Personal Injury Lawyer in Hammond, IN
Injuries have financial, physical, and mental health implications that can significantly affect your life. Our skilled personal injury lawyers will represent your interests and guide you to make fact-based decisions. We’ll also ensure a thorough investigation of the circumstances that led to your injury. You or your injured family member can focus on recovery while our attorneys will negotiate and seek a fair settlement on your behalf.
Alvarez Law effectively represents the interests of residents of Hammond and surrounding communities who have been adversely impacted by injuries caused by someone else’s negligence.
Located in Lake County on the Illinois border and south shore of Lake Michigan, Hammond forms an L-shape from the shoreline along Interstate 90 and Interstate 80/94. A major industrial center of northwest Indiana, Hammond offers residents and visitors many indoor and outdoor activity options, including a nature preserve, marina, theater, casino, and numerous restaurants. It’s the only Indiana city to share a border with the city of Chicago.
Hammond’s roots go back to German farmers arriving in 1847 and its namesake George Hammond establishing a slaughterhouse and beef packaging plant in 1869. Incorporated in 1884, Hammond has been a bustling city of industry for well over a century. In addition to its industrial roots, Hammond is home to a campus of Purdue University. It also contains several historic districts that give residents and visitors a look into early 20th-century residential and commercial architecture.
As part of the Chicago metropolitan area with a population of 77,879 in 2020, Hammond has a lot to offer, including its share of car accidents. In 2019, there were 3,247 accidents in the city, with speed a factor in almost 19% of those accidents. Major thoroughfares bring a lot of passenger and commercial traffic throughout the city. Hammond’s heavily populated streets are commonly laid out in a grid pattern like Chicago, and they tend to increase the chances of being involved in an accident.
$8.5 Million Semi-Truck Accident
$4 Million Steel Mill Explosion
$3.55 Million Injured Tradesmen/Steelworker
$3 Million Prescription Medical Defect
$2.5 Million Amputation in Illinois
$2,028,000 Trucking Settlement
Why Consult a Hammond Personal Injury Attorney?
Personal injury cases can be very complicated, involving gray areas where there are liabilities, unpredictable recoveries, and uncooperative insurance companies. When it comes to consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer, time is of the essence. Evidence needs to be collected promptly, and mounting medical bills must be handled since insurance companies may seek a quick settlement. Consider three key reasons when looking to secure legal representation:
DISABLING OR SEVERE INJURIES
Recovery may take a long time or, in some cases, cause permanent medical expenses and loss of earning potential. An experienced attorney can calculate tangible costs like medical care and lost earnings, as well as non-economic damages like pain and suffering. Severe negligence by the responsible party can lead to punitive damages and economic and non-economic damages.
LIABILITY ISN’T CLEAR
An experienced lawyer can gather information and communicate among those involved in the incident, including the insurance companies. Some cases may involve multiple injured parties seeking a settlement.
UNRESPONSIVE INSURANCE COMPANY
Insurance companies may propose an unfair settlement. They may act in bad faith by denying claims without reason, mishandling accident investigations, or offering an insufficient settlement.
I recommend the Alvarez Law Office; Friendly, helpful, and needful advice and also very knowledgeable regarding workman's comp claims. I appreciated their professional representation and skill.- Faith F.
The whole entire staff IS GREAT from the front desk to the top. Very nice very friendly honest and reliable!- Joseph L.
Everyone that I have spoken with at Alvarez has been polite, positive, & professional. These interactions have inspired my confidence in this firm. It’s reassuring when you’re not well to have a team like this on your side. My attorney, Steven Alvarez a great communicator, very helpful, and kind. He has already been a huge help. I’m grateful I have Alvarez Law working on my behalf.- Lilly P.
My experience with the Alvarez Law office was outstanding. They took my case and completed it in a timely manner. Ms. Theresa was outstanding with my case and made sure that I had everything I needed. If anyone needs a law firm that would fight for you like no other this is the Law firm for you. Thank you Anna Gallo- Anna G.
I was in an awful wreck in January and I contacted Mr. Alvarez. He has been such a great attorney but an even better friend! From checking up on me and making time for calls with both of our busy schedules. I can honestly say in an awful circumstance Steve Alvarez did his absolute best at all times. I Highly recommend this attorney to anyone!!! Thank you- Collin S.
Got me more money back than I expected for my injuries! Thanks Alvarez law firm. You guys are awesome!!!- Jerry G.
Very pleased with this law firm Brandon has kept me updated throughout my case. Brandon and Nicole are Rock Star's. I would definitely encourage anyone to use this law firm. If you want a Rock Star lawyer then Brandon Morford at Alvarez Law that's the guy you need.- James C.
The office staff was always polite answering the phones. The paralegals are always there to answer my questions through email or by phone calls it may have taken time to get back to me but just had to be patient. The legal secretary called to go over and make sure I understood what and how it was going to be finalized. Attorney Steve Alvarez not settling and making sure he went the extra mile for me.- Brandy F.
The Alvarez Law Office helped me with a personal injury case and did a superb job. Everyone from the office staff to Walter Alvarez are very personable and friendly. My experience was great. Shout out to Steven Alvarez for a great job! Thank you so much!- Marci W.
The Alvarez Law Office helped me settle a workers compensation case. I am very pleased with the results thus far! Brandon along with the paralegal staff have been very professional and friendly. If you are in need of legal representation, consider Alvarez Law Office. Thank you so much!- Laura J.
- Hailey S.
Brandon was great at getting back to me and answering all of my questions. It was nice having someone that would answer 24-7 and Attorney Alvarez got me a great resolution on my case.
This is a firm you want on your side. They did an amazing job on my car accident case. They really are 24-7. Brandon answered all my questions promptly even on the weekends. Steven got me an amazing settlement. He is the man! He even got my medicals lowered. This is a powerhouse lawyer you want on your side.- Moses V.
Following an accident, stay at the scene and protect yourself and others by using your emergency flashers and proceeding to a safe place if you are able. Call the police to make sure the accident is correctly documented since this evidence will be critical to a personal injury claim should one be needed. Police reports are commonly required by insurance companies and provide an unbiased review of the event.
Even if you aren’t sure you were injured, it’s wise to visit an emergency room or your doctor to get checked out promptly. Injuries may not be visible at first, and serious side effects could develop.
Notify your insurance company as soon as possible. Check on the medical benefits available from your insurer. Gather your insurance information and the insurance information from the other party or parties, and provide the information to your attorney.
Documenting an incident will help the police, insurance companies, and potentially an attorney representing you. Provide as many facts to the police officer as possible. Injuries may not be evident right away, so don’t tell the investigator you’re not hurt. If possible, photograph the scene and exchange information with the other driver and witnesses. Witness accounts may be key to a personal injury case. Gather and organize information and consult with an attorney.
Connect With Alvarez
Our skilled personal injury attorneys place client needs first and make sound decisions based on facts and research. We will steer clients away from being pressured to agree to an insufficient settlement, and we will follow through with your case to ensure claims are distributed and contracts are followed. Or visit our offices at 1940 165th Street, Suite 200, in Hammond in Woodman Center.