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Fort Wayne Personal Injury Lawyers

Proven Results

$2.1 Million Construction Fall Injury
$850,000 Concussion
$700,000 Neck injury due to dangerous condition on loading dock
$2.1 Million Construction Fall Injury
$850,000 Concussion
$700,000 Neck injury due to dangerous condition on loading dock

Fort Wayne Personal Injury Lawyers

Our personal injury attorneys
take the pressure off you

The first thing we do at Truitt Law Offices is listen.
We don’t jump in and start asking you questions during your free consultation. We want to hear your story and understand how your injuries have affected your health, your ability to work and your enjoyment of life. Our goal is to make things right for you. While you focus on your physical and emotional recovery, we will take care of everything in your case, including:

Our personal injury attorneys
Helping you deal with medical
care providers
bill collectors and others so that you get the care and treatment you need for your injuries
Our personal injury attorneys
Getting your car repaired Or recovering the full and fair value for the vehicle, if you were hurt in an auto accident
Our personal injury attorneys
Prompt and thorough investigation In which we preserve, gather and study all evidence that points to the cause of your accident and who should be held responsible
Our personal injury attorneys
Working with experts to determine the cause of your accident and the impact on your life in order to seek the maximum amount for you
Our personal injury attorneys
Carefully calculating all of the damages that you are owed for your medical expenses, lost income, pain, suffering and more
Our personal injury attorneys
Demanding a full and fair settlement in negotiations with the insurance company or fighting for you in court if that’s what it takes to achieve your goals
Our personal injury attorneys
Helping you deal with medical
care providers
bill collectors and others so that you get the care and treatment you need for your injuries
Our personal injury attorneys
Getting your car repaired Or recovering the full and fair value for the vehicle, if you were hurt in an auto accident
Our personal injury attorneys
Prompt and thorough investigation In which we preserve, gather and study all evidence that points to the cause of your accident and who should be held responsible
Our personal injury attorneys
Working with experts to determine the cause of your accident and the impact on your life in order to seek the maximum amount for you
Our personal injury attorneys
Carefully calculating all of the damages that you are owed for your medical expenses, lost income, pain, suffering and more
Our personal injury attorneys
Demanding a full and fair settlement in negotiations with the insurance company or fighting for you in court if that’s what it takes to achieve your goals

Why Choose Us?

  • More than 40 years of legal experience
  • Sole focus on personal injury cases
  • Insider perspective of insurance company defense strategies
  • Recognized member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • Track record of obtaining maximum results for accident victims
  • 100+ five-star reviews on Google
  • Free case review and no fees unless we win for you

How Can We Help You?

You can count on Truitt Law Offices to conduct a thorough investigation of your accident to determine who should be held responsible. Our Indiana personal injury lawyers will then fight for the full and fair compensation you need to recover.
Car Accidents
Car Accidents

Car Accidents Anyone who has been involved in a car accident understands the physical, emotional and financial toll it takes. After a crash, it is essential that you get the medical treatment you need and seek legal advice from a knowledgeable car accident lawyer. Read More About Car Accidents

Truck Accidents
Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents Our firm has the experience and the resources to go up against large trucking companies and their powerful insurers. We demand maximum compensation for you. Read More About Truck Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents Don’t let a careless driver or an insurance company try to push the blame on you after a motorcycle accident. We fight for your rights. Read More About Motorcycle
Accidents

Construction Accidents
Construction Accidents

Construction Accidents When an accident occurs on a jobsite, injured workers may be entitled to payment beyond workers’ compensation benefits. Know your rights. Read More About Construction Accidents

Dog Bites
Dog Bites

Dog Bites When man’s best friend turns into your worst nightmare, you shouldn’t be forced to pay for damages. We hold dog owners and their insurers accountable. Read More About Dog Bites

Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death After an unexpected death, it is right to demand answers. Our attorneys help families pursue justice for the wrongful death of a loved one. Read More About Wrongful Death

