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Areas Of Practice

Personal Injury

Accidents and mishaps take place every day. Some are unavoidable.

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When you are involved in an accident and intend to seek compensation for damages

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Truck Accident

Due to the wide disparity in size and weight when a truck causes an accident with a passenger vehicle

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What We do

When You Need a Skilled Personal Injury Attorney in Indianapolis

Like it or not, accidents happen all the time. Sometimes, it’s simple carelessness and no one is hurt. At other times, it’s because somebody failed to exercise the right amount of care and caution, making you an unfortunate victim. If this is the case, you have the right to pursue damages and recover compensation for your injuries. This can include being reimbursed for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other related damages.

If you have been involved in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you want to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. For many residents of Indianapolis, that means hiring the personal injury attorneys at Gerling Law.

The attorneys at Gerling Law bring more than five decades of experience to every case they handle. We have developed a reputation for being aggressive and tough attorneys, but we also balance this by being fair and ethical while still protecting our clients’ interests.

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Gerling Law’s Core Values

We are driven by a set of Core Values that extends to all facets of our legal practice. These Core Values are based on maintaining trust and integrity in every case we handle, providing the peace of mind a client needs at their greatest time of need.

Our Core Values include:

Purpose. We exist to make people’s lives better by providing aggressive, high quality legal representation.
Clients. We are grateful and motivated to serve our clients, and our goal is to treat each one with respect and sincerity.
Work Environment. We are respectful and loyal to each other, creating a work environment that nurtures knowledge, imagination, skills, teamwork, integrity and optimism.
Performance. We are dedicated to producing a quality product, providing quality service and communications, and maintaining the quality of our relationships.
Integrity. We remain committed to the highest levels of ethics, integrity, and civility.
Community. We believe that we have a responsibility to our clients in Indianapolis and our other communities to provide the highest caliber of legal services to help maintain the vitality of the community.
Profit. We believe in operating an efficient business that maintains an acceptable degree of profitability so that we can continue to serve the people of Indianapolis and our other communities.

Our Attorneys

Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Gayle Gerling Pettinga

Owner, Managing Attorney

Neal Anderson

Neal Anderson


We Can Handle Many Types of Accident Cases in Indianapolis

At Gerling Law, we know that accidents happen in many different ways. A doctor may accidentally prescribe the wrong medicine or not exercise appropriate care in treating a patient. A truck driver may take to the road after driving for many hours, ultimately falling asleep at the wheel and causing an accident. A manufacturer may produce a product of questionable quality, leading to injuries when it is used. Or a landlord may not maintain an apartment building satisfactorily, leading to a fire due to bad wiring, or a slip and fall from dangerous conditions on a stairwell or in a common area.

Regardless of the circumstances, to win an accident case requires being able to prove that the defendant was negligent. This may sound simple, but there are legal standards to meet as part of a multi-step process. With our extensive experience in accident cases, we are able to draw upon previous cases and combine that knowledge with unparalleled due diligence, the use of expert witnesses for maximum impact, and a strong understanding of the court system. Combined, these give us a big edge in every case we work on. And that means our clients have a stronger chance of not only winning their case, but also obtaining a fair financial award.

We are Skilled Car Accident and Truck Accident Attorneys

The most common type of personal injury cases arise from truck and car accidents. Through our many years of dealing specifically with these types of cases, we are especially adept at achieving positive outcomes for our clients.

Car and truck accident cases can be challenging because we must square off against the considerable financial resources that large insurance and trucking companies have. Their goal is to protect their bottom line as much as possible. But thanks to the many years of experience we bring to these cases and our own considerable financial resources, we are extremely knowledgeable in these methodologies – the negotiating tactics and strategies that these companies use — and can hire the experts needed to build your case. This gives us a decided edge, including in cases where a settlement is not possible. We will use our experience and resources if a trial becomes necessary.

Regardless of the circumstances of your case, our primary goal is to protect your interests and fight as hard as we can to help you recover every dollar you are entitled to receive. .

If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another person or company, contact us immediately to see how we can help you.

Gerling Law serves clients in Indianapolis and other nearby Indiana communities.

What Clients Say

“I had trouble with the insurance company; I was trying to come to an agreement, so I called Gerling. They got me a nice settlement that I couldn’t have gotten at all without Gerling.”