Carmel Auto Accident Lawyer
Carmel has been at the forefront of traffic planning in the United States for some time. According to the IndyStar, Carmel was one of the first cities in Indiana to install an automated traffic light in the early 1900’s and now the city has proudly completed 122 roundabouts to get rid of traffic lights altogether. Among some of their benefits, roundabouts have decreased auto crashes causing injuries by 80 percent across the city. However, according to the City of Carmel, the population has grown by nearly 20,000 in the last 10 years. With this growth comes more drivers on the road, which means that unfortunately, crashes in Carmel and the surrounding areas are likely to continue. Auto collisions that result in injury or death are both physically and emotionally traumatic. If you or a family member has been involved in a vehicle crash the Carmel auto accident lawyer at Keffer Hirschauer can help you recover compensation to help ease the burden.
Determining Who is At-Fault in a Car Crash
In some vehicle collisions, such as when someone drives the wrong way down a one-way street, it is fairly easy to determine who was at-fault and should be held liable for the damages caused. However, other cases are more complex and require more evidence to prove. Bradley Keffer and Tom Hirschauer are former fatal alcohol crash team prosecutors in Marion and Tippecanoe counties and have the experience and skill to determine liability.
To help your case immediately after a car crash you can take the following steps to collect what will later be used as evidence:
- Call the police so that they can write an official crash scene report;
- Ask witnesses to stay on scene until the police arrive or ask for their contact information;
- Take photos of the scene before the cars are moved off of the road;
- Take photos of all injuries immediately after they occurred; and
- Get the other driver’s contact and insurance information.
What Does Compensation Cover and How Long Does it Take to Receive?
Filing a personal injury claim can take months or even years to complete. Before submitting a claim to insurance it is critical that you know the full extent of the damages such as:
- Medical bills and anticipated future medical expenses;
- Lost wages and lost earning potential;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Property damage.
A skilled attorney will help you compile all of this information, guide you on when it is time to file a claim, and advise you on whether to settle or go to court.
Contact a Carmel Auto Accident Lawyer at Keffer Hirschauer Today
Insurance companies are businesses that aim to profit, which means they will try to avoid paying personal injury claims. A skilled auto crash attorney will fight on your behalf so that you get the compensation you deserve after suffering injuries from a collision. Contact the Carmel lawyers at Keffer Hirschauer at 317-455-4043 to schedule a free consultation. We can meet you at a place that is convenient for you.