If you or a loved one recently sustained injuries in a side-impact car accident, now is the time to contact an experienced attorney for help. Side-impact crashes can be especially dangerous, because they may destroy the protective structure of your vehicle.
Sometimes referred to as T-bone accidents, these crashes are unfortunately common. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (III), side-impact accidents caused 23 percent of all passenger vehicle crash-related deaths in 2019.
When a driver’s negligence, recklessness, or carelessness causes a side-impact collision, the injured party may have grounds to sue that driver for damages. If the crash was fatal, the deceased’s surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver. If either of these scenarios describes your case, you can contact a Marion County side-impact car accident lawyer today to learn more about your financial recovery options. When you call Sevenish Law Firm, you’ll receive a free consultation.
Driver Distraction and Side-Impact Accidents
One of the leading causes of car wrecks across the country is distracted driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines distracted driving as “any activity that diverts attention from driving,” including cell phone use behind the wheel, eating while driving, or adjusting the stereo.
All Marion County drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicles in a safe manner. This means taking reasonable action—such as not engaging in distracted driving—to avoid causing a crash. When a distracted driver neglects their responsibility to drive safely, there is often a high likelihood of an accident.
Distracted drivers pose a serious safety risk to others on the road. Often, a distracted driver will unintentionally drift out of their lane, which may, in turn, cause a side-impact collision. In such cases, the distracted driver would likely be considered negligent and therefore partially or wholly at fault for the crash. Any time a negligent driver causes a side-impact accident, the injured party may be able to file suit against them for compensation.
For a free legal consultation with a side-impact collision accidents lawyer serving Marion County, call 317-636-7777
Compensation for Accident Injuries
Often, drivers injured in a side-impact collision seek financial restitution through a lawsuit. By filing a lawsuit against a negligent driver, an injured person has the chance to prove in court that another driver caused their injuries.
Experienced Marion County side-impact car accident lawyers could help individuals prove the extent of their injuries using medical documentation and evidence of negligence from a variety of sources. In addition to medical bills, many people injured in accidents also seek recovery for lost wages, pain and suffering, and auto repair costs.
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You Could Resolve Your Case Without Going to Court
Seeking compensation through the court system is not usually necessary in car accident cases. The majority are resolved outside of court with an insurance settlement. At Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., personal injury law is all we do, so we can:
- Handle every aspect of your case
- Deal with the insurance company
- Investigate and collect evidence
- Assign a fair and accurate value to your case
We also handle the settlement process, including making a settlement demand, fielding any offers you receive, and fighting for the best possible outcome. You deserve compensation for the at-fault party’s negligent actions, and we will fight for your right to receive it.
Complying With Indiana’s Statute of Limitations
IC § 34-11-2-4 defines the state’s personal injury statute of limitations. Specifically, it gives you up to two years from the date of the accident to file your lawsuit.
If you fail to file within the allotted time, you might not be able to file it at all. If you do manage to file your lawsuit late, the at-fault driver will request—and is likely to receive—its immediate dismissal.
The same timeline and restrictions apply to filing a wrongful death lawsuit, according to IC § 34-23-1-1. Our car accident lawyer can help you define and comply with the relevant statute. Personal injury law is our exclusive practice area, so we can also ensure your case meets all other legal parameters.
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Your Car Accident Case Is Built on the Evidence We Collect
Because representatives for neither party witnessed your car accident, we must rely on evidence to tell the accident’s story. In fact, most car accident cases are settled out of court based on the collected evidence. When we build your case file, we may include:
- Your car accident report, which may contain cause and contact details
- Medical records that describe your injuries and their cause
- Employment and salary history records that demonstrate your lost wages
- Accident scene photos, injury photos, and accident reconstruction findings
We also include witness statements and your own written statement.
We do not tax you with collecting evidence while you are injured. Instead, our team does this for you, so you can focus on getting well. This collection of evidence can help us steer settlement negotiations in your direction.
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Our Marion County Side-Impact Car Accident Lawyer Is On Your Side
The aftermath of any side-impact car accident can be overwhelming, given how damaging these crashes often are. This may be especially true for those who suffered injuries during the accident. Fortunately, you may be able to seek financial compensation for your injury-related costs and other damages if you can prove they were someone else’s fault.
When previous clients leave reviews about our commitment to their cases, they say things like:
“They were very helpful and knowledgeable, walking me through every step of a process I knew nothing about…I really appreciated the time Shannon and Mr. Sevenish took in providing me with all the pertinent information…I would absolutely recommend this firm to anyone I knew who was injured.” — Lia T.
Our personal injury attorneys will also represent you on a contingency-fee basis which means you pay nothing upfront and incur no out-of-pocket expenses while receiving our legal services. It also means you do not have to put off your fight for compensation or risk missing Indiana’s filing deadline.
Get a Free Review of Your Car Accident Case
A Marion County side-impact car accident lawyer could guide you through the legal process and act as your advocate in and out of the courtroom. We advise you to speak with a lawyer before an insurance adjuster, as your attorney will look out for your best interests.
Contact one of our personal injury team members at Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., today to discuss your case in more detail.