Episode 1 – Introduction
In this introduction to his new podcast, Evansville area personal injury attorney, Todd Barsumian provides some background information about his connections to the Newburgh-Evansville area, his personal injury law firm and the types of cases he handles for people in both Indiana and Kentucky.
The firm’s main office is in Newburgh, on the corner of Old State Road 261 and Bell Road, beside the post office. The firm also has an office in Evansville and a separate office in Fishers, a suburb of Indianapolis.
Barsumian Injury Law is a boutique, injury firm focusing primarily on automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian collisions, tractor-trailer wrecks and medical malpractice cases. Todd is an experienced trial lawyer who understands the complexity and nuances of litigation. He’s licensed to practice in Indiana and in Kentucky. As a small firm, you’ll be able to speak to an attorney, not a case manager.
Surprisingly, most cases settle before they go all the way to trial. The risk, to both sides, of taking a case to trial are significant. For many reasons, cases are negotiated to a settlement, unless the parties can’t reach a fair resolution. Once a case is filed in court the timeframe is drastically lengthened, which can also be a factor in a decision to file or settle the claim.
The insurance company and their attorneys consider both the facts of the case and the background of the victim’s attorney. Todd’s firm undertakes representation in each case with the understanding it may go to trial.How Does Barsumian Injury Law Help?
In handling an injury case, the firm understands that there are two primary ways he can help an injured person or the grieving family in court. One way is to do everything possible in an effort to maximize a settlement or jury verdict. The pain and anguish of a serious accident, or wrongful death, can’t be taken away. If it was a fatal accident, or the victim later dies as a result of the injuries, nothing will bring that person back. Sometimes it’s the financial impact of a successful case that enables a family or the spouse to move forward.
At the same time, Todd also recognizes the other way he’s able to help is by providing a sense of closure for the victim and/or family. Sometimes it’s just peace of mind knowing the negligent party was finally held accountable that enables the victim and his/her family to accept the situation and, again, to move forward. A fair monetary settlement can be a measure of accountability.The Right Approach
Solid case preparation is key to your ultimate success at trial. While it doesn’t guarantee it, understanding the facts, knowing how to interpret an analysis performed by an accident reconstructionist or taking a skillful deposition of a physician or other individual, the focus is always on the details. This is why the firm approaches each case as if it were ultimately going to be tried in a court of law. This attention to detail and effective communication skills also underscores the importance of understanding how to deal with potential jurors and the jurors who will actually participate in the trial.How Much Does it Cost to Hire Barsumian Injury Law?
Barsumian Injury Law’s attorneys provide a free consultation. The firm handles cases on a contingency fee basis, advancing case expenses. This means there are no upfront costs involved in hiring the firm to represent you. The firm only gets paid if at the conclusion it makes a recovery on their client’s behalf, receiving a percentage of the gross recovery. Clients are required to reimburse related court costs and case expenses (such as expert witness fees, deposition expenses, travel costs, etc.). Todd’s firm advances the reasonable litigation expenses necessary to effectively pursue the case. However, if there’s no settlement or jury award, the firm absorbs those costs.Want More Information?
You can visit www.BarsumianLaw.com. The firm also has an active Facebook page. Principal office located at 5455 Old Indiana 261, Newburgh, IN 47630. Co-host Jim Ray is a non-attorney spokesperson. Services may be performed by another attorney in the firm. This podcast is for informational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to establish standards of legal practice, and does not establish an attorney-client relationship with the listener. This is an advertisement (i.e. marketing material). If you were injured in Kentucky or Indiana, you can contact the firm at (844) 268-7775.