Car Accident Lawyer In Northwest Indiana
If you’ve ever been in a car accident, you know that the experience is frightening and disorienting — or worse. One minute you’re heading home, and the next, it feels like the world around you is crumbling.
In the immediate aftermath, it’s sometimes hard to know how to react and respond. Shock may even set in, which can lead to scary disorientation. Of course, your priority is to make sure that you and any others are OK. In the days and weeks to come, you may want to consider discussing your case with a personal injury attorney at Alvarez Law, which is located in Chicago, Northwest Indiana, and Indianapolis.
If your accident involves signs of recklessness or negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Our team of experienced lawyers can help you to look objectively at the facts and figure out the best possible strategy to get you what you deserve. Here’s our short guide on how personal injury attorneys can help.
Assessing and Investigating Your Case
At your initial consultation, a personal injury lawyer will collect the facts, seek to understand the available evidence, and explain the applicable law. Based on that assessment, the attorney may decide to take the case and begin work right away.
Our personal injury lawyers at Alvarez Law collect and analyze the accident reports and interview any witnesses. They may hire traffic safety or other experts to reconstruct the accident scene to establish that you weren’t at fault.
Part of the task of personal injury attorneys is to help you to gather the necessary records to support your request for compensation. They can advise you on what records to collect to document your injuries properly and any lost wages or related costs that might be covered under personal injury law.
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One of your obligations after an accident is to report the incident to the insurance companies — both your own and the insurer of the other drivers that are involved. Nothing legally prevents you from having these discussions yourself, but for many reasons, it’s better to let the personal injury attorneys at Alvarez Law handle the discussions. This usually happens soon after the accident, so the sooner you obtain legal counsel, the better.
Research has shown that self-negotiated settlements are usually much lower than settlements or jury verdicts that are obtained with an experienced personal injury attorney. Insurance companies understandably want to settle for the lowest amount possible. Often, they will try to close a case early on, either before you have been able to retain counsel or while you are still in recovery.
Based on their experience as negotiators, personal injury attorneys can take charge of settlement negotiations and often obtain a larger and fairer offer than you would be able to get on your own.
If settlement negotiations prove to be fruitless, your next step may be to file a lawsuit. The law restricts the amount of time you have to file; having an attorney will prevent you from missing statutory deadlines.
Even if the car or truck accident was partly your fault, you could still receive some compensation. Based on the available evidence, we could show that another party shares the blame for the accident, and you could receive at least partial compensation.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Car accidents happen for many reasons. Sometimes, they are pure accidents, while other times, they exhibit a reckless disregard for safety. Recklessness and negligence are key elements of a personal injury lawsuit.
Over the years, some of the main causes that we have noticed in our personal injury practice are as follows:
- Texting or other driving distractions.
- Intoxicated driving.
- Tired driving.
- Unsafe road conditions.
- Defective car parts.
What Compensation Is Available?
If you are seriously injured in an accident, you may be able to recover various forms of compensation to help make you whole financially. The size of your final claim depends on the seriousness of your injuries. You may be able to claim some or all of the following items:
- Emotional suffering.
- Loss of future earnings.
- Cost of medical care.
- Pain from the accident.
- Lost wages, including work missed during lengthy hospital stays and for follow-up treatment.
If an accident has claimed the life of a loved one, the personal injury attorneys at Alvarez Law can file a wrongful death claim. Plaintiffs can recover lost wages and compensation for the loss of companionship. Our team can guide you on the records that you need to document your claim.
Get Qualified Personal Injury Counsel
Don’t wait to consult a personal injury lawyer after an accident. Our team at Alvarez Law, which serves Chicago; the surrounding areas of South Bend, Crown Point, Hammond; and Indianapolis, provides experienced personal injury counsel. Our dedicated team and professional staff work hard to ensure that you receive the financial compensation that you deserve for the painful injuries that you suffer in an accident. We take cases on a contingency basis, which means that you pay nothing unless we recover for your injuries.
To learn more or to sign up for a free consultation with our team of car injury lawyers, call us toll-free at (219) 300-5204