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Carmel, Indiana has consistently been voted one of the best places to live in the country. It’s easy to understand why. From the Carmel Farmers Market to the Monon Trail, the city’s Community Center and The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, there are many popular attractions here.

Unfortunately, accidents happen in Carmel, too. When they do, it’s important that injury victims and their families to talk to an attorney who understands how the legal system works here. That’s why we want to help.

Our experienced attorneys at Vaughan & Vaughan have been fighting for the rights of injury victims in Indiana for more than a century. Founded in 1913, our law firm has a well-earned reputation for consistently obtaining sizable settlements and verdicts for injury victims and their families. We know what to do and what strategies work because our lawyers have decades of experience in the courtroom and at the negotiating table.

Discover what we can do for you. Contact us and schedule a free consultation at our Carmel office today. We’re conveniently located on Clay Terrace Boulevard near the Keystone Parkway and West 146th Street.

Who can I sue if I’m hurt in an accident?

Indiana has a fault-based insurance system. That means the at-fault party (the person who caused your accident) is responsible for compensating you for your accident-related expenses. As a result, you can file a lawsuit against anyone who caused your injury or accident. In many cases, this turns out to be the at-fault party’s insurance company, especially if they denied your claim and made a lowball settlement offer. However, you may also be able to pursue financial compensation against other businesses or companies if they were somehow responsible for your accident.

It’s also important to remember that you only have a limited amount of time to take legal action in Indiana. This deadline is two years from the date of your accident. If you miss that deadline, you might not be able to obtain the compensation you may be entitled to for all your accident-related expenses. That’s why it’s important to talk to an attorney right away. The clock is running.

How much is my accident claim worth?

There’s no set dollar amount when it comes to accident claims. Each one needs to be treated differently since each one has its own unique circumstances. That’s why it’s important to carefully calculate all your accident-related expenses when determining how much your accident could be worth. Insurance companies often only take into consideration the short-term expenses immediately after an accident, such as emergency medical care costs. But you need to think long term when making such calculations.

Before you accept a settlement offer, make sure it covers all possible future expenses related to your injury or accident. For example, will you need long-term medical care? Will you be able to return to work? What about follow-up surgical procedures? All of these expenses need to be taken into consideration. Otherwise, you could end up having to pay for your accident out of your own pocket – even if you didn’t do anything wrong.

How can a Carmel personal injury attorney help me?

Having an experienced lawyer on your side that knows Carmel and understands how the legal system works in Hamilton County can often make a dramatic difference in the outcome of your case. Your attorney can do many things to build a strong legal case in support of your accident claim, including:

  • Thoroughly investigate your accident, including:
  • Review police reports or other official documents related to your accident.
  • Deal directly with the police on your behalf, especially if the facts of your case need to be clarified.
  • Consult with medical or accident-reconstruction experts if necessary.
  • Determine how much your accident claim should be worth.
  • Negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company on your behalf.
  • Take legal action – including filing a lawsuit if necessary – on your behalf.

Don’t underestimate the complexity of your legal case. Make sure you fully understand your rights and the legal options available to you. Talk to an attorney in Carmel who can demand the compensation you need and give your case the attention it deserves.

Cases we handle at our law firm

Our legal team handles a wide range of cases in our Carmel office. Our practice areas include:

We understand how overwhelming and frustrating accidents caused by other people can be for injury victims and their families. We can help you every step of the way – from filling out forms and legal documents related to your accident to dealing directly with insurance companies on your behalf. Simply contact us and schedule a free consultation at our Carmel office. We’re located on Clay Terrace Boulevard near West 146th Street and the Keystone Parkway.

Car Accidents

Car accidents in Carmel can happen fast. But the consequences can last weeks, months or sometimes for the rest of someone’s life. In an instant, you or a loved one can be seriously injured in a head-on collision on East 106th Street, a high-speed crash on I-465 or a car crash caused by a texting driver on North Pennsylvania Street. Whatever type of accident you’re dealing with, it’s critical that you take strong legal action right away. If not, you may not get the compensation you deserve from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Our experienced Carmel attorneys know how the legal system works in Hamilton County. We know what evidence to look for, what questions to ask and how to build the strongest possible accident claim. Put your trust in us after your accident.

