Evansville Auto Accident Lawyer
Motor vehicles provide the primary method of transportation in the US and throughout the world. However, because we use the roads every day, we have become numb to the danger of motor vehicle traffic and the potential for accidents. If you are involved in an accident on an Indiana roadway, your injuries can be severe and have long-lasting effects. Whether your injuries are minor or life-altering, you need to contact an Evansville auto accident attorney as soon as possible to protect your legal rights.
At Keffer Hirschauer LLP, we understand the struggles caused by car accidents and the resulting injuries. With years of litigation experience fighting for the rights of people just like you, we help auto accident victims recover compensation for their injuries so they can focus on healing and moving forward.
An Evansville Auto Accident Attorney is a Valuable Ally
While movies and TV—as well as our imaginations—zero in on terrors such as muggings, spiders, homicide, and shark attacks, the truth is that traffic collisions are the leading cause of death before age 30 and cause more than 2.3 million people to seek emergency care annually according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2019, nearly 7,000 auto collisions resulted in over 1,300 injuries in Vanderburgh County alone, according to the Indiana Crash Fact Book published by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute. Whether you were in a crash in Vanderburgh County, or elsewhere in Indiana, an Evansville auto accident attorney at Keffer Hirschauer LLP can explain the law and help you recover the losses you deserve.
No matter how serious or minor your injuries, an attorney can help recover the cost of property damage from the collision. Whether you have exorbitant medical bills or pricey vehicle repair expenses, insurance companies try to pay as little as possible. You need a tenacious Evansville car accident lawyer in your corner to negotiate or litigate for the maximum recovery possible.
Indiana is Considered a Fault State
Indiana auto accident law allows an injured person to bring a claim against the person who is responsible for the accident that caused the injuries. Bringing car accident injury claims in Evansville, or anywhere in Indiana, requires strategic planning, investigation, preparation, and possibly trial presentation most people don’t understand and not all attorneys are equipped to handle. A savvy Evansville car accident lawyer can investigate and gather the necessary information needed to prove your case and justify the damages you deserve.
At Keffer Hirschauer LLP, our founding partners Bradley Keffer and Tom Hirschauer have decades of experience handling many types of auto accidents including:
- ATV Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Head-On Collisions
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Hit and Run Accidents with Uninsured Drivers
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Ridesharing Accidents such as involving Uber or Lyft)
- Rollover Accidents
- Speeding Accidents
- Texting and Driving Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Uninsured Driver Accidents
- 18 Wheeler Accidents
Should You Bring an Insurance Claim or a Lawsuit?
Bringing car accident injury claims in Evansville usually start by filing a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Often, the insurer will try to settle the claim quickly for as little as possible before an attorney is involved. You shouldn’t sign anything or reach any final agreement with an insurance carrier before speaking to an experienced Evansville auto accident attorney who can explain the claim process and determine what you should expect to receive. If you don’t schedule a no-obligation, no-cost personal injury consultation before you settle, you may walk away from thousands of dollars you rightfully deserve.
If the insurer won’t settle for a fair amount of compensation, you may need to file a civil lawsuit against the at-fault driver and/or the driver’s insurer to have a judge or jury decide what you should be paid. These lawsuits are extremely complicated processes that can take months to bring to trial, all while you are recovering from your injuries. Trust a skillful Evansville auto accident attorney from Keffer Hirschauer LLP to deal with the insurance company and the other driver’s attorneys, negotiate on your behalf, and litigate your case aggressively.
Potential Injuries and Damages
Whether you were riding a motorcycle, walking, driving, riding a city bus, or rear-ended by a semi-truck while stopped at a red light, your injuries can be grave. Some situations tend to increase the odds of suffering a serious injury, such as:
- A great size difference in vehicles (where your vehicle was smaller)
- Vulnerability as a road user, such as pedestrians, cyclists, or motorcyclists
- Involvement in a rollover crash
- Involvement in a head-on crash
- High speed
- Involvement of three or more parties in the crash
Common injuries that auto accident victims may end up suffering include the following:
- Fractured limb or limbs
- Fractured pelvis
- Herniated disc
- Traumatic brain injury
- Facial trauma
- Torn tendons
- Sprains and strains
- Fractured clavicle
- Fractured ribs
- Internal bleeding and internal organ damage
- Broken ankle
- Fractured skull
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
When you bring an Indiana personal injury claim you can request two types of damages—economic and non-economic. Economic damages are your out-of-pocket expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, and vehicle repair or replacement costs. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of society with family members. Our team of Evansville car accident lawyers can explain which damages you are eligible to receive.
When You Need a Skilled Evansville Auto Accident Attorney
Unfortunately, perpetrators of crashes causing serious bodily injury or death generally face minor criminal infractions, such as having points attributed to their driver’s license, or small fines. Most traffic offenders are free to carry on with their lives as if nothing happened. Here at the law offices of Keffer Hirschauer LLP, we provide our clients with the financial compensation needed to move on with their own lives, while also providing a small sense of justice for emotional healing.
Whether your accident occurred at an intersection on the University of Evansville campus or while traveling on I-69 through southern Indiana, you deserve to be made whole to the extent that’s possible. If you have been injured in an auto accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, an Evansville car accident lawyer from Keffer Hirschauer LLP is here to help. Contact us today by calling 317-455-4043 or complete our online contact form to schedule an appointment with an experienced and compassionate Evansville auto accident attorney who will help you recover the money damages you deserve.