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Answering The Questions We Hear Most Frequently

Last updated on May 6, 2024

The regulations and laws regarding personal injury matters are very complicated. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury and you are considering your legal options, you probably have a variety of questions.

At Ladendorf Fregiato & Bigler, our lawyers can answer them. We handle personal injury cases of all varieties for clients throughout the Indianapolis metro area. On this page, we have devoted a few paragraphs to answering the questions that prospective clients frequently bring to us.

  1. I’ve been hurt in an accident and I want to file a claim for my injuries? What’s the first thing I should do?
  2. How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
  3. How much is my case worth?
  4. How soon after I am injured do I have to file a lawsuit?
  5. How long will it take to get a settlement offer?
  6. Will I have to go to Court?
  7. How much will Ladendorf Fregiato & Bigler charge me?
  8. Who will pay for the doctor bills and fix my car if the other person has no insurance?

I’ve been hurt in an accident, and I want to file a claim for my injuries. What’s the first thing I should do?

If you are injured in an accident, it is best to contact an attorney right away. An experienced personal injury attorney has the education, knowledge and experience to assist you right from the onset of your care and, if necessary, through trial. Once you retain legal representation, the attorney can legally deal with the insurance company, saving you time and frustration and preventing you from making any mistakes, which could hinder your right to recover in the future. The sooner that you are represented by an attorney, the better.

How do I know if I have a personal injury case?

Contact Ladendorf Fregiato & Bigler for a free consultation. Remember, there is no fee unless you recover compensation for your injuries.

How much is my case worth?

Several factors determine the value of a claim, including but not limited to, the nature and extent of the injury, the type and length of medical treatment, permanency of the injury, and the applicable insurance limits available to recover.

How soon after I am injured do I have to file a lawsuit?

The statute of limitations in the state of Indiana for a civil tort action is two years from the date of injury. You must file a lawsuit within this time frame or your claim will be forever barred.

How long will it take to get a settlement offer?

Several factors determine the length of time to receive a settlement offer, including but not limited to, the length of medical treatment, when you have reached maximum medical recovery in your treatment pending an assessment of whether your injury is permanent. An experienced attorney will have many methods to move this process along in an expedient manner. Ladendorf Fregiato & Bigler has over 100 years of legal experience among its attorneys.

Will I have to go to court?

Not necessarily. A large percentage of personal injury claims settle without having to file a lawsuit. Even if it is necessary to file a lawsuit, the case could settle without having to go to trial. Should it be necessary to go to trial, you will be guaranteed competent and thorough representation with the experienced trial attorneys at Ladendorf Fregiato & Bigler.

How much will Ladendorf Fregiato & Bigler charge me?

Like most law firms representing victims of personal injury, Ladendorf Fregiato & Bigler works on a contingency fee basis. Our staff members work hard to make sure you have a financial recovery. Typically, the fee is one-third of your total recovery. We receive no fee if there is no recovery. You will never receive a bill for any expense necessary to pursue your case.

Who will pay for the doctor bills and fix my car if the other person has no insurance?

Should the at-fault driver have no insurance, your own uninsured motorist coverage would compensate you for your claims for bodily injury and property damage. Your company would then have the right to seek recovery from the at-fault party.

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Do You Have More Questions?

These are probably only a few of the answers that you need. We have the rest of them. Contact our law office to speak with one of our staff members about setting up an initial consultation where you can ask your questions to a lawyer. To reach us, use our online contact form or call 317-842-5800.