Even when a driver or a passenger in the car are innocent of any wrongdoing, the injuries they receive can start a legal battle between them and an insurance company. Personal injury law in Auburn, Indiana can become very confusing without the help of an experienced attorney. An insurance company is only concerned about protecting their money and offering the lowest settlement possible to complete a case. A victim should never settle with an insurance before speaking with a personal injury lawyer. It’s highly recommended to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after an accident has occurred and before the insurance company begins ringing a victim’s phone off the hook.
Individuals that have received permanent injuries such as a broken bone, brain injury, nerve damage, disfigurement, or scarring may not be able to return to work for several months, years or possibly forever. Their lost wages can be included in the settlement along with medical bills, pain, and suffering, and personal property damage. If an individual has passed away due to their injuries, a personal injury lawyer can file a wrongful death claim against the insurance company for compensation. Family members like a spouse, child or parent can file on behalf of the deceased victim’s estate. Money that’s received will be deposited into the estate and distributed accordingly.
Accidents that involve large trucks or multiple vehicles require additional investigation by a personal injury lawyer. Several parties could be to blame and personal injury law in Auburn, Indiana permits a victim to make a claim against all of them. An attorney understands the federal truck driving laws and will review a driver’s log book and the maintenance history of the truck. They will take the necessary pictures of the damage to the vehicles and any skid marks left on the road. They do not require payment for their services but will receive a portion of the settlement if they win.
Don’t suffer financially because someone else’s negligence has resulted in serious injuries. Yoder & Kraus have decades of experience in representing clients in these types of cases and will fight for a victim’s rights.