If you suffered injuries in a car accident, you should heal, not file paperwork and haggle with insurance companies. Our car accident lawyers serving Shelbyville can handle your personal injury claim or lawsuit so you can worry about your health and your family.
Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers has fought for accident victims from Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky for nearly 30 years. We are passionate about helping our clients seek justice. Our staff will work to win your case and secure fair compensation for your injuries and other losses.
If You Were in an Accident, Another Party May Be Liable
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), driver error causes more than 90 percent of traffic accidents. Vehicle issues and environmental factors are the next leading causes. Each of these accounts for about two percent of all collisions. You could have a personal injury claim against another motorist, a manufacturer, or a roadway owner if your accident was due to:
- Drunk driving
- Violation of traffic lights and stop signs
- Failure to yield
- Failure to maintain lane position
- Broken traffic signals
- Defective airbags
- Faulty road designs
- Lack of snow and ice removal
- A dangerous work-zone set up
- Cracked or broken surfaces
For a free legal consultation with a car accidents lawyer serving Shelbyville-IN, call 800-333-9999
We Can Help You Seek Compensation for Your Injuries and More
A severe injury can change your life. Not only can it lead to significant medical expenses, but it can also affect your ability to work, interact with family and friends, and enjoy your life in the same way as before your accident.
We can help you seek awards for your medical bills, pain and suffering damages, lost wages, and more. You can pursue car accident compensation for:
- Emergency services
- Hospital stays
- Physical therapy
- Medications and medical equipment
- Mobility aids
- Long-term care services
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of limb or body part
- Loss of a body function
- Anxiety and stress
- Backpay and the loss of your future earning potential
- Vehicle repairs or the cost of a replacement vehicle
- Miscellaneous expenses, including rental car fees, household services, and medical travel
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Our Attorneys Can Handle Your Shelbyville Car Accident Insurance Claim or Lawsuit
When you are ready to take action, our attorneys will promptly collect and preserve case evidence. This includes visiting the scene of your crash to:
- Take photographs
- Track down available surveillance or dashcam footage
- Locate and interview witnesses (while the accident is fresh in the eyewitness’ minds)
We will file your insurance claim, communicate with insurance agents on your behalf, and fight for the most advantageous settlement possible for your case. If your lawyer cannot achieve fair compensation outside of court, they can represent you at trial.
We Take On Indiana Wrongful Death Cases
If your loved one died from a car accident injury, we could help you seek justice. However, Indiana wrongful death cases can be complex. The state does not allow family members to file wrongful death lawsuits. Instead, a representative of the deceased’s estate must file the case on behalf of the estate and the deceased’s beneficiaries.
According to IC §34-23-1-1, the estate can recover medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, and the deceased’s lost wages. The deceased’s spouse and surviving dependents may receive additional awards for the loss of their loved one’s care, love, and support.
What Can You Do to Help Your Car Accident Case?
You could do several things to improve your chances of a successful settlement. These include the following suggestions.
Seek Medical Attention
If you have not seen a doctor about your accident injuries, do so immediately. You do not want your condition to worsen, and seeking treatment also creates a record for your future claims. Furthermore, you do not want to accept a settlement until you understand the full extent of your injuries and the necessary medical care.
Report Your Accident
According to IC §9-26-1-1.1, Indiana drivers must report accidents resulting in injury to the local authorities as soon as possible. Ideally, you should have contacted law enforcement at the scene of your crash.
If you did not, you should report your accident to the Shelbyville Police Department or the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office if it occurred outside of the city’s jurisdiction. Our lawyers can tell you more about accident reporting.
Direct Communications Through Your Attorney
If an insurance agent contacts you, be polite but ask them to direct their questions to your lawyer. You can provide basic information, like your name and address, but do not give details about your accident or injuries. Most importantly, do not agree to a hasty settlement offer that may be less than you deserve.
Be Mindful of the Statute of Limitations
Indiana generally allows two years to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, according to IC §34-11-2-4, and generally two years to file a wrongful death action, according to IC §34-23-2-1. If the timeline relevant to your case expires, the court probably will not hear your case. This could hurt your chances of achieving a fair insurance settlement.
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Shelbyville Can Be a High-Traffic Area With Many Possible Liable Parties
Shelbyville is a busy regional hub located just 26 miles from Indianapolis. Two major state roads (SR 9 and SR 44), converge in the city. U.S. Route 421 runs through the city as well. According to the City of Shelbyville, Shelbyville is also home to around 2,500 daily commuters.
The city’s accessibility and shopping options make the area attractive to visitors from throughout Shelby County. However, more drivers can lead to more accidents. According to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, there were 10 fatal collisions, and 226 non-fatal injury crashes in Shelby County in 2019.
Our team will consider all this information when investigating your case and determining liability.
Call Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers Today so We Can Get Started
The Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers team has over 400 years of combined legal experience we can put to work for you. We take cases on contingency, meaning we do not collect fees unless our lawyers win cases or secure settlements.
To learn more about our team working on Shelbyville car accident cases, call our offices for a free case evaluation.