Indiana Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents kill more people in Indiana each year than nearly any other accident or illness type, with hundreds of fatal accidents and thousands of injury-causing accidents occurring. Tragically, nearly all car accidents that occur are preventable and would not occur but for the negligence of one of the parties involved. At the law office of Keffer Hirschauer LLP, our Indiana car accident lawyers know how unfair serious car accidents are and want to help you recover compensation for the harm you’ve suffered. If you’ve been in a serious crash, call us today for help with your Indiana car accident claim.
Indiana Car Accident Fault Laws
Indiana is an at-fault car insurance state. This means that when a car accident occurs, the party who caused the accident is responsible for paying for any damages that result. As such, when you’ve been in a car accident there may be three options that exist for recovering compensation:
- Filing a claim against the at-fault driver’s liability insurance (which is required in our state);
- Filing a lawsuit directly against the at-fault driver; or
- Filing a claim for damages against your own insurance policy, depending on your coverage type. For example, if you have medical payments coverage, you can seek compensation regardless of fault.
Damages Recoverable in an Indiana Car Accident Claim
Our Indiana car accident attorneys believe that when you’ve been in a crash, you deserve to be compensated in full for your damages. This means that we’ll fight for your right to compensation for your:
- Medical expenses, including any future medical expenses that you might incur as a result of your injuries, such as long-term care of the cost of future surgeries;
- Lost wages if your injuries have left you unable to work and earn and income;
- Property damage expenses to pay for the damage to your car or the costs of vehicle replacement; and
- Pain, suffering, and emotional distress, as well as the value of any other noneconomic damages you’ve suffered.
The Statute of Limitations in Indiana
In order to maximize your settlement, you’ll need to act quickly after being involved in a crash. The statute of limitations in our state is only two years from the date of the accident. This means that you have two years from the date that the cause of action accrues (i.e. the date of your crash) to file your car accident lawsuit; if you don’t, you’ll forfeit your right to recovery permanently.
Call Our Indiana Car Accident Lawyer Today
To help you navigate the claims process, investigate your case and gather evidence, file your demand letter, negotiate your settlement, and more, you need a skilled Indiana car accident attorney on your side. At the office of Keffer Hirschauer LLP, we have years of experience and a reputation for excellence. To learn more about our legal services and to schedule a free consultation, please call our Indiana car accident lawyers directly or send us a message at your convenience.