Have You Been Hurt in a Car Crash?
If you or someone close to you has been seriously hurt in a car wreck that someone else caused, you deserve to be paid for the harm inflicted. When you call the Indianapolis car accident lawyers at the Ken Nunn Law Office, you’re getting dedicated, experienced help to deal with insurance companies, legal proceedings, and negotiations to ensure you get the best chance at the money you deserve for your losses. Call us for help today!
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Protecting Your Rights
You are entitled to compensation for the harm you’ve suffered under Indiana law. We’ll help you fight for every penny.
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There are absolutely no fees when you work with us if we don’t collect for you. That means no risk and a free initial consultation.
Ken Nunn Understands What You’re Facing
When you’re seriously hurt because someone else was irresponsible behind the wheel of a car, you feel betrayed, angry, even terrified. Our law offices have seen this in hundreds of clients over the years, and we not only understand what you’re dealing with, we feel for you. The Ken Nunn Law Office is a name you can trust to be there for you and guide you through the legal process of your case.
You deserve full compensation for all the harm you’re facing, and we are ready to take the time to talk about your case and be sure the insurance companies know who was hurt, and how. There’s no fee, no obligation, and no risk in finding out what steps to take next.
Were You Disabled or Seriously Hurt in a Car Crash?
If you’ve been injured by someone else’s careless actions, the Ken Nunn Law Office is here to help.
Common Car Crash Injuries
Car wrecks can take many forms. Here are a few of the more common types of injuries we see in our clients frequently.
Back, Neck, and Spine Injuries
Injuries to your back, neck, and spine, whether it’s a ruptured or slipped disc, a broken back, nerve damage, or other injuries, can have severe, long-term, and even lifelong consequences like the loss of feeling in your arms and legs, loss of balance, chronic pain, and more.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries cover everything that isn’t related to a bone. That means bumps and bruises, but it also means harm like torn muscles and ligaments, and even whiplash which can make you unable to walk, turn your head, or lift heavy objects. These can be as devastating as bone damage.
Traumatic brain injuries can change your entire life in immeasurable ways. People who suffer TBI can undergo complete personality shifts, mood swings, depression, anger, and uncontrollable outbursts. These types of issues can have a devastating impact on the quality of your life. You deserve compensation.
Mental health issues after an accident are often referred to as “invisible injuries.” They cause just as much of a life-changing difficulty as physical injuries do but can be harder to prove. That’s why you need qualified legal help to aid you in proving you suffer from depression, panic attacks, and other issues that make it hard to live your life.
Paralysis and Loss of Function
Many people who are in accidents end up either paralyzed or without the use of one or more limbs. This loss may not be complete, but can be greatly reduced and can include everything from loss of coordination and strength to a loss of range of motion, to complete paralysis or amputation. An Indiana car wreck lawyer can help you get compensated for this pain.
Negligence and Car Accidents: Proving Your Case
In order to collect the damages you’ve suffered, you need to be able to prove your case. The key element in a civil lawsuit like this is that of negligence. Negligence, at its core, means someone acted irresponsibly and it caused harm to another. In legal terms, there are three elements you’ll need to prove.
- Someone acted in a way counter to that which any reasonable person would have acted (called the “reasonable person” standard).
- That irresponsible, neglectful, or even malicious act directly led to an accident.
- That accident was the direct cause of the damage and harm that you suffered.
While this might seem straightforward, it can be tricky to prove. Our Indianapolis car accident lawyers can help you prove the other party was negligent and make sure the insurance adjuster sees all the evidence supporting your claim to maximum compensation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is There a Statute of Limitations on Car Accidents?
In Indiana, there is a statute of limitations on all personal injury cases including car accidents. The timeframe to file your lawsuit is within two years, starting on the date of the accident, or in the case of wrongful death, two years from the date of death. However, it can be complicated depending upon the specific circumstances of your accident. For example, some deadlines are as short as 180 days from the date of the accident depending on the facts of your case. It’s important to have an experienced attorney on your side to ensure you don’t miss your window of opportunity to seek compensation.
Why Do I Need a Police Report?
A police report will show that your collision was serious enough to warrant a call for help, further strengthening your claim. Moreover, the report will serve as an unbiased third party account of what happened in your accident. This will be vital information for us and the insurance companies during settlement negotiations.
Will My Case Go to Court?
Most cases settle without the need to go to court. This is largely because it’s in everyone’s best interests to come to an agreed-upon sum that will satisfy all parties. However, there are some cases where it’s necessary to go to trial. If this is the case for you, our Indianapolis car accident lawyers will fight for your rights with the full extent of our power.
How Long Will This Take?
While every case is different, it’s important to understand that negotiations can take time, and your ongoing medical treatments may delay valuing your case. That being said, we know you need the money you’re owed now, to help you through what you’re facing now. We strive to settle our cases as quickly as possible without jeopardizing the settlement amount.
What’s My Case Worth?
Until we’ve discussed the details of your case with you and investigated the specifics, we can’t give you a value up front. You may, however, be able to collect for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, lost future compensation, loss of enjoyment of life, and other harm. We’ll be glad to talk with you and give you an idea of whether we can help, at no cost to you.
Do I Need an Indianapolis Car Accident Lawyer?
In a strictly legal sense, you are not required to hire a car accident attorney, as you can represent yourself. It’s not, however, a good idea. This is because the person responsible for your accident and their insurance company will have attorneys in their corner, and they know how to use the law against you to avoid getting you your full compensation. Having an experienced and reputable auto accident lawyer in your corner helps level the playing field. Hiring an attorney will give you the best chance of getting compensated for your accident.
What Is Negligence?
Negligence is the core legal concept in personal injury cases, including automobile cases. It requires being able to demonstrate three things as we pursue your case. First, we need to demonstrate that the defendant acted in an unreasonably irresponsible way, contrary to the way that most people would act in similar situations. Second, we need to show that their actions (or failure to act) are what led to the accident in some way. Finally, we’ll have to be able to demonstrate that your injury came about as a direct result of the accident.
What Is Comparative Negligence?
Comparative negligence is a legal concept that can make your case a bit trickier. In Indiana, the responsibility you carry for the accident can reduce your award. For example, let’s say that your injury case is found to be worth $100,000, but after negotiations or in court, you’re found to bear 20% responsibility. In this case, you can only receive $80,000; your award is reduced by the percentage you are found responsible. Further, if you’re more than 50% responsible, you can’t get any compensation at all. That’s another reason it’s important to have an auto accident law firm with a proven track record of success in your corner.
What Steps Should I Take After an Accident?
Having the best chance to receive full compensation for your injuries requires taking the right steps from the start. First, keep a clear head. This will allow you to avoid making critical errors. Call first responders so you can get medical attention, and so you can file a police report. Next, talk to all witnesses and get their contact information if you can. Make notes and even draw diagrams about what happened. Take as many photos as you can of the scene. Exchange information with the other driver. Whatever you do, however, don’t apologize. This admission of guilt can be used against you later. And last but not least, call our experienced Indianapolis car accident lawyers at Ken Nunn Law Firm. We’ll be ready to help from the very beginning and serve as your trusted partner every step of the way as we fight for the justice you deserve.
Should I Accept the Insurance Company’s Offer?
Within a few days of your accident, you’ll probably get a visit or a phone call from an insurance adjuster. They will likely act very compassionate and caring, and it may seem like they genuinely want to help. They’ll evaluate your case and present an offer which might be very low. If you refuse, they might turn to bullying you or even threatening that you’ll receive nothing at all. Their job from the start is to get you to sign away your rights to further compensation. Never accept their offer and never sign their papers. Instead, send them to your vehicle accident law firm and let the Ken Nunn Law Office handle it!