LEARN YOUR RIGHTS AS AN ACCIDENT VICTIM
After sustaining serious injuries in an accident, you should not have to worry about anything other than your physical and emotional recovery. When it comes to dealing with the negligent party, or their insurance carrier, that caused you harm, trust a seasoned injury lawyer to manage every aspect of the pre-suit claim process and the litigation. Carl Brizzi is ready to put his decades of experience to work for you by creating a plan for aggressive representation and not backing down to the insurance companies. Insurance companies are incentivized to pay as little as they can for an injury claim. When dealing with insurance carriers, Carl brings the same tenacity for each client that he known for as the elected, two-term Marion County prosecutor.
OUR OBJECTIVE IS TO OBTAIN THE HIGHEST FINANCIAL RECOVERY POSSIBLE FOR YOUR CASE
Our lawyers have over 100 years of combined litigation experience. While many law firms talk about trials, few law firms have a reputation for trying cases before juries like Carl Brizzi with Lewis And Wilkins, LLP (LAW). LAW has conducted over twenty trials for its clients the past few years alone. Our injury lawyers bring trial and litigation experience while continuing to uphold a long-standing reputation for emphasizing client support. Carl, alongside his colleagues at LAW, have litigated complex high-dollar cases in and around Indianapolis, Indiana for nearly a decade. We remain relentless and will fight for your rights to full and fair compensation. Carl Brizzi, and the other lawyers with LAW, are ready to explain how your medical expenses, pain and suffering, hospital bills, emotional distress, lost wages from time off work, and reduced quality of life are taken into consideration during the litigation.
PERSONAL INJURY REPRESENTATION IN INDIANA
If you are doing your research to retain an accident lawyer, it is important that you hire a lawyer that is the right fit for your matter. One concern most potential clients may have is “can I afford this lawyer?” When our law firm takes your case, we will not ask for a retainer to get started. We will not send you a monthly bill. Our law firm offers a ‘contingency fee’ to our clients. Our fees our contingent, which means we are not paid for our services unless we recover a settlement or verdict for you. If you do not get compensated, neither do we
. You may call our Indianapolis office directly at 317-636-7497
to schedule a no-cost case evaluation, or submit an email at the bottom of the page. We represent personal injury cases for children and adults and serve clients all throughout Indiana.
we strongly believe that you should not be held financially liable if you were not responsible for the accident that caused you harm. Our Indianapolis personal injury attorneys use a concentrated approach to pursue the maximum settlement for your damages and losses.
WE HANDLE ALL TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURIES
Was the injury or death caused by a negligent car
, or boat driver? Were you injured on the job by someone else’s recklessness? Regardless of your personal injury claim case, we have the experience and skills to develop an impactful strategy that will get you results. Call our office today at 317-636-7497
to schedule a free injury claim evaluation with one of our seasoned Indiana personal injury lawyers, and be one more step closer to financial recovery this year.
The DO’S and DON’TS for Personal Injury Victims
In order to protect your rights to compensation for your damages and losses, be sure to follow the general best practices for what to do and not to do after a personal injury accident. By avoiding common, and even instinctual mistakes, you can optimize the value of your claim. Below are some critical DO’S and DON’TS to abide by as a recovering victim of a wrongful injury.
Gather Witness Information – To whatever extent you are physically capable, gather up as much witness information as possible, including phone numbers, emails, place of employment, drivers’ license numbers, selfies, and any other type of contact information they are willing to provide. The more you have, the better. If you are not physically capable, try to delegate this task to another person, even an officer.
Take Photos – If you are physically capable, take as many pictures and videos (all angles and viewpoints) at the scene of the accident, including shots that might relate to how the accident happened. Again, if you are unable, delegate this duty to a nearby, good Samaritan, or someone who is with you. If your injury symptoms arise after your accident, take pictures of your injuries to the best of your ability.
Call the Police – At the scene of the accident, always call the cops and make an official police report. You can call 911 for the easiest point of contact, or dial your local police department. Even if you believe the accident was very minor, or no one was hurt, make a report anyway. These serve as an official record, which can be vital to a personal injury case. Even if you leave without making a report, call the police and make one when you get home or to the hospital. When making your report, be truthful, but only give the absolute facts.
