If you were the victim of an Indianapolis, Indiana, car accident caused by a driver texting behind the wheel, you may be able to hold them responsible for your injuries and other accident-related losses. Indianapolis personal injury attorney Randall Sevenish and the team from Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. may be able to help you understand your rights, build a case to show negligence and liability, and navigate the claims process.
Call (317) 636-7777 to discuss your case with a member of the Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. team through a free case review.
Texting Is a Particularly Dangerous Distraction for Drivers
Under Indiana Codes 9-21-8-59, it is illegal to type, send, and read a text or email on your phone while driving. Still, many drivers cannot resist picking up their phones and reading or typing a message.
While all distractions are dangerous, the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) considers texting especially dangerous. This agency breaks distractions behind the wheel into three primary types:
- Distractions that cause you to take your eyes off the road and traffic
- Distractions that cause you to take your hands off the steering wheel
- Distractions that cause you to take your mental focus off of driving
The CDC says texting causes all three distractions at the same time, putting the distracted driver, their passengers, and the occupants of other vehicles at risk.
If a texting driver played a role in your Indianapolis car accident, call Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. at (317) 636-7777 for a free consultation.
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Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. May Build a Compelling Case Based on Texting Behind the Wheel
Since 1985, Randall Sevenish has only handled personal injury cases. It is the only thing he and the team from Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. focus on in Indiana, so if you suffered injuries in an Indianapolis accident caused by a distracted driver, the team may be able to help.
If you are considering handling your insurance claim yourself or if you already met with someone from a discount law firm, we still recommend reaching out to us for a free case review. Pro se representation may be more stressful and makes you handle all the work on your own for a possibly smaller settlement.
Discount law firms are often not much better, because they are jacks of all trades and masters of none. At Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., our team may be able to help ensure:
- Your rights are protected
- You understand your options and rights
- Your damages are well-documented
- Pursuing compensation does not lead to additional losses
Some insurance companies may also take advantage of someone who has ineffective representation or no representation. For example, they may try to blame you for a portion of the fault in the accident, saying you contributed to causing it. Under Indiana Code 34-51-2-5, you may still be able to recover a payout in this type of case, but it may be significantly reduced.
Our team knows how you may be able to fight this type of allegation and mitigate other threats to a payout you may be entitled to.
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Damages Available in an Indianapolis Car Accident Settlement or Award
If a texting behind the wheel lawyer on the team from Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. secures a fair car insurance settlement or takes your case to court and wins damages, the compensation you receive may depend on the losses and expenses you experienced because of the accident, as well as the proof of these expenses that we may be able to provide as evidence.
If you try to handle your claim on your own or enlist the help of a bargain firm who is not accustomed to handling this type of case, you may overlook many of your losses or fail to adequately document them, which could prevent you from receiving thousands of dollars you may be entitled to.
Recoverable damages in an Indianapolis car accident may include:
- Pain and suffering, plus other non-economic damages
- Any medical treatment or care costs related to your injuries
- Lost wages and benefits, including diminished earning capacity
- Property damages to your vehicle and other personal property
- Any accident-related out-of-pocket expenses
- Wrongful death damages if your loved one passed away as a result of the accident
Deadlines for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Your Indiana Car Accident Case
You may have up to two years to file a personal injury lawsuit in your car accident case under IC 34-11-2. This may give an Indianapolis texting behind the wheel lawyer time to take the necessary steps to try to help you recover a payout you may be entitled to before filing a lawsuit becomes necessary. This may include:
- Evaluating your Indianapolis car accident case
- Investigating your accident and building an argument for compensation
- Filing an insurance claim and pursuing a fair settlement agreement
We may be able to help Indianapolis distracted driving car accident victims reach an out-of-court settlement that covers their expenses and losses. However, we may need plenty of time to do this before running into the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit. Reach out to Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. for a free case review as soon as you can after your accident.
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Find Out How an Indianapolis Texting Behind the Wheel Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
If you were hurt in an Indianapolis car accident caused by a texting or otherwise distracted driver, Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. may be able to help. We may be able to secure evidence to support your allegations, prove your case, and recover a payout you may be entitled to. We only get paid if you do, and there are no upfront costs for our legal services.
To learn more about how Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. may be able to help, call (317) 636-7777 for a free case review with a member of our Indianapolis texting behind the wheel car accident team.