Experienced Injury Lawyer Fighting for Victims of Rear-end Collisions in Indianapolis, IN
Did you know that rear-end collisions are the most common kind of auto accident in Indiana? They happen every day, from parking lots to the Interstate and every roadway in between.
Some of these accidents cause only moderate damage, with relatively little interference in the drivers’ lives. But others take a much more serious toll. In fact, rear-end collisions can cause catastrophic, life-altering injuries. Some are even fatal.
The severity of a rear-end collision may depend on a number of factors, including:
- Where it happens
- The type of vehicles involved
- The vehicle’s speed and force of impact
- Whether passengers and/or pedestrians are involved
- The age and medical condition of the victims
- Additional factors (e.g. weather, traffic conditions, time of day, etc.)
If you’ve been injured in a rear-end wreck in Indiana, you may be entitled to a claim for financial compensation under state law. In many cases, the value of that compensation can be significant — often much more than the victims initially realize.
The best way to determine how much your claim might be worth? Talk to an experienced lawyer.
Don’t trust the insurance company to provide you with a full and fair settlement offer. Even if it’s the same company you buy your own insurance from, the insurers are not on your side. Even the biggest insurance companies in Indiana are notorious for undervaluing claims and treating accident victims unfairly. Don’t make the mistake of accepting their settlement terms without talking to an attorney first.
The Indianapolis rear-end collision lawyers at Eskew Law are determined to advance your best interests and maximize the compensation you receive from the insurer.
Led by seasoned attorney Chris Eskew, our veteran legal team is ready to fight for your rights. We believe we can make a difference in the outcome of your case. Let us take a stand for you, starting today.
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FAQ: Do I Always Need to Call the Police After a Rear-End Accident in Indiana?
Yes. This question comes up a lot with rear-end collisions because some of them are of low impact and happen at very slow speeds. But even if there is no apparent damage and it appears that no one is hurt, it is necessary to call the police and wait for an officer to arrive. Stay at the scene until dismissed and follow the officer’s instructions.
You should also note that even slow or low-impact collisions can cause injuries, which sometimes don’t appear for several days or weeks. Proper documentation at the scene of the accident will be very important in those cases.
FAQ: What Causes Rear-End Accidents?
Almost all rear-end accidents are the result of a driver’s negligence. Examples include:
- Following too closely (tailgating)
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Drunk driving
- Poor vehicle maintenance (especially of brakes)
- Defective brake lights
- Sudden stopping
- Inattentive or reckless driving
- Driving dangerously in bad weather
FAQ: Is the Rear Driver Always at Fault in a Rear-End Collision?
You’ve probably heard that rear-end collisions are “always” the rear driver’s fault. Some people even mistakenly believe the rear-ending driver is automatically at fault in every case, as a matter of law.
While it is true that the rear driver is assigned legal fault in most rear-end accidents, that isn’t always the case — and the fault isn’t automatically assigned. In fact, in some cases, it’s even possible for the police report to assign fault incorrectly.
If you were the rear driver in an auto accident, suffered injury, and believe another party was legally at fault, you may have options available to you under state law. Let our Indianapolis rear-end accident lawyers help. Call us and ask about your rights.
Get an Experienced Legal Advocate on Your Side
Don’t wait for the insurance company to tell you how much your claim is worth. We want to help you realize the full value of your deserved compensation and put you in the best possible position for the days ahead.
Remember: at Eskew Law, you will never have to pay for our services unless we get you money first.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a rear-end collision in Indianapolis, please call us right away at 317-974-0177 or contact us online. Time matters, so don’t delay.