Life is unpredictable. No matter how cautious you are, or how much you plan and prepare, Fort Wayne accidents happen. When they do, your life may change forever.
If another person, company or government agency caused an accident that harmed you or a loved one, you have the right to take legal action through a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Contact our Fort Wayne accident lawyers today.
Allow the caring and compassionate Fort Wayne accident lawyers of Truitt Law Offices to review your case. For nearly 40 years, we have helped accident victims in Fort Wayne, Huntington and throughout Northeastern Indiana to seek the compensation they deserve. We are ready to help you, too.
Call us today to discuss your case in a free consultation.
How Can Our Accident Attorney Indiana Help You?
When you contact Truitt Law Offices, you can expect to meet with a knowledgeable Fort Wayne auto wreck attorney in one of our Indiana offices. Attorney Richard Truitt or Daniel Brophy will take the time to listen to you, learn all about your case and answer any questions you may have such as:
- How will my medical bills get paid?
- What can I do to get my car repaired?
- Should I talk with the insurance company?
- How long will my case take?
- What damages can I recover?
- Will I need to go to court?
- Can I recover damages if I was partially at fault?
Throughout your case, we will keep you updated, return your calls and address any questions you have. We will gear all of our efforts towards seeking a maximum recovery for you by taking steps such as:
Determining the cause of Indiana accidents – We work with skilled investigators and knowledgeable experts in accident reconstruction, workplace safety, engineering and many other fields.
Identifying all parties who should be held liable – We often discover through the course of an investigation that multiple parties may be responsible for the harm a victim suffers such as an employer or a bar or restaurant who served a drunk driver.
Calculating damages in accident claims – We will review your medical, work and other records to determine the losses you have already incurred and will incur in the future due to your accident-related injuries.
Exploring all available sources of compensation for accident victims – We will seek the maximum amount that is available through insurance coverage and, if necessary, we can turn to the personal assets of the at-fault party or parties.
Resolving any medical or other liens on your accident settlement – As we negotiate a settlement amount for you, we will factor in the amount that may go towards paying a medical, workers’ compensation or other third-party lien on your recovery.
Truitt Law Offices will charge no fees or legal costs unless we obtain a recovery for you. We do not want concerns about paying for a lawyer to stop you from seeking the compensation you deserve.
What Should You Do After a Fort Wayne Accident?
Before you meet with Truitt Law Offices about your Indiana accident, you should do your best to take the following basic steps:
Seek medical attention – If you have not done so already, please see a doctor. Your health is too important. A doctor will know how to identify and treat your accident-related injuries.
Get a copy of your Fort Wayne accident report – Within a few days after a car, motorcycle or truck accident
, you should be able to order a crash report. If not, we can help you to obtain a copy. In many other types of accidents such as slip and falls on commercial property, an accident report may be available as well.
Gather all of your evidence and documents – If you took any photos, collected any witnesses’ names or have received any medical bills or letters from the insurance company in the mail, keep them stored in a safe place.
Write down what happened to you – While the events surrounding your accident are still fresh in your mind, take a moment to put what happened to you down on paper. These notes will help you to remember important details and prove useful to you down the road.
Do not talk with the insurance company – An insurance company adjuster may try to contact you within days after your accident. The insurer may ask for a recorded statement or seek access to your medical records. Politely decline to speak and refer the insurer to your attorney.
Stay away from social media – You should refrain from discussing your accident on Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites. Because an insurance company may try to use anything that you say on social media against you, you should consider taking a break from social media while your case is pending.
If you have any questions about what you should do after an accident in Fort Wayne or Huntington, please don’t hesitate to call Truitt Law Offices. We understand how confusing it can be after an accident. We would be glad to help you.