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Auto Accident Law Firm Indianapolis

If you’ve been injured in a car crash, don’t try to handle things with the insurance companies alone. Their job is to make sure you get as little as possible for your vehicle and any injuries sustained from the accident.

How Our Car Accident Lawyers Can Help Crash Victims

After a collision, you may feel unsure about your future. How will you afford ongoing medical expenses? When can you go back to work? What happens if you can’t work anymore? Who will pay for the help you need around the house? How will you fix or replace your damaged car? Is your case worth taking to court?

These are serious issues, and our legal team is here to help you seek the best solution for the unique circumstances of your case.

We are prepared to find out what really happened in the crash and who was at fault. To do that, we often gather information from you, the police and witnesses about the accident, and we even work with accident reconstruction experts to model the chain of events. In addition to investigating your crash, you can also count on us to deal with the insurance companies and the courts on your behalf to manage your claim. This lets you focus on your recovery and minimize your stress.

What to Do After a Crash

After a car accident, the most important thing to do first is to get out of danger. If the accident is minor, move your car to the side of the road or to a location that is not in traffic. If the accident is more serious or your car cannot be moved, call 911, put on your hazard lights and use a flare, safety triangles or cones to divert traffic around your vehicle until the police or emergency services arrive.

It is a good idea to seek medical attention even if you have no apparent injuries. Some injuries are not immediately noticeable. You may suffer from internal bleeding or a spinal injury, for example, but not realize it until later. Be sure to be evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible after the accident.

Documenting the Crash

The time immediately following a car accident can be crucial for your claim. After calling emergency services and obtaining medical attention, it is imperative to remember two things:

  • Do not provide a verbal or written statement to any insurance company.
  • Do not admit fault, even if you believe you may have made a mistake.
    • 1 or more persons were injured or killed,
    • Multiple parties were involved,
    • One or more parties were uninsured,
    • The police report does not match the incident.In the chaos that follows a crash, you may not be able to see the whole picture. The most important thing is to collect what information you can and let the professionals do their jobs. If the insurance company for the other driver asks for a written or recorded statement, politely refuse. If your own insurer asks for a statement, come see us for a free consultation before providing them with a statement.After the accident, there is some important information you should get and some things to document that could help facilitate your claim. If you are not able to document the scene just after the incident, try to return as soon as possible after seeking medical attention or ask someone to do it for you.

 

Types of Car Accident Compensation Available for Victims

Most settlements that are initially offered to accident victims by insurance companies do little to cover the financial hardship that they face. But a serious car accident may drastically affect your life, depending on the extent of your injuries. Your injuries may affect your ability to work, in the short-term or long-term, your ability to care for yourself, and your day-to-day quality of life. Depending on the circumstances of your injury and accident, you may seek compensation for the following types of damages:

Why You Should Choose Glaser and Ebbs for Your Car Crash Case

At Glaser and Ebbs Attorneys at Law, what matters to you, matters to us. We know that when you have been in a serious car crash, you need someone in your corner fighting for you and helping you through the aftermath. We are ready to listen closely to you and help you address your concerns and fight for you.

We have experience fighting insurance companies and we know very well how they operate. Large insurance companies are profit-driven, so they try to achieve any reduction in claims that they can in order to boost their bottom line. There are several strategies they use to get a case settled at the lowest amount possible. This can create a nightmare for the injured people when the amount an insurer offers does not come close to covering the losses.

With severe injuries, many people are no longer able to function and earn a living, will require extensive medical care, treatment, and rehabilitation, and will suffer extensive economic damages. Lives are forever changed through negligent actions, and the parties involved must be held accountable.

The Indiana Auto Accident Attorneys at Glaser & Ebbs are skilled at representing clients and their family members injured in car crashes. It often takes legal action to receive fair compensation in these cases. If the responsible party is not found, we will help you look for other coverage. Contact Glaser & Ebbs to learn more about your legal rights and options.

The most common types of automobile accidents are caused by:

Driver Error or Driver Negligence

In the context of automobile accidents, negligence can arise under many situations. The most common cause of automobile accidents is driver error. The common driver errors seen in auto litigation are: failure to yield the right of way, Following too closely, driving at an excessive rate of speed, driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence and disregard of traffic control devices.

Distractions to Vehicle Driver

These are not the only causes of auto accidents, however in our modern world, distractions to a motor vehicle driver have become an increasing cause of accidents. Common distractions include: car driver uses a cellular phone, car driver attempts to read, car driver puts on makeup, car driver changes the radio station and numerous other distractions both inside and outside of the vehicle.

Failure to Properly Service and Maintain a Car, Truck or Bus

Another significant area of automobile litigation, often seen in a commercial vehicle setting, involves the failure to properly service and maintain the vehicle.

This failure is being seen more frequently in automobile litigation every day. Typically, they will involve the breakdown of a part of the car, truck or bus due to the failure of the owner or a service company to properly maintain and service the car, truck or bus.

The results of this failure are, quite often, catastrophic. For example, the simple failure to properly lubricate the bearings on a car or commercial vehicle, such a truck (a standard maintenance item) can result in an entire wheel assembly becoming disengaged from the vehicle while driving.

 The Indiana Auto Accident Attorneys at Glaser & Ebbs are skilled at representing clients and their family members injured in car crashes. It often takes legal action to receive fair compensation in these cases. If the responsible party is not found, we will help you look for other coverage. Contact Glaser & Ebbs to learn more about your legal rights and options.