Ned Tonner concentrates in the following types of personal injury claims:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Insurance Bad Faith
Brain and Spinal Chord Injuries
Fire, Explosion and Burn Injuries
When you have been injured as a result of an auto or truck accident or other accident, injured as a result of using a product or suffered an injury as a result of another’s negligence, there are several issues that must be addressed. In order to make a claim for the negligence of another, you must first establish that a duty existed, that the duty was breached and that you were injured as a result of the breach of duty. We look to the insurance coverage of the person at fault to apply.
Many people initially attempt to represent themselves and often discover that the insurance company’s offer to settle is ridiculously low. In addition, they often discover that they have no knowledge or experience in dealing with the payment of their bills, medical liens, medical pay, lost earnings and property damage or how to properly evaluate the value of their injury. They often call an attorney after several months have passed and after their efforts to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company have been unsuccessful. There is a better approach.
Our firm will schedule an up-front meeting with you and will execute a contingency fee agreement that will cover the scope of the services that will be provided, attorneys’ fees, costs and other aspects of the attorney/client relationship. Once retained, we will obtain all medical records, medical bills, police reports and other important information that will assist us in determining the proper value of your case. We also work closely with our clients to obtain important background information regarding the extent of your injuries, receive a history of your medical care, employment information and other valuable information and will often contact your physician to receive a written summary of the medical care you are receiving. We encourage our clients to keep a diary to log how their injury has affected their normal daily activities, job responsibility, home responsibilities and their relationship with their spouse or partner.
In a typical personal injury case, one is entitled to the following types of compensation:
–Medical bill compensation
–Pain and suffering
–Compensation for permanent injuries
–Future Medical Expenses
–Loss of current and future earnings
Once you have been released by your primary treating physician, we prepare a demand package that includes your medical bills, medical records, doctor reports and other helpful information that will be used by the insurance company to evaluate your case. Insurance companies can be difficult to work with. A professional package with all necessary information will help enhance the value of your case. We also encourage our clients to consider mediation, which is an informal meeting with an experienced and impartial attorney, which often results in a settlement.
If the event attempts to settle and to mediate are unsuccessful, we will initiate a legal action in the proper Court and jurisdiction. In Indiana, with few very limited exceptions, a personal injury action for negligence must be brought within two years from the date of the accident or your claim will be barred by the Statute of Limitations. This confirms why you should contact an attorney as soon as is reasonably practical once you are able. Once litigation is filed, we seek to properly represent you and your interest.
Attorney Tonner has been involved in personal injury litigation for over 30 years, has practiced in Chicago and Los Angeles and throughout Northwest and North Central Indiana in both State and Federal Courts and has presented at a personal injury attorney seminar.
If you would like to discuss your case with Attorney Tonner, contact us online or call us for a free consultation at our offices in Rensselaer at (219) 866-8888 or in Indianapolis at (800) 488-8803. Our Rensselaer office serves our clients in Jasper County, Newton County, White County, Starke County, Pulaski County, Benton County, Lake County and Porter County. Our Indianapolis office serves our clients in Marion County, Hamilton County, Tippecanoe County, Carroll County and Clinton County.
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