A car accident is a harrowing experience for every victim, but those who have been seriously injured often face years of rehabilitation and recovery. In addition to mounting medical bills and painful physical conditions, victims face the added stress of dealing with the paperwork of the accident—filing insurance claims, collecting crash evidence, and trying to get as much help as they can to get their lives back under their control.
At the same time, there will be forces fighting against injury victims to ensure they receive as little as possible. Insurance agents will attempt to convince you to settle your claim quickly for less money, or get you to give a statement saying that you were partially to blame for the accident. Many victims are so eager to get any additional funds that they will work against their own best interests in the weeks after a crash, simply because they don’t have the energy or experience to fight for what they are owed.
Our Chesterton Car Accident Attorneys Protect Your Rights After a Crash
At Northwest Indiana Injury Attorneys, we step in to protect those who are suffering physically and emotionally after a traffic accident. While you get the proper medical care you need to heal, we fight aggressively on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve for your hospital bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other recovery costs.
Our attorneys help victims of many different types of vehicle collisions, including:
Auto Accidents. Illinois is an at-fault car accident state, meaning that the person who is found to be responsible for the crash will be liable for any damages. Since the cost of the accident will usually be paid by the at-fault driver’s insurance company, insurers will do everything they can to pay out as little as possible, including blaming the accident on the victim. We can gather evidence to prove the cause of the crash, the extent of your injuries, and other factors to ensure proper compensation for pedestrian, bicycle, and drunk driving accidents.
Truck Accidents. Truck drivers are up against tight deadlines, and often compromise safety to stay on schedule. Drivers who use drugs, travel faster than posted speed limits, and fall asleep behind the wheel place everyone at risk—and the resulting collision is often more damaging than one involving smaller vehicles. We move quickly after a collision with an 18 wheeler, delivery truck, or municipal vehicle to avoid destruction of any evidence that suggests the truck driver was at fault.
Motorcycle Accidents. Motorcyclists are less likely to be seen by speeding cars, and also more likely to suffer serious injuries without the protection of a vehicle, placing them at extreme risk of debilitating injury or death. Bikers may follow all the rules of the road, but there is still a bias against them in accident injury cases, making it even harder for them to recover costs. Our attorneys can prove fault in your accident and get the funds you need for medical bills, repairs to your bike, and other financial losses.
The Clock Is Ticking on Your Indiana Accident Claim
There are strict timelines placed on Indiana car accident cases, known as statutes of limitations. If you miss the window to file an injury claim, you will be forever barred from recovering the full amount of damages. When you call our offices, we can listen to the details of your case, let you know if there is still time to file a car accident claim, and begin dealing with the insurance company on your behalf. Call our toll-free number today or fill out our online contact form to get in touch with our attorneys today!