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What Happens After a Car Accident in Indiana?

Car Accident

Car accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. Although hopefully it will never happen to you, it absolutely always pays to be prepared just in case.

Many of us can think of someone who tragically lost their lives in a car accident. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were 39,508 fatal car crashes across the United States in 2021, resulting in 42,939 total deaths.

As you can see, this is an incredibly serious problem nationwide. Here in the state of Indiana, you can do your part to decrease car accidents by practicing defensive driving.

But even if you are in an accident, it helps to know exactly what to do and who to call.

If you’re in need of an experienced car accident lawyer, it’s time to get in touch with Hensley Legal Group. Our team members are here for you day or night and are ready to speak with you. Get in touch with us by calling 317-472-3333, filling out our online contact form, or even chatting with us online.

Car accidents can leave long-lasting, devastating impacts. You deserve a fair chance to fight for your right to compensation.

What should happen immediately after the crash?

Immediately following the accident, it’s important to alert the authorities. In many cases, this is as simple as calling 911. But if it’s a simpler accident such as a rear-ending case, you could dial the non-emergency police department number and request an officer to come out to the scene.

The officer will document the scene of the accident and make an official police report, which you will need later if you plan to pursue any legal action. Most police departments will happily help you obtain a copy after the report is filed, though there is a fee for the report.

If the accident is serious enough, you may be taken to a nearby hospital by emergency services. Healthcare professionals will attend to your injuries and even perform surgery, if the situation calls for it.

But even if you don’t require immediate medical attention, it’s still a smart idea to get checked out by a doctor. Many injuries sustained in car accidents don’t present themselves until later on.

You’ll also typically need medical records to pursue personal injury claims as well.

After this, it’s time to think about whether or not you want to pursue a personal injury claim. You aren’t required by law to hire a lawyer to help, but it can greatly improve the odds of winning your case.

It’s always a good idea to ask questions and book a consultation

When searching for an experienced Indiana lawyer, keep in mind that not all law offices are the same. You’ll want to specifically search for a law firm that handles personal injury law, including car accidents.

On top of that, make sure to search for reviews regarding the law firm. Most reputable firms have easily accessible reviews online for you to browse through. Look for a team that has glowing reviews and seems intent on putting your needs and interests first.

You can generally also reach out to a law firm and ask for a consultation before they take your case. This is the perfect opportunity to ask questions and figure out if they would be a good fit for you. Excellent personal injury lawyers want to help clients and will be focused on your needs.

The lawyers at Hensley Legal Group are always here and ready to listen. We’ve helped many other Hoosiers who have sustained injuries in car accidents. Whenever you’re ready to book your consultation with us, just reach out. Our consolations are always free.

When you work with our team, you’re working with a group that will go above and beyond for your needs. On top of that, we have a contingency pay model, which means you only pay us if we get money for you. Otherwise, you don’t owe us any money at all.

Hire a car accident lawyer that wants what’s best for you

At the end of the day, living in the aftermath of a car accident can be quite an adjustment. Here at Hensley Legal Group, we just want to do our part to help.

While we can’t predict the outcome of any personal injury case, we will strongly rely on our experience and knowledge of Indiana state law to help prove your case. It’s time to let our team of lawyers focus on your case so you can rest and get well again.

Are you ready to take charge of your case? If so, get in touch with us. We will be here to speak with you whenever you’re ready.

Call us at 317-472-3333, fill out our contact form, or chat with us online. The car accident lawyers at Hensley Legal Group want to see you get what you truly deserve.