3 Reasons why you need an Indiana car accident attorney
Insurance companies are not on your side. Even your own insurance company can become the bad guy if you need to use your own coverage.
Personal injury claims can be extremely stressful. You need an advocate, someone who can fight on your behalf while you focus on recovery.
An attorney will fight for a fair settlement that covers all of your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You deserve nothing less.
Hensley Legal Group is Here for You after an Indiana Car Accident
Traffic accidents don’t discriminate. Thousands of Hoosiers are injured in car accidents every year. Whether you’re rich or poor, young or old, male or female, car accidents can happen to anyone at any time.
When another driver’s negligence caused your accident, you shouldn’t have to pay for your medical bills or damage to your property. And the last thing you should have to deal with is an insurance adjuster who doesn’t think your pain is a big deal. You need someone on your side who has experience fighting with greedy insurance companies, and is looking out for your interests.
Hensley Legal Group has been helping injured Indiana accident victims get the settlements they deserve for over 20 years. John Hensley and his team of personal injury lawyers have successfully represented victims of all types of traffic accidents, including:
At Hensley Legal Group, you are more than a statistic. We treat every client like we would like to be treated: with compassion, patience, and understanding. Your conversation with us is always free. And because we work on a contingency basis, if we don’t recover your money, you won’t owe us a single penny. That’s our promise to you.
“I can settle my case without a lawyer.”
“I have to go to trial to get what my case is worth.”
“I can trust the insurance company to get evidence from the accident scene.”
“If I’m partly at fault for the accident, I can’t receive any money.”
If you’re satisfied with the insurance company merely repairing your car and paying a small portion of your medical bills, then you’re right. You may not need a lawyer to settle your accident claim. Still, it’s important that you understand what you’re entitled to. In most car accident cases, you are entitled not only to recover your medical bills and repairs to your property, but also to any additional damages you suffer, such as physical or mental pain and suffering. That’s why we urge you to at least talk to a lawyer over the phone before you accept an insurance company’s offer. Your lawyer takes the hassle out of dealing with the insurance company and makes sure you get what you deserve.
Most injury cases are settled before the case goes to court. Often, when the insurance company realizes that you and your lawyer are ready and willing to go to trial, the insurance company starts making reasonable offers for your injury claim. If we don’t like their offer, we make a counteroffer. Negotiations may continue until both sides agree on a certain amount. In most cases, injury claims don’t require a court trial, but in the rare cases that do, our office is well equipped to see them through. Again, only you can decide to pursue your case to trial. Your attorney will never force you to.
Hard evidence like police reports, road markings, cell phone data, dash cam footage, and points of impact, proves liability for a car accident. But it may disappear between when the accident occurred and when you decide to hire legal counsel.
We can compile evidence on your behalf, such as medical reports and opinions from expert witnesses, that is not as time sensitive. But insurance companies can begin working on site within hours of the accident. The longer you wait to seek legal counsel, the more detrimental it will be to your case.
In Indiana, even if you are partly to blame for the accident, you may still be entitled to recover money. This is known as comparative fault or negligence. For example, even if you are 25 percent at fault, you can recover 75 percent from the defendant who caused your injuries.
More than 47,000 people suffered injuries in Indiana car accidents in 2018. Almost 900 people died in fatal Indiana motor vehicle accidents that same year. The rate of non-fatal injuries in Indiana car accidents in 2016 was the highest since 2009.
Most collisions are caused by unsafe driver actions, which include risky behaviors like following too closely, improper passing, and ignoring traffic lights. In 2018, 20 percent of fatal car crashes involved a speeding driver, and 8 percent involved an impaired driver.
You shouldn’t have to pay if you were injured in a car accident that someone else caused with their carelessness. Serious injuries like broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal injuries can take months of treatment followed by physical therapy. Even after you heal, life may never be the same.
"My family and I were in a car accident... The lawyer I had was wonderful. She went over everything with me in the beginning and kept me informed on my case. It felt like she really cared about my injuries... I am very pleased with what they have done for me."
You Deserve A Real Settlement, Not a Lowball Offer
Most injured victims of car accidents want their medical bills paid for. But did you know you may deserve more?
In addition to your medical bills, you may deserve compensation for other economic damages, including:
Future medical expenses, including physical therapy
Lost income from time off of work
But you may deserve even more than that. Car accidents can cost you emotionally as well. An Indianapolis car accident attorney can make sure you receive compensation for noneconomic damages, including:
Pain and suffering
Emotional anguish or trauma
Scarring or disfigurement
Loss of joy
Noneconomic damages don’t come with price tags or receipts. An Indiana car accident lawyer can help you determine a reasonable estimate for your suffering.
After an Indiana car accident, the bills keep piling up. The insurance company either calls too often or never picks up the phone. When you do hear from them, they offer settlements that don’t even begin to cover your costs. Every client is important to us at Hensley Legal Group, and we will do our best for you. We take our commitment to our clients seriously. That’s one reason why our Indiana car accident lawyers accept clients on a contingency basis.
We're proud to offer every client a service guarantee. You'll never have to worry about feeling like nothing more than a case number; we treat you like family. That means we answer your questions, return your phone calls, and meet with you at your convenience. We offer e-sign options so we can get started on your case in as fast as 30 minutes, without you ever having to leave your home. We bring the power of a big-city law firm without sacrificing the care and attention you come to expect from your local car accident attorneys.
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You can call us anytime or contact us online for a free conversation about your case. We’ll answer your questions and even set up a free meeting at your home or at our office. Any conversation with us is always free.
If you want more information before giving our Indiana car accident attorneys a call, we have free ebooks available to you. Consumer’s Guide for Injured Victims provides helpful information about what to do after an Indiana car accident. A Quick Guide to Property Damage gives readers information on how to handle their property damage claim without an Indianapolis car accident attorney. Simply follow the links and fill out the online request form to get your free online copy today.