If you sustained injuries in an Indianapolis car accident that you did not cause, you deserve justice and fair financial compensation for your damages.
Indianapolis is one of the most famous cities in the U.S., getting international media coverage for the Indy 500, the Colts, and our city’s many other prestigious events. What doesn’t receive as much press coverage is our city’s high rate of motor vehicle collisions, many of which result in serious injuries and even fatalities.
The Indianapolis car accident lawyers of Gerling Law fight every day to get justice for our wrongfully injured clients. You could be entitled to recover compensation for your medical treatment, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages. Contact our experienced Indiana personal injury attorneys today to learn more.
Indianapolis Car Accident Risks
The Indianapolis metropolitan area is now home to more than 1 million residents, and even more people commute into the city each day to work. Our city is also a prime tourist destination, thanks to the many events and amenities the Circle City has to offer. Unfortunately, as our roadways become more crowded, the risk of being involved in a serious motor vehicle collision increases accordingly.
Traffic safety data published by Indiana University’s Public Policy Institute indicates that almost 38,000 motor vehicle collisions occurred in Marion County in 2018 (the most recent year for which county-specific data was available).
Hamilton County poses an even higher risk of dying in a car accident. Car accidents in Carmel, Fishers, and the surrounding Indianapolis suburbs are also more likely to involve a drunk driver or excessive speed. Another disturbing statistic involves the likelihood of children dying in a car accident in Indy. The rate of car accident fatalities per 1,000 children increased by almost 35% from 2018 to 2019.
You can minimize your risk of being involved in an injury accident by wearing your seatbelt, obeying the speed limit, and avoiding impaired and distracted driving. Using a properly sized car seat—and using it correctly—will help keep little ones safe while in your vehicle. No matter how careful you are, however, you cannot control the actions of other motorists.
Common Causes of Indianapolis Motor Vehicle Accidents
It is important to understand the circumstances that most frequently surround injury accidents. According to the Indiana University data, these are some of the most common locations and factors associated with Indianapolis car crashes:
- Road construction zones,
- Railroad crossings,
- Roadway curves,
- No-passing zones, and
- Weather conditions.
Negligent or careless driver behaviors are some of the most common causes of injury accidents in Indy, including the following:
- Impaired driving,
- Distracted driving,
- Failure to yield,
- Driving tired, and
- Ignoring traffic signage.
No matter what the circumstances of your injury accident might have been, you could be entitled to recover compensation from the at-fault party. Talking to an experienced Indianapolis car accident attorney can help you explore your options for pursuing legal action.
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Types of Car Accident Damages You Could Recover
Every injury accident victim encounters a unique set of circumstances, making it impossible to estimate the average Indianapolis car accident settlement value. Depending on the details of your accident and injuries, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for the following:
- Emergency transport and treatment,
- Hospital stays and surgeries,
- Medical testing and imaging,
- Prescription medication,
- Medical devices,
- Physical therapy,
- In-home or residential care,
- Lost income and benefits,
- Emotional trauma, and
- Pain and suffering.
Your attorney will identify and document all damages you suffered as a result of your accident and use that information to calculate the potential value of your claim. You may also be entitled to recover the estimated cost of future lost income and medical care as well as diminished quality of life and diminished earning capacity.
If you lost a loved one in an Indianapolis car accident, you may have a valid wrongful death claim. You could be entitled to pursue compensation for the victim’s funeral expenses and burial costs, your emotional trauma and pain and suffering, lost financial and household support, loss of companionship, and related damages. To learn more, contact Gerling Law today to speak to one of our compassionate and committed wrongful death attorneys.
How to Choose the Right Indianapolis Car Accident Attorney
You are not legally required to be represented by a lawyer to file a car accident claim. However, when you choose an attorney from Gerling Law to represent you, you will have our combined knowledge and experience working for you. Our expansive resources and in-depth knowledge of the law help us level the playing field for you, as we take on the large, corporate insurance companies and their teams of attorneys.
We leverage investigators and subject matter experts to build the most persuasive case possible and negotiate to get you the best possible settlement. Although we successfully negotiate an insurance settlement for most clients, our team of experienced litigators will be prepared to take your case to court if necessary.
For more than fifty years, we have fought to get our clients the justice they deserve. We have helped thousands of injured clients, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and awards.
Throughout the legal process, we will be there for you. We handle every aspect of your case, so you can focus on getting the treatment you need to recover from your injuries. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation, and you never owe any legal fees until we recover compensation for your damages.
Contact an Indianapolis Car Accident Lawyer Today
You don’t have to face this frightening and confusing situation on your own. When you put your case in our experienced hands, you can rest assured that we will fight tirelessly to get you the results you deserve.
Contact us now to schedule a consultation or to speak directly with one of our knowledgeable and compassionate Indianapolis car accident lawyers.
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