Take a Copy of the Police Report – After making a police report, always ask for a copy. Then read the copy in full. They may be able to provide you with one on the spot, but most often, they will email or mail you a copy. If you notice anything missing or incorrect on the police report, let your accident attorney know immediately.
Get Medical Care ASAP – After you have collected information and made a police report, it is vital that you accept medical attention at the scene by responding EMT’s. Otherwise, be sure to see a doctor as soon as you get home, without any delay. Just like a police report, medical evaluation and treatment serve as an official record of your accident and subsequent injuries. Never skip medical care, even if you think you are not seriously hurt.
Do Not Speak to the Adjuster – Although the appointed insurance adjuster might approach you in a way that makes you feel obligated to speak with them, don’t. Do not talk to the insurance adjuster, nor give any statements, until you have received professional legal advice. Anything you say can be used against you to lower the value of your personal injury claim. If they ask to speak, simply tell them you need to speak with your lawyer first, and that your lawyer will contact them.
Journal Your Injuries – A useful approach for accident victims is to keep a journal, starting as soon as they can. Write down, video, or type up how you are feeling on a daily basis to record the progression, regression, or patterns of your injury and subsequent symptoms. Along with documenting your injuries, also journal about your life, namely how your accident has impacted certain activities, employment, relationships, emotional health, and more.
HIRE A SKILLED LAWYER
– IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF AN ACCIDENT OR ASSUALT THAT CAUSED YOU HARM, DAMAGES OR LOSSES, WHETHER A CAR ACCIDENT
OR SEXUAL ABUSE
, THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO IS HIRE AN EXPERIENCED PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER FOR PROFESSIONAL REPRESENTATION. CARL BRIZZI HAS THE BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE TO STAND UP TO BEHEMOTH INSURANCE COMPANIES, AND RECOVER THE FULL AND FAIR COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE.
Say You are Sorry – It is simply human nature to apologize after an accident, even if its ourselves that were injured. But in the case of a personal injury accident, never say you are sorry, no matter what the circumstance. Apologizing can be deemed admission of fault, which can be used against you by the insurance company when determining the value of your claim. Likewise, never admit fault to any degree, even if you believe you were partially or fully at-fault.
Talk Too Much – Along with holding back the apologies, it is smart to hold back in general. Do not talk about your accident to people, including best friends, and do not give any recorded statements to insurance adjusters. Equally important, DO NOT POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA! Just remain clear and concise about your injuries, and keep everything else to yourself. Other than your family, your lawyer is the only person you can speak freely to during the accident claim process.
Sign Any Documents – Not only do you need to refrain from giving out too much information about yourself and your injuries to anyone other than your doctors and lawyer, you need to refrain from signing any online documents or paperwork until you have received professional legal advice. If the insurance adjuster asks you to sign a release of liability, refuse. You do not sign this form until you have reached full recovery, known as maximum medical improvement (MMI).
Accept Fault and Give Up – Even if the police report says the accident was your fault, and/or your medical professional says you are not hurt, don’t take no for answer. There are many accident cases in which a person was wrongly held liable, and later found to be a victim eligible for compensation. Talk to Carl Brizzi Law about your recent accident to confirm that you are not a victim of a negligent accident, and thus, owed compensation for your damages.
TRY TO HANDLE YOUR CLAIM ALONE – INJURY CLAIMS FOR COMPENSATION ARE HIGHLY COMPLEX, AND REQUIRE THE SKILLS AND RESOURCES OF A LEGAL PROFESSIONAL. ALTHOUGH YOU CAN NEGOTIATE YOUR CLAIM ALONE, YOU HAVE A BETTER CHANCE AT RECOVERING A SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER SETTLEMENT FOR YOUR DAMAGES AND LOSSES WITH A SEASONED INDIANA ACCIDENT ATTORNEY FIGHTING THE INSURANCE COMPANY FOR YOU. CARL BRIZZI KNOWS HOW INSURANCE ADJUSTERS OPERATE, AND CAN USE HIS EXPERIANCES TO ACHIEVE A SETTLEMENT YOU DESERVE.