Car Accidents – Warrick County Dan Tuley
Car Accidents in Warrick County
According to the most recent figures from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, one year alone saw over 205,000 accidents that resulted in property damage and/or injuries. Over 700 crashes involved at least one fatality.
As car accident attorneys, we know that a crash can transform or end your life in the blink of an eye. That’s the frightening power of a car accident, which can cause debilitating or even fatal injuries that can impact virtually every aspect of your existence. What’s more, many drivers have never been involved in a crash, so in addition to dealing with injuries and vehicle damage, they also need guidance to navigate the process of dealing with insurance companies and other matters, such as filing a car accident lawsuit.
The Warrick County attorneys of Tuley Law Office are committed to helping clients who have been affected by a car accident. Lawyers with our firm can help with virtually every aspect of your case, from dealing with insurance companies to helping you get the compensation you need to repair property damage and get the medical care you deserve. In cases where someone is permanently disabled or passes away from the crash, your lawyer can also help you secure compensation for other losses, such as wages that would have been earned in the future.
Don’t try to navigate the aftermath of a car accident on your own. Turn to an experienced Indiana personal injury lawyer of Tuley Law Office. Our goal is to get you the compensation you need to recover and move forward with your life.
Please contact our Warrick County lawyers to discuss your case in a no-cost consultation session. Call the attorneys of Tuley Law Office at (812) 434-1936.
Common Questions Following an Indiana Car Accident
Warrick County sees an average of 1500 crashes annually, and many of those drivers have never been involved in a serious car accident. Lawsuits aren’t the only option for getting compensation; your personal injury lawyer can also help in other areas, such as working to ensure that you are fairly and promptly compensated by the insurance company.
The Indiana car accident attorneys of Tuley Law Office get lots of questions following an accident, so let’s take a look at some answers to a few of the top FAQs.
Do I Need to Hire an Accident Lawyer?
Drivers can usually see a significant benefit if they choose to work with a top personal injury attorney. Indiana car accident and insurance laws are rather complex, which makes the post-accident process a bit challenging at times.
In addition, it’s crucial that drivers understand that insurance companies look out for their own interests, which can conflict with what’s in your best interest. It’s not uncommon for an insurance company to offer a less-than-fair settlement in an attempt to resolve the case with minimal expenditure. Some will even use unethical tactics, such as dragging out the process with hopes that the driver will accept the settlement offer because they need the money.
A Warrick County car accident lawyer can work with the insurance companies and attorneys for the other side to ensure that you’re compensated fairly. If a fair settlement cannot be reached out of court, then your attorney can file a car accident lawsuit (which will be addressed in civil court.)
It’s especially important to contact a car accident attorney if the collision involves negligence, serious injuries/disfiguration, permanent disability, or a fatality. In these cases, you may have a viable claim for significant compensation. But you need help from a qualified Indiana lawyer to ensure you are compensated fairly.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Get from a Car Accident Lawsuit?
Tuley Law Office has an experienced legal team, including some of the top Warrick County car accident attorneys, who can help you get compensation for many different types of losses and expenses. The key is to provide evidence that the losses (or expenses) are a direct result of the accident or the injuries that were caused by the accident.
You could be eligible for compensation for many different losses, including:
medical bills and hospitalization;
rehabilitation, physical therapy, and adaptive equipment for disabled individuals;
lost wages due to a temporary or permanent inability to work;
lost wages due to the death of a loved one;
non-monetary losses such as pain, suffering, and loss of companionship;
burial, cremation, and funeral costs; and
other expenses, such as the cost of a home care attendant who is required due to a disability caused by the crash.
Which Insurance Company Do I Contact for Compensation?
There are two basic methods for handling insurance company compensation after a crash. As a so-called “fault state,” Indiana car accident victims must contact the at-fault driver’s insurer to seek compensation for losses.
In some other states – states known as “no-fault states” – the driver first turns to their own insurance company for coverage (up to a set dollar figure; thereafter, they may pursue the other party.)
As a fault state, car accident fault determinations play an especially important role. So it’s vital that you are represented by an attorney who can see to it that you are not assigned more than your fair share of the fault for the car accident.
What is Comparative Fault?
When determining how much fault or blame a driver holds in an accident, the state of Indiana uses a comparative fault system. As part of this system, you are assigned a percentage of the blame based upon evidence and information gathered from the vehicles, the accident scene, accident reports, accident photos, witness testimony, and beyond.
The percentage of fault that you receive is important for a few reasons. One of the most significant impacts relates to compensation amounts. In short, your compensation total is typically adjusted according to how much fault you hold in the car accident. Settlements can also be affected by your percentage of fault.
For instance, if you are eligible for $100,000 in compensation but are found to be 10% at-fault for the accident, the amount will usually be adjusted to $90,000 (a 10% reduction.) As you can see, your fault attribution plays a key role in your case, so it’s helpful to have a Warrick County accident lawyer who can see to it that you’re not penalized unfairly.
How Much Will It Cost to Hire an Accident Attorney?
In most personal injury cases, wrongful death cases and car accident lawsuits, legal fees are usually paid on a contingency basis. So the legal fee is collected at the end of the process, only after your lawyer has recovered money on your behalf. The exact arrangement can vary, depending upon factors such as whether the case was settled out of court or at trial and whether the other side was ordered to pay for your legal fees in addition to other damages.
Turn to an Experienced Warrick County Car Accident Lawyer to Help with Your Claim
Tuley Law Office was founded by Attorney Daniel Tuley. With over 30 years of experience, Attorney Daniel Tuley and his legal team have worked with clients facing a wide array of challenges following an accident. The overarching goals are always the same: to protect your interests, to maximize your compensation, and to ensure that you’re provided with the guidance you need to recover from the accident.
We recommend that you contact our Indiana law firm as soon as possible because the law limits the time frame for filing a car accident lawsuit.
To arrange a free, fully confidential consultation, contact the attorneys of Tuley Law Office by phone at (812) 434-1936.