If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a distracted driving accident in Indianapolis, we strongly recommend that you do not try to handle your own claim without help from a personal injury lawyer. Distracted driving is illegal under Indiana law but it can be difficult to prove, and you will need to know the common types of evidence, how to prove fault and negligence, and how to identify all recoverable damages.
In many cases, even discount “jack of all trades” attorneys do not have the experience and know-how to pursue a distracted driving payout the way a lawyer who focuses on only personal injury cases can.
Should I File a Distracted Driving Claim Without a Lawyer?
Pursuing a payout in a distracted driving claim is not an easy process to navigate, and when a victim chooses to represent themselves or hires a discount “jack of all trades” attorney, they may not get the best possible outcome. Both individuals with no legal experience and discount attorneys often do not have the know-how handle these claims. This may include:
- Being unsure how or when to initiate the claims process
- Problems collecting all available evidence or understanding how to build a strong case
- Difficulty identifying, valuing, and pursuing all damages
- Trouble working closely with insurers and lawyers during negotiations
With an attorney who only works auto accidents and other personal injury cases, you can feel confident that they know how to navigate the process on your behalf. This includes completing an investigation, identifying the liable party, building a strong case, and fighting for the payout you deserve.
When your case involves a commercial vehicle, school bus, or was a distracted driving truck accident, the case may be even more complex. Do not hesitate to reach out to us to learn more about your options. We strongly recommend discussing your case with a personal injury attorney.
A Discount Attorney or Pro Se Representation May Not Save You Money
Many people consider trying to file a distracted driving claim without an attorney or hiring a discount attorney because it seems like that is the least expensive route. Personal injury attorneys who only handle this type of case generally charge the standard 33⅓% of your payout and handle your case on contingency. You pay little if anything out of pocket.
While the assumption is correct that a personal injury attorney will likely charge you 33⅓% while a discount lawyer will cost you roughly 25% and representing yourself is free, there are many other factors to consider. The bottom line is “which one will give me the largest net payout?”
Personal injury attorneys who handle auto accident cases every day know the common damages in these cases. They can:
- Build a strong case
- Document your related expenses and losses
- Check for hidden recoverable damages
- Put a value range on your case
- Help you pursue a payout within the fair settlement range
Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. Can Take on Your Indiana Distracted Driving Case
Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. has helped the victims of personal injury accidents pursue compensation for more than 30 years. We only take on personal injury cases, including all types of auto accident injuries. We understand distracted driving, what causes it, and how to prove this type of case.
We will get a copy of the police report, gather supporting evidence, interview witnesses, build a solid case, and determine if we can reach a fair settlement agreement before our two-year time limit to file a personal injury lawsuit runs out.
You do not have to try to navigate this process on your own, and there is often little if any benefit to doing so. In fact, you could settle for a lot less than your case is worth. It may be much better to rely on someone who handles this type of case every day. We can greatly reduce your stress and anxiety, letting you focus on healing from your injuries while we handle your claim.
Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney in Indiana About Your Distracted Driving Claim
Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. knows how to build a strong case, identify your related losses and expenses, and aggressively pursue a just payout in your case. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an Indianapolis distracted driving accident, we are here to help.
We offer no-obligation consultations and hope you will consider the benefits of a law firm that only handles cases like yours. Call us today at (317) 636-7777 for a free review of your case and to discuss how we can help you go after the full payout you deserve.