"Without the law, ordinary people who are injured in accidents would have to bear the burden of another’s negligence. Using an experienced lawyer can help prevent you from suffering a monetary accident by holding the insurance companies and big business accountable and combatting their tactics to otherwise prevent your full and fair recovery."
- Todd Barsumian
Barsumian Law of Newburgh, Indiana, is predicated upon the five values personal injury clients care about:
Personalized attention. We work side by side with you to understand and resolve your case in the most positive way possible. Sometimes those who have been injured are unable to come to the office due to their medical condition or the need for constant care. As an Evansville Injury Attorney now practicing as a Newburgh Injury Attorney, Todd often is asked to come to his client’s home or hospital to meet with them to help discuss their needs and options in pursuing a personal injury claim. Sometimes it is necessary for Todd to travel to a client’s home to document and photograph their surroundings to determine any accommodations that will need to be made to their home and environs because of their injuries. A wheelchair ramp, hospital bed, or in-home care may be a catastrophically injured person’s new reality. A lawyer who is unable or unwilling to come to your home to experience your surroundings will have a tough time effectively communicating these details to the insurance company, business or jury.
Todd learned early that it is often important to document not just the injuries his client has suffered, but also the circumstances surrounding the scene of the accident or injury. One such scene investigation allowed Todd to turn what sounded like a very difficult slip and fall on the ice case into a substantial recovery for his client when he spotted and photographed downspouts pointing into an undrained area where his client had fallen and sustained a fractured wrist and ankle. Further investigation revealed this had been an ongoing issue and should have been corrected.
Responsiveness. When you call with a question about your personal injury, Todd Barsumian will take your call or, if unavailable, will get back to you with an answer as soon as possible. Sometimes a claim, case or question requires legal research. Todd subscribes to a variety of legal research materials and jury verdict reports that allow him to search for the best available information.
Cost-efficiency. Todd strives to be cost efficient for his clients through the diligent use of experts and legal case-management and record-gathering systems. By implementing cutting-edge processes for the gathering of his client’s medical records, Todd is often able to save his clients hundreds if not thousands of dollars over the use of traditional record gathering methods. He recently obtained more than 2000 pages of his client’s medical records from an Indianapolis hospital on a thumb-drive at a cost of $19.50. Such a request would have likely cost his client well over $500 just a few years ago. Through holding medical providers accountable under recently enacted federal law—the Hitech Act—Todd obtains his client’s records in electronic form at a much-reduced cost over what Indiana law would otherwise allow. Although this requires more work than it would to simply advance the costs his clients would otherwise be responsible for, Todd believes holding medical providers accountable to the law is just as important as holding accountable those who caused his client’s injuries. When a provider fails to cooperate, Todd takes the necessary step of threatening the recalcitrant provider with an enforcement action by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Creativity. Our lawyer's experience has provided him with a perspective that allows him to approach your case creatively. As a trained and registered mediator in the state of Indiana, Todd Barsumian looks to alternative dispute methods to resolve personal injury cases quickly and economically.
Todd has also been asked by his peers to serve as the chairman of medical review panels. This prior, inside experience of instructing physicians on the law and then listening to physicians debate the merits of a case under Indiana’s medical malpractice act has given Todd added insight to the medical review panel process.
Tenacity. Todd Barsumian works to maintain his reputation for persistence, determination and quality representation. He devotes as much of his time as necessary to gain a full understanding of your case. In just the past few years, Todd has taken cases before judges and juries and received judgments in Princeton, Indiana, Evansville, Indiana, Boonville, Indiana, and Henderson, Kentucky.Location, Experience and Reputation Matter
Are the attorneys you are considering for representation local or several hours away? Do they have a local office or, even if they do have an office, do they have a local attorney? Did they go to a local high school such as Castle, Reitz, Harrison, Bosse, Memorial, North or Mater Dei? Do they know the difference between the east side and west side of Evansville. Have they sat in traffic along the Lloyd Expressway and watched as a semi raced a yellow light at Epworth? Do they travel I-64, I-69 and Highway 41 on a regular basis? Have they ever been to the Fall Festival or to the WC Handy Blues and Barbecue Fest? Have they walked the supposedly haunted halls of Willard Library or up and down the hills of Mesker Park Zoo? What life experiences will they bring to your case if they need to connect with a local jury? A jury judges a case using its common sense and ordinary every-day experience. This experience is forged by where we live and what we do on a day-by-day basis. Having a local attorney to speak on your behalf may be the advantage that makes a difference if your case is one of those rare cases that goes to trial.
Another important question when searching for representation is the experience and reputation of the attorneys you are considering. Although professional accomplishments should not be the only criteria when considering an attorney, they are one of many. Indiana Super Lawyers named Todd as a Rising Star in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013. The Rising Star designation is an honor bestowed on no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Indiana by their peers.
In 2012, The National Trial Lawyers named Todd to their list of the Top 40 under 40 for Indiana. In 2016, The National Trial Lawyers named Todd as a “Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyer in Indiana.”
Avvo has rated Todd a perfect 10 out of 10. Todd’s peers have rated him AV Preeminent through Martindale Hubbell. Martindale Hubbell states that “AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.” And, Todd’s clients have also given him a perfect client rating via Martindale.
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Catastrophic injuries ruin lives. If you are a victim of negligence or if you have lost a family member to such an injury, talk to Injury Attorney Todd Barsumian in Newburgh, Indiana, at (812) 490-0820.