Personal Injury Attorney in South Bend, IN

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If you have suffered a serious injury in a car accident or other accident in South Bend caused by someone else’s carelessness, you need dependable legal guidance. Our attorneys at Craig, Kelley & Faultless LLC offer genuine compassion along with decades of combined experience helping injured people. We put all of our resources and experience to work for you.

The South Bend personal injury attorneys at Craig, Kelley & Faultless LLC are dedicated to representing people who have been injured and families of those killed as the result of others’ negligence. We have been providing legal representation as a team since 1999, but our experience as South Bend personal injury attorneys reaches back more than 26 years.

The attorneys of Craig, Kelley & Faultless LLC have the resources and the skill to fight to get you what you deserve from insurance companies, and we take pride in doing it.

 How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?

If you’ve been injured in an accident — whether it involved a car, truck, motorcycle, a fall, or a dog attack, contact an experienced personal injury attorney right away is critical.

As soon as we take a case, we will begin investigating the accident and gathering evidence vital to your case.

Once we identify all possible liable parties and their insurers, we will send demand letters to the insurance companies and seek to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf. We are committed to seeking full compensation for our clients. We will do everything in our power to get our clients the full compensation available by law.

For families who have lost a loved one in a vehicle crash, Craig, Kelley & Faultless LLC handles wrongful death claims. We understand how difficult it is to manage legal matters after the unexpected loss of a loved one. We strive to take the burden from you so you can focus on your family. Learn more about wrongful death.

Common Causes of Injuries in South Bend, IN

Our South Bend attorney have experience with a wide range of injury claims, ranging from dog bites to vehicle accidents such as Indiana truck accidents to trauma sustained in many kinds of unsafe situations. In 2016, nearly one percent of South Bend’s population sustained a personal injury as a result of an accident.

A large part of our practice is dedicated to helping people injured in vehicle accidents across the state. Among the common causes of South Bend auto accidents are speeding, distracted driving, tailgating, disregarding road conditions, improper passing, speeding through a traffic signal, and driving under the influence. Unfortunately, it’s often others on the road who suffer injuries as the result of dangerous drivers’ actions. Learn more about car accidents.

Too often, drivers don’t remain alert for smaller vehicles such as bicycles or mopeds. Cyclists are vulnerable to serious injuries in bicycle accidents caused by inattentive motorists and distracted drivers.

Falls, which may be caused by wet floors or uneven surfaces, often result in personal injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI), soft tissue damage, or broken bones.

If commercial property owners don’t maintain their property in reasonably safe condition and warn of any hazards, patrons may face hazards such as unfenced pools, poor security, slippery surfaces, or unmarked holes and trip hazards. When serious injuries result, the negligent property owner may potentially be sued on the grounds of premises liability.

A dog bite or attack can cause serious injury. Given the terrifying experience, a dog bite can also cause emotional trauma, especially for a child. Our South Bend dog bite attorneys have extensive experience handling these cases. They understand the physical and psychological harm that can result. Indiana ranked 8th among the ten states with the highest number of dog bite claims in 2018.

Can I File a Lawsuit for Personal Injury in South Bend?

The circumstances of each personal injury accident are unique. It may be difficult on your own to determine if you have a viable claim. You may wonder if your injuries are serious enough to warrant a claim, or you may even wonder if you may have been partly at fault. That does not necessarily rule out the possibility of seeking compensation under Indiana law.

There also may be multiple responsible parties, such as several drivers who may have contributed to a crash. There are numerous details to consider in a personal injury lawsuit that can affect the amount of compensation you receive. Our experienced attorneys will guide you through each step of your case so that you can receive maximum recovery for your losses.

Do I Have Legal Rights to Personal Injury Compensation?

After a severe injury accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the types of compensation you can seek will generally include:

  • Medical bills, prescription medication, physical therapy, and rehabilitation
  • Any future medical costs you might incur due to your injuries
  • Lost income from missed work
  • Loss of future earnings if your earning potential has been impacted
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
  • Repairs or replacement of a damaged vehicle or other personal property

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our skilled South Bend personal injury attorneys at Craig, Kelley & Faultless, LLC if you’ve been hurt. We will review the details of your accident and provide you with an honest assessment of your case, as well as a clear overview of the steps involved in your lawsuit.

About South Bend, IN

South Bend is the fourth largest city in Indiana and a cultural destination in northern Indiana. It’s located near the southernmost bend of the St. Joseph River, which is how it derived its name. It is the county seat of St. Joseph County. Our legal team has enjoyed serving the South Bend community since our law firm was founded more two decades ago.

Law Enforcement Serving South Bend, IN

Many people don’t realize that, when they’ve been in an automobile accident, it’s just as important to contact an injury lawyer as it is to contact the police to report the accident.

The South Bend Police Department responds to accidents for the city of South Bend. The St. Joseph County Police Department handles accidents outside the city limits, including unincorporated areas. The Indiana State Police respond to motor vehicle accidents on interstates such as I-80, I-90, I-94, U.S. 20, U.S. 31 and other major highways.

South Bend Police Department
701 W. Sample St.
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 235-9201

St. Joseph County Police Department
401 W. Sample St.
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 245-6500

Indiana State Police
District 24 Commander
1425 Miami Trail
Bremen, IN 46506
(574) 546-4900

Emergency Medical Care

If you require emergency care due to a fall, a car accident, or any other type of injury accident, you may be transported to the following South Bend medical facility:

Memorial Hospital
615 N Michigan St.
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 647-1000

Courts in South Bend

If you need to file a lawsuit after a South Bend personal injury accident, the St. Joseph County Superior Court is a court of general jurisdiction for all civil cases and criminal cases. St. Joseph County Superior Court has eight judges, with four judges sharing responsibility for civil cases with the Circuit Court.

St. Joseph County Superior Court
101 South Main St.
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 235-9893

The Circuit Court may hear civil and criminal cases, but most cases involve civil disputes, including personal injury cases.

Circuit Court
101 South Main St.
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 235-9551

South Bend Personal Injury Attorneys Available Near You

Craig, Kelley & Faultless LLC practices injury law statewide. We have main offices in Indianapolis and Batesville, and satellite offices and meeting locations throughout the state. We will travel to your home or a meeting place convenient for you if your injuries limit your mobility. If your preference is to handle your case mostly by phone, we will do so — but you have our promise that an attorney will always be available to answer your questions directly.

Contact Our South Bend Injury Lawyers

The South Bend attorneys of Craig, Kelley & Faultless, LLC have helped thousands of personal injury victims in Indiana. Our dedication and effective representation of our clients has earned our attorneys numerous honors, such as being named one of the 10 Best Law Firms of 2015 by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, receiving the Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Rating as well as a 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo, and being named to both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®.

It’s not our awards that our clients appreciate, however. It’s our compassion, personal attention, and drive to secure our clients the compensation they deserve. We care more about you and your rights than we do about our profits. If we treat you with respect, keep you informed on what is going on with your case, and work hard to make sure that you get a fair resolution, the rest will take care of itself. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless we help you win your case.

Call us today at 800-746-0226 to speak with an attorney or paralegal for free or contact Craig, Kelley & Faultless LLC online. We serve clients and will gladly set up an appointment at a location convenient to you.