Carmel Car Accident Attorneys
Carmel Car Accident Attorneys
Each year, car accidents are a leading cause of injuries and death in our State. Frequently, impaired, distracted, and reckless driving is to blame. When you are involved in a car accident, your top priority should be seeking the medical care you need. But once you’ve attended to your injuries, you should immediately call a personal injury attorney. Critical evidence can fade over time, so act quickly to ensure you can build the strongest case possible. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case assessment today.
We Handle A Variety of Car Accident Claims in Our Carmel Office.
Our Carmel personal injury attorneys have represented clients in settlement negotiations and litigation in all types of car accident cases. Because each case is unique, our attorneys will analyze the particular facts of your case to determine the best course of action. We handle car accident cases caused by the following hazards, among others:
- Impaired driving
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Hit and runs
- Poor road conditions or hazards
- Defective or malfunctioning vehicle parts
What If I Was Partially Liable for My Accident?
In some cases, you may have been partially at fault – for instance, if you ran a red light and another car legally passed through a green light and hit you. Your attorney can help you determine whether you contributed to your accident in any way and, if so, how it will impact the damages you can collect. You may be partially liable for your accident if you:
- Broke a traffic law
- Admitted fault
- Provided a recorded statement that led to an admission of fault
- Posted about the accident online
If you contributed to the wreck, a judge or jury will assign you a percentage of fault. For example, if you were speeding and you were hit by another driver, you might be deemed 50 percent at fault. Your award of damages would then be reduced by 50 percent. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand the law of partial liability and know the most effective strategies to navigate liability disputes. We can gather all available evidence, talk to eyewitnesses, bring in expert witnesses, and do everything in our power to help you pursue compensation.
Can I Recover against an Uninsured Driver?
Fortunately, even if the at-fault party was uninsured, you can still pursue damages. However, it may be more difficult. Your personal injury lawyer may advise you to directly sue the other driver. Unfortunately, though, many motorists who can’t afford insurance may not have the means to pay for your damages. In cases like these, our experienced car accident attorneys will sit down with you to discuss your options and will help you determine whether pursuing a lawsuit is worthwhile.
Discuss Your Claim with a Car Accident Attorney.
If you’re navigating the physical, emotional, and financial challenges following a car accident, you can confidently turn to Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. While insurance companies will go to great lengths to protect their bottom lines, we will fight to ensure you receive a fair settlement. Give us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or schedule a free case review online. If you are unable to travel, we will come to you.