you’re dealing with insurance companies you have to remember that they are businesses and they all have the same goal, making money. Paying out injury claims costs them money and because of that they’ll do everything they can to either avoid paying altogether or pay as little as possible. Insurance adjusters will attempt to take advantage of your anxiety by convincing you to settle your claim quickly, for far less than you deserve.
Remember they aren’t on your side, but our personal injury lawyers are. Settling early could result in you paying for future medical bills, being under compensated for lost wages, and falling into financial hardship.
This is why it is so important that you hire an Indianapolis car accident lawyer. We know what you are going through, want to help, and have the experience to do so. We can handle your claim while you make a full and stress free recovery.
The first question most people ask when they call is, “Do I have a claim?” This depends on a variety of things, the most important being when the accident happened. This is because injury claims in Indiana are subject to a statute of limitations that requires a claim to be filed in a certain amount of time. For the most part your case must be filed within 2 years after the accident, which is why it’s important that you call and speak with an attorney as soon as possible after being involved in an accident involving injuries.
If your case is not barred by the statute of limitations the next step is determining whether someone else is liable for your injuries. That someone else could be an at-fault driver in a simple traffic accident whether that be the driver of another vehicle or the driver of the vehicle you were a passenger in, a manufacturer in a product liability case where there was a mechanical failure or defect, the state where a road construction or design defect caused the crash, or even your employer if you were working at the time.
Finally, if your case isn’t barred by the statute of limitations and someone else is liable for the accident there is still one question to be asked. Is there any money available to compensate you for your injuries? The most reliable source of this money is car insurance. If the at-fault party has insurance the answer is a simple, yes. If not we’ll have to take a look at your auto insurance policy to see if you have uninsured motorist coverage, if you do then you’ll make a claim against your own policy, which you pay for. In some cases where your injuries are serious the at-fault party’s insurance may not be enough to compensate you for your injuries so we’ll have to pursue your policies underinsured motorist coverage. Follow this link to learn more about how car insurance works after an accident.
The short answer is, it depends. Each claim is different and whether you need an attorney or not will vary from case to case based on the cause of the accident, your injuries, the insurance company, and many other variables. In most cases if you were seriously injured you’ll need to hire an attorney, but not always. The only way to find out whether you need an attorney to handle your injury claim is to call and talk to one.
This is why we always provide a free consultation so we can better evaluate your claim without you having to fork out a bunch of money. If you don’t need an attorney to handle your claim we won’t charge you a dime and we’ll even give you advice on how to proceed going forward.
So call us now at (317) 636-0808 and allow one of our experienced attorney to evaluate your claim.
Whether you’re involved in a motorcycle accident, trucking accident, car accident, or want to secure representation for the wrongful death of a loved one, having an attorney will not only ease your burden, but also ensure you are fully compensated.
An experienced Indiana injury attorney will handle dealing with the insurance companies for you, doing whatever it takes to make sure you receive just compensation while allowing you to focus solely on recovering from your injuries.
That includes investigating the cause of the accident, determining who is liable, documenting and proving the injuries caused by the crash, negotiating a fair settlement with the insurance company, filing your claim, engaging in discovery, and in some cases going to trial on your behalf.
The process of handling a personal injury or wrongful death claim is complicated and you’ll want experienced lawyers representing you.
The personal injury lawyers at The Law Office of William W. Hurst represent our clients on a Contingency Fee Basis, meaning we charge a percentage of whatever we recover for you. That means you don’t pay us anything until we get money for you. Our fees also never go up.
We also foot the bill up front for all necessary expenses required to make your claim and you don’t pay us back for those costs unless we recover a settlement or verdict in your favor.
So the answer to the question is, nothing unless we recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf. There are no upfront costs. This is why many of our clients choose us.
In short, because Bill Hurst is one of the best lawyers in Indianapolis and treats his clients like family. You’ll want someone on your side who has experience handling these claims and understands the importance of the attorney-client relationship.
Bill has spent more than 35 years handling Indiana personal injury cases including simple rear-end car accidents, large trucking accidents, wrongful death claims, and even mass tort litigation such as the Dow Corning Breast Implants and Tobacco litigation. In that time he has recovered millions for his clients and has been recognized by “Super Lawyers”, “Best Lawyers in America”, and many other lawyer rating services as a top notch attorney.
Additionally, throughout his career Bill has handled each and every case with the utmost care, resulting in his clients receiving maximum compensation for their injuries and enduring as little stress as possible throughout the entire process. This is why Bill’s clients and peers hold him in such high regard. See our reviews here.
As you’ve seen above, making a successful claim for injuries sustained in a car accident requires an experienced and hard working attorney with litigation and trial experience. If you hire us you can rest assured that you’ll be treated like family and your claim will be handled properly, providing you with just compensation for your injuries.
Determining whether your claim requires an Indianapolis accident lawyer requires an in depth analysis of the details surrounding your injuries and the accident that caused them. We will provide that analysis for free. All you need to do is call us at (317) 636-0808, today.
You know us, you trust us, and we are here for you.