Anyone who has been involved in a car accident understands the physical, emotional and financial toll it takes. After a crash, it is essential that you get the medical treatment you need and seek legal advice from a knowledgeable car accident lawyer. Read More About Car Accidents
Our firm has the experience and the resources to go up against large trucking companies and their powerful insurers. We demand maximum compensation for you. Read More About Truck Accidents
Don’t let a careless driver or an insurance company try to push the blame on you after a motorcycle accident. We fight for your rights. Read More About Motorcycle
Accidents
When an accident occurs on a jobsite, injured workers may be entitled to payment beyond workers’ compensation benefits. Know your rights. Read More About Construction Accidents
When man’s best friend turns into your worst nightmare, you shouldn’t be forced to pay for damages. We hold dog owners and their insurers accountable. Read More About Dog Bites
After an unexpected death, it is right to demand answers. Our attorneys help families pursue justice for the wrongful death of a loved one. Read More About Wrongful Death

When You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer Who Cares

Richard Truitt
Richard Truitt Attorney

Richard Truitt Attorney brings to our clients more than four decades of experience as a personal injury lawyer in Indiana. He is a Huntington native with deep roots in the northeastern Indiana community. He is passionate about protecting the rights of his clients and about making Indiana a safer place to live, work and play. Learn More About Richard

Phillip Truitt
Phillip Truitt Attorney

Phillip Truitt Attorney Phillip Truitt truly understands the client’s journey through the legal process. That’s because he has worked in almost every position at our firm, from intake to attorney to administrator. He enjoys helping people through every stage of their road to recovery. Learn More About Phillip

Daniel Brophy
Daniel Brophy Attorney

Daniel Brophy Attorney As a former insurance defense attorney, Daniel Brophy has an insider’s perspective on how personal injury cases are handled. He has seen people be victimized twice ─ once by the accident and again by the insurer. He fights to make sure that doesn’t happen to his clients. Learn More About Daniel

What Our Clients Are Saying
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“So much more than just a law office! This is a group of people who truly care in providing the best customer service experience possible in some of your toughest times. Highly recommend to anyone in need of someone in this field in the greater Fort Wayne area!”
- Anthony Trosper
“I am a personal injury attorney in Louisville, KY and occasionally get calls from people who have been injured in accidents in other states. When I received a call from someone whose wife had been seriously injured in Indiana, I called on Richard Truitt to help. He was quick to respond - both with me and with the potential client. This quick response did not end with the initial call; in fact, he kept in close contact throughout the time he handled the matter. He was very knowledgeable in what issues to look for and what the next steps should be. I would highly recommend him to anyone who has had catastrophic injuries in Indiana!”
- Melissa E.
“These guys are aces in my book. We needed an opinion on Indiana law, Personal Injury issues in Fort Wayne. The Truitt's came recommended and they did not disappoint. Will always be my trusted source in Fort Wayne.”
- Jason M.
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Personal Injury FAQs

Personal injury law is complex, and injury victims are often left with more questions than answers. If you were injured in an accident at little to no fault of your own, we hope this page begins to answer any questions you may have. If you are left with any remaining doubts or concerns, the experienced legal team at Truitt Law Offices is standing by to help. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a knowledgeable Indiana injury attorney.

Most personal injury cases arise due to unintentional injuries caused by some form of negligence. These kinds of injuries are very common in the United States. To illustrate, consider the following statistics:

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 24.8 million doctor office visits and 97.9 million emergency department visits nationwide related to unintentional injuries in 2018.
  • The CDC further reports that over 200,000 people died nationwide due to unintentional injuries in 2020, making this the fourth leading cause of death in that year.
  • According to more 2020 data from the National Safety Council (NSC), unintentional poisoning accounted for 87,404 preventable deaths (43%), motor vehicle accidents for 42,339 (21%), and falls for 42,114 (21%).

When most people think of personal injury, they think of car accidents. However, a personal injury case may arise in any situation where someone is injured at little to no fault of their own. In other words, the underlying fact patterns of potential personal injury cases are virtually limitless. Our legal team has decades of experience handling many types of personal injury cases, including:

Though the amount of compensation you may be entitled to will vary widely based on the extent and seriousness of your injuries, “severe” injuries are not a prerequisite for filing a personal injury claim. Though comparatively minor injuries may result in less compensation, there is little downside to having your case evaluated in a free consultation with one of our attorneys. Even seemingly “minor” injuries may result in significant compensation.

