No. In Indiana, you have two years from the date of the automobile crash to either settle your claim with the responsible party or their insurance company, or have a lawsuit filed against the responsible party. If you do not reach a settlement or file a lawsuit within two years, your claim will be over. […]
In Indiana, if you can establish liability in an injury claim, you are allowed to recover medical expenses. So how do you calculate medical expenses? The law entitles you to recover the reasonable value of medical expenses. Well, what is the reasonable value? You can present the total charged amount of the bills to a […]
NO! Here’s why: the value of your injury case is: (1) what you and the insurance company agree it is, or (2) what a jury of your peers says it is. It’s really that simple. If any lawyer guarantees your case is worth a certain amount or will settle for a certain amount, he or she is not being honest with you. Be very careful with any lawyer who guarantees a particular outcome in your case. A lawyer cannot make an insurance company offer you a certain amount and they cannot make a jury’s verdict a certain amount. If you have questions about your case and want an honest assessment of it, please give me a call.
Lawyers that handle injury cases usually accept those cases on a contingent fee basis. The lawyer and the client agree that the lawyer will only be paid if the case is successful. That means either the case reaches a settlement or the case proceeds to a trial and a verdict is returned in favor of […]