Ward & Ward Personal Injury Lawyers

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Why Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer For My Accident Claim?

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The number one thing that sets our firm apart is more than a century of combined professional experience. We use that experience to strategize and maximize our clients’ monetary recovery.



We build relationships with our clients. I give every client my cell phone number and we are always available to them. Ours is an open door policy and I encourage our clients to contact us with questions or concerns they might have.


We guide our clients through the process, making sure they follow through with medical treatment, eliminating the mitigation of damages defense so it doesn’t become an issue later.

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The success of the Indianapolis personal injury law firm of Ward & Ward is due to Don and Charlie Ward sharing the belief that every client is valued and should receive the best representation, respect, and consideration. Our clients come from all walks of life, and we welcome each one. We are tough advocates for your rights and interests, whether it be a personal injury, wrongful death, or an auto accident issue. We also protect you and your family in all estate planning and administration matters.

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Why us

Why Ward & Ward Personal Injury Lawyers has earned the respect of our clients

Don and Charlie Ward have earned the respect of their clients and the Indianapolis community for providing exceptional personal injury legal services to both. We’ve distinguished ourselves because we are:

As compassionate injury lawyers in Indianapolis, we know the difficulties and hardships that our clients face. Our goal is to aid in your recovery. Much of our successful practice is driven by individuals referred to us by previous clients.

Each of us is AV® Preeminent™ ® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® — signifying the highest quality legal work, professionalism and ethical standards as judged by other lawyers. Charles has been listed in Super Lawyers annually since 2005.

Ward & Ward Personal Injury Lawyers is committed to guiding you through the legal process. We are proactive in communicating with you, no matter how small a question you may have. As our client, you remain in close contact with each of us or our staff, and you are copied on every email or letter. At no time will you ever be in the dark.

Ward & Ward Personal Injury  Law Firm is a family-oriented firm with a commitment to every client, the law, our community and our faith.

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We Treat Our Clients Like Family

"Charlie [Ward] handled a personal injury case for me and was super. Not only did Charlie care, but he was an expert of the law and my case. He took the time to explain everything to me."


"Ward & Ward Personal Injury Lawyers are in a league of their own. My car accident was handled seamlessly and transparently."


"They have represented me when my husband passed away from a car accident. They have also represented my family. They are the best lawyers around hands down."


"If you want the best personal injury lawyer, contact Ward & Ward Law today!"


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Charles P. Ward


Indianapolis personal injury lawyer and wrongful death attorney

Donald W. Ward


Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re unsure if you have a personal injury claim, then yes, it’s usually a good idea to talk to a lawyer. Personal injury claims arise when one party is injured due to another party’s negligence. After an accident, it can be hard to know if it was simply bad luck or if the accident could have been prevented had another party taken appropriate care. A personal injury lawyer can evaluate your situation and advise you about your next steps.

Each case is different, but usually, your claim is worth the total economic damages you suffered (all your out-of-pocket expenses) plus consideration for non-economic damages, specifically intangible losses, like pain and suffering or a reduced quality of life. Your non-economic damages are typically calculated based on the total economic damages, although these are more subjective. Those who are badly injured typically have a higher claim value than those with minor injuries and losses. This is why it’s crucial to work with a lawyer experienced in valuing cases so your claim demands reflect the true amount of your losses.

Nothing! You may be asked for a statement from an insurance adjuster representing the other party. You are not obligated to answer questions or give them a statement. In fact, you can refer them to your lawyer so that your words can’t be twisted against you. Your attorney will let you know when you must answer questions posed by the defense.

Even if you don’t feel hurt, it’s usually good to get checked out by a medical professional. Many types of car accident injuries don’t present symptoms immediately but show up later. Prompt diagnosis can catch these “hidden injuries,” so you have a better chance of recovery. Plus, your post-crash medical records are a vital part of your car accident claim, tying your injuries to the crash.

Usually, your settlement covers the cost of fixing or replacing a damaged vehicle. However, when one driver’s car is a complete write-off, determining an appropriate value may get contentious. The other party’s insurance company will fight to place as low of a value as possible on the vehicle, which could leave you upside down or otherwise unable to purchase a replacement vehicle. As your car accident lawyer, we fight on your behalf to secure a high enough settlement so you can replace the car without an unfair financial burden.

Yes, in Indiana, as long as you are less than 50% to blame for the accident, you can still recover damages. However, insurance companies know this, too, and so the other party’s carrier may try to shift as much of the blame to you as possible in an effort to deny or minimize your claim. Your own lawyer can build a claim of negligence against the at-fault driver and contest any efforts of blame-shifting by the other side.

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“Charlie is a do-er, go-giver and an extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy attorney. His responsiveness and follow through is second to none. We are very happy with the services he has provided us and would recommend him to anyone in need of his expertise.”
Julia S.

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