Whether you were rear-ended in a car accident, fell in a parking lot, or bitten by the neighbor’s dog, Indiana’s comparative negligence laws give you the right to seek compensation by filing a personal injury claim.
And since there’s no law against filing a claim or lawsuit on your own, you may consider forgoing legal counsel. However, it is also possible you have asked yourself, “Would I get more money if I asked an attorney for help?”
At the end of the day, the decision to hire an experienced personal injury attorney is solely up to the victim and/or their family, but there are a number of potential advantages to having legal representation on your side, including the possibility of recovering more money for your case.
Is it Worth Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney?
If this is your first time being involved in an accident, you may wonder if hiring an experienced personal injury attorney is 1) affordable and 2) worth it.
First, let’s look at how much it costs to hire attorney Matt Boulton: Absolutely nothing. Matt works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you owe Boulton Law Group nothing unless he makes a recovery on your behalf.
Since you will never be asked for any money upfront, or throughout the duration of your case, this makes the act of hiring Boulton Law Group a simple, affordable process, no matter your personal background.
Additionally, the majority of Boulton Law Group’s clients are never burdened with the time and hassle of going to court. In fact, Matt is able to settle approximately 95% of his clients’ cases pre-litigation, meaning the insurance company often meets his compensation demands.
5 Ways an Attorney May Help Get You More Money
It is important to understand that hiring an attorney does not guarantee anything, including automatically receiving more money. Yet, why have past examples suggested that it might help in some cases? Is it magic?! Hardly.
The simple answer in many instances is “experience.”
Matt has more than 20+ years of experience handling personal injury claims for Indiana accident victims, and much like any other profession, knowledge and repetition in a single area of focus can often prove to be valuable, such as offering you the following assets:
1. Matt knows how to conduct a professional investigation.
Evidence is everything in a personal injury case. Without facts to support your version of events, the insurance company may deny your claim, place you partially at fault, or make an offer that is less than full value.
By hiring Matt and Boulton Law Group, you place a litigator on your side that can get to the bottom of what happened.
In addition to the firm’s personal resources, Matt also has a professional network that includes accident reconstructionists, medical experts, and other investigators that can discover and secure evidence on your behalf.
2. Matt won’t be bullied.
Accident claims are rarely straightforward, and insurance companies may take advantage of the fact that you simply don’t want to be bothered with the process.
As such, they may attempt to make you settle for less than you deserve, or use other strategies designed to make you say, “Fine, I’ll accept your offer.”
One of the reasons Matt became a personal injury attorney was to be an advocate for Hoosiers who do not have legal resources. He does not take kindly to big companies trying to pay less than what they owe to innocent victims. In fact, Boulton law Group’s Zero Fee Guarantee speaks to the fact that we do not tolerate bullies.
3. Matt is an award-winning, accomplished personal injury attorney.
The importance of hiring the right attorney for your cases cannot be understated; we would never recommend you pick an attorney without making sure they focus exclusively on personal injury law.
In addition to having repeatedly dealt with all the major insurance companies, Matt also has knowledge of Indiana’s court system and various judges.
His experience and success have earned him recognition by various professional groups such as Martindale Hubbell who designated him as an AV-Rated attorney.
Having an experienced personal injury attorney with a respected track record and reputation on your side is a factor the insurance company will recognize and take into account.
4. Matt can help to put a value on pain and suffering.
Typically, the most valuable portion of a personal injury claim is the component known as “pain and suffering.” Pain and suffering represent your individual experience with regard to the physical and cognitive effects that resulted from your accident.
Matt can help you to arrive at a figure that he believes is fair based on experience with past cases and his knowledge of the various insurance companies.
5. Matt can help you to avoid mistakes.
Throughout the duration of a personal injury claim, there will be instances where you may find yourself unsure what to do next, and a mistake can cost you some or all of your claim.
Matt helps his clients with a number of scenarios that can negatively affect the value of their case, including:
- Sending a letter of representation to the insurance company advising them not to contact you.
- Denying or coordinating any requests for a recorded statement.
- Establishing your case’s statute of limitations.
- Identifying insurance policies for liable parties.
- Denying or coordinating any requests for a signature or agreement.
In short, Matt can help to ensure that your case is presented in a professional, convincing manner while helping to avoid any glaring mistakes or errors.
Questions About Your Personal Injury Claim?
Matt is a born and raised Hoosier, having dedicated his entire professional career to helping Indiana’s accident victims recover maximum compensation for their personal injury claims, including:
- Car accidents
- Semi-truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Dog bite injuries
- Wrongful death lawsuits
- Slip and falls
- Negligent security cases
- Nursing home abuse
If you or a loved one were involved in an accident and have questions about whether hiring an Indianapolis personal injury attorney might increase your chances of receiving more money, Matt is available for a free and friendly legal consultation.
Boulton Law Group’s Zero Fee Guarantee means that you owe the firm nothing unless we make a recovery on your behalf.
To speak with Matt today, contact us at 317-350-2680, or write to us with the details of your accident. Matt personally responds to all website contacts received at our firm.
Attorney Matt Boulton is an award-winning personal injury attorney with more than 20 years of experience helping seriously injured people throughout Indiana reclaim what was taken from them. His firm was created for for the client who expects exceptional service and passionate, successful legal representation.