Experienced Muncie Car Accident Lawyers On Your Side
After a crash, we’ll guide you forward
It only takes a single moment of inattention or careless driving to cause a bad accident that can change someone’s life forever. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident in Muncie, you know that firsthand. You may not even know the full cost yet, but you know you’re hurting – and as you’re trying to pick up the pieces, you have an insurance company trying to deny or reduce your claim. To them, the worst day of your life is just another day at the office.
Even the odds in your car accident claim with an experienced attorney at Glaser & Ebbs. We have more than 100 years of experience standing up for injured Hoosiers in Delaware County and statewide. We know Indiana law, we know the judges and juries, and we can counter the insurance company’s tactics. Schedule your free consultation with a car accident lawyer at our Muncie office.
What to do after a car crash in Muncie
First of all, make sure you’re safe, and call 911. Unless you need to leave to get emergency medical attention, stay at the scene and wait for the police to arrive. The investigating agency – whether that’s the Muncie Police Department, the Ball State University Police, or another law enforcement agency – will prepare an official police accident report that will become a key piece of evidence in your claim.
At the scene, exchange contact information and insurance information with the other driver and get contact information for any witnesses. Take pictures of the scene, any property damage, and any visible injuries. Keep your comments to anyone else at the scene (including the investigating officer) brief and don’t say anything about fault for the accident. Don’t apologize, either: you may think you’re just being kind, but the words “I’m sorry” can be construed by an insurance company as an admission of fault. Stick to the facts of what happened.
Get medical attention right away, even if you feel fine. Go to the emergency department at Ball Memorial Hospital or to your primary care provider. Tell the doctor what happened and describe all your symptoms in as much detail as possible. Then, follow your doctor’s instructions and go to your follow-up appointments. This is the safest option for both your health and your legal rights.
Then, contact us as soon as possible, ideally before you talk to the insurance company. The sooner you get an experienced car accident attorney involved in your case, the better off you will be. We can deal with the insurance company on your behalf while you continue to focus on healing and rebuilding your life.
Fighting for full compensation for car accidents in Muncie
A bad car accident is more than a single painful moment in time. Between the long-term cost of medical care, lost future income, and other losses, the full cost of a car accident can easily be in the hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. The impact of the crash ripples through your entire life, affecting your career, your family, and your future.
You have rights under Indiana law. You should be made financially whole again. To get you there, though, we must make the insurance company pay up – and that means we need evidence. We will work quickly to get to the bottom of what happened to you, and we will listen to your story to calculate the full compensation you need for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other costs. Our goal is to craft an airtight case that we know a Muncie jury would find compelling. We know the courts, we know the judges and juries, and our track record here speaks for itself.
The insurance company knows how the system works, too. They know what types of cases get bigger verdicts, and they know our reputation. Usually, when they see we’re prepared to hold them accountable, they come to the table willing to offer a fair settlement. If they won’t, we know what to do next.
Your guide throughout the legal process, every step of the way
Getting full compensation for a car accident in Muncie takes time. We need to gather evidence, and you need to complete your medical treatment. While you heal, we will deal with the insurance company on your behalf, protecting your rights and holding them at arm’s length to give you space to rebuild your life. At every stage in the process, we’ll let you know what’s happening and what to expect next. We know your case is about much more than money. It’s personal, and you deserve personal attention.
If you’re worried about whether you can afford an attorney, don’t be. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay us anything out of pocket. If we win your case, our fee is a percentage of the recovery; if we don’t win, you don’t pay us at all. In other words, you have a fair shot at justice, regardless of your ability to pay.
The key is to act quickly, before evidence disappears and witnesses forget what they saw. We know the legal deadlines that apply to your case, and we will take action to move your claim forward. Talk to an attorney who can answer your questions, explain your options, and guide you to a better future. Schedule your free consultation with a Muncie car accident lawyer today.