Personal Injury

Matthew W. Chapel – Personal Injury Attorney

Have you suffered a personal injury in Fort Wayne, Northeast Indiana, or Northwest Ohio? You could receive compensation from responsible parties to help with medical expenses, missed work, pain and suffering, and other losses. Notable trial lawyer Matthew W. Chapel is the Personal Injury Attorney you want to pursue your claim in Indiana or Ohio.

A former United States Marine and hard-charging litigation attorney, Matt advocates for his clients with intelligence, tenacity, and compassion. His knowledge of the law in Indiana and Ohio enables him to pursue personal injury cases and fight for the maximum allowable compensation in each situation.

Personal Injury

The National Safety Council reports that over 4.8 million motor vehicle accidents with injuries occurred in 2020, and more than 46 million injury accidents occurred in homes and communities in the same year. Sometimes, accidents simply happen, but more often, they occur due to someone else’s negligence. When another person or entity causes an accident that results in injuries, Indiana and Ohio law allows the injured party or parties to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation.

·       Automobile Accidents

·       Large Truck Accidents

·       Motorcycle Accidents

·       Bicycle Accidents

·       Slip-and-Fall Accidents

·       Dog Bites

·       Assaults

·       Medical Mistakes

·       Premises Liability Accidents

·       Product Liability Accidents

Indiana and Ohio both allow two years after an accident to file personal injury claims. This is the statute of limitations. Both are also “comparative fault or negligence” states, meaning that a percentage of determined fault can reduce any compensation you receive.

For example, if the court determines that you were 20% at fault for the accident that caused you injury, your awarded compensation would be reduced by 20%. A $500,000 lawsuit award would then become $400,000 ($500,000 x 20% or .20 = $100,000; $500,000 - $100,000 =$400,000).

Contact Attorney Matt Chapel today at 260-387-6236 to schedule a FREE consultation for more details.

Workplace Injury – Workers’ Compensation

Workplace injuries can have lasting impacts on your career, family, and future. While Workers’ Compensation is a valuable safety net to protect employees who become hurt on the job, numerous pitfalls can complicate injury claims. Don’t trust the goodwill of your employer or an insurance company with your health and future. Workplace Injury Attorney Matthew W.Chapel can protect your interests while you recover from your injuries.

Navigating a Complex Legal Landscape

State Workers’ Compensation laws can be tricky and confusing to the uninitiated. You need a knowledgeable Workers’ Compensation Attorney who understands the laws and can help ensure you are treated fairly.

Avoiding Employer Obstacles

Most Indiana and Ohio employers are required to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance, but that doesn’t mean they want to file claims against it. Companies can create obstacles to prevent workers from getting the compensation they deserve after a workplace injury. Attorney Matt Chapel is an indispensable ally in your pursuit of fair compensation and other benefits.

Pursuing Complex Injury Claims

Workers’ Compensation claims are routinely rejected for any number of reasons, mostly relating to errors or inadequate information. Matt Chapel has the knowledge and experience to pursue your injury claim, gather documentation, and monitor the claims process on your behalf tohelp you get the benefits you deserve.

Simply having competent legal representation signals to your employer and their insurance company that you mean business. Let Personal Injury Attorney Matthew Chapel handle your workplace injury claim and protect your rights and interests. Contact us today to schedule your FREE consultation.

Wrongful Deaths

Losing a loved one is never easy,especially when their death could have been prevented. When a loved one dies asa result of another person’s negligence or wrongdoing, you can pursue compensation through a Wrongful Death Personal Injury lawsuit. How can Matt Chapel help?

·       Investigating the AccidentalDeath Circumstances

·       Providing Knowledgeable LegalCounsel

·       Calculating Possible Damages

·       Filing Claims AgainstResponsible Parties

·       Pursuing the Maximum AllowableCompensation

Losing a loved one can be devastating, and on top of the emotional pain, it can also create financial difficulties for your family. If the death was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, a Personal Injury lawsuit can help with the financial burden. This can provide some much-needed relief during a difficult time.

Reliable Personal Injury Representation

Personal injuries impact your health and future in numerous ways, adding unforeseen complications to your life. A seasoned and aggressive personal injury attorney with an encyclopedic knowledge of Indiana and Ohio law can help you pursue compensation and justice for your injuries.

Contact Matthew W. Chapel, a Personal Injury Lawyer in Fort Wayne, today at (260) 387-6236 or complete the contact form to request your FREE consultation now.

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TOP-RATED TRIAL LAWYER

Unlike other criminal defense attorneys, Matthew is an experienced trial lawyer. He won’t settle for a plea bargain if it bests serves your defense to take your case to trial.

25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Matthew is no stranger to the Courthouse. If you have been charged with a crime, he will provide an aggressive, commonsense defense on your behalf.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR TRIAL ADVOCACY (NITA) MASTER

Matthew’s finely tuned trial advocacy skills have led to an extensive list of acquittals after trial for his clients.Matthew’s finely tuned trial advocacy skills have led to an extensive list of acquittals after trial for his clients.

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ONCE A MARINE, ALWAYS A MARINE

Matthew’s military service in the United States Marine Corps affords him a tireless work ethic and fighting spirit, and he will bring this experience to your case. You’ll leave your consultation knowing he cares enough to spend time getting to know you and your circumstances.  He fights hard and doesn’t give up.

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