The Carmel attorneys at Craig, Kelly & Faultless, LLC are committed to fighting for full financial compensation for people who have sustained serious injuries due to others’ negligence.
Our experienced personal injury law firm helps people who are struggling to overcome serious injuries caused by others and who need legal guidance regarding personal injury compensation. You may be unable to work if you’ve been seriously injured. You may have run out of sick leave and vacation and be experiencing a disruption of income while accumulating medical debt. You may be facing financial stress. Let our experienced Carmel injury attorneys offer guidance.
About Our Law Firm
At Craig, Kelley & Faultless LLC, our goal is to help our clients secure compensation to pay their medical bills, achieve financial stability and rebuild their lives. When you work with Craig, Kelley & Faultless LLC, you will have a whole team of lawyers on your side. Our personal injury team includes both experienced negotiators and trial attorneys who excel at litigation.
Founding partners David Craig, William J. Kelley, and Scott Faultless established the personal injury law firm in 1999 on a foundation of serving the needs of injured people and treating people with respect. That same ethic still guides our legal practice. We are proud of the positive impact we have had on the lives of many Hoosiers. Many former clients have shared their thoughts about our legal representation. Take a look at the testimonials of former clients and let us put our legal knowledge to work for you.
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?
If you try to deal with another driver’s insurance company on your own, you will be at a distinct disadvantage. The attorneys at Craig, Kelley & Faultless have had decades of experience negotiating with insurance adjusters. We level the playing field against insurance companies and fight to get you fair compensation.
We care more about you and your rights than we do about our profits. If we treat you with respect, keep you informed about our progress on your personal injury claim, and work hard to make sure that you receive a fair resolution to your case, the profit will take care of itself. Our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless we secure a settlement or jury award on your behalf.
Common Causes of Personal Injuries
Craig, Kelley & Faultless, LLC focuses on personal injury claims. We have experience with a wide range of accident claims, ranging from motor vehicle crashes to dog bites to injuries sustained in many kinds of situations.
A significant part of our law practice concerns representing people injured in vehicle accidents in Carmel and across Indiana. If you have been seriously hurt in an accident—whether it involved an automobile, a tractor-trailer, or any type of commercial vehicle—visit a doctor right away. Get a medical assessment even if you feel unhurt. Having a doctor examine you provide a medical record of your injuries if you have to file a claim later.
Contact a Carmel car accident lawyer to review your accident and discuss your legal options and whether a personal injury lawsuit is appropriate. The sooner our legal team starts investigating the case, the quicker we can gather important evidence about your case. Learn more about vehicle accidents.
Do I Have Legal Rights to a Compensation?
The answer to the question of whether you have a legal right to pursue personal injury compensation depends on the specific factors of the accident in which you were injured.
The State of Indiana follows a legal doctrine known as modified comparative negligence to determine each side’s degree of fault after an accident. Insurance companies will evaluate the degree of fault to assign to each party involved in an accident.
To have a right to file a claim and demand compensation after an accident in Carmel or elsewhere in the state, you must be less than 51% percent responsible for the accident in which you were injured. You do not have a legal right to personal injury compensation if you are 51 percent or more at fault.
Many people injured in an accident are unaware of their rights and how fault is determined. An experienced attorney at Craig, Kelley & Faultless, LLC can review the details of your accident and discuss your legal rights.
Frankly, the percentage of fault is often a subjective judgment on the part of the insurance adjusters. Adjusters are working to protect the insurance company’s bottom line and minimize any personal injury claim payout. If another motorist’s insurance company is disputing your right to compensation after a Carmel car accident, an experienced attorney may be able to stand up for you.
Can I File a Lawsuit If Injured in Carmel?
Indiana civil law permits people who have sustained significant injuries due to others’ negligence to seek just compensation for their injuries and related expenses.
Indiana civil law lists the kinds of damages that can be claimed in a personal injury lawsuit.
- Payment of medical bills, including the cost of future medical treatment
- Lost wages and diminished future earning capacity caused by the injury
- Compensation for pain and suffering and diminished quality of life
- The cost to fix or replace your damaged vehicle.
The immediate family of a person who has been fatally injured in a car accident or other type of accident may have a right to file a wrongful death lawsuit and be entitled to receive financial compensation. The damages available may include:
- Medical and hospital expenses;
- Funeral and burial expenses;
- Lost earnings or expected future income;
- Loss of love and companionship.
The first step is to pick up the phone and seek a free no-obligation consultation with a compassionate attorney serving Carmel, Indiana.
About The City of Carmel, IN
Carmel is located about 15 miles north of Indianapolis in Hamilton County and is the fifth largest city in Indiana in terms of population. Carmel has a highly educated population and has been recognized by multiple surveys as one of the best places to live in the U.S., one of the safest places to live in the U.S. and one of the best places to raise a family. The city is part of the Indianapolis metro area.
Law Enforcement Serving Carmel, IN
If you are involved in a traffic accident in Carmel, it is important to contact the police and report the accident. The Carmel Police Department answers calls within the city limits and handled more than 2,500 traffic accidents in 2017, according to its annual report. The deputies of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office make sure that all areas of the county have traffic control and law enforcement services. The mission of the Indiana State Police is to enforce traffic laws and roadway safety. The state police conduct many traffic accident investigations on interstate highways such as I-465 and U.S. 421 and other freeways.
Carmel Police Department
3 Civic Square
Carmel, IN 46032
Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
18100 Cumberland Road
Noblesville, IN 46060
Indiana State Police
8620 E. 21st St.
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Courts in Hamilton County, IN
If you are injured in a serious accident and need to file a personal injury lawsuit, the civil case would likely be filed in Hamilton County Superior Court or, in some instances, in federal court. The Superior Courts and Circuit Courts are the trial courts in Hamilton County. They conduct civil trials. The courts are part of the Indiana judicial system. If you need to file a lawsuit, you are more likely to achieve a positive result if you are represented by an experienced personal injury attorney who knows the applicable law.
Hamilton County Superior Courts
One Hamilton County Square
Noblesville, IN 46060-2229
Carmel City Court is a court of limited jurisdiction that handles traffic infractions, city code violations and criminal misdemeanor cases.
Carmel City Court
One Civic Square
Carmel, IN 46032
Contact Our Injury Attorneys in Carmel, IN
Our attorneys bring to each personal injury case decades of experience representing injured people who have been harmed by the negligence of others in Indiana. We offer compassion and trusted guidance because we know you are going through a difficult time in your life. Our goal is to help you pursue the compensation you need to move forward with your life. Call us today to speak with an attorney or paralegal and or use our online contact form.