The Help You Need After A Serious Injury
Personal injuries can be devastating for the injured person and their family. In addition to the pain and limitations and disruption in your life, the injury causes immediate and long-term financial hardships.
If you have suffered an injury, call Walterman Legal in Greenwood to set up a FREE consultation. If needed, I will come to your home or hospital to meet with you. Once I take your case, I am committed to maximizing your compensation and helping you navigate the legal process.
Help For The Injured
I am personal injury attorney Joe Walterman. For nearly 20 years, I have helped clients throughout central Indiana recover from serious injuries by standing up to the insurance companies and corporations. I have experience with:
- Motor vehicle collisions (cars, trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians)
- Premises liability (slip-and-falls)
- Medical malpractice and negligence
What You Need To Know About Insurance Companies
In most cases, personal injury compensation is paid from an insurance policy. The insurance companies are profit-driven, so their goal is to pay as little as possible on claims (and sometimes nothing). If you are looking for a lawyer, chances are good you’ve already been contacted by an insurance claims adjuster. They may be fishing for information. Or perhaps they have offered to cut you a check today for a sum of money.
You should not give statements to an insurance adjuster, because your words can be used against you. And you should never sign waivers or accept a settlement before getting legal advice. You could be signing away your rights and undercutting the real value of your personal injury settlement.
Fair Compensation Takes Time
I don’t know what your claim is worth until your medical recovery plays out. Will you need surgery or physical therapy? Will you be able to return to your job? Will you fully heal or be left with a permanent impairment? When the other side is eager to settle, it’s often a sign that they know your case is worth much more. I know how to investigate to prove negligence. I know how to gauge and document your damages. I know how to deal with the insurance companies in settlement negotiations — or in court if necessary — to get fair value for your claim and cover future needs.
I do not take every injury case. I take cases where I know I can make a difference for my client, either because of complex liability and legalities that complicate recovery, or because the injuries are serious and the insurer is likely to downplay the damages. If I believe you could get a decent settlement without my services, I will tell you so.
Start With A Free Consultation
I can evaluate your claim and we will go from there. I work on a contingency fee, which means there is no upfront cost to hire me and you pay no attorney fees unless I recover compensation. I take cases in Indianapolis, Bloomington, Greenwood, Greenfield, Danville, Avon, Plainfield, Martinsville, Shelbyville, Columbus and all surrounding communities of central Indiana. Call 317-953-2281 or use the email form.