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At Boulton Law Group, we focus exclusively on personal injury law. Our founder, attorney Matt Boulton, has more than 20 years of experience working at both large and small law firms handling the most complicated cases. He knows the myths, the misconceptions and the concerns that accident victims have.

Below is just a small sample of some of the most frequent questions we hear from accident victims and their loved ones. If you have others, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

1. I don't really want to go to the doctor, but I am sore. Can I still take action?

Hardly anyone likes to go to the doctor. However, it is one of the most important things you can do after an accident if you want to take legal action against a negligent party. Having documentation of your injuries and a record of treatment from your doctor can help you prove the seriousness of your injuries and why you deserve compensation.

2. How will my medical expenses be paid?

In Indiana, the at-fault party's insurance is generally not required to pay any damages under the liability coverage until the final settlement or resolution of your case. In the meantime, you should utilize your own automobile medical payments coverage or health insurance to ensure that you can obtain the necessary treatment without having to worry about payment or collections. Your insurance is generally reimbursed from third-party proceeds upon resolution of your case (a process known as subrogation).

3. The insurance adjuster said this is the best offer I'll get. Should I just take it?

You should never talk with the insurance companies on your own. They are skilled at using your own words against you to avoid having to pay you the compensation you deserve. Your attorney should handle all of these interactions on your behalf. By working with an attorney, it is likely that you will receive a better settlement offer, because the insurance company knows they will not be able to take advantage of you.

4. How much is my claim worth?

The most typical costs involved with an accident include medical bills, lost wages, property damage and funeral and burial expenses (for wrongful death claims). In some cases it may be possible to collect compensation for damages that are harder to quantify, such as pain and suffering, loss of companionship and punitive damages for acts of malicious or reckless negligence. Your lawyer will use his skill and experience to help you determine a fair amount.

5. Will my case go to trial?

Your attorney works for you and will only make decisions based on your instructions. Going to trial is one of those instances. While most cases settle out of court, it may be necessary to go to trial if the insurance company is not offering you a fair settlement, and your attorney thinks that is the best way to obtain the money you deserve. Each case is unique, and your attorney should give advice that fits your situation and needs.

6. Do I really need a lawyer?

If you want to seek compensation for your injuries, you should never try to go it alone. The legal system is complex, and there are too many opportunities to make mistakes that will hurt your chances of recovering anything. Get an attorney so you can focus on your health and recovery. Matt Boulton understands what makes a successful case, and he will put his commitment to providing quality service and aggressive representation to work for you.

To learn more, call our office in Brownsburg, Indiana, at 317-350-4935 today.