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Auto Accident Personal Injury Attorney In Indianapolis

Helping You Find The Level Of Justice You Deserve

Sadly, auto accidents are an overwhelmingly common occurrence. In fact, around three million people in the U.S. are injured every year in car accidents. Most of these accidents, that is about 94%, are caused by human error. Many people have been guilty of distracted driving at one point or another, but even small slip-ups can lead to tragic accidents. At Hayes Law Office, we work to provide aggressive representation for those in Indianapolis who find themselves injured due to one of these errors or other types of auto accidents.

Some of the most common causes of car accidents related to driver error that result in personal injury cases include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Running red lights and stop signs
  • Reckless driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Fatigue

When To Seek Help From An Attorney After An Auto Accident

Whether your car accident was caused by one of the errors above or by another issue, it is important to hire a personal injury lawyer right away if you are injured in an automobile accident. However, just because you are seeking the help of an attorney does not mean you will have to deal with a lawsuit. Most car accident claims are settled without a lawsuit. After you file your personal injury claim with the driver’s insurance provider, the insurance company will begin an investigation.

During the investigation, they will examine the facts of the case in order to determine the validity of your claim. The last situation you want to be in is being faced with legal scrutiny and not being able to defend yourself in case you deserve more money than what the settlement is presenting. That is where a personal injury attorney like Philip Hayes comes in. We will work to determine whether or not the settlement offer is sufficient for the damages sustained. We will use the following details in order to assess the extent of the injuries and the determination of fault for the accident including:

  • Medical bills
  • Medical treatment history
  • Police reports
  • Surveillance footage
  • Witness statements
  • Photographs
  • Official government reports

Your personal injury attorney will also assume the following responsibilities:

  • Making sure you fully understand the legal process as well as your rights
  • Handling negotiations with insurance companies
  • Providing you with professional advice
  • Investigating the details of your case
  • Negotiating a fair settlement
  • Negotiating outstanding bills with your doctor
  • Preparing you for a court appearance and representing you in court

If you have been in an auto accident in Indianapolis and need legal representation, call us at 317.759.9721 or contact us online.