We strongly recommend that you do not file a car accident claim without an attorney. If you already took action in your property damage or personal injury case on your own behalf, we can still review your case and help you navigate the complex claims process.
Because we only handle personal injury cases, we have an in-depth knowledge of how these cases work. We will pursue the full damages you deserve and fight to secure a full payout in your case.
Should I File a Car Accident Claim Without a Lawyer?
It is unlikely that you have the experience or know-how to navigate the complicated claims process as easily as our team. Even discount law firms sometimes struggle with properly valuing personal injury cases and going through the process to reach a settlement that compensates the victim for all the losses and expenses they suffered.
When you choose to work with a personal injury lawyer instead of enlisting the help of a discount attorney or handling the claim on your own, you gain access to someone who can:
- Represent you in settlement negotiations with insurers and other lawyers
- Address and negotiate liens that could affect your net settlement
- Secure expert testimony or other evidence that proves negligence and liability
- Identify and document the full value of your accident-related damages
- Navigate the complex process required to pursue a settlement in your case
- Take your case to court, if the insurer refuses a fair settlement
You Will Benefit from Our 34 Years of Handling Car Accident Cases in Indianapolis
The primary reason people say they want to handle their car accident claim on their own is to save money. There are few out-of-pocket costs required when filing this type of claim, no matter if you enlist the help of a personal injury attorney or if you try it on your own.
Most car accident attorneys charge a standard contingency of 33⅓% of your gross payout. Unless they recover a payout for you, they do not get paid. When you represent yourself, you will pay the costs upfront and have to navigate the process on your own. Still, you may not like the thought of spending a third of your compensation before you ever see a check.
However, it is important to consider what happens if your attorney is able to use their experience and know-how to:
- Identify hidden damages and provide a stronger argument for others
- Properly prove the full value of your case
- Negotiate a higher payout with the insurer or lawyer
- Get a settlement or court award for more money than you knew was recoverable in your case
We often see cases where the car accident victim comes in believing they may have a fair offer, but when we look at it, we identify thousands of dollars still on the table. If this happens in your case, we may be able to negotiate a settlement that leaves you with a higher net payout than you would have received if you handled the case on your own, even after we take out our third.
At the same time, you did not have to try to figure out how to navigate the process, build a strong case, or go toe-to-toe with attorneys or insurance adjusters. Our team wants you to focus on your health and recovery without the stress and anxiety of handling your legal case on your own.
Let us take care of your claim while you fight to overcome paralysis, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, or other car accident injuries.
Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. Can Take on Your Indianapolis Car Accident Case
The car accident team from Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. knows what it takes to prove negligence and liability and get a full payout for our clients. For 34 years, we have handled nothing but personal injury cases.
We know how Indiana auto insurance laws affect your potential payout, the loopholes and issues we may encounter while navigating the process, how to negotiate liens, and how to determine the deadlines that apply in your case.
Generally, we have two years to reach a settlement or decide whether we need to file a personal injury lawsuit, but other deadlines may apply in some cases. Let us take a look at your case today to learn more.
Talk to a Car Accident Attorney in Indianapolis About Your Case Today
At Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., we offer free case reviews for victims of Indianapolis car accidents. These are no-obligation consultations, so you have an opportunity to see how a dedicated personal injury attorney may be able to help you before you make a decision about whether you want to move forward and file a car accident claim without an attorney.
Call us today at (317) 636-7777 for your free case evaluation and consultation.