Are you suffering from a personal injury?
Our Elkhart personal injury lawyers can help you get the fair compensation you deserve. When an accident, such as a slip or a fall occurs, insurance companies immediately go to work trying to find ways to avoid paying you what you’re entitled to cover. You’ll often be forced to miss work because of personal injuries like headaches, shoulder aches, broken bones, shoulder dislocations, and many more. Such accidents due to another person’s negligence cut off your income. At the same time, your health care providers will want to be paid, thereby increasing the financial pressure. This is why you need a personal injury attorney in Indiana by your side to protect your rights.
How our Lawyer Can Help in your Elkhart Personal Injury Claim
The Benefits outweigh the Cost of Hiring an Attorney
One of the most common reasons people avoid hiring a personal injury attorney is to save on fees. However, studies show that personal injury claimants who employ an attorney win around $60,000 more than those who negotiate with insurance companies themselves.
Statistics also show that more than 91 percent of persons who engaged an attorney obtained a settlement, whereas 51 percent of those who pursued their claims on their own received a payout. Whether it’s negotiating a greater settlement with the insurance company or assisting you with medical bills and liens, our lawyers will make sure you get the maximum amount possible.
Even after deducting ⅓ in attorney fees (which is the average), those who retained an attorney still receive three times more compensation than those who went without professional legal representation.
Information is key to building your case. It prepares your attorney to negotiate with insurance companies and leverage them to get you the best deal possible. A skilled personal injury attorney knows what information you need and how to get it. Without the experience, you may lose evidence that is crucial to your claim.
Our personal injury attorneys will get evidence such as witness testimonies, expert opinions, and police reports, along with anything else that is needed to prove liability and damages. With our dedication to your case along with years of legal knowledge, we will increase your chances of maximizing your claim.
Ensure you understand everything
Our personal injury lawyers have handled countless personal injury cases, including dealing with recalcitrant insurance companies. We take pride in assisting our customers in comprehending the claims procedure and keeping them updated on the status of their case. We know that uncertainty only aggravates a person who already suffered enough from the subject of the personal injury claim. We will see to it that every aspect of your claim is clear so you can maintain your confidence in us as your legal counsel.
Gather the Evidence.
During the discovery phase in a lawsuit, each party gets the opportunity to obtain evidence from the opposing party, along with other means provided by law, such as requests for specific documents or excluding evidence that may be detrimental to your case.
Our goal is to leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of information that can aid your case, whether it be medical records, police reports, witness testimonies, physical evidence, or documents utilized to impeach the insurance company’s witnesses during trial. We are frequently able to obtain information that the insurance company regards as sensitive and apply the appropriate pressure to convince the insurer to settle the case.
Some lawyers have a laidback attitude toward discovery. We believe in its importance in forcing insurance companies to pay and prevailing against the opposing party. By hiring us, we will ensure that we have all the facts needed to win your case.
Determine fair compensation.
Many factors come into calculating how much you can be compensated for. In general, you are required to be compensated for expenses that result from the injury. This can include the following:
- Past & future medical expenses
- Household services (the cost of hiring someone to maintain the plaintiff’s house during recovery)
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Present cash value (current value of projected future earnings)
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
Imagine spending hundreds of dollars and losing income because of someone else’s negligence. We will ensure that you are appropriately compensated and that the party at-fault take responsibility.
Mediation and Settlement.
In Indiana, before a personal injury case goes to trial, it is subject to mediation. This is the perfect opportunity for you to look at all available evidence from both sides, evaluate the merits of each case, and the benefits of going to trial.
Many cases are resolved during mediation. Our goal, therefore, is to demonstrate to the insurance company that they stand to lose so much more by allowing the case to go to trial.
Fight for you in the trial.
While many cases are settled during mediation, that does not mean we cannot defend you in court. We can put together a story that will make it apparent that you are indeed a victim and deserve every cent of compensation possible. We will present hard-hitting facts, evidence, arguments, and witnesses to the jury to give you the best chance possible at winning your case.
Hire our Experienced Elkhart Personal Injury Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one suffered serious injury or even wrongful death from another person’s negligent actions, you may be entitled to compensation. Our personal injury attorneys at Wilson & Kinsman, LLC are at your service. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation!