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Indiana Car Accident Lawyers

People tend to disregard car accidents as common and forgettable. The average person might be in multiple minor car accidents throughout their lifetime. However, car accidents are not only very dangerous, but they are also very expensive. Even a minor accident could put a great financial strain on a driver and their family.

Getting your expenses covered after a car accident is challenging, even at the best of times. Indiana follows a fault-based insurance system, meaning you must file a claim with the other driver’s insurance and prove they were to blame. If no settlement can be reached, a personal injury lawsuit may be necessary. In either scenario, the process of getting compensation can be long and very stressful.

It might be very difficult to get compensation for your injuries after a car accident, depending on your circumstances. Our Indiana car accident attorneys can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. The staff at Wruck Paupore are prepared to review your case and advocate on your behalf. Call us at (219) 322-1166 to set up a free legal consultation.

What Happens After a Car Accident in Indiana?

Immediately after a car accident, your first step should be calling for help. If you have a cell phone, you can call 911 and have the police and emergency medical personnel dispatched to your accident scene. Even if you do not feel injured, you should be checked out by a doctor as many injuries could be internal and invisible from the outside.

When the police investigate a crash scene, the people involved are typically required to stay at the scene until the police arrive. However, emergency medical situations allow for injured drivers and passengers to leave the scene to get treatment. The police should speak to all parties involved and create a police report regarding the accident.

Once the accident scene has been cleared and you have gotten any necessary medical treatment, you can begin thinking about how to get compensation. Because Indiana is a fault-based insurance state, you must file a claim with the other driver’s insurance. However, the other driver’s insurance will only pay you if you demonstrate that the other driver is responsible for the accident. The insurance company may reduce your payment or deny your claim if they believe you are partially or totally responsible for the accident.

If you and the other driver’s insurance company cannot reach a settlement, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver to get compensation. Our Indiana car accident attorneys have significant experience with personal injury lawsuits and can help you get your injuries and damages paid for.

Do You Need a Police Report for Your Car Accident in Indiana?

The accident report drafted by the police after your accident is extremely important, and you should request a copy as soon as possible. The accident report, sometimes called a crash or collision report, can be obtained from the police department investigating your accident. Requesting an accident report requires knowing which police department responded to the crash and filed the report.

If you are not sure which police department has your accident report, our Indiana car accident lawyers can help you figure that out. In most cases, the location of your accident will help us figure out which department oversees your accident. Oftentimes, the local police department of the town or city in which your accident occurred will have your accident report. However, if your accident happened on a state highway or similar location, your crash may be under the jurisdiction of the Indiana State Police.

Many police departments, including the Indiana State Police, upload accident reports online and make them available through digital portals. Our Indiana car accident lawyers can help you find the appropriate digital portal to make your request for an accident report.

Assessing Damages from a Car Accident in Indiana

Any car accident, even one where injuries are relatively minor, can be very expensive. With the rising cost of medical care combined with the costs of repairing or replacing a damaged vehicle, many people find themselves unable to financially cover their accident. The costs associated with your accident will depend on what kind of damages you claim.

Medical bills must always be included in your damages calculations. While many people can cover most of their medical treatments with their own health insurance, there are still steep out-of-pocket expenses. For those who do not have any health insurance, paying for medical treatments can be impossible. A single surgery for injuries sustained in a car accident could cost thousands of dollars. Not only that, but many treatments require multiple sessions with your doctor. Treatments like physical therapy often last for weeks or even months, and each session costs money.

When negotiating with an insurance company or arguing for compensation in court, you need to include the cost of your car in your damages. Your car might have only suffered minor damage, or the damage could be so significant as to render the car unusable. Vehicle repairs or replacing a vehicle can be expensive, and you should not have to bear this burden on your own.

When people are hurt in a car accident, returning to work is often difficult. Most people take a few days or even longer immediately after an accident before they try to return to work. In more serious accidents, an injured driver or passenger may be unable to work for the foreseeable future. Some people are never able to return to work. Losing your income is incredibly serious because you are left with no way to pay for your recovery or daily living expenses. Our Indiana car accident attorneys can help you get compensation for the income you lost.

Our Indiana Car Accident Lawyers Can Help

After a car accident, you might need help finding a way to cover all your expenses. Our Indiana car accident lawyers can help you get financial compensation for your accident. Our team at Wruck Paupore can set up a free legal consultation to discuss your circumstances. Call us right away at (219) 322-1166.

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Top-Rated Litigator.
Helping injury victims move forward.

Don is a founding partner and one of the nation’s top-ranked personal injury litigators. He is a member of the Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum, which includes less than 1% of the nation’s trial lawyers, and awarded the highest ranking given by Martindale Hubbel and AVVO.

More importantly, Don understands representing personal injury victims is about more than recovering the best settlement: it’s about helping clients get back on their feet and supporting them in every aspect of their recovery.

Understanding the Insurance Company:
Getting Results.

In nearly all cases, our clients seek compensation from the wrongdoer’s insurance company. Before forming Wruck Paupore, Jason worked for a prominent law firm representing some of the world’s largest insurers. This experience gives Jason a deep understanding of the insurance industry and the strategies it uses to pay injury victims as little as possible.

Jason -- and our entire team -- put this inside knowledge to work to force insurance companies to pay what is actually owed. Often, we use the insurance company’s own tactics against them as we fight for the full compensation our client deserves.

More than 40 Years of Experience.
Still Fighting for Justice.

For more than four decades, Keith has been fighting for injury victims. During that time, he’s watched the insurance industry change, with insurers now more interested in protecting their stock price than treating injury victims fairly.

Since the beginning, Keith has put people first. From his childhood in Gary, Indiana during the 1960’s and working his way through law school, Keith has risen to become one of the Midwest’s most respected trial lawyers. He has never forgotten that being a lawyer is about helping people -- and seeing injury victims through struggles in a way that could change their lives forever.

Over the decades, Keith, Don and Jason have fought relentlessly for clients, even when other lawyers have said the case was impossible to win.