When you’re hurt in an accident, the pain isn’t only physical. Both emotional and financial struggles are also common. If you are like many accident victims, financial compensation could be used to cover the costs of medical care, time off of work and other accident-related financial losses. It is also nice to have someone recognize the pain and suffering you’ve endured.
Indianapolis injury attorneys have the resources to help you fight for a fair settlement in your personal injury case. A personal injury lawyer knows the ins and outs of filing this type of claim. They will walk through the process with you, helping you to understand what is going on, allowing you to focus on your physical recovery while they work on your claim.
Once you’ve selected a lawyer, your attorney will get as much information as possible about your accident and injuries. In order to ask for compensation, your lawyer will need to identify who is liable for the accident. This includes learning how and why it happened. This will help to build a case showing that your injuries came from the accident, and that the accident was caused by the other party’s negligence.
After your attorney has determined your claim, your legal team will then prepare a settlement proposal for the other party. It’s always preferable to agree on compensation without having to go to court, and many claims are settled through this process. If the settlement proposal is accepted, you’ll receive your compensation. If a settlement can’t be reached, your lawyer will officially file a lawsuit.
There’s still one more step before the claim goes to court, though. Mediation with a neutral mediator is a last-ditch effort to reach an agreement. There are usually a number of offers and counteroffers during mediation. Many times, the parties are able to work out an agreeable settlement. If this fails, the claim will continue to court and a judge will decide the fate of the compensation request.
At the Ken Nunn Law Office, we offer free initial consultations. This means there’s nothing to lose by calling us to discuss the possibility of filing a personal injury claim. We guide each of our clients and their loved ones through the process, and work to get them the compensation they deserve. To schedule a time to talk with one of our lawyers, contact us today.