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Fort Wayne Car Accident Lawyers

Car accidents are very dangerous and, unfortunately, all too common occurrences. If you were recently involved in a car accident in Indiana, you might be seriously injured. Injuries tend to come with expensive price tags, and many accidents victims have difficulty paying for medical treatments and vehicle repairs. If you are in a similar situation, you can file a lawsuit to get compensation for your accident.

When you file a lawsuit after a car accident in Fort Wayne, you want to sue the other driver’s insurance company. Indiana is an at-fault state, meaning you must prove the other driver was responsible for the accident before their insurance will cover you. You must also assert and prove your damages. Failure to properly claim some of your damages means those damages will not be covered.

If you were in a car accident, the driver responsible should be made to cover your damages. Our Fort Wayne car accident lawyers can help you file your lawsuit and communicate with insurance companies. Call our team at the offices of Wruck Paupore at (219) 322-1166 for a free legal consultation.

Why Do I Need an Attorney for My Car Accident Case in Fort Wayne?

People usually start thinking about hiring an attorney when they believe a court case is necessary to resolve their dispute. However, an attorney can help you in car accident cases before your case ever sees a courtroom. Car accident cases often involve many communications with insurance companies and gathering evidence before a lawsuit begins. The process can be complex and overwhelming if you do not have experienced legal representation.

Our Fort Wayne car accident lawyers can help you gather evidence, argue about fault, negotiate a settlement, and file your lawsuit. Dealing with the fallout from a car accident is bad enough, but doing it while you recover from painful injuries is incredibly challenging. Our team can ease your burden and help you get the compensation you need and deserve.

Who Pays for a Car Accident in Fort Wayne?

In any car accident, the question of insurance is bound to come up sooner or later. What people often fail to realize is that different states treat car insurance differently. Some states are considered “no-fault states.” In these places, drivers automatically get an insurance payout from their own insurance providers after an accident. Drivers can only pursue additional compensation in a lawsuit if their accidents meet specific criteria. Indiana is an “at-fault state.” This means that drivers only get insurance payouts if they can prove the other driver was to blame for the accident.

In Indiana, you must not only sue the other driver, but you must sue their insurance company. Unlike in no-fault states, when you sue for a car accident in Indiana, you are not limited in what kind of damages you can claim. In no-fault states, your insurance typically only covers medical expenses and the costs to repair or replace your vehicle. In Indiana, you can claim other damages, like lost wages and pain and suffering.

Unfortunately, you may encounter complications if the other driver is uninsured. In such a case, you might have to sue the driver personally and hope that they can pay. Alternatively, you might rely on your own insurance if you have coverage for situations involving uninsured drivers. Call our Fort Wayne car accident attorneys for help with your case today.

Proving Fault in a Fort Wayne Car Accident Lawsuit

Before recovering any damages from an insurance company, you have to prove the other driver is at fault for the accident. Insurance will not pay you if you cannot prove the other driver was at fault. You must also prove that you do not share any fault with the defendant or prove that you contributed only very minimally to the accident. If you are found to be partially responsible, your damages could be reduced.

Proving fault may pose a significant hurdle for some plaintiffs. In Indiana, insurance companies typically do not pay anything, not even for medical bills, until you prove the other driver was responsible for the accident. For a plaintiff with serious injuries and no way to pay for them on their own, this poses a big problem. If you are awarded any damages, those damages could be reduced if you are found to be partially responsible for the accident.

Our Fort Wayne car accident lawyers can help you gather the evidence needed to prove the other driver is to blame for your accident. With assistance from our legal team, you can fight to get compensation from an insurance company quicker so you can cover your expenses and continue your recovery.

How Do I Get a Settlement for a Car Accident Case in Fort Wayne?

Before suing the other driver’s insurance company, you are likely going to engage in settlement negotiations. While plaintiffs often want to hold defendants responsible in court – understandably so – settlement negotiations should not be disregarded. If a settlement offer covers all your expenses and leaves you able to recover in peace, it might be a good idea to accept.

Getting to a good settlement offer usually takes time and negotiating skills the average person does not have. If your case lacks sufficient evidence demonstrating fault, your defendant’s insurance company might be less willing to meet your demands. However, if we have a strong case, we may convince the insurance company to pay you the money you deserve.

A good settlement agreement might not only get you the money you need, but it may also help you avoid the time and costly legal fees you would have otherwise spent on a trial. Call our Fort Wayne car accident lawyers for help reaching a settlement agreement in your case.

Call Our Fort Wayne Car Accident Attorneys

If you were the victim in a car accident and need money to help cover your expenses, talk to our Fort Wayne car accident attorneys about getting compensation. Our team can help you get the money you need as soon as possible. Call the offices of Wruck Paupore at (219) 322-1166 for a free legal consultation.

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Woman suffering physical and emotional abuse at nursing home.

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Traumatic Brain Injury

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$940,000

Post-Concussion Disorder

Women rear-ended while stopped at red light

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Patient suffering nerve damage following hip operation.

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Post-Concussion Disorder

Man suffered headaches and other post-concussion symptoms from vehicle crash.

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Traumatic Brain Injury

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Auto Accident

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Your Legal Team

Top-Rated Litigator.
Helping injury victims move forward.

Don is a founding partner and one of the nation’s top-ranked personal injury litigators. He is a member of the Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum, which includes less than 1% of the nation’s trial lawyers, and awarded the highest ranking given by Martindale Hubbel and AVVO.

More importantly, Don understands representing personal injury victims is about more than recovering the best settlement: it’s about helping clients get back on their feet and supporting them in every aspect of their recovery.

Understanding the Insurance Company:
Getting Results.

In nearly all cases, our clients seek compensation from the wrongdoer’s insurance company. Before forming Wruck Paupore, Jason worked for a prominent law firm representing some of the world’s largest insurers. This experience gives Jason a deep understanding of the insurance industry and the strategies it uses to pay injury victims as little as possible.

Jason -- and our entire team -- put this inside knowledge to work to force insurance companies to pay what is actually owed. Often, we use the insurance company’s own tactics against them as we fight for the full compensation our client deserves.

More than 40 Years of Experience.
Still Fighting for Justice.

For more than four decades, Keith has been fighting for injury victims. During that time, he’s watched the insurance industry change, with insurers now more interested in protecting their stock price than treating injury victims fairly.

Since the beginning, Keith has put people first. From his childhood in Gary, Indiana during the 1960’s and working his way through law school, Keith has risen to become one of the Midwest’s most respected trial lawyers. He has never forgotten that being a lawyer is about helping people -- and seeing injury victims through struggles in a way that could change their lives forever.

Over the decades, Keith, Don and Jason have fought relentlessly for clients, even when other lawyers have said the case was impossible to win.