For more than 40 years, Truitt Law Offices has worked closely with personal injury victims and their families in Fort Wayne, Huntington and surrounding areas in Northeastern Indiana.
Our car accident attorneys in Fort Wayne, Indiana know the challenges victims face. We also know how to help our clients navigate personal injuries law, overcome those obstacles and pursue all compensation they deserve for their medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and more.
At Truitt Law Offices, we believe it is important to have an aggressive advocate on your side – especially when you are dealing with insurance companies. The reality is that insurers are focused on protecting their profits. Our law firm will be focused on protecting you and your legal rights. We will fight for you at every stage.
We represent clients on a contingency basis. In other words, you will not pay a penny unless we secure compensation for you in your auto accident, slip and fall, broken bones or wrongful death claim.
Every case begins with a free consultation. Connect with our attorneys in Fort Wayne, Indiana today and get started on your case. Our Fort Wayne car accident lawyers will take the time to listen to you and find out what happened to you or your loved one. We will answer all of your questions and offer many of the legal services you need. We will also explain the steps we will take to pursue the maximum amount in your case.
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At Truitt Law Offices, our clients and families are our only priority. We listen. We care. We help injury and accident victims needing legal services move forward with their claim.
Attorney Richard Truitt and Attorney Daniel Brophy, our Fort Wayne injury attorneys, work hard to build strong client relationships while providing a positive experience for each person we help.
Our law firm has offices in Huntington and Fort Wayne. We put our three decades of legal skills to work helping accident victims and families in our hometowns, in Indianapolis, and throughout Indiana. Let a Truitt Law Offices attorney in Fort Wayne Indiana help now!
Personal Injury Attorney Richard Truitt
As an attorney who has practiced law in Northeast Indiana for nearly four decades, Richard Truitt has seen many changes in the way personal injury and wrongful death cases are handled.
However, at least one aspect of his work has remained the same.
“You always have to listen to your clients, and you have to care about them,” he says. “You need to know what is important to them, and you have to make sure that it becomes important to you, too.”
Drawing on a Background in Science
Richard is a Huntington native who studied science before he became a lawyer.
After earning his undergraduate degree in Biology at Manchester College in 1971, he went on to get a master’s degree in Biology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
“I always had a strong interest in human biology and medical issues, and I saw where I could use that background as a lawyer,” Richard said.
He received his law degree from the University of Toledo School of Law in 1975 and, in 1976, he became admitted to the Indiana Bar. He has been practicing law in Fort Wayne, Huntington and throughout Northeast Indiana since.
“I’ve found that my understanding of medical issues has been very useful in my interaction with injured clients as they have sought treatment and as I’ve worked on their case,” Richard says. “Being able to understand their injuries and how those injuries impact them makes a big difference.”
Listening to Clients
After spending the early part of his legal career in a general law practice, Richard decided to focus exclusively on representing personal injury victims and their families. He established Truitt Law Offices in 1991.
His clients are those who truly deserve protection, he says. They are the victims of others’ negligence. His goal is to keep them from becoming victims, again, when they deal with insurance companies or pursue their case in court.
“I want to keep people from being treated unfairly,” Richard says. “I don’t want to see anyone getting short-changed by the system.”
In his view, it all starts by taking the time to listen to clients and hear what they have to say.
“A person’s instinct is to jump in and start asking questions, but really, we do better by simply listening,” Richard says. “You have to give a person time to explain – in their own words – what happened and how it has affected them. As you listen, you can really zero in on how to approach their problem.”
Keeping Up with Changes
As a personal injury attorney, Richard has to stay up to date on developments in the law as well as changes in many other areas.
For instance, a great deal of information in a personal injury case comes from medical records and billing statements.
Studying those documents allows Richard and his legal team to determine the extent of harm that a client has suffered and to calculate the amount which should be sought in medical expenses. Carefully examining those documents can also play a major role when it comes to resolving healthcare liens for clients.
However, in order to accurately read and interpret medical records and bills, it is crucial to keep pace with the codes used in those documents.
“It changes constantly,” Richard points out.
Enjoying What He Does
Practicing personal injury law can be a busy and demanding line of work. However, as Richard and his legal team have found, it can also be highly satisfying if you care about your clients and work hard for them.
It is no wonder that many members of his legal team such as attorney Daniel Brophy and paralegals Abigail Mettler and Carolyn Bullock have been with the firm for more than a decade.
“We love helping people who need help,” Richard says. “It makes me feel good to come into the office every day and to know that’s what I’m doing.”