Finding the best accident lawyers in Indiana to represent you
As the partner of a long-standing personal injury law firm located in Indiana’s capital city of Indianapolis, I would like to share with you some of the qualities and attributes you should consider when searching for the best accident lawyers in Indiana.
There is no better qualifying characteristic for the best accident lawyers than “experience.” Like doctors who specialize in a particular field of medicine, many lawyers pursue cases within the arena they find challenging or with which they have had a personal experience. Thus, the best accident lawyers in Indiana limit their cases to representing persons negligently injured through no fault of their own. They are called personal injury lawyers.
Reputation among professionals
While we are talking about experience, let me also add that a personal injury attorney’s reputation among other attorneys, adjusters, and the judiciary is a meaningful prediction of their competence and the respect they have earned among their legal peers and counterparts.
Reviews and Referrals
Read Google My Business reviews
Reviews give excellent insight into customer experiences with businesses. And customer reviews are abundant in Google My Business. After all, sixty-three percent of consumers read and/or write about their encounters with businesses, products, and professional services in Google My Business Reviews.
To start your Google search, enter the term best accident lawyers in Indiana, or best accident lawyers near me. Next, from the map listings, click on the name of a firm to bring up more Google information about their services, including “Reviews.”
Another good source for online reviews can be found on the law firm’s Facebook page where clients post about their own personal experiences.
Word of mouth referrals
Like reviews, word-of-mouth referrals can be an invaluable tool when you are actively seeking the best accident lawyers in Indiana. However, one thing you should remember when learning about the experience of others, you cannot and should not compare your claim to another person’s experience. Why? Every claim is different and turns on its own wheels.
A word of caution about reviews
Most reviews posted by the public are honest and published in good faith. But, there will always be comments expressing unhappiness towards plumbers, retail stores, lawyers, and such. That is why I recommend reading a substantial quantity of positive and negative reviews to gain a well-rounded understanding of law firm listings.
Take in as many reviews as you are able, but with a discerning eye. I often look at the reviewer’s reviews of other businesses. If they have given poor reviews for more than one law firm, then it is likely that the attorneys’ assessment may not have met their high expectations.
Telephone interviews are a good first step in establishing a relationship with a personal injury attorney. And it makes sense to prepare your questions and any concerns you may have before your first telephone interview. After you have thought this through, keep your list of questions nearby during your interview.
If you have already received the accident report, keep it handy as a reference during the call. The best Indiana accident lawyers will be good listeners, putting you at ease as they ask you questions that may be referenced directly from the accident report.
If you call before you have requested the accident report, the personal injury attorney may produce the report with your name, date, and location of the accident.
Questions for you, as the plaintiff
The best accident lawyers will ask questions such as:
- Location of accident
- Description of accident
- Insurance information
- Description of your injuries
- Employment information
- Other drivers and passengers
- Medical treatment
- Witnesses information.
However, don’t worry if you can’t answer everything. Much of this information will be listed on the accident report. And the attorney can request your medical information as well as fill in the blanks.
The truth about your claim
The best accident lawyers will be honest with you about your case. And not just tell you what you want to hear. If there are insurmountable issues, they will inform you upfront. And they may discuss a strategy to resolve the problems, or regrettably, deny your claim.
Hire the best accident lawyers in Indiana to represent you
There are a number of competent personal injury lawyers in the state of Indiana. And you should not have a problem finding the right attorney if your case is viable.
In my book, Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer For My Accident Claim? , I try to answer the questions that most clients have asked me at one time or another—questions relating to their own accident claims. For a quick introduction to accident claims in Indiana, I invite you to download a free copy today.
Ward & Ward Personal Injury Lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience in the practice of personal injury law, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. If you would like to discuss your claim, call my office at (317) 639-9501 and ask for Charlie Ward. This is a free consultation, without obligation. I look forward to hearing from you.