If you were injured in a car accident, call Hensley Legal Group today for a free consultation about your personal injury claim.
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.
One covers all of your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You deserve nothing less.
4 Common Myths
About Car Accident Lawyers
I can settle my case without a lawyer
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.
I have to go to trial to get what my case is worth
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.
I can trust the insurance company to get evidence from the accident scene.
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.
If I'm partly at fault for the accident, I can't receive any money.
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.
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Serious Car Accidents Can Happen to Anyone
More than 47,000 people suffered injuries in Indiana vehicle accidents in 2018. Almost 900 people died in fatal Indiana motor vehicle accidents that same year. The rate of non-fatal injuries 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.
They not only work hard on your case but treat you with respect. They make sure you understand what is happening and what to expect. I have full confidence in their legal abilities, and I am thankful for all the help they have given me.
I was in a major car accident early this summer. Thanks to Forrest and the group at Hensley Legal I will never go anywhere else. Neither should you.
I was in a bad accident, Hensley had a paralegal in my house the day after I called them. He told me what to expect and he was right on the money. They made this stressful situation so much easier. I highly recommend team Hensley. Fair and honest folks.
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You Deserve A Real Settlement,
Not a Lowball Offer
Most injured victims 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
- Property loss
But you may deserve even more than that. Car crashes can cost you emotionally as well. Personal injury attorneys 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 crash, 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.
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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 contacting us, we have free e-books available to you. Consumer’s Guide for Injured Victims provides helpful information about what to do after a motor vehicle accident. A Quick Guide to Property Damage gives readers information on how to handle their property damage claim without an Indiana car accident attorney. Simply follow the links and fill out the online request form to get your free online copy today.
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