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Car Accident & Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Whitley County

Whitley, Indiana mapIf someone else’s careless or reckless actions cause you to suffer a serious injury or the loss of a loved one, you don’t have to face your struggles alone. The experienced and compassionate personal injury lawyers and car accident lawyers of Truitt Law Offices are here to help you in Whitley County. We will defend your rights and fight for all compensation you are due.

For nearly four decades, our legal team has served personal injury victims and their families in Columbia City, Churubusco, South Whitley, Larwill and surrounding Northeastern Indiana communities. We always listen closely to our clients, focus on what is important to them and work tirelessly to achieve an outcome that will make a difference in their lives. To learn more about how we can assist in your personal injury or wrongful death case in Whitley County, contact Truitt Law Offices today. We will provide a free consultation and start work on your case right away.

What Personal Injury Cases Do We Handle in Whitley County?

Every day, Truitt Law Offices works with clients who have sustained life-changing injuries such as fractures, soft tissue injuries, burns, spinal cord damage and traumatic brain injury. We understand the devastating impact of these injuries. Suddenly, victims and their families may find themselves dealing with a pile of medical bills as well as significant loss of income due to the inability to work. We want to help.

Attorneys Richard Truitt and Daniel Brophy and the rest of our legal team work hard to make things right for our clients in cases that involve:

We spend time with our clients so we can understand not only how their accident and injury happened but also its physical, emotional and financial impact on their lives and the lives of those around them. We then create a strategy to directly address that impact.

Additionally, if you were hurt at work, or if you suffer from a job-related illness, our personal injury lawyer can help you to pursue workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can cover your related medical expenses as well as replace a portion of the income you may lose due to a temporary or permanent, partial or total disability. Depending on the facts of your case, you may be eligible to pursue both workers’ compensation benefits and personal injury damages. Contact our Whitley County personal injury lawyer today!

What Should You Do After a Car Accident in Whitley County?

Under Indiana law, you generally have two years from the date of an accident in which to file a personal injury claim. This is called the statute of limitations. If your loved one died in an accident, then you must file a wrongful death claim within two years after the death. If you fail to meet the statute of limitations deadline, you could lose the right to bring a claim.

Because of these time limits, you should contact Truitt Law Offices as soon as you are ready to take legal action after your car crash. As you prepare to meet with us in a free and confidential consultation about your case, try to take these steps:

  • Get medical attention. A doctor should examine you so that you know the nature and full extent of your injuries. Documentation of those injuries will play an important role as you seek compensation for your losses.
  • Collect all evidence. You should keep copies of all photos that you took at the accident scene as well as the names of witnesses that you collected. You should also use a folder or box to store all of your medical bills, receipts of other out-of-pocket expenses and letters or e-mails from the insurance company.
  • Get a copy of your accident report. Within a few days after the crash, the police report should be available. You can order a copy by going to BuyCrash.com, or you can contact the law enforcement agency that responded to the crash such as:

Whitley County Sheriff’s Department
101 W. Market Street
Columbia City, IN 46725
(260) 244-6410

Columbia City Police Department
112 S. Chauncey Street
Columbia City, IN 46725
(260) 248-5121

Churubusco Police Department
530 S. Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723
(260) 693-2609

South Whitley Police Department
118 E. Front Street
South Whitley, IN 46787
(260) 723-4814

You should also report your accident to your auto insurance company. However, if a representative of another party’s insurance company calls, you should refer the insurer to your car accident lawyer at Truitt Law Offices. You should never give a recorded statement, permit access to your medical records or accept a settlement until you talk with your lawyer. Contact our Whitley County car accident lawyer today!

What Can You Expect When You Work with Our Whitley County Personal Injury Law Firm?

You should feel at home when you meet with a lawyer from Truitt Law Offices for an initial consultation about your personal injury or wrongful death case. It won’t take long for you to realize that the lawyer will care about you and your future and will be ready to fight tooth and nail for you.

If you choose to work with Truitt Law Offices, you can expect your lawyer to launch an immediate investigation of your case. The lawyer will go beyond the police report and dig deep to discover why your accident happened and who should be held responsible for it. Depending on the complexity of your case, the lawyer may also consult with an accident reconstruction expert. Additionally, the lawyer will review your medical records and possibly consult with more experts about your condition.

Once the lawyer has determined liability and calculated your damages, the lawyer will present a settlement demand to the other party’ insurance company. The demand will seek full and fair compensation for all of your losses, including:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Loss of past wages
  • Diminished future earning capacity
  • Physical pain and emotional suffering
  • Permanent scarring
  • Permanent disability

In most cases, a lawyer from Truitt Law Offices can reach a settlement with the other party. However, the decision of whether to accept an offer will be yours alone to make. We will advise you, but we will never pressure you.

If the insurer refuses to agree to a fair settlement of your claim, we will be ready to present a strong case in court on your behalf. If your injury occurred in Whitley County, that court would most likely be:

Whitley County Superior Court
101 W. Van Buren Street
Columbia City, IN 46725
(260) 248-3119

Throughout your case, we will answer your questions and provide you with updates. You won’t be left in the dark. We also will handle all upfront costs and won’t charge you any legal fees unless we secure a recovery for you.

Get Help from Our Whitley County Personal Injury Attorneys Today

If you have suffered a serious injury through no fault of your own, our goal at Truitt Law Offices will be to secure the maximum amount for you. We know those funds can make a big different for you as you move forward. Contact us now and learn more about how we can serve you in Whitley County.

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