Most people who have been involved in a car accident in Indiana assume that they do not need an attorney during the claims process, especially if they were not at fault for the accident. Afterall, insurance is designed to pay you what you deserve after an accident, right?
As stated above, the car accident claims process isn’t always fair. Indiana is an at-fault car insurance state, which means it is the insurance company of the at-fault driver who is responsible for paying for your injuries. However, because of the laws of comparative fault, your damages can be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault if you contributed to the accident.
Insurance adjusters may try to use this law to their advantage, placing the blame for an accident on you in order to avoid paying you what you really deserve. Another way that insurance companies save money and lowball your claim is to dispute the type or amount of damages you have suffered, offering you much less than what you really deserve.
Having an attorney on your side is essential if this happens. Not only will an attorney review a settlement offer to ensure it is fair before you accept it, but if a settlement isn’t fair, our attorneys will aggressively negotiate on your behalf.
Being in a car accident does far more than just leave you with physical injuries and medical bills; you may also be left with emotional and psychological injuries, lost wages, a disability, and more. At the offices of Tanzillo Stassin & Babcock, P.C., our attorneys work hard to help you recover the full extent of damages you have suffered, including compensation for pain, suffering, lost wages and earnings, medical expenses, future economic costs, and more. We want to make sure you recover 100 percent of what you have lost.
Not only do we prove the damages that you have suffered and negotiate your settlement, but we also gather evidence of fault so that your damages amount is reduced based on comparative negligence. We work with a number of experts who can help us during this process, including accident reconstruction and forensic experts. We also talk to eyewitnesses, analyze physical evidence, and review police reports to prove that the accident would have never happened but for the actions of the other driver.
If you are ready to call a car accident lawyer by you, we are ready to talk. When you contact our law firm, the process begins with a completely free, no-obligation case consultation. This is an opportunity for us to learn more about you and your car accident, and you to learn more about our law firm and how we can help. Once we take on your case, we work on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t owe us a penny if we don’t recover a settlement on your behalf.
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