Personal Injury Lawyers in Columbus, Indiana

Contact the Columbus personal injury lawyers.

The Columbus injury attorneys at Craig, Kelley & Faultless, LLC are strong advocates for people who have been harmed by the carelessness or disregard for the safety of others.

Our dedicated attorneys assist people who are struggling to move forward after serious injuries and need a strong advocate standing up for their rights. The people we represent often are facing financial stress because they have missed a significant amount of work and had their income disrupted while accumulating lots of medical bills. Some people have disabling injuries that leave them unable to return to work.

Our personal injury lawyers concentrate on assisting injured people in Columbus and throughout southeastern Indiana. We focus on seeking financial compensation that reflects the extent of our clients’ losses. Our goal is to help you regain financial stability, pay your hospital bills, and move forward with your life. Our experienced Columbus attorneys are successful in settling most injury cases without going to trial. But our attorneys at Craig, Kelley & Faultless are highly regarded trial attorneys and will be ready to demand justice in a Bartholomew County courtroom if an insurance company refuses to agree to a reasonable settlement. We know that money is often tight after a serious accident and we handle personal injury and wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis. There is no attorney’s fee unless we secure a settlement or jury award for you.

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?

Recovery from a serious injury is a full-time job in and of itself. It’s difficult to focus clearly on legal issues and insurance questions while you are recovering. An experienced Columbus attorney can help you understand whether you have a legitimate claim and can estimate the fair value of your losses.

At Craig, Kelley & Faultless, LLC, a significant part of our legal practice concerns helping people injured in car accidents and truck accidents in Columbus and elsewhere in Indiana. The injuries from a serious car crash or truck accident can disrupt your life and the lives of your family members.

If you or your loved one has been injured in a crash—whether it involved another automobile driver, a tractor-trailer, or any type of commercial vehicle—you should see a doctor right away to assess your injuries. Getting a medical evaluation provides independent documentation of your injuries if you need to file a personal injury claim later.

After seeing a doctor, contact an experienced Columbus personal injury lawyer to determine whether you have a claim. Our attorneys will be straightforward with you about whether we think you have a valid accident claim.

If we believe you have a valid claim, we will offer to represent you on a contingency fee basis. The sooner we begin investigating your accident, the quicker we can start developing your injury case. Learn more about car accidents.

Once we investigate your case and determine the extent of your losses, we will submit a demand letter to the insurance company or companies involved, seeking full compensation. Our attorneys will attempt to negotiate a settlement with the insurer. But we will be prepared if we need to go to court.

Do I Have a Legal Right to Compensation?

Many people turn to our attorneys for help because they are uncertain whether they are entitled to seek personal injury compensation after a serious accident. Most people have never been involved in a serious accident or had to face disabling injuries or thousands of dollars of medical bills.

The State of Indiana gives victims of personal injuries certain rights if they are harmed by the negligence of others. The fact is that you may have a right to compensation even if you were partly at fault. Insurers weigh the fault of all parties involved when settling personal injury claims.

To have a valid claim after a personal injury accident in Columbus, you must be found to be less than 51% percent at fault for the accident in which you were hurt. The assignment of fault by insurance companies is somewhat subjective. Insurance adjusters are trying to protect their company’s profits by minimizing any payment. Therefore, it is important to have a Columbus attorney who is skilled at negotiating with insurance companies and understands the tactics they use to try to reduce their payments.

If another driver’s insurance company is disputing your right to compensation after an accident, an experienced attorney at Craig, Kelley & Faultless can help you understand your legal rights during a no-obligation consultation.

About The City of Columbus, IN

Columbus is located about 40 miles south of Indianapolis off Interstate 65. This small city has one of the most distinguished collections of modern architecture in the nation, comparable to much larger cities. Columbus is the county seat of Bartholomew County and is home to a number of automotive parts manufacturers. It has been recognized by Forbes as one of the Prettiest Towns in America and among the cities with the best municipal park systems.

Emergency Medical Care

If you are injured in a car accident in Columbus or anywhere in the 10-county area of southeastern Indianapolis, you may be taken to the hospital for emergency treatment:

Columbus Regional Health
2400 17th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
812-379-4441

If you have sustained significant injuries in a crash caused by another motorist in Columbus or anywhere in Bartholomew County, you may have a legal right to seek financial compensation for your injuries from the other driver’s insurance company. The first step to take is to report the accident to Columbus police and seek medical treatment if needed, then contact a qualified Columbus car accident lawyer at Craig, Kelley & Faultless to discuss your legal options.

Law Enforcement Serving Columbus, IN

If a motor vehicle accident involves injury or property damage, it is important to report a motor vehicle accident as soon as possible to the police, sheriff’s department or Indiana State Police and wait at the scene for a law enforcement officer to arrive. The Columbus Police Department responds to reported accidents within the municipal city limits. The Columbus Police Department’s Accident Investigation Unit investigates and documents accidents that involve serious bodily injury or death. Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies conduct traffic patrols in unincorporated areas of the county. The mission of the Indiana State Police is to uphold state traffic laws to promote public safety and protect lives and property. The state police conduct many traffic accident investigations on interstate highways and other freeways surrounding the city.

Columbus Police Department
123 Washington Street
Columbus, IN 47201
812-376-2600

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department
543 Second Street
Columbus, IN 47201
812-379-1650

Indiana State Police
902 South Adams Street
Versailles, IN 47042
812-689-5000

Drivers involved in accidents resulting in injury or death are required to provide reasonable assistance to those who are injured or trapped in vehicles as directed by law enforcement, the 911 operator or medical personnel.

Courts in Columbus, IN

Bartholomew County comprises the ninth judicial court of the State of Indiana. The Circuit Court and Superior Court are the top trial courts in the county. They have jurisdiction over criminal cases and civil cases such as personal injury claims. If your civil lawsuit arises from a car accident, slip and fall accident or medical malpractice injury, the case would likely be filed in Superior Court in Columbus, or in certain instances, in federal court.

Superior Court I
234 Washington Street
Columbus, IN 47201
812-379-1623

Superior Court II
234 Washington Street
Columbus, IN 47201
812-379-1610

Circuit Court
234 Washington Street
Columbus, IN 47201
812-379-1605

U.S. District Court for Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Courthouse
46 East Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-229-3700

Committed Columbus, IN Car Accident Attorneys

Our personal injury attorneys at Craig, Kelley & Faultless, LLC offer trusted guidance along with decades of hands-on experience representing people in Columbus and throughout Indiana who have been injured through the negligence of others. The people we represent have been seriously injured or lost loved ones and are facing difficult recoveries due to the carelessness or negligence of others. Our determined attorneys can champion your cause. Call us today to speak with an attorney or paralegal for free or use our online contact form.