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Car/Motor Vehicle Accident:
Car/motor vehicle accidents can have enormous costs on those individuals unfortunate enough to be involved in them. With the advancements of our roadways and of the automobile, these accidents have become nearly impossible to avoid. This makes it incredibly important to have a knowledgeable Indiana car accident attorney on your side.
In most accidents there are generally insurance policies in place to help compensate the victims of these accidents. However, in these types of cases insurance companies are often looking out for their own bottom line and may offer to settle a claim way beneath it’s value. This is one reason why it is important to have an experienced Indiana Car Accident Attorney representing your rights.
What Compensation Is Available?
- Costs of medical care;
- Lost wages and income;
- Pain and Suffering;
- Potential claims of loss of consortium may also be available for a spouse.
- Punitive Damages may be awarded if the defendant’s conduct was intentional or grossly negligent.
How long do I have to consult with an attorney?
The length of time granted under Indiana law will depend entirely on the type of case you have.
For most injury claims in Indiana, you will have two years in which you must file your claim or risk losing the right to pursue it. The two year period will start as of the date of the accident or injury. It is important to calendar this date or get in to see an attorney well in advance in order to avoid losing your right for compensation. There are certain circumstances which will extend this 2 year time limit; however, it is always wise to bring your claim well before the 2 years runs out.
In other cases the 2 year time limit may be even more constrained. If there is a governmental agency which is responsible for your injuries, you must provide a Tort Claims Notice to that agency within 180 days of the date of injury. If this is not filed within the 180 days you would lose all right to compensation and be unable to bring your claim.
Missing one of these time limits can be devastating to a claim. With many claims involving long periods of treatment, it is always wise to meet and discuss your case with an experienced Injury and Accident Attorney. If you have been injured you could be entitled to compensation.
Free Consultations with Vanderpool Law Firm:
If you or someone you know has been injured because someone else was negligent or careless, know that the Indiana Car Accident Attorney at Vanderpool Law Firm are here to work for you and to help maximize any compensation you may be entitled to. Call a personal injury lawyer at Vanderpool Law Firm, today to set up a free consultation. Let us help make this difficult time a little easier. Offices in Warsaw and Wabash, IN.