Will I Have to Go to Court If I Hire an Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney?


Hiring a personal injury attorney in Indianapolis does not automatically mean that you will go to court. It can mean that you will receive a better settlement offer. Insurance adjusters knows they cannot trick or manipulate our attorneys into accepting an unfair settlement offer. Insurance companies know our attorneys won’t hesitate to take a case to court to protect our client’s legal rights.

With that said, whether you go to court does not matter on whether you hire an Indianapolis personal injury attorney. It depends on whether you file a lawsuit and whether your lawsuit settles before trial.

Personal Injury Laws in Indiana

Indiana’s personal injury laws provide a way for accident victims to seek compensation for their injuries, losses, and damages. Common damages in a personal injury claim might include:

  • The cost of medical treatments and medical care
  • The loss of income, including a loss of earning capacity and future lost wages
  • Property damage claims
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Permanent disability, scarring, and disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium

The amount of compensation you are entitled to receive for a personal injury claim depends on several factors. Your Indiana personal injury lawyer reviews all factors to calculate the maximum compensation allowable by law. He then presents that figure to the insurance company as a settlement offer. The parties negotiate to arrive at a figure that is fair and just but reasonable for the insurance company to accept.

In a few cases, an insurance provider refuses to negotiate in good faith. In those cases, your attorney may advise you to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Filing an Indiana Personal Injury Lawsuit

Personal injury cases encompass a wide variety of injury claims. The legal requirements to prove your case may vary, but in most cases, you must prove negligence, injury, causation, and damages. Our attorneys conduct a thorough accident investigation to gather evidence that proves these legal elements.

If a lawsuit is required, we are ready to file the lawsuit before the time for filing a personal injury lawsuit expires. A benefit of treating each case as if it were going to trial is that our settlement negotiations provide strong arguments why the insurance company does not want to take the case to trial.

However, if it becomes necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit, our lawyers will handle all matters related to the lawsuit. If you must appear at a hearing or deposition, we will meet with you to extensively prepare you for the deposition or hearing.

In many cases, a lawsuit settles before it goes to trial.  The other side realizes that going to trial could be more expensive than accepting our settlement proposal. Unfortunately, we have no way of knowing for sure at the beginning of your case.  We can give you our word that we will do everything within our power to recover as much money as possible for your claim in an effective and timely manner.

Contact an Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney Now for Your Free Case Review

Poynter & Bucheri represents accident victims in a variety of personal injury cases. For a free consultation with an Indianapolis personal injury lawyer, contact our office by calling 1-800-265-9881 or (317) 780-8000.