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Responding To Your Car Accident Questions

If you or a loved one went through a serious car accident, you will encounter many challenges when it comes to filing an insurance claim or pursuing a lawsuit. You will also have many questions.

At Ladendorf Law, we can answer these questions. You can reach out to our Indianapolis legal team with any questions or concerns you have about your past car crash and what lies ahead of you. To help you and other accident survivors, we have this page to responding to a few of the questions we often hear.

How is fault determined after a car accident?

Many crashes involve partial liability. This is when both parties’ actions contributed to a car crash, but one party may share more fault than the other. In Indiana, as long as you receive no more than 50% of comparative fault for an accident, you may receive compensation for your damages.

What is my case worth?

Reading an FAQ on the internet cannot help you determine the value of your case. Speaking to a lawyer, however, can. One of our attorneys can sit down with you to learn about your situation and give you a better idea of how much you might recover.

What should I do after a car accident?

Try to follow these steps after a crash:

  • Seek medical attention.
  • Call the police to file a report.
  • Get the contact information of the other driver.
  • Get the contact information of any witnesses.
  • Take photographs of the scene.
  • Contact a personal injury attorney.

Every accident is different. However, if you follow these steps, you may have a much stronger claim.

Can I sue for getting hit by a semi truck?

Every truck crash varies, but if a semi truck hit your vehicle, you may have an actionable case on your hands. Many accidents involving semi trucks have issues of third-party liability. This is when a party other than the truck driver or trucking company may share liability for the crash. You may need to file a lawsuit against more than one party; for example, the cargo loader, the truck manufacturer or the maintenance company.

What are the benefits of working with a personal injury attorney?

A lawyer can help you navigate the complex systems of insurance claims and injury lawsuits. Attorneys understand which paperwork necessary, which steps to follow and how to recover the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible. Not to mention that insurance companies, car manufacturers, and, in cases of trucking accidents, trucking companies all have powerful lawyers on their side. Having your own attorney will level the playing field.

Is it worth getting an attorney for a car accident?

Yes. Without a lawyer, you face numerous complex hurdles in the bureaucratic process. Handling your case on your own can end up costing you more money than it would to hire an attorney in the first place.

What should I say to my insurance company?

Do not communicate with your insurance company without an attorney present. Insurance representatives have methods to get you to admit fault, even if you had no part in the accident. They want to make the lowest settlement possible instead of paying the amount you deserve. With a lawyer on your side, you have a much better chance at recovering fair and just compensation.

Reach Out To Us For More Answers

Having handled several thousand car accident cases, we have the answers to all your questions, no matter how complex. Contact our office to speak with one of our team members and learn more about your options after a crash. We offer free, no-risk, no-obligation consultations. To contact us, please call 317-842-5800 or send us an email.