How much your case is worth depends on a variety of underlying factors, the most important being the extent and severity of your injuries. Depending on your case, you may be compensated for both the economic and non-economic impact your injuries and losses have on your life. Our injury attorneys can help you seek compensation for things like:

  • Medical expenses you incur treating your injuries
  • Out-of-pocket costs for expenses, like medical travel
  • Reduced income due to time missed at work
  • Projected losses in your future earning potential
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Lowered quality of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Wrongful death
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Repair or replacement costs of damaged property

You cannot be compensated by an at-fault party for preexisting injuries they did not cause. That said, preexisting conditions will not bar you from filing a claim to recover for more recent injuries sustained in an accident at little to no fault of your own. However, it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish older and newer injuries. Therefore, in cases where it is necessary to do so, it is best to have a skilled attorney in your corner.

In most cases, Indiana’s statute of limitations gives you two years from the date of your injury to file a claim against the at-fault party. If you wait until the two-year deadline has passed, your case will most likely be dismissed in court, thereby eliminating your bargaining power when negotiating an out-of-court settlement with the at-fault party and their insurers. Therefore, if you were injured in an accident you did not cause, it is best to speak to an injury attorney as soon as possible to get your case started.

Every personal injury case is different. A relatively straightforward case could settle in a few weeks. By contrast, a more complex case involving life-changing injuries could take months or even years. Though these time frames may feel discouraging, always remember that a speedy settlement is not always a good one. In many cases, accepting an early settlement means forfeiting a much higher one down the road. Call us today to discuss the potential value of your case in a free consultation.

This question requires two answers: one for your own insurer and one for the at-fault party’s. Your own insurance policy most likely requires you to report accidents before a certain deadline to preserve coverage. Do not miss the deadline. However, when making your report, you do not have to reveal anything other than the basic facts. Once you make the brief report, let your attorney do the rest of the talking.

On the other hand, you are not legally obligated to speak with the at-fault party’s insurer at all. They may seem friendly when they call, but they are actually looking for as many reasons as possible to deny your claim. The best way to respond is by simply declining to comment on the accident and referring them to your attorney. If they call before you secure legal representation, do not (1) admit fault, (2) provide a recorded statement, (3) sign a medical record release, or (4) accept an early settlement offer, as it likely significantly undervalues your claim.

The vast majority of personal injury cases result in an out-of-court settlement. This is normally in everyone’s best interest, since going to trial can be very time-consuming and expensive. However, when a reasonable settlement cannot be reached and there is a significant likelihood of securing a higher judgment in court, your case may end up going to trial.

When things come to this point, it is essential that you have a knowledgeable attorney skilled in arguing before a court. Ideally, this attorney will be the same one who handled settlement negotiations, as they are most familiar with the intricacies of your case.

Your attorney acts as your closest ally throughout the life of your case. As your legal counsel, they are professionally and legally obligated to protect and promote your best interest. In a personal injury case, they will do so by:

  • Ensuring that you know your rights and options.
  • Determining all possible sources of compensation for your claim.
  • Conducting an independent investigation into the cause of your injuries.
  • Communicating with insurance representatives and others on your behalf.
  • Obtaining evidence and witness testimony to support your case.
  • Managing case documents, filings, and deadlines.
  • Negotiating aggressively and strategically to maximize your settlement.
  • Taking your case to court and representing you at trial.

Many injury victims are reluctant to seek legal help due to common preconceptions about attorney fees. However, securing high-quality legal representation can be simple and affordable.

At Truitt Law Offices, we take cases on a contingency basis, meaning you need not make any up-front or out-of-pocket payments for us to begin working on your case. Ultimately, we only collect payment if and when we successfully secure compensation on your behalf. Our fee is calculated as a pre-negotiated percentage of your settlement, so there are no surprises on the front- or back-end of your case.

Contact an Indiana Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you were injured at little to no fault of your own and are now seeking legal representation to help you pursue compensation from the at-fault party, we sincerely hope that the information on this page has been helpful to you. The legal team at Truitt Law Offices has decades of experience helping injury victims throughout Indiana secure the full and fair compensation they deserve. Our attorneys are ready to answer any other questions you may have in a free, no-obligation consultation.