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Auto-Related Accidents

Were you or a loved one injured in an auto accident in Indiana?

Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States, accounting for more than 40,000 deaths annually. Many of those deaths are the result of negligence or carelessness on the road. In fact, of the six million auto accidents that occur each year, most are preventable. Even so, approximately three million individuals sustain injuries in auto accidents ever year.

If you or a loved one suffered serious injury or death in an auto accident, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your losses. Please contact us today to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to learn more about your legal rights and options.

Causes of auto accidents

Negligence is the leading cause of auto accidents. Common forms of driver negligence include the following:

    • Reckless driving
    • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
    • Failure to obey traffic signals and signs
    • Failure to signal turns
    • Speeding or driving below the posted speed limit
    • Malfunctioning traffic signals
    • Automobile defects
    • Highway defects

Depending on the circumstances surrounding the auto accident, the other driver, the automobile manufacturer, government agency, or other party may be deemed liable. However, determining liability in auto accidents is often a difficult and complex process. A qualified personal injury attorney can help answer questions about liability laws, which vary by state.

Your legal rights

An auto accident can affect anyone at anytime and the consequences can be devastating. Aside from physical injuries, individuals involved in auto accidents also often suffer psychological trauma. Fortunately, individuals who have suffered injury in an auto accident may be entitled to compensation for their losses, including the following:

    • Pain and suffering
    • Medical expenses
    • Lost wages
    • Loss of income capacity
    • Property damages
    • Other expenses

At Matt Chapel Law Offices, we can help you file a lawsuit and protect your rights and interests. But you need to act promptly as personal injury lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations that limits the time you have to file a lawsuit.

Get your case the attention it deserves and call (260) 387-6236 or (419) 584-1004 today to set up your FREE consultation with Matt Chapel directly.