A split second is all it takes for someone else’s negligent driving to cause a serious car accident. If you are an injured victim, your life could change forever. It could take months or years for you to recover from your injuries. The impact on your family, household, and quality of life can be devastating.
Indiana law does allow you to recover compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial tolls you endure as the victim of an auto crash. With the help of a Crown Point car accident injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane O’Donnell, you can feel confident that your claim is in good hands. Please contact our office to schedule a free consultation, and take the time to review some important information.
Crash data collected by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute reveals the shocking frequency of car accidents throughout the state. In 2019, there were 217,396 collisions reported in Indiana, and of those, 739 were fatal. In Lake County alone there were 17,821 traffic collisions in 2019, resulting in 43 fatalities.
In general, the size, weight, and speed of the vehicles are the primary factors for car accident injuries. However, there are other considerations. The difference in size is important, such as when comparing a semi-truck to a passenger vehicle or a car to a bicycle. Victims frequently suffer such injuries as:
Indiana law recognizes that your losses are considerable, so you do have options to seek compensation. Our Crown Point car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane O’Donnell will enforce your rights, which usually starts by filing a claim with the responsible driver’s insurance company. You may be entitled to recover for your:
Note, however, that the Indiana statute of limitations places a time restriction on your claim. You must file a lawsuit in court within two years after your auto crash to recover compensation, or your claim is forever barred.
For more information on your rights and legal remedies, please contact the legal team at the Law Offices of Shane O’Donnell. We are happy to schedule a no-cost case assessment to review your circumstances and explain your legal remedies.
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