If you were injured in an auto collision, you may be overwhelmed by the idea of seeking compensation from the responsible driver. Yet, if you do not take prompt, proper action in filing a claim, you put your rights in jeopardy. You can trust our Indianapolis car accident attorneys at Holland & Holland to tackle the complicated legal issues, while you take the time you need to recover from your injuries.
Motor vehicle crashes usually happen because a motorist is careless while driving. In legal terms, this conduct amounts to negligence. As a victim, you can recover compensation for your losses if you can prove:
Our Indianapolis car accident attorneys at Holland & Holland will gather evidence and create a legal strategy to firmly establish each of these essential elements. In most cases, we start by filing a claim and attempting to negotiate a settlement with the other driver’s insurance company. If we can not agree on an amount sufficient to compensate you for your losses, we will file a lawsuit in court. Indiana’s statute of limitations is two years, so it is crucial to contact our office right away about your circumstances.
Though negligence is the root cause of most car collisions, there are specific actions that are behind many of these incidents. Examples include:
In some cases, the responsible driver will be ticketed for violations of Indiana’s rules of the road. However, you still have legal rights even if no citation was issued by the police.
The basis for your compensation in a car accident case is damages, measured by the losses you suffer because of your injuries. There are two categories of damages in Indianapolis car accident cases:
For more information on your rights as the victim of an auto collision, please call Holland & Holland at 317.581.4400. We are happy to schedule your free consultation with our experienced lawyers. You can also go online to learn more about our areas of representation for clients in Indianapolis and the surrounding region.
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