Archive for May, 2016

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May

The No Fee Guarantee Makes It Easy

May 25, 2016

Stewart & Stewart has been helping accident victims in Indiana for decades. We’re known for our exceptional customer service and our ability to get our clients results in the least amount of time. That reputation was built on years of extending a helping hand to every person who comes through our doors. However, it’s up to the client to take the first step, which is why we make it easy to get the help you need with our No Fee Guarantee.

The No Fee Guarantee is a promise we extend to all of our clients. It states that if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us anything. That means no upfront costs or fees will be asked of you, so you can focus on what’s most important—your recovery. People come to us because they are worried about their financial futures after an accident. The No Fee Guarantee gives them access to experienced legal representation without the risks of hiring an expensive, charge-by-the-hour law firm.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, do what hundreds of accident victims have done before you and give us a call. Our experienced Indiana car accident attorneys will protect your rights to compensation and fight to get you every dollar you deserve. All the while, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing if we don’t win, you don’t pay. That’s the No Fee Guarantee.

18
May

3 Things You Get with a Free Consultation

May 18, 2016

If you’ve seen our commercials or read our blog, you probably know that we offer every single person who comes through our doors a free consultation. However, you may not know what a free consultation entails. Here are three things you get with a free consultation from Stewart & Stewart.

Evaluation of Your Case—When you call our firm, our legal professionals will review the details of your accident to determine whether or not we think you have a case. If we think you do, we’ll gladly offer our services.

Access to Information—Whether or not we take your case, we’re happy to give you all the information you need to make the right next steps, including referring you to another firm that specializes in cases like yours. Our main objective is getting you the help you need.

Peace of Mind—There’s nothing worse than wondering months down the road if things would have been different if you had called a lawyer. Thankfully, we make it easy by offering a free consultation. Learning your options from a legal professional can give you confidence in taking your next steps, which can make all the difference after an accident.

No matter your circumstances, if you’ve been injured, you’re entitled to a free consultation with our firm. Don’t wait to get the help you need. Give us a call today

11
May

Tips for a Good Deposition

May 11, 2016

One of the most important parts of the injury claim process is the deposition. It can also be one of the most nerve-wracking for the injury victim. It’s your first opportunity to tell your side of the story under oath, which makes some folks nervous. A deposition is important to your case, but it’s simply a conversation. If you stick to your story, speak with confidence, and remember the following tips, you should be fine.

Tell the truth. You gain nothing by embellishing or fabricating information in a deposition. Stick to the facts and don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know” or “I can’t recall.” Guessing is never the way to answer a question.

Take your time. Don’t feel like you have to rush to answer every question. Fully process what the opposing attorney has asked before formulating your answer.

Correct yourself. If you misspeak, don’t assume the opposing attorney didn’t pick up on it. He/she is listening for any discrepancies in your story and will use it against you at trial. Don’t be afraid to set the record straight during the deposition, even if the opposing attorney has moved on. Simply say, “I would like to modify my answer.” It’s better to correct yourself in the deposition than in front of a jury at trial.

Depositions can be intimidating, but like every step in the injury claim process, your experienced Stewart & Stewart attorney will be right by your side the entire time, so you have nothing to worry about.

4
May

Common Misconceptions About Calling a Lawyer

May 04, 2016

Some people won’t call a lawyer after an accident because they think filing a lawsuit is going to cost them time and money. After practicing law for more than 30 years in Indiana, our attorneys would say the opposite is actually true. Let’s break these two misconceptions down one at a time.

Calling a lawyer will cost you lots of time. Most accident victims want to put their accident behind them as quickly as possible, and that’s understandable. They’re afraid that a lawsuit will draw it out for months, requiring them to invest massive amounts of time throughout the process. That’s not usually the case. The advantage of getting an experienced law firm on your side is that they do all the heavy lifting. From fully investigating your case to filing all the necessary paperwork along the way, you have a team working on your behalf so you can dedicate your time to getting better.

Calling a lawyer will cost you lots of money. Many accident victims will receive a settlement offer from the insurance company whether or not they secure a lawyer. The problem is, this offer will more than likely be for much less than they deserve. Without an experienced lawyer on your side who knows how to get maximum compensation out of the insurance company, you could be settling for much less than it’s going to take to get you out of the this dilemma. In our experience, not calling a lawyer will cost you more money in the long run and potentially put your family in a financially tough spot.

If you’ve been injured, call our Indiana car accident attorneys today. We’ve been helping members of our community get the compensation they deserve in as little time as possible for more than 30 years, and we’re ready to help you too.