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PTSD After a Car Accident

What you’ll learn reading this article: PTSD, though long associated with combat, is now seen more in the US general population in cases of motor vehicle accidents.  PTSD can affect all aspects of a person’s life and should be taken seriously.  If you suffer from PTSD as a result of a car accident, you may… Read more »

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What Is a Contingency Fee?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Many personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee, meaning they receive no fee unless you are awarded compensation.  Unlike many Indiana personal injury lawyers, Poynter & Bucheri Accident Recovery fee is only 25%* for auto accidents.  Poynter & Bucheri Accident Recovery attorneys work hard to win big for… Read more »

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Setting Up Auto Claims

What you’ll learn reading this article: Setting up an auto accident claim starts with exchanging information at the scene. Having an attorney makes the claims process much easier. Avoid giving formal statements until you talk to your attorney. The moments after a car accident are very important. Now’s your chance to exchange insurance information with… Read more »

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Should You Make a Claim Against Your Own Insurance Company?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Some insurance companies do raise rates after an accident even if it wasn’t your fault.  It’s important to understand just what you’re paying for with your insurance policy in order to avoid wasting money or failing to make use of the benefits you’ve paid for.  Indiana law requires all… Read more »

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What Goes in a Good Demand Letter?

What you’ll learn reading this article: A demand letter should only include factual statements and should avoid opinion and bias; because of this, it is a good idea to have an attorney draft a demand letter for you.  Demand letters serve as the starting-off point for getting your case settled and getting compensation for injuries… Read more »

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When Should I Settle My Personal Injury Case?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Patience can be important when it comes to settling your personal injury case as you only have one shot to settle and receive compensation.  Hiring an attorney to help you settle your case can lead to better compensation as well as faster settlements.  The statute of limitations in Indiana… Read more »

soft tissue injuries in accidents

Proving Soft-Tissue Damage After a Car Accident

What you’ll learn reading this article: Many soft-tissue injuries may not be readily apparent after an accident and may take days to weeks to show symptoms.  Soft-tissue injuries can cause debilitating pain and result in a variety of uncomfortable symptoms for the victim. Insurance companies will fight soft-tissue injuries, and seeking the help of an… Read more »

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What Are My Rights as an Injured Passenger in Indiana?

What you’ll learn reading this article: There are certain situations in which you, as a passenger, could be found partially at-fault for an accident. As a passenger, you have the right to pursue damages after an accident except in specific situations, such as the driver being a close relative. Accidents that involve multiple passengers can… Read more »

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Will Posting on Social Media Hurt My Car Accident Claim?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Social media posts are legally allowed in the courtroom, even if your account was set to private. Defense attorneys and insurance companies are talented at mining social media for excuses to deny car accident victims damages.  If you do make the mistake of posting, talk with your attorney rather… Read more »

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Will My Insurance Rates Go Up After an Indianapolis Car Accident?

What you’ll learn reading this article: Sometimes car insurance rates rise after an accident. Indiana has clear rules about having insurance and reporting car accidents. There are three important reasons to let your insurance company know about the accident, even if it was minor or it wasn’t your fault. Here’s a hard lesson many people… Read more »