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Do you need a car accident attorney in Indiana?

When you, a loved one or friend suffers a serious personal injury in a car accident, choose a car accident attorney that provides excellent personal service.  Call Goodin Abernathy LLP and learn what it means to work with attorneys that actually care for you and your case.  This is a personal service profession and we mean to keep it that way! Check out the Indiana Rule of Court – Rules of Professional Conduct.

Here are services that Goodin Abernathy LLP clients enjoy with their attorneys:

Anticipate One on One meetings with the attorney.

We prefer to meet with you in person – at our office or a location that is convenient for you. If you need a video call for health of convenience, the same attorney that handles your case from start to finish is the one that you will meet with. A direct line of communication is vital to the legal work we offer. “In all professional functions a lawyer should be competent, prompt and diligent. A lawyer should maintain communication with a client concerning the representation.”

You speak directly with our own people – NOT call center workers or answering services

The real people that answer calls in our law firm will know you and have immediate information about your file. They connect you with the attorney handling your case.

Expect attorneys that stay in touch with you

Our attorneys care about your recovery and medical treatment. They want to know how to help along the way. Goodin Abernathy LLP attorneys actually call our clients to collect updates. So if we do not hear from you, then expect a call from us!

Enjoy attorneys that patiently explain the legal process.

Our personal injury attorneys do not lose patience with clients. Although we do this work every day, we understand our clients don’t and they need time to best understand how the legal system works.

Your case stays with our firm because we do not refer it out.

We keep the clients that engage us for auto, truck, work, construction and general accident injury cases. We stick with you from beginning to end. It sounds crazy, but other firms will send you on to another law firm after you sign a fee agreement.

We are located in and licensed to practice law in Indiana.

Indiana law is what we focus on. Hoosier citizens and businesses are who we help. Different states have different regulations when it comes to contacting potential clients – but we play by Indiana’s rules.

For instance, Indiana law does not permit attorneys or their “agents” to directly contact a potential client. Indiana attorneys only connect with injured clients if their help is asked for. Maybe you are getting calls by out of state attorneys. Maybe people are showing up at your door offering to connect you with legal services. Well before you sign anything, please take time to research their services because here is what Indiana’s legal commentary says about it:

Other than as authorized by law or this Rule, a lawyer who is not admitted to practice generally in the State of Indiana violates paragraph (b) if the lawyer establishes an office or other systematic and continuous presence in the State of Indiana for the practice of law. Presence may be systematic and continuous even if the lawyer is not physically present here. For example, advertising in media specifically targeted to Indiana residents or initiating contact with Indiana residents for solicitation purposes could be viewed as systematic and continuous presence. In any event, such a lawyer must not hold out to the public or otherwise represent that the lawyer is admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana. See also Rules 7.1(a) and 7.5(b).

Unlike big personal injury firms, you meet and work with Goodin Abernathy LLP attorneys throughout your whole case.  We do not refer out your case to other attorneys or law firms.  If you hire us, then expect our attorneys to handle your case.  Too often we hear about “big box” advertising injury law firms that refer their cases other firms and lose touch with the client.  That is not how a profession works.  That is a business model where helping the client is secondary to income goals.

While we are at it, beware when you see or hear these advertising lines:

  • “Size Matters” – Some law firms advertise that the number of attorneys in their multi-state law firm is important.
  • “Call the Tool” – Some firms use advertising gimmicks like tools or standing on top of moving trucks for marketing.
  • “Superhero Service” – Some attorneys with advertising videos magically change into superhero outfits. But do you really want them to wear that in front of a judge and jury?
  • “Millions, Billions, Zillions of Dollars Recovered!” Are attorneys selling hamburgers?! Or are they discreetly and honorably representing their clients?

Advertising stunts mean nothing for promoting the relationship injured clients deserve from their attorneys.  In real life, those tricks do not make a difference when dealing with insurance adjusters, negotiating during a mediation or actually presenting cases in the court room.  Goodin Abernathy LLP injury lawyers approach their work as a true profession, offering clients quality legal help when they need it the most.

How do we charge for legal work on injury cases?

To begin with, we charge a contingency fee.  Our fees are a portion of the overall recovery we win for the client.  The fee percentage we collect is connected to when in the legal process your case is resolved.  If we settle your case before filing a lawsuit, then our fees are a smaller percentage (%) than if we take your case to trial.

Let me put it this way – you will not see or hear this at Goodin Abernathy LLP:

  • “No matter when and how your case gets resolved, our legal fees are 40% or more.”

Goodin Abernathy’s legal fees reasonably consider what work is needed.  Not every case requires the same work.  We look at your case, explain our evaluation and have a written fee agreement to review during our free initial meetings.

We do not want our clients feeling pressured into “signing up” the first time we meet.  A pressured client leads to a troubled attorney relationship.  Since we need happy clients to maintain a good reputation, reasonable fee agreements are a big part of our practice.

Contact the car injury attorneys at Goodin Abernathy LLP to learn how experienced attorneys treat their clients.  We handle your case because we care about you and your future.  Call us for a free initial consultation and let us share our legal support when you need it the most.