Plainfield Auto Accident Lawyer
As the population grows around Indianapolis, towns like Plainfield are growing in population and the traffic is increasing. Unfortunately, with the boom in newcomers there are more chances for auto collisions and people to be injured. These incidents are often preventable had one driver simply been paying more attention to the road, their speed, and the conditions around them. If you have been a victim of a car crash, you deserve to seek compensation through a personal injury claim. A qualified Plainfield auto accident lawyer from Keffer Hirschauer can assist you with the legal process.
Types of Auto Collisions
According to the National Safety Council rear-end crashes make up 44.7 percent of all injury crashes nationwide. Rear-end crashes are likely to happen when a driver is distracted and does not see the car in front of them slow in time to react, when a driver is speeding, or when a driver is trying to intimidate another driver by tailgating. Angle collisions, often caused when one driver fails to signal or fails to yield, are the next most common type of crash to cause injury and the most common cause of fatal crashes.
Insurance Policies That May Apply After a Car Crash
Typically if you are hurt in an auto collision where another driver was at-fault, you file a personal injury claim with their auto insurance company. However, sometimes there are other insurance companies and policies involved. Examples include:
- Multi-vehicle crashes;
- When the driver is working for a rideshare company;
- When the car is a rental car;
- When the liable driver is uninsured or underinsured;
- When the driver is on-duty as a business driver;
- If a driver’s auto insurance cannot fully cover them they may also have an umbrella policy that will apply; and
A skilled attorney will do the necessary research into your case to see what policies apply. We will work hard to compile a detailed report of the damages you sustained so that the insurance company does not deny your claim.
The Cost of An Auto Accident
Suffering injuries in an auto accident can prove to be very expensive. According to Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the base charge for an ambulance ride is just over $1,000 for someone without insurance. Hospital stays can run thousands of dollars a night depending on the level of care required and other outpatient treatments can require you take time off work. When compiling evidence for a claim we look at:
- Medical expenses and future anticipated medical costs;
- Lost wages and lost earning capacity;
- Emotional distress;
- Property damage; and
Speak with a Plainfield Auto Accident Attorney About Your Crash
The Plainfield attorneys at Keffer Hirschauer have worked with numerous clients who have suffered injuries due to careless drivers and understand how difficult this time is for you. Let us help you prove liability in your case and compile the necessary documentation to file a personal injury claim with the insurance companies. We will fight to ensure you get the compensation you deserve so that you can focus on getting the medical treatment you need to recover. Contact us at 317-455-4043 to discuss your case and learn more about what we do.