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Indiana Car Accident Attorney
Are you the victim of a negligent driver? If so, Indiana car accident attorney JR Emerson is here to help
Indianapolis Car Accident Lawyer (317) 969-8000
If you have been involved in a car accident in Indianapolis (or anywhere in Indiana), Jill and JR Emerson, are prepared to fight for you. You did not cause the accident, so you should receive full compensation for your injuries. We will fully investigate the cause of your accident to make sure you get what you deserve. Causes of car accidents include:
- Distracted Driving: Talking on a cellphone, listening to the radio or even just having a conversation in the car can cause a driver to lose attention and cause an accident.
- Driving Error: Drivers often contribute to car accidents by failing to appropriately operate his/her car, not following signage, and disobeying speed limits to name just a few.
- Impaired Driving: Drivers cause accidents by driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
If you have been injured in a single car accident, a head-on collision, a side collision, or rear ended, call our Indianapolis car accident attorney.
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Our Indianapolis car accident attorneys have experience recovering the following for victims of car accidents:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Pain and suffering
After an accident, you should first focus on your recovery. However, a dedicated Indianapolis personal injury lawyer will be able to assist you in determining the amount of compensation you should be entitled to receive as a result of your injuries.
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If you or a loved one have been injured in an automobile accident, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys of Emerson Law LLC. Our attorneys have over 25 years of combined experience in handling the issues involved in a car accident and we will work closely with you throughout your case. Contact us today for your initial free consultation with a car accident attorney in Indianapolis, Indiana.
If you drive in Indianapolis, the numbers show that sooner or later you may be involved in a car or motor vehicle accident. If you are involved in such an accident, you want to make sure that your rights are properly protected so that you may recover the maximum amount of compensation available. The Indianapolis Law Firm of Emerson Law LLC is a personal injury law firm protecting the rights of their clients when such unfortunate incidents do occur. If you have any questions, Emerson Law LLC offer a free case review.
Compensation for Your Injuries
You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries if you were involved in an auto accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence. Compensation may either be economic or non-economic and may include the following, depending on the specific circumstances of your case:
- Medical expenses – past and future
- Hospital bills and medication
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Past and future lost income or wages
- Pain and suffering already experienced or likely to be experienced
- Property damage – auto repair or replacement, depending on the circumstances
- Car rental and towing when appropriate
- Other - ask your attorney
If you were involved in an auto accident, it is essential to know that in Indiana there is generally a two year statute of limitations (in some circumstances even earlier). Legal actions must be filed during this time to protect your rights to compensation. It is in your best interest to proceed with any legal actions as soon as is possible.
What to do after an Indiana auto accident?
After a car accident occurs it's not uncommon to forget what to do? Car accidents can happen to anyone at any time. They are stressful and costly events that can even lead to serious injury. If you are involved in an auto accident and are injured or your property is severely damaged, it is imperative that you contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Contacting a lawyer quickly will give them the best chance of collecting crucial information regarding your case. Dealing with auto accidents can be overwhelming, so here are some helpful tips.
Maintain a record of events and dates as they happen and keep record of your insurance declarations, accident records, and any other statements from witnesses. Organized information is invaluable.
Don’t sign any forms without consulting an Indianapolis injury attorney
You may be asked by an insurance company to sign forms that would waive your right to receive appropriate compensation. It’s easy to be persuaded to accept an initial offer, but be wary because insurance companies never take the time and effort to understand what your case is worth.
Don’t give recorded statements
After an Indiana auto accident, one or both insurance companies will call and ask you for a recorded statement. Don’t give one until you’ve talked to a Indianapolis injury attorney. It’s too easy to accidentally say things that will damage your case before an investigation has even begun. If you feel uncomfortable with the insurance company’s process, give Emerson Law LLC a call for a free case evaluation and let us explain your rights in terms that are easy to understand.
Don’t rush to accept an offer
Medical treatment can be expensive and the insurance companies know this. They’re motivated to settle your claim quickly, often before your medical treatment has come to an end. You have enough to worry about without being rushed through the process. Let a Indianapolis injury attorney from Emerson Law LLC help level the playing field.
Indiana Auto Accidents Can Be Complicated
Be aware of your own uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage
Often you have applicable insurance coverage on your own automobile insurance policy. A Indianapolis injury attorney from Emerson Law LLC can review that information to determine if you have a right to recover from more than one policy.
Contact the Indianapolis Law Firm of Emerson Law LLC for a Complimentary Case Review; No Fees Unless We Win Your Case
If you were injured in an auto accident, the lawyers at Emerson Law LLC are available to speak to you immediately. It is advisable to seek legal counsel prior to making any statements to insurance or claims adjusters because any information you reveal to them may be used against you in future proceedings. At Emerson Law LLC, you will speak with an actual attorney and you will be given the individual attention that you need and deserve. There are no fees involved unless we successfully settle your case or win at trial and we advance costs related to the case. To schedule your free case review, contact the Indianapolis Law Office of Emerson Law LLC by calling 317-969-8000. If you are looking for a lawyer for a car accident, give us a call.
Motorists Involved in an Accident in Indiana
Before taking any other action, check yourself and other individuals involved in the accident for injuries. If there are any injuries or at least $1,000 in property damage, call the police.
Cooperate with law enforcement officers, and ask the investigating officer how to obtain a copy of the police report.
Take notes. Be sure to provide and obtain the following information:
- Names, addresses, and phone numbers of all drivers and passengers involved in the accident;
- License plate number, make, model, and a description of each car involved;
- Operator license number and insurance identification information of all drivers involved;
- Names and addresses of as many witnesses as possible;
- Names and badge numbers of all police officers at the scene.
Contact your insurance provider as soon as possible. Ask them to file a Certificate of Compliance (COC) covering the date of the accident in the vehicles involved. Failure to submit proof of insurance after an accident may result in the suspension of your driving privileges regardless of who is at fault.
Resources for Indianapolis Car Accident Victims
- The First Steps After a Car Accident
- Car Insurance Policy Coverage
- Car Accident Basics
- Car Accident Liability: Proving Fault in a Car Crash
- FAQ's: Car Accident Property Damage Claims
- Car Accident Resources
- FAQ's: Car Accidents
- Car Accidents: Leading Cause of Childhood Deaths
- The Do's and Don'ts of Car Insurance Claims
- Comparative Negligence
- Defenses in Car Accident Cases Contributory and Comparative Negligence
- Fault and Liability for Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Rental Liability, Pedestrian Accidents, and More
- Soft Tissue Injuries Caused by Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Take Notes about Car Accident Injuries
- Types of Car Accident Injuries
- Vicarious Liability and Negligent Entrustment
- What Kinds of Damages May I Claim for Car Accident Injuries?
- Whiplash-Related Injuries
Whether you are contemplating divorce, or been arrested or injured you are probably scared, unsure what will come next and what to do. Give me a call. We will sit down, go over your options and work to find a way to move forward. Call me or another attorney. But call someone and get the help you deserve.
- JR Emerson, Attorney
I am here to help. I am not here to judge. For nearly 20 years I have been helping people in difficult situations and I would be happy to speak with you to see how I might be able to help you too.
- Jill Bracken-Emerson, Attorney
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Our office is located on the north side of Indianapolis at 98th Street and Keystone Avenue.
3091 E. 98th Street, Suite 180
Indianapolis, IN 46280
Our attorneys represent people in need of assistance with personal injuries, car accidents, divorce, family law and DUI/OVWI matters. Our clients typically live in counties throughout central Indiana including, Hamilton County, Boone County, Marion County, Hendricks County and Johnson County. Please contact our office to learn how we can help.
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JR Emerson is an attorney who represents men and women in family law matters including divorce, child custody modification, and child support modification in Marion County, Hendricks County, Boone County, Hamilton County, Hancock County, Madison County, Johnson County. Cities in which he practices include: Zionsville, Lebanon, Whitestown, Carmel, West Clay, Westfield, Noblesville, Fishers, Lawrence, Beech Grove, Speedway, Greenwood, Southport, Franklin, Plainfield, Avon and Danville, Indiana.