Each year, the State of Indiana publishes statistics on the number of auto accidents that occur in the state. According to the Indiana Crash Facts website maintained by the State of Indiana, there were more than 189,676 accidents in 2009. Wonderfully enough, this is a net decrease over 2008.
However, there are still too many accidents on Indiana highways and byways. Too often, auto accidents, truck accidents, truck rollovers, tractor trailer accidents, and motorcycle collisions occur on local freeways. These accidents result in severe catastrophic injuries or tragic fatalities.
Don’t let the repercussions of your auto accident, such as mounting medical bills, expensive car repairs, and an unconcerned insurance company get you down. If you have been hurt in a car accident, you need an experienced attorney who understands the difficulties that result from being involved in an auto accident. You need an attorney who will work to minimize your frustrations while maximizing your chances for a favorable settlement.
A person who carelessly operates a vehicle may be required to pay for resulting damages to persons or property. People who operate automobiles must exercise "reasonable care." Failure to use reasonable care is the basis of most lawsuits. Likewise, an owner of a vehicle may also be liable for the damages to persons or property that the person who they entrusted their vehicle with causes.
Should the liable party not have sufficient insurance to cover these damages, a claim can be made against your Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist ("UM") coverage under your own motor vehicle insurance if you have UM coverage. UM coverage is important coverage to have.
Auto accidents can have a devastating impact on your life. Make the right choice when choosing representation. We’ll be happy to answer any question you have, and will do so as quickly as possible.