“Why do Hoosier accident victims hire personal injury attorneys?”
If you ask the question to someone who has never been injured in an accident, their quick answer might be “They want to receive money.”
In reality, the reasons for hiring an Indiana personal injury attorney are many, and while collecting compensation is certainly part of the equation, there are several instances when it is not the primary motivation.
Why Do Injured Hoosiers Hire Personal Injury Attorneys?
Attorney Matt Boulton has been hired by Indiana accident victims and their families for a variety of reasons. Each person and family are affected in various ways by the results of an accident, and each have a unique reason for seeking legal counsel.
To gain a better understanding of why Hoosiers might hire an Indiana personal injury attorney, Matt has listed some of the most common answers given by actual Boulton Law Group clients:
“I simply don’t know where to start.”
It’s not until someone is involved in a serious accident that they are forced to think, “What now?” This is especially true if it’s the first time they’ve gone through this experience.
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Post-accident questions can include any number of items, such as:
- Who will pay my medical bills?
- Who is liable?
- What about my missed time at work?
- How long do I have to file a claim?
- Will I have to go to court?
- Should I sign documents sent to me by the insurance company?
- How can I get bill collectors to stop contacting me?
- What if I need a rental vehicle?
Depending on the type of accident and someone’s personal situation, there can be dozens of questions that need to be answered.
For many Hoosier accident victims, they initially contact an attorney to gather information and gain a better understanding of what may be required of them.
In many instances, if someone has never been in an accident, they will choose to hire an attorney for continued guidance.
“I don’t trust the insurance company.”
A large number of Matt’s clients contacted him because they wanted to make sure they didn’t make a mistake or potentially surrender any of their legal rights.
Insurance companies are big business, and their goal is to pay out the least amount possible on claims. The adjuster who handles a claim on the insurance company’s behalf is simply on the side of their employer.
To help level the playing field, many accident victims will hire an attorney who is 100% on the side of their client. This helps to ensure a person does not sign away their rights, say the wrong thing, or accept less compensation than they deserve.
“I don’t want to deal with the hassle.”
Some people simply don’t have the time or desire to play phone tag, attend to paperwork, provide requested documentation, and jump through the many other post-accident hoops.
“I want to focus exclusively on my physical recovery and mental well-being.”
Depending on the severity of an accident, injured Hoosiers may require treatment by doctors and various specialists. Ongoing care can include short and long-term plans, which require the patient’s full attention and cooperation.
To help ensure accident victims reach full recovery, they may hire an attorney to handle everything unrelated to their physical and mental health.
“I don’t know how much my case is worth.”
We mentioned “money” at the beginning of this blog. By far, it’s the reason least given by accident victims who reach out to Boulton Law Group, however, it is certainly important.
Even a small accident can result in thousands of dollars in medical bills, time off work, and various other damages. As a result, many accident victims are at a loss when trying to determine what their case is worth.
Anyone who was injured through no fault of their own should be allowed to seek legal remedies that help to ensure they are properly compensated for their troubles.
I was referred by someone who had a great experience with you.”
Lastly, and most important to Matt, a large number of injured Hoosiers hire him because a family member or friend was a former Boulton Law Group client.
In fact, a large percentage of Boulton Law Group’s clients are from direct referrals. Not only do we believe it speaks to the quality of our legal representation, but we also believe it is a testament to the way we treat people.
About Boulton Law Group
For 25+ years, attorney Matt Boulton has been helping injured Hoosiers and their families navigate through insurance companies and Indiana’s legal system. His goals? To protect their rights, ensure they receive maximum compensation, and provide exceptional client care.
Boulton Law Group is sought after by accident victims throughout Indiana. Hoosiers and their families bring a variety of personal injury cases to Matt, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death
- Slip and falls
- Negligent security
- Nursing home abuse
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
Additionally, Boulton Law Group offers every injured Hoosier a Zero Fee Guarantee. This means you will never be charged for a legal review, and you owe the firm absolutely nothing until your case is won.
If you would like for Matt to review your potential case, you can contact us using the firm’s confidential, free contact form.