Your journey toward the compensation you need and deserve begins with a free case consultation. If you are able, you can meet with us for a free consultation at our office in Fort Wayne or South Bend. We can also come to you - at home, in the hospital, at work or wherever else you need to me. There is no cost and no fee for this initial consultation. We just want you to know your legal rights.
The more information we have, the easier it will be to build a strong case for you. We encourage you to bring all of the following information to your initial consultation:
- Medical records for your treatment for your injury.
- Receipts for any out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident.
- Correspondence with the other party or witnesses to the accident.
- Police report associated with the accident.
- Any incident reports associated with your accident.
- Paystubs so that we can calculate your lost wages.
- Any legal documents you have been served, such as complaints, cease-and-desist notices or settlement offers.
- Insurance policy information.
If you're missing any of this information, don't worry. We can investigate and recover whatever additional information we need to build your case. What's more important is that you speak with an attorney from our firm as soon as possible after your accident.
We also recommend that you refrain from speaking to the insurance company or anyone else about your accident once you have scheduled your free consultation with us. If someone calls you to ask about your accident, politely decline to answer their questions and tell them to talk to your attorney. We can make sure your rights are protected.
Prior to filing a lawsuit, we will make every effort to settle your case fairly and to make sure the insurance company treats you with respect. We will seek to recover compensation for all of your damages which may include medical bills, future medical care costs, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, loss of time, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, wrongful death, and any other compensatory damages you may be entitled to under Indiana law.
During your case, we deal directly with the insurance company and will handle all aspects of your claim, including collecting certified copies of your medical records, billing, lost wages, etc. In some cases, we may retain independent medical experts, accident reconstruction experts, economists, and a wide variety of other experts who may be needed to further establish or prove your claims.
Once you are finished treatment and the claim is ready for resolution, we will prepare a demand package to be sent to the insurance company in an effort to settle the claim. We will negotiate the best settlement possible, keeping you apprised along the way. Simply put, if the insurance company does not make a fair offer of settlement, we will file a lawsuit and litigate your case in court. We never recommend accepting anything less than the fair value of your claim.
Unfortunately, insurance companies often treat injured people unfairly; that's how they make their money. In many cases, we're able to get them to settle out of court for a fair amount. However, when the insurance company won't make a reasonable offer, we're always prepared to take them to court.
A lawsuit can be a lengthy process. Some cases resolve within several months but many last years. However, don't let the potential of a long trial discourage you from seeking legal representation. We are known to be tenacious attorneys who for fight for our clients, and we'll be with you every step of the way. Our firm advances all costs associated with the litigation process, and you don't owe us a cent until and unless we win for you.
Taking cases to trial in Indiana isn't easy. Juries around here won't fall for smoke and mirrors. They want to see the evidence, and we're prepared to show them. When we ask for the full amount you need and deserve, we're prepared to justify every dollar with photographs, documents, expert witnesses and other hard evidence. And we have a proven track record of success.
Trust a law firm that will take you through the entire personal injury process from start to finish. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.