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Auto Accidents

At B.Hicks Law, we understand the importance of seeking medical treatment promptly following a car accident in Indiana. Regardless of the perceived severity of your injuries, it's crucial to consult a doctor immediately. Delaying treatment or missing appointments can significantly weaken your personal injury claim due to what is termed as a "gap in treatment." This lapse can jeopardize the evidence needed to support your claim. Therefore, it's imperative to maintain a consistent record of medical appointments and adhere to your doctor's recommendations until you are fully recovered. We are here to guide you through this process and ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way.

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When Should You Hire an Attorney After an Accident?

Accidents happen, and often, they catch us off guard, leaving us grappling with the aftermath. Whether it's a minor fender-bender or a more severe collision, navigating the legal complexities that follow can be daunting. At B. Hicks Law, we understand the confusion and stress that can accompany such situations. That's why we're here to guide you through the process and ensure your rights are protected.

While not every accident necessitates the involvement of an attorney, there are certain circumstances where seeking legal counsel is not only advisable but crucial. Here are some scenarios where enlisting the help of a skilled attorney can make all the difference:

Severe Injuries

When an accident results in catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injury, amputation, paralysis, or other significant harm, the stakes are high. In such cases, securing adequate compensation to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages, and long-term care is paramount. An experienced attorney can navigate the complexities of your case, negotiating with the at-fault party's insurance company to ensure your current and future needs are met. Even for less severe injuries, having legal representation significantly increases the likelihood of receiving a fair settlement.

Fatality

Tragically, some accidents result in loss of life. Dealing with the legal aftermath of such a situation can be overwhelming, particularly amidst grief and emotional turmoil. A compassionate attorney can provide invaluable support and guidance, helping you understand your rights and options. They can assess the circumstances surrounding the accident to determine if there are grounds for a wrongful death claim, and advocate on behalf of the deceased's loved ones to seek justice and compensation.

Question of Fault

In states like Indiana with a comparative fault system, determining liability can be contentious. Insurance adjusters may attempt to shift blame onto you, potentially reducing the amount of compensation you're entitled to. A skilled attorney can conduct a thorough investigation, gathering evidence to refute any allegations of fault and advocating vigorously on your behalf to ensure you're treated fairly under the law.

Unacceptable Settlement Offers

If you've received a settlement offer from the insurance company that fails to adequately compensate you for your losses, it's essential to seek legal advice. Evaluating the fairness of a settlement offer requires a keen understanding of personal injury law and the specific circumstances of your case. An attorney can assess the offer's adequacy, negotiate with the insurance company to secure a better outcome, or, if necessary, pursue litigation to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

At B. Hicks Law, we're committed to helping accident victims navigate the legal process with confidence and peace of mind. If you find yourself in any of the situations described above, don't hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation. Our experienced team is here to fight for your rights and ensure you receive the justice and compensation you deserve. Remember, you don't have to face this journey alone—we're here to help every step of the way.

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