FAQs on Indiana Car Accident Lawyers

rear-ended car accident

Answers From the Injury Attorneys of Craig, Kelley & Faultless LLC

If you have been in an accident with a car, motorcycle, bicycle, truck or commercial vehicle of any type, it is critical to your case to hire an experienced Indianapolis car accident attorney as soon as possible. Craig, Kelley & Faultless LLC handles Indianapolis, Indiana car accident and personal injury cases throughout the state. We have extensive experience and can readily answer your questions regarding these and any other issues particular to your case.

Car Accidents

When one vehicle rear-ends another, is that definitive evidence of fault?

In rear-end collisions, the law generally favors the lead car, but that does not mean the trailing vehicle is always at fault. Hasty drivers making lane changes often cut off other motorists then abruptly jam on the brakes, forcing the second car to slam into them. One of our knowledgeable accident attorneys can review the facts of your accident to help determine liability.

Can I have my vehicle damage claim handled at no charge?

When you are injured in a car accident, your personal injury claim is handled separately from your vehicle damage claim. While an injury claim may take months to settle, property damage claims can be settled quickly. At Craig, Kelley & Faultless LLC, we have an experienced staff person available to assist you with your auto damage claims at no cost to you.

Should I be in contact with the other driver’s insurance company?

Prior to talking with any insurance company, it is best to contact a personal injury attorney. Following an accident, you should never provide a statement to the other driver’s insurance company. Divulging information to an insurance company could make the difference between getting full compensation for your claim and being denied any compensation at all.

Am I entitled to sue for pain and suffering after an Indiana car accident?

Yes. Indiana law allows for victims of Indiana car accidents to seek recovery for damages for pain and suffering as well as property loss, emotional distress, disability and more. To win these types of compensation, the amount of loss must be proven within a reasonable degree of certainty. The Indiana car accident attorneys of Craig, Kelley & Faultless LLC have successfully handled thousands of Indiana personal injury cases stemming from car accidents and can review your personal injury case immediately.

Steps to Follow if You Are Involved in an Auto Accident

Automobile accidents are an inevitable fact of modern life. But that doesn’t mean everyone knows what to do if they are involved in one. The steps you take immediately following an automobile accident can determine whether your personal injury claim is successful.

The following list is intended to help you in case you are ever in an accident:

  • Don’t flee. It is illegal to leave the scene of an accident before the paramedics and police have arrived.
  • Allow yourself to be treated. Let the doctor or paramedic have a look at you even if you think you have not been injured. Sometimes victims don’t always realize the extent of their injuries immediately after an accident.
  • Give your side of the story. If you are capable of talking with the police, give a statement. You need your side of the story to be recorded.
  • Collect information. Jot down the names of the passengers in your car and the names and insurance information of any other drivers involved. If there are any witnesses, get their names and information as well.

Contact Craig, Kelley & Faultless LLC online. We have several satellite offices and meeting locations. We serve clients in Batesville, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Anderson, Muncie and Lafayette, Indiana. We’ll gladly set up an appointment at a location convenient to you or in your home.