Hovde Dassow + Deets is a prominent law firm in Indianapolis. Our positive attitude toward helping the injured has proven successful, time after time, for clients throughout Indiana for more than fifty years.
In fact, Rob Dassow and Rick Hovde were named liaison counsel for Biomet MDL 2391 Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation after the FDA investigated the robotic surgery system.
Many Clients Ask Us, “If I’m Injured, What Should I Do?”
Any time you are involved in an accident, call the police or other persons of authority to document exactly what happened. If you are able, get as much information as possible about the individuals involved. If it is a motor vehicle accident, obtain the other driver’s address and phone numbers, driver’s license number, and the insurance company name and policy number. If there were any witnesses, it is important to obtain their names and contact information as well.
How to Choose a Good Lawyer
It can be difficult to decide who to choose to represent you in a personal injury case. Here are a few guidelines on how to choose a personal injury firm:
- Find personal references and referrals: A relative, friend, fellow employee, physician, or other acquaintance is the best source of information about an attorney.
- Research experience: Personal injury and medical malpractice cases require experience to understand the procedure that must be followed in the courtroom, and to develop the skills required to effectively present your case to a jury. An attorney who has extensive trial experience and successful results will also obtain the best settlements.
- Find attorney qualifications: There are state, national, and international trial attorney organizations in which membership is by nomination and invitation only. The factors considered for membership include the attorney’s trial experience and results, the recommendations of other attorneys and judges before whom the attorney has appeared, and his reputation for honesty and integrity.
- Ask about the accessibility of the attorney: Your expectations are that your care will be handled by an attorney you hire, not his paralegal or an associate. Find out if you will communicate directly with him or her throughout your case. Determine if this is how the firm you are considering operates or whether they are simply organized to resolve your case as quickly as possible through paralegals and associates.