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Truck Accidents

Truck accidents often turn out to be very serious. That’s because tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, delivery trucks and other commercial vehicles are often much bigger than other vehicles on the road. When these trucks crash into smaller vehicles, catastrophic injuries often occur. From rollover accidents on I-465 to underride accidents on the Keystone Parkway or jackknife accidents on North Meridian Street, collisions caused by commercial trucks can be serious. Such crashes can also be very complicated since you may need to deal with the trucking company, the company that owns the trailer and several other businesses responsible for your collision. That’s why it’s critical that you have a Carmel lawyer carefully investigate your crash and demand the compensation you rightfully deserve.

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Motorcycle Accidents

Knowing what to do after a motorcycle accident caused by another driver in Carmel can be overwhelming. Even knowing what your rights are might not be clear. That’s why it’s important to talk to a Carmel attorney as soon as possible about your crash. In many cases, other drivers often blame motorcyclists for causing such collisions. The at-fault driver’s insurance company often takes their side as well. Our legal team can help set the record straight. We know that most motorcyclists follow the rules of the road. It’s other drivers who are often to blame. As your lawyer, we can thoroughly investigate your accident and find the facts you need to build the strongest possible legal case and demand the compensation you deserve.

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Personal Injury

Personal injury claims often turn out to be complex legal cases. Whether you’re dealing with a slip and fall accident at a business on North College Avenue or a premises liability claim on North Meridian Street, it’s important to take your injury seriously right from the start. Our experienced Carmel personal injury lawyers can help you every step of the way. We know what evidence to search for when investigating such cases. We know how to negotiate with insurance companies representing the at-fault party. That’s why we have such a strong track record of obtaining sizable settlement offers and verdicts for injury victims and their families. We can also work with you if you need to file a wrongful death lawsuit or have a case involving an injury on a college campus.

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Directions

From the North

Head south on US-31 South.
Take Exit 129 B for Keystone Parkway.
Keep right, follow signs for Rangeline Rd/Clay Terrace Boulevard.
At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Clay Terrace Boulevard.
At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Clay Terrace Boulevard.
At the traffic circle, take the 4th exit and stay on Clay Terrace Boulevard.
Take a slight right.
Our office is on the right.

From the South

Take I-465 West.
Use the right lane to take Exit 33 for Keystone Avenue.
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Carmel and merge onto North Keystone Avenue.
Keep left to stay on North Keystone Avenue.
Continue onto Keystone Parkway.
Keep left to stay on Keystone Parkway.
Take the exit toward Lowes Way.
At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Lowes Way.
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto West 146th Street.
Use the 2nd from the left lane to turn left onto Clay Terrace Boulevard.
At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit and stay on Clay Terrace Boulevard.
Take a slight right.
Our office is on the right.

From the East

Take East 300 South.
Continue onto W 146th Street.
Turn right onto Overbrook Drive.
Turn left onto West 141st Street.
At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit and stay on West 141st Street.
At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto Ditch Road.
At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto W 146th Street.
Continue straight to stay on W 146th Street.
Keep left to stay on W 146th Street.
Turn right onto Clay Terrace Boulevard.
At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit and stay on Clay Terrace Boulevard.
Take a slight right.
Our office is on the right.

From the West

Take I-69 South.
Take exit 210 to merge onto Campus Parkway.
Keep right to stay on Campus Parkway.
Continue onto East 146th Street.
Use the 2nd from the left lane to turn left onto Clay Terrace Boulevard.
At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit and stay on Clay Terrace Boulevard.
Take a slight right.
Our office is on the right.

Vaughan & Vaughan
14300 Clay Terrace Blvd Suite 265
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: (463) 217-